Procurement governance

The Queensland Government has established a governance framework to support its agency-led, centrally enabled procurement operating model.

This framework aims to strengthen our procurement governance and engagement with industry.

Understanding our governance framework

The following groups provide the support, guidance and strategic direction to deliver the Queensland Government procurement operating model.

  • The CEO Leadership Board manages whole-of-government procurement performance.
  • The Queensland Government Procurement Committee provides strategic direction and sponsorship of whole-of-government procurement and category management activities.
  • The Procurement Industry Advisory Group facilitates coordinated industry advice on how to make it easier to do business with Government.
  • The category councils develop and govern category strategies for the following category groups— Building Construction and Maintenance; General Goods and Services; Information and Communication Technology; Medical Goods and Services; Social Services; and Transport Infrastructure and Services.

CEO Leadership Board

The CEO Leadership Board is the overarching governance authority for Queensland Government procurement activities.


  • Board membership includes all Directors-General.

Queensland Government Procurement Committee

The Queensland Government Procurement Committee provides direction, informed deliberation and strategic advice about whole-of-government procurement and category management activities.

The Committee's responsibilities are to:

  • provide strategic leadership on whole-of-government category management and procurement activities through collaboration on strategic matters of importance across government
  • oversee Queensland Government category strategies
  • maintain active communication across government (including among the various category councils on matters of strategic importance)
  • monitor and report on Queensland Government procurement performance
  • advise the CEO Leadership Board on procurement-related policy and practice
  • address recommendations received from the Procurement Industry Advisory Group and mechanisms arising through engagement by categories and agencies.


  • Department of Energy and Public Works (Chair)
  • Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Environment and Science
  • Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water
  • Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Queensland Health
  • Queensland Treasury

Meeting dates

Meeting dates for this year:

  • 15 March 2023
  • 19 June 2023
  • 4 September 2023
  • 4 December 2023

More information

Contact: QGPC Secretariat
Phone: (07) 3215 3625

Procurement Industry Advisory Group

The Procurement Industry Advisory Group provides an opportunity to develop a closer working relationship between government and industry, trade unions, and various champions, within the context of Queensland Government procurement activities.

The Procurement Industry Advisory Group's responsibilities are to:

  • provide industry expertise and input on procurement policy development, emergent trends and opportunities for improvement relating to procurement activities
  • advise views on industry requirements regarding forward planning
  • advise on sector-wide procurement matters, including industry standards, future directions, strategy, and the impact of the Queensland Government's procurement decisions on industry and the non-government sector.


  • Department of Energy and Public Works (Chair)
  • Queensland Government Procurement, Department of Energy and Public Works
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Procurement Champion
  • Association of Professional Staffing Companies
  • Australasian Procurement and Construction Council
  • Australian Computer Society Queensland
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Australian Information Industry Association
  • Australian Institute of Architects
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland
  • Civil Contractors Federation Queensland
  • Consult Australia
  • Institute of Management Consultants Australia
  • Master Builders Queensland
  • National Disability Services Queensland
  • Queensland Council of Social Service
  • Queensland Council of Unions
  • Queensland Small Business Champion


Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen and Minister for Public Works and Procurement

Meeting dates

  • 2023 - to be confirmed

Contact: PIAG Secretariat
Phone: (07) 3215 3625

Category councils

Agency-led category councils oversee and direct procurement activities for each category group.

They govern the strategy for that category and endorse related category plans.

The category councils' responsibilities are to:

  • provide overall strategic direction for categories including consideration of government targets and commitments and advice on implementation prioritisation
  • agree on the category scope, and deciding which agency is responsible for each sub-category
  • approve and oversee the category strategies and sub-category management plans
  • collaborate across sectors
  • ensure appropriate governance and risk management frameworks are in place for categories
  • seek input from agencies undertaking procurement in each category and industry bodies supplying to that category
  • monitor category performance
  • report to the Queensland Government Procurement Committee (QGPC) on performance
  • follow government standards and policies for procurement activities
  • consult with industry reference groups.

Category councils

More information

For information about procurement governance, email