ICT Audi 2012

Queensland Government Response To ICT Audit

In 2012, an audit of ICT within the Queensland Government was undertaken by the Queensland Government Chief Information Office which aimed to identify the condition and performance of the current state government ICT portfolio. During a six-month period, the audit reviewed five key ICT management areas: strategy and governance ICT-based initiatives procurement assets and services […]

Outsourcing In A Brave New World – Norton Rose June 2012

I am pleased to present the second Norton Rose Group international survey of outsourcing practice. Our 2008 report on international best practice in outsourcing and procurement – A Smart Approach to Sourcing – highlighted the differences in approach to sourcing across various industry sectors. We found that customers needed to improve three areas of their […]

Corruption Risks - Recommendations to NSW Government - ICAC June 2011

Corruption Risks – Recommendations to NSW Government – ICAC June 2011

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has identified procurement as a major risk area for corruption in the NSW public sector. Each year, approximately 12% of complaints received by the ICAC include allegations of corruption in NSW government procurement and approximately 30% of our public inquiries make findings of corrupt conduct related to NSW government […]

Corruption Risks in NSW Public Sector Procurement Consultation Paper ICAC July 2010

Corruption Risks in NSW Public Sector Procurement Consultation Paper – ICAC July 2010

Procurement is a major risk area for corruption in the NSW public sector. Its impact can include financial loss, reputational costs, a negative impact on safety, and poor quality goods, services and infrastructure. Recent ICAC investigations into the NSW Fire Brigades, Housing NSW, Roads and Traffic Authority, RailCorp, and TransGrid exposed the costs of procurement-related […]

NSW Government Procurement: Local Jobs First Plan – June 2009

The NSW Government’s Procurement Policy recognises that value for money is about broader economic benefit and not just the lowest price. The NSW Government acknowledges the substantial economic benefits which flow from buying Australian or New Zealand (ANZ) goods and services and maximising opportunities for local service providers to compete for Government business on the […]

Ethics and Probity in Public Sector Procurement – Queensland Government October 2006

Probity is the evidence of ethical behaviour in a particular process. The term probity means integrity, uprightness and honesty. For Queensland Government employees and agencies, maintaining Ethics and probity involves more than simply avoiding corrupt or dishonest conduct. It involves applying public sector values such as impartiality, accountability and transparency. Ensuring probity in public sector […]