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Buy Queensland enhancements to best practice principles

We have enhanced our Buy Queensland approach to ensure suppliers to government meet clear best practice principles, including:

  • workplace health and safety systems and standards
  • a commitment to apprentices and trainees
  • best practice industrial relations
  • a history of compliance with procurement tendering and other government policy.

Read about the Ethical Supplier Mandate​, the ensuring quality safe work places fact sheets (PDF, 435KB) and the Best practice principles: Quality, safe workplaces guide (PDF, 322KB).

How these new principles will work

The principles must be applied to major projects of $100 million or more and be applied by all government agencies covered by the Queensland Procurement Policy—this includes departments, government owned corporations and statutory bodies.

The Minister with responsibility for any project and the Minister for Housing and Public Works in consultation with the Premier can declare that these principles apply to any project.

To ensure the principles drive tangible outcomes the:

  • principles will be weighted up to 20 percent in tenders
  • responsible Minister for the project must approve the weighting in advance of the tender.

Ensuring compliance

On 1 July 2018,  a compliance unit to audit supplier compliance with apprenticeship and trainee requirements was established.

The new unit builds on our existing complaints function and ensures everyone plays by the same rules.

Email the unit at or phone 1300 105 030.


Last updated 26 July 2019    Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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