Our dedicated national procurement group provides services to a range of government and private sector commercial clients.
Comprised of both Construction & Infrastructure, and Corporate & Commercial partners, our specialist procurement team can help you navigate this fast-changing, complex area.
In an area that can change quickly, we are adept at working with clients on complex matters to short timeframes. We can assist in your preparation for significant legislative changes that may affect your procurement activities, including the:
We provide front-end procurement and drafting advice including drafting and implementing key project transaction documents, tender processes, tender evaluations, probity and advisory, as well as project delivery.
We help ensure that value for money is obtained in procurement and also that the focus is, at all times, on quality, price, delivery and service as the main criteria in procurement assessments.
We are across the latest trends and issues in the sector, ensuring that suppliers and contractors comply with ethical and sustainable business standards and practices. See our article here about the various models that are available for integrating sustainability into the procurement process.
We also implement strategies to enable your staff to apply and implement your procurement policies and procedures.
15 July 2019 - Knowledge
The Independent Commission Against Corruption has published new guidelines called Managing Conflicts of Interest in the NSW Public Sector.
26 June 2019 - Knowledge
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As the new financial year rapidly approaches, we outline the key changes that take effect from 1 July 2019 – as well as in the coming months - and discuss what you can do to best prepare for them.
21 June 2019 - Knowledge
The commencement of the NSW Modern Slavery Act has been deferred.
02 April 2019 - Knowledge
For any large company doing business in Australia now is the time to get up to speed with the new anti-modern slavery regime, including the Draft Guidance that has just been released by the Federal Government.
01 April 2019 - Knowledge
The Guidance that large companies (and others) doing business in Australia have been waiting for, and need, was released late last week.
07 February 2019 - Knowledge
The federal election will take place prior to 18 May this year and the two major parties have now declared their position on procurement.
30 January 2019 - Knowledge
In this special edition of our Queensland Government Bulletin publication, our team looks at the issues and reforms that emerged over 2018 in key areas affecting government - and also cast forward to examine the expected major trends and developments for 2019.
10 January 2019 - Knowledge
In this special edition of our fortnightly publication, we take a magnifying glass to the issues and reforms that emerged over 2018 in key areas affecting government. We also cast forward to examine the expected major trends and developments for 2019.
12 December 2018 - Knowledge
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As 2018 rapidly draws to a close, our practice group experts take a magnifying glass to the top issues from the year - and outline what they expect to dominate in 2019.
23 October 2018 - Knowledge
In a significant step for Australian procurement laws, the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill) passed the Senate without amendment on 18 October 2018.
20 September 2018 - Knowledge
New South Wales is the first jurisdiction to enact modern slavery legislation in Australia, with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) passing through Parliament on 21 June 2018.
03 September 2018 - Knowledge
The construction contract you prepare or sign up to has a big impact on the success of your project. Preparing or reviewing that contract properly and in context is therefore fundamental to your success. In the first of a series of articles on procurement and contracts, we set out some reminders as to how to approach a contract review. These apply whether you are a principal, a head contractor or a subcontractor.