• Government Procurement News

    Is Government paying too much for groceries?
    In 2018/2019 a survey and audit was conducted along with the consultation from a client reference group, (CRG) on the Groceries Common Use Arrangement (CUA). All three produced outstanding results.

    Finance contributes to WADE celebrations
    ...The annual event celebrated the WADE collective of eight Australian Disability Enterprises (ADE) achievement of $50 million in new business and the creation of over 2,500 valued jobs since 2012...

    Raising the bar through Aboriginal Business Procurement
    The Minister for Finance, the Hon Ben Wyatt opened Finance’s Aboriginal Business Expo with a welcome address before formally launching the Aboriginal Procurement Policy (APP) on 29 March at the opulent Optus Stadium.

    Finance answers the music call
    In October, the Department of Finance of Western Australia asked staff to donate pre-loved musical instruments to help Desert Feet Inc. deliver opportunity through music. Soon after, instruments started popping up from across Finance.

    Is Government paying too much for stationery?
    Some of Government Procurement's clients felt that the pricing on stationery items in the CUA was higher than they could achieve on their own. GP undertook a comparison to test this assumption. The three cheapest baskets were those of the CUA suppliers. We will continue to work with suppliers to make sure we are achieving value for money through our CUAs.

    Supporting people with disability in WA: Work is critical for a sense of worth
    More than 4.2 million Australians or 18.5 per cent of the population reported having a disability in 2012. For many of these people, employment opportunities are poor. Intework CEO Fiona Beermier said the rising unemployment in Western Australia had added further pressure to Intework's employment programs.

    ADEs reaching new heights
    A major milestone was reached last month, as Government agencies have now awarded more than $20 million to Australian Disability Enterprises.

    GP green thumbs go gardening with ADE
    Fifteen Government Procurement (GP) staff recently got their hands dirty to experience a day in the life of an Australian Disability Enterprise (ADE) employee.

    2015 Common Use Arrangement Schedule
    Find out what Common Use Arrangements are now live, or under redevelopment and being released this year.

    Evaluate your way to success
    An evaluation is a key component to making sure your agency gets its good or service and value-for-money. Find out what we recommend on how to ensure this happens.

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