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Create and sustain real value

Create and sustain value. Icon of bar chart with arrow indicating growth.We are implementing a more sophisticated approach to the way we do business. By improving our planning, being better skilled and more transparent, we will become a better customer.

Action items

  • Apply a local benefits test for all significant procurement where a weighting of up to 30 per cent may be applied.
  • Include government-owned corporations’ procurement spend under the Queensland Procurement Policy, while ensuring no increase in household costs.
  • Assess value for money holistically using strengthened data and analytics.
  • Improve our forward planning to better coordinate procurement.
  • Group our procurement activities through categories of spend so we can drive our dollar further.
  • Deliver value through improved research, industry engagement and planning before going to market.
  • Introduce a compliance coordination and referral framework.
  • Build procurement capability and expertise across government.

Compliance Coordination and Referral Unit

The Queensland Government Procurement Strategy outlines how government undertakes its buying activities to support government objectives: to help Queenslanders prosper, to make it easier for local business, and to create and sustain real value.

To help ensure suppliers who contract with government carry out their obligations in this regard, we have introduced a Compliance Coordination and Referral Unit. The unit will help ensure that commitments to Queenslanders are upheld.

Managed by the Office of the Chief Advisor—Procurement, this unit will receive and refer complaints regarding supplier non-compliance to the agency concerned for action. It will also help to open lines of communication between the parties involved if this is needed, and help monitor progress to ensure matters are finalised. This does not remove the ability of suppliers to make complaints direct to the agency concerned, as is currently the case.

Contact the unit

Phone: (07) 3215 3593

Effective procurement ensures government facilities such as schools and hospitals have access to essential equipment to deliver frontline services.

Driving value

Line chart demonstrating the expected increase in value created by procurement activities from current state to future state. Improved value can be created and sustained by investing greater effort in up front planning and engagement with industry and less time in the formal tender process. 

Improved value can be created and sustained by investing greater effort in up front planning and engagement with industry and less time in the formal tender process.

A better approach to planning

Small and medium businesses need confidence that opportunities to tender or quote will be available over the long term. Our Strategy will give people confidence to invest in new equipment and hire more staff and apprentices.

By taking a consistent approach across government and providing greater transparency and certainty in our procurement processes, we can help business be better informed of opportunities to help smooth peaks and troughs of demand over time.

Last updated 10 August 2017    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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