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Building Construction and Maintenance (BCM) Category Council

The BCM category council oversees, governs and directs strategic procurement activities related to BCM spend across the Queensland Government.

The category council has developed category plans and strategies and appointed working groups to deliver on these commitments. 

Lead agency: Department of Housing and Public Works


1. Category council member agencies

  • Department of Housing and Public Works
  • Department of Education
  • Queensland Health
  • Hospital and Health Services
  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General
  • Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning
  • Public Safety Business Agency
  • Queensland Treasury

Category Council Chair: Don Rivers, Assistant Director-General, Department of Housing and Public Works

2. Meeting dates

The inaugural meeting was held on 28 November 2016. 

Meeting dates this year:

  • 08 February 2018
  • 12 April 2018
  • 07 June 2018
  • 02 August 2018
  • 11 October 2018
  • 06 December 2018

3. Decision making authority

The BCM Category Council relies on the cooperation and agreement of members, and does not override legislative authority of individual accountable officers.

The council makes decisions with agreement by a majority of members attending a meeting.

Agencies may choose not to act in line with a council decision if it contradicts a specific agency requirement.

The council reports to the Queensland Government Procurement Committee (QGPC), with members endorsed by QGPC through the Director-General of the Department of Housing and Public Works.

4. Request a presentation to the category council

The council chair must approve agency requests to make a presentation to the council.

Email BCMSecretariat@hpw.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3215 3645 to request a presentation.

Presentations should not be longer than 20 minutes, including question time.

5. Industry reference group

The council has established an industry reference group to seek advice, support and feedback to proposed initiatives.


  • Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association
  • Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter
  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
  • Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
  • Australian Workers Union
  • Construction Skills Queensland
  • Consult Australia 
  • Electrical Trades Union
  • Engineers Australia
  • Facility Management Association of Australia
  • Housing Industry Association
  • Landscape Queensland
  • Master Builders Queensland
  • Master Electricians Australia
  • Master Painters Association of Queensland
  • Master Plumbers Association of Queensland
  • National Fire Industry Association Australia
  • Plumbing and Pipe Trades Employees Union
  • Queensland Major Contractors Association
  • Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre

Meeting dates

The inaugural meeting was held on 28 November 2016.

Meeting dates for this year:

  • 22 February 2018
  • 31 May 2018
  • 30 August 2018
  • 29 November 2018

6. More information

BCM Category Management
Department of Housing and Public Works
Phone: (07) 3215 3645
Email: bcmsecretariat@hpw.qld.gov.au