As part of its election commitments, the Queensland Government undertook a broad ranging review of its procurement practices to ensure that probity and value for money remain at the forefront of the State’s procurement policy, and considered local content provisions as part of a new procurement policy.
An Interdepartmental Committee—Queensland Government Procurement was established to conduct the review. Hosted by the Department of Housing and Public Works, the committee membership included:
- Department of the Premier and Cabinet
- Department of Education and Training
- Department of Transport and Main Roads
- Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
- Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
- Queensland Health
- Queensland Treasury
- Public Safety Business Agency.
The commitee has produced a report that provides a review of procurement practices, responds to the election commitment priorities of value for money, probity and local content, and details the implementation strategy for the new whole-of-government procurement model recommended.