Supporting best practice principles
In 2018, we enhanced our Buy Queensland approach to ensure suppliers to government meet 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.
How these principles 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 budget sector agencies, government owned corporations, statutory bodies and special purpose vehicles.
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% in tenders
- responsible Minister for the project must approve the weighting in advance of the tender.
On 1 July 2018, to help ensure suppliers to government carry out their obligations, a compliance unit was established.
The unit builds on our existing complaints function and ensures everyone plays by the same rules.
Find out more about compliance and how to make a complaint.
- Last updated:
- 29 November 2019