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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 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—Information and Communication Technology; Building construction and maintenance; Social services; Transport, infrastructure and services; General goods and services; and Medical goods 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.

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Queensland Government Procurement Committee

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

It also reports to the CEO Leadership Board on 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 reporting on Queensland Government category management performance
  • advise the CEO Leadership Board on procurement-related policy and practice
  • address recommendations received from the Procurement Industry Advisory Group.

Committee membership is reviewed every 12 months.


  • Department of Housing and Public Works (Chair)
  • Office of the Chief Advisor - Procurement, Department of Housing and Public Works
  • Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Environment and Heritage Protection
  • Queensland Health
  • Department of Housing and Public Works
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet
  • Public Safety Business Agency
  • Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
  • Department of State Development
  • Department of Transport and Main Roads
  • Queensland Treasury

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Procurement Industry Advisory Group

The Procurement Industry Advisory Group provides industry expertise on procurement policy development, emergent trends, sector-wide procurement matters, forward planning, and 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 Chief Advisor - Procurement)
  • 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.

Advisory group membership is reviewed every 2 years.


  • Department of Housing and Public Works (Chair)
  • Office of the Chief Advisor - Procurement, Department of Housing and Public Works
  • Association of Professional Staffing Companies
  • Australian Computer Society
  • Australian Industry Group
  • Australian Information Industry Association
  • Australian Institute of Architect
  • Australasian Procurement and Construction Council
  • Civil Contractors Federation
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland
  • Consult Australia
  • Institute of Management Consultants
  • Master Builders Queensland
  • Medicines Australia
  • Medical Technology Association of Australia
  • National Disability Services Queensland
  • Queensland Council of Social Services
  • Queensland Council of Unions
  • Queensland Small Business Champion


Minister for Housing and Public Works

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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
  • 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.

Category councils

  • Building Construction and Maintenance
  • General Goods and Services
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Medical Goods and Services
  • Social Services
  • Transport Infrastructure and Services

More information

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

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