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National Procurement Development Program

Industry Commission inquiry report

Signed 31 / 03 / 1992

This report was signed on 31 March 1992. The report contains the findings of the Industry Commission's public inquiry into the effectiveness and efficiency of the National Procurement Development Program.

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  • Contents

Cover, Copyright, Signing Page, Acknowledgement, Contents, Abbreviations, Overview, Recommendations

1 The Program
1.1 Origins of the program
1.2 Operation of the program
1.3 Inquiry issues and methodology
1.4 Inquiry procedures

2 Research, Development and Innovation
2.1 Private incentives for investment in R&D
2.2 Avaliability of capital for innovative activity
2.3 Commercialising R&D results
2.4 Efficiency implications of assistance methods

3 International Competitiveness
3.1 The importance of being internationally competitive
3.2 Does the NPDP contribute to Australia's competitiveness?
3.3 Overlap between programs

4 Government Procurement
4.1 Produrement policies
4.2 Government procurement and industry development
4.3 Risk aversion
4.4 Effects of the program on government procurement

5 Administration
5.1 Selection procedures
5.2 Application of the NPDP selection criteria
5.3 Monitoring
5.4 Administrative efficiency

A Terms of reference and conduct of the inquiry

B Details of the NPDP

C Survey of NPDP participants

D Case studies

E NPDP grant linkages

F Government assistance to R&D

G Risk aversion and other potential biases


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