Supporting Best Practice Principles
The Buy Queensland approach ensures government suppliers meet the Best Practice Principles (BPPs) for major projects of $100 million and above, or for projects declared as being subject to the BPPs.
The BPPs include:
- workplace health and safety systems and standards
- a commitment to apprentices and trainees
- best practice industrial relations.
How the BPPs work
All government agencies subject to the Queensland Procurement Policy must apply the BPPs to major projects of $100 million or more. Government agencies include budget sector agencies, government owned corporations, statutory bodies and special purpose vehicles.
The Minister with responsibility for any project, and the Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement in consultation with the Premier and Minister for Trade, can declare that the BPPs apply to any project.
The BPPs will be weighted up to 20% in tenders. The Minister responsible for the project must approve the weighting before the tender is released. These measures will ensure the BPPs deliver tangible outcomes for Queensland.
The implementation of the BPPs will be supported by the roll out of Best Practice Industry Conditions on a project-by-project basis and strengthened compliance measures.
- Last updated:
- 22 December 2020