The Treasurer is responsible for setting the rules and policy direction for government procurement. This includes the approval of any new policies and future policy updates.
PSSA oversees and maintains the Framework including the introduction of any new or revised Framework documents.
The following governance arrangements have been established to complement PSSA roles and functions:
- Procurement Review Committee (PRC)
- Heads of Procurement (HOP)
- Communities of Practice (COP)
- Procurement Industry Advisory Group (IAG)
The Procurement Review Committee (PRC) has been established as part of the governance arrangements for the new South Australian Government Procurement Framework.
The PRC will provide strategic oversight and review high-risk and/or high value acquisitions undertaken by government agencies covered by Treasurer’s Instruction 18 Procurement (‘TI 18’) and provide advice to the Treasurer and Chief Executive Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF).
The PRC will:
- At the request of Cabinet, the Treasurer, a Minister or a Chief Executive of a public authority, review any procurement activities or related matters and make recommendations based on the outcome of the review
- Review activity plans of agencies to identify procurements that require the oversight and review by Procurement Services SA (for example procurements that are high risk, value or of public interest)
- Review and endorse strategies for the establishment of across-government contracts
- Review and endorse procurement policies, including revisions, issued under TI 18, prior to the approval of the Treasurer
- Review supplier complaints relating to procurement processes and make recommendations to the Treasurer in accordance with the Supplier Complaints Guideline issued by DTF.
Membership of the PRC is via appointment by the Treasurer.
Collectively the PRC has practical knowledge of and experience in:
- Financial management, performance and risk
- Information technology
- Public projects (including construction)
- Community services
The following members are appointed to the PRC:
|Name||Role / Department|
|Mark Carey (Chair)||Executive Director, Government Services, Department of Treasury and Finance|
|Eva Balan-Vnuk||Executive Director, ICT and Digital Government, Department of the Premier and Cabinet|
|Julienne TePohe||Deputy Chief Executive, Corporate and System Support Services, Department for Health and Wellbeing|
|Catherine Anderson||Executive Solicitor, Crown Solicitor's Office|
|Nick Ashley||Chief Financial Officer, Department of Human Services|
|Tammie Pribanic||Executive Director, Budget Branch, Department of Treasury and Finance|
|Nathan Hawkes||Chief Procurement Officer, Department for Education|
|Nicola Murphy||Senior Manager Supply Chain and Zero Cost Energy Future|
|Elizabeth Stavreski||Executive Director, Procurement Services SA, Department of Treasury and Finance|
Procurement Review Committee Meetings 2021-22
|Meeting Date and Time||Agency Submissions due|
|Tuesday 26 October 2021 - 9.00 am||Tuesday 12 October 2021 - 12.00 pm|
|Tuesday 14 December 2021 - 9.00 am||Tuesday 30 November 2021 - 12.00 pm|
|Tuesday 15 February 2022 - 9.00 am||Tuesday 1 February 2022 - 12.00 pm|
|Tuesday 12 April 2022 - 9.00 am||Tuesday 29 March 2022 - 12.00 pm|
|Wednesday 15 June 2022 - 9.00 am||Tuesday 31 May 2022 - 12.00 pm|
All submissions must be received by 12.00 pm on the due date. Submissions should be emailed to PRC@procurement.sa.gov.au
HOP comprises a large group of public authority procurement leaders which gathers regularly to discuss emerging issues and changes relating to government procurement. HOP has a strategic role in assisting Procurement Services SA to deliver improved procurement outcomes across the public sector.
COP have been established to assist public authorities to improve their procurement capability and practice. They are established by and chaired by members of HOP and deliver through:
- sharing good practice in procurement
- identifying lessons learned on matters of common concern
- identifying opportunities for public authorities to share capability and expertise, including areas where experienced and specialist procurement professionals could partner with other public authorities to improve procurement outcomes
- benefiting from advice and discussion with the owners of government policies that are relevant to procurement, including the not-for-profit contracting reforms and the Industry Advocate, in order to improve understanding and practice
- identifying opportunities to reduce unnecessary costs to procurement and business in procurement policy, practice and process.
The IAG comprises representatives from various industry sector bodies (e.g. not-for-profit, Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) and Construction) and the Industry Advocate.
The IAG’s role is to improve government’s engagement with industry, drive innovation and identify ongoing opportunities to reduce the complexity and costs of tendering for government work.
To learn more about the IAG, click here.
Overview of the South Australian Government's Procurement Governance Framework