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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.

Members

  • 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.

It also reports to the CEO Leadership Board about procurement-related issues.

The Committee's responsibilities are to:

  • provide leadership on whole-of-government category management and procurement activities (e.g. people capability, agency accreditation)
  • collaborate on strategic matters across government (including with category councils)
  • oversee the Queensland Government category strategy
  • monitor and report on Queensland Government category management performance
  • advise the CEO Leadership Board about procurement-related policy and practice
  • address recommendations received from the Procurement Industry Advisory Group.

Committee membership is reviewed every 12 months.

Members

  • Department of Energy and Public Works (Chair)
  • Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Environment and Science
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • 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 Transport and Main Roads
  • Queensland Health
  • Queensland Treasury

Guest

  • Director-General, Department of Energy and Public Works.

Meeting dates

Meeting dates for this year:

  • 4 March 2021 (extraordinary)
  • 18 March 2021
  • 23 June 2021
  • 8 September 2021
  • 9 December 2021

More information

Contact: QGPC Secretariat
Phone: (07) 3215 3625
Email: QGPCSecretariat@hpw.qld.gov.au

Procurement Industry Advisory Group

The Procurement Industry Advisory Group provides an opportunity for industry and trade unions, along with regional, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and small business champions to share their expertise on:

  • procurement policy development
  • emergent trends
  • sector-wide procurement matters
  • forward planning
  • opportunities for improvement of government procurement activities.

The Procurement Industry Advisory Group's responsibilities are to:

  • provide industry expertise on procurement policy development, emergent trends and opportunities for improvement relating to procurement activities
  • advise on the future needs of industry as part of the Queensland Government's Forward Procurement Pipelines
  • advise the CEO Leadership Board on strategic procurement issues between government and industry (via the Chair)
  • 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.

Members

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

Guest

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

Meeting dates

Meeting dates for this year:

  • 9 June 2021
  • 20 October 2021

More information

Contact: PIAG Secretariat
Phone: (07) 3215 3625
Email: PIAGSecretariat@hpw.qld.gov.au

Category councils

Agency-led category councils oversee and direct procurement activities for each category group (e.g. ICT, Medical).

The category council governs the category strategy for the spend profile and endorses 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
  • provide input to whole-of-government procurement response and recovery for disasters and pandemics
  • consult with industry reference groups.

Category councils

More information

For information about procurement governance, email betterprocurement@hpw.qld.gov.au.