[LINK] Report on ACT Government Procurement
tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Nov 25 08:30:03 AEDT 2010
The ACT Legislative Assembly has issued a report of the "Inquiry into
ACT Government Procurement". This report is on how the local government
of Canberra buys products and services:
The committee report is 93 pages, with 25 recommendations. I made a
written submission and talked to the committee, about green ICT
procurement and small ICT businesses. Here are the recommendations
relevant to those issues:
3.15 The Committee recommends that ACT Procurement Solutions
investigate the viability of adopting the Commonwealth’s online tender
system or modifying its own system to provide a similar targeted service
to users. ...
3.46 The Committee recommends that the ACT Government ensure that
regular training is provided for all officers engaged in procurement
activities on the latest developments in public sector procurement.
The Committee recommends that the Chief Minister’s Annual Report
4.32 Directions be amended to specify that ACT Government agencies are
to report on compliance with sustainable procurement requirements.
4.48 The Committee recommends that ACT Government agencies should
be required to select goods, services and works on the basis of triple
bottom line impacts. Guidelines should be developed to assess these
impacts, including whole-of-life cycle impacts.
4.49 The Committee recommends that the ACT Auditor-General conduct
a review of a selection of recent procurements to evaluate the influence
that ACT Government sustainability policies are having on the
4.50 The Committee recommends that explicit reference to
sustainability, expressed in terms similar to those used in section 11
of the Financial Management Act 1996, be included in section 22A of the
Government Procurement Act 2001 as matters which must be considered in
pursuing “...the best value for money” objective.
4.51 The Committee recommends that the ACT Government ensure that
all officers engaged in procurement activities receive training on: (i)
incorporating sustainability considerations into the request for tender
development process (ii) incorporating sustainability considerations
into the tender selection process, and (iii) engaging with suppliers on
sustainability issues. ...
From: Inquiry into ACT Government Procurement, Standing Committee
on Public Accounts, ACT Legislative Assembly, 23 November 2010:
ps: I get quoted in the report:
Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/
Visiting Scientist, CSIRO ICT Centre: http://bit.ly/csiro_ict_canberra
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