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 Industry Reference Groups. 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

2020 meeting dates for the TMR Procurement sub-Committee:

  • 11 February 2020
  • 10 March 2020
  • 21 April 2020
  • 12 May 2020
  • 9 June 2020
  • 14 July 2020
  • 11 August 2020
  • 8 September 2020
  • 13 October 2020
  • 10 November 2020
  • 8 December 2020

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 max.r.broadhurst@tmr.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3066 1749 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 $6B in spend.

As the TIS category is broad and works with separate industries TMR has established 2 Industry Reference Groups (IRGs) – Transport Infrastructure and Transport Services.

The IRGs are advisors 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.

Transport Services Industry Reference Group and Transport Infrastructure Industry Reference Group

The purpose of the Transport Services Industry and Transport Infrastructure Industry Reference Groups is to:

  • Discuss general industry practices, standards, emergent trends and requirements in line with the Queensland Procurement Policy and the Queensland Governments’ Best Practice Principles (BPP):
    • Compliance with procurement, tendering and other government policies
    • Best practice workplace health and safety (WHS) systems and standards
    • Best practice industrial relations
    • Best practice commitment to apprentices and trainees
  • Contribute expertise and input on procurement-related issues of strategic importance between government and industry.
  • Share opportunities for improvement relating to TIS forward planning and procurement.
  • In reviewing forward procurement pipelines the Reference Group consider government objectives, how they align to upcoming procurements and provide its views on possible declared projects. Advice provided by the Reference Group will be included as part of the departmental brief provided to the Minister when they are approving the weighting for the BPP.
  • Work collaboratively to build an understanding on the broader category environment (including legislative and policy drivers, departmental procedure and practice, industry trends and industrial relations).

Transport Services Industry Reference Group Members

  • TMR senior officers
  • Limousine Action Group
  • Limousine Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Bus Industry Council
  • Queensland Rail
  • Rideshare Drivers’ Association of Australia
  • Small Business Association of Australia
  • Taxi Council Queensland
  • Transport Development Solutions Alliance
  • Transport for Brisbane
  • Australian Institute of Marine & Power Engineers
  • Electrical Trades Union
  • Maritime Union of Australia
  • Professionals Australia
  • Rail, Tram & Bus Union
  • Together Union
  • Transport Workers Union
  • Queensland Disability Advisory Council

Meeting dates

Meetings have been placed on hold until after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact

Email max.r.broadhurst@tmr.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3066 1749.

Transport Infrastructure Industry Reference Group Members

  • TMR senior officers
  • Civil Contractors Federation
  • Consult Australia
  • Queensland Major Contractor Association
  • Small Business Association of Australia
  • Workplace Health & Safety Queensland
  • Australian Institute of Marine & Power Engineers
  • Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
  • Electrical Trades Union
  • Professionals Australia
  • Rail, Tram & Bus Union
  • Together Union

Meeting dates

Meetings have been placed on hold until after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contact

Email max.r.broadhurst@tmr.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3066 1749.

6. More information

Contact: Transport Infrastructure and Services Category Council
Email: Max Broadhurst max.r.broadhurst@tmr.qld.gov.au 
Phone: (07) 3066 1749

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.