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Transport Infrastructure and Services (TIS) Category Council

The Transport Infrastructure and Services (TIS) Category is governed by Transport and Main Roads Finance and Procurement Committee, and is supported by the Procurement sub-Committee, and a Transport Infrastructure and Services Category Working Group. Industry liaison is undertaken on a regular basis and includes engagement across peak bodies representing design, construction and materials industries.

The TIS Category Strategy is an opportunity to unlock hidden potential (value and benefits) from our key procurement categories of spend (Construction Delivery, Construction Materials, Machinery, Plant and Equipment and Transport Services Delivery) through working in new and innovative ways. Taking an integrated cross-category approach to how we strategically procure strengthens the ability to deliver Queensland Government commitments and targets, and the vision of creating a single integrated transport network, accessible to all.

Lead agency: Department of Transport and Main Roads

1. Category council member agencies

  • Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR)

2. Meeting dates

2019 meeting dates for the TMR Procurement sub-Committee:

  • 13 February 2019
  • 13 March 2019
  • 9 April 2019
  • 14 May 2019
  • 11 June 2019
  • 9 July 2019
  • 13 August 2019
  • 10 September 2019
  • 8 October 2019
  • 12 November 2019
  • 10 December 2019

3. Decision making authority

The TMR Finance and Procurement Committee is responsible for monitoring the performance of TMR’s procurement function and providing senior executive direction on matters of strategic planning, policy, and compliance. In discharging its role, it will approve for submission Transport Infrastructure and Services category management strategies, plans and reporting to whole-of-government. TMR’s Finance and Procurement Committee is supported by a TMR Procurement sub-Committee, which drives and enables procurement performance outcomes and will fulfil the role of the whole-of-Government Transport Infrastructure and Services (TIS) Category Council.

4. Request a presentation to the category council

The Procurement sub-Committee chair must approve agency requests to make a presentation to the sub-committee.

Email deanne.m.hawkswood@tmr.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3066 1704 to request a presentation.

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

5. Industry reference group/approach

TMR is responsible for overseeing and managing the TIS category of spend on behalf of the Queensland Government. This is one of Queensland Government’s strategic categories accounting for approximately $5B in spend.

As the TIS category is broad and works with separate industries TMR has established two Industry Reference Groups (IRGs) – Transport Infrastructure and Transport Services.

The IRGs are an advisor into the TIS category and works collaboratively with TMR to support better practice standards associated with TIS procurement. The membership of the IRGs is drawn from Trade Unions, industry representatives and advocates.

TMR has a long-standing practice of industry liaison which, to date, has delivered the following benefits to TMR and the transport infrastructure industry groups it meets with:

  • Improved understanding of TMR’s organisation, operations and planned pipeline of work.
  • Opportunity to understand TMR’s infrastructure procurement policies and guidelines, and their intended application to particular infrastructure projects and to provide industry feedback to influence these policies and guidelines.
  • Opportunity to understand TMR’s current and intended specification framework and to provide industry feedback to refine specifications.
  • Opportunity for TMR to understand issues affecting the transport infrastructure industry and gain industry input on processes, operations and regulations.
  • To have an established communication channel for raising and resolving critical short-term issues that may arise in the procurement, contracting and delivery of transport infrastructure projects.

Consultant Industry Liaison Group

The purpose of the Consultant Industry Liaison Group is to:

  • Foster collaboration through strategic discussions to improve policies and guidelines for the development and implementation of transport infrastructure policies and programs in Queensland.
  • Give appropriate consideration to relevant government and industry drivers that may impact on the development and implementation of transport infrastructure policies and programs in Queensland.
  • Identify strategies to mitigate emerging issues associated with development and implementation of infrastructure policies and programs in Queensland.
  • Set the priorities for, and to receive regular reports from, joint working groups established to investigate and provide recommendations on particular issues.

Members

  • TMR senior officers
  • Queensland Rail
  • Consult Australia members

Meeting dates

  • meets on a quarterly basis unless emergent issues require additional meetings

Contact

Contractor Industry Liaison Group

The purpose of the Contractors Industry Liaison Group is to:

  • Foster collaboration through strategic discussions to improve the delivery of transport infrastructure projects.
  • Give appropriate consideration to relevant government and industry drivers that may impact on the delivery of transport infrastructure projects.
  • Act as a decision-making body to collectively agree on best practice for delivery of transport infrastructure projects.
  • Set the priorities for, and to receive regular reports from, joint working groups established to investigate and provide recommendations on particular issues.

Members

  • TMR senior officers
  • Queensland Rail
  • Civil Contractors Federation members
  • Queensland Major Contractors Association members

Meeting dates

  • meets on a quarterly basis unless emergent issues require additional meetings

Contact

Allan Uhlmann: allan.s.uhlmann@tmr.qld.gov.au

6. More information

Contact: Transport Infrastructure and Services Category Council
Email: Deanne Hawkswood deanne.m.hawkswood@tmr.qld.gov.au
Phone: (07) 3066 1704

Note: The Transport Infrastructure and Services Category facilitates adhoc engagements with other industry bodies/stakeholders when releasing Department of Transport and Main Roads programs or undertaking major contract renewals.