• Regional Government Office Accommodation

    For information on Government Office Accommodation Master Planning 2012-18 in Regional Towns, please go to the Government Office Accommodation.

    Regional programs

    Through its regional offices, the Department of Finance, Building Management and Works provides comprehensive and professional procurement and contracting services to agencies in regional Western Australia, with the added focus of supporting regional suppliers.

    The services encompass the facilitation of the procurement of goods and services for regional government agencies, along with the delivery of building maintenance services, the provision of contracting and management advice, the management of improvement and major works projects, and the assistance with long term planning for both services and assets.


    Simple Works – Information for Independent Public Schools

    In October 2016, the Minister for Education announced that Independent Public Schools (IPS) would have greater control and flexibility over their maintenance works. The Department of Education has engaged the Department of Finance’s Building Management and Works (BMW) to assist with implementing this initiative.

    IPS now have the opportunity to work directly with experienced, licensed contractors from BMW’s list to undertake low risk, low value works up to $10,000.

    To help you understand how to take advantage of this opportunity, BMW has produced the following guides:

    Simple Works Process - Your Step By Step Guide
    Simple Works Process - flow chart
    Department of Education Simple Works Items List
    Simple Works Request Form


    Simple Works – Information for Contractors

    In October 2016, the Minister for Education announced that Independent Public Schools (IPS) would have greater control and flexibility over their maintenance works and the Department of Education has engaged the Department of Finance’s Building Management and Works (BMW) to assist with implementing this initiative.

    What does this mean for schools?

    IPS now have the opportunity to work directly within BMW’s contracting framework to undertake low risk, low value works up to $10,000.

    What does this mean for you?

    The key changes are that BMW’s Maintenance Services Centre (132 134) will receive a Simple Works Request Form from a school and will then issue you with a Simple Works Allocation Form.

    Rather than a BMW officer being involved, you and the school will discuss and agree the scope and price of the works. The aim is to streamline the process for both the school and you.

    If you require more information, please contact the BMW Senior Project Manager in your area:

    North

    • Liam Schofield – Karratha
      6551 1132 or 0429 108 686
    • James Morris – Broome
      9194 9720 or 0427 196 163

    Central

    • Eddie Sobczak – Geraldton
      9965 7107 or 0417 882 875
    • Colin Bassett – Kalgoorlie
      9080 1104 or 0427 944 315
    • Jarrod Ryan – Northam
      9621 3002 or 0427 097 551

    South

    • Ben Bott – Bunbury
      9781 4102 or 0409 814 575
    • Steve Nostrini – Albany
      9892 6551 or 0427 204 544

    What is the process?

    To help you understand how to take advantage of this opportunity, BMW has produced the following guides:

    Simple Works Process - Step By Step Guide Notes for BMW Contractors

    Simple Works Process - Flow Chart Regional Contractors


    Goods and Services Procurement

    • Facilitation of quotes and tenders for goods and services called locally 
    • Coordination of regional procurement effort to achieve value for money outcomes
    • Support for the WA Government’s Buy Local Policy at the regional level 
    • Streamlining of regional procurement processes that ensure compliance with supply policies

    Maintenance and Improvements

    • Access to a 24/7 breakdown repair service through a call centre network who lodge requests for repairs to pre-qualified contractors.
    • Contracting and delivery of building maintenance and minor improvement works
    • Information, advice and technical consulting
    • Building condition assessments to identify short-term maintenance needs and budgets and develop longer-term strategic maintenance plans
    • Management of building maintenance programs

    Major Works Construction

    • Co-ordination of building improvement and major works projects from managing the tender process with particular consideration to value for money assurances, risk management and probity issues; to project management including administration, quality control, practical completion and handover
    • Engagement of architects for the design and construction management of new buildings

    The BMW Regional Programs Division also manages the Mt Walton East Intractable Waste Disposal Facility on behalf of the WA State Government.

    Intractable wastes do not have commercially viable recycling, reuse or disposal options and include wastes that need time to breakdown and chemical wastes that are not readily destroyed. These wastes need long-term management. The Facility provides a location where intractable wastes can be permanently isolated to protect the community and the environment.


    Routine Maintenance

    These Request Conditions and General Conditions of Contract will form the basis of upcoming routine maintenance contracts. Potential contractors should review this document before submitting an offer.