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.
18 February 2020 - Knowledge
There are many factors that can impact the success of a contract at every stage of the procurement cycle. To optimise contract success, care must be taken to identify each of these factors, manage risks, and ensure that value is not lost along each of the stages of the supply chain.
10 December 2019 - Knowledge
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New whistleblower requirements, increased pressure to protect data globally, turbulence in the communications sector, and intensifying drought management issues - 2020 is set to be a significant time of change across many industries.
10 December 2019 - Knowledge
A new regime for tenderers to challenge certain NSW Government tender processes has just commenced. We outline the processes under the new regime.
28 October 2019 - Knowledge
For the majority of Australian entities required to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) the time to start implementing changes in their business to comply with the requirements began earlier this year, depending on the financial year adopted by that entity. This article provides practical guidance on what changes should be made to contracts, tender documentation and policies to achieve best practice MSA compliance.
11 September 2019 - In the News
Despite mounting pressure following the recent investigation of UberEats by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the Federal Government is yet to make good on its pre-election promise to strengthen the unfair contract term regime.
09 September 2019 - Knowledge
With the Federal Government soon to commence consultation on the unfair contract term regime, we review the current system and outline key implications for businesses if changes are implemented.
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.