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Better engagement—better outcomes

We take a collaborative approach to planning and managing our spend and engage with industry to deliver greater opportunity and more value for money.

A new model of procurement governance supports this engagement focus and provides for coordinated, strategic industry and trade union input to government purchasing.

Whole-of-government procurement activity is enabled and supported by the Office of the Chief Advisor—Procurement.

Our engagement model is underpinned by the Procurement Industry Advisory Group (PIAG) as a platform for industry and government to discuss issues of strategic importance. It also includes category councils which focus on industry engagement for major areas of spend.

Industry leaders represented on the PIAG

  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Australian Information Industry Association
  • Australian Institute of Architects
  • Australasian Procurement and Construction Council
  • Civil Contractors Federation
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland
  • Champion for Small Business
  • Consult Australia
  • Institute of Management Consultants
  • Master Builders Queensland
  • Medicines Australia
  • Medical Technology Association of Australia
  • National Disability Services Queensland
  • Queensland Council of Social Services
  • Queensland Council of Unions
  • Regional Procurement Champion
  • The Association of Professional Staffing Companies

The Department of Housing and Public Works chairs the PIAG.

Effective procurement supports the delivery of frontline services such as housing and social services.

Office of the Chief Advisor—Procurement

Provides governance, policy and guidance, data and reporting, compliance coordination and referral, capability uplift and systems leadership and support.


Oversee, direct and sponsor key strategic whole-of-government procurement activities under the new operating model. Representatives of the six category councils are among the departments which make up the QGPC.


Formal, regular engagement with industry and trade unions, regional and small business champions to facilitate coordinated access to industry advice about how we can make government a better customer.

Category Councils

Agency led category councils oversee and direct strategic procurement activities in relation to major categories of spend across government. The category councils agree and govern the category strategy for the category spend profile and endorse related execution plans.

Industry engagement groups

Industry and trade union representation on category industry bodies providing advice on major categories of spend and enabling greater awareness and collaboration to drive more cost-effective and innovative procurement outcomes.

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