The State Government’s Procurement Reform initiative was a major public sector reform program with a focus on improving procurement outcomes for government agencies and achieving significant cost savings.
Implementation of the reform began in 2004 and impacted on all agencies. While the primary focus was on capturing benefits for the whole of Government and therefore ultimately the Western Australian community it serves, there was also a number of benefits for business and suppliers to government. he program’s focus was primarily on the introduction of whole of government contracts and adopting a centre led approach to Western Australian government procurement.
In 2009 a second stage of reform focused on agency specific contracting.
In 2011, the Western Australian government announced procurement reform relating to its interaction with the not for profit sector, and the implementation of the Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policyand associated funding and contract reforms.
Reviewing your agency's procurement spending should be one of the ongoing strategies to manage your budget.
Procurement Savings Fact Sheet