Due to the development of effective supply policies and through the introduction of a centralised procurement framework, public sector procurement of goods and services over the last twenty years has markedly matured. This framework relies on well defined processes and trained procurement professionals, located within the Government Procurement business of the Department of Finance (Finance), who assist government agencies with their procurement activities.
State Supply Commission role and administrationShow more
Until the State Supply Commission Act 1991 is formally repealed through parliament, agencies are required to continue to purchase goods and services in accordance with SSC policies and comply with the requirements of their partial exemption.
The responsibilities of the State Supply Commission include:
- setting supply policy for the procurement and disposal of goods and services
- reviewing agencies’ internal audits of their goods and services procurement compliance
- reviewing and responding to complaints and feedback about goods and services procurement processes
The SSC is administratively supported by Finance.
Agency partial exemption registersShow more
There is a requirement for agencies to maintain a purchasing and contracting authority register and a register of all exemptions from the minimum requirements, and approvals allowed pursuant to the SSC's supply policies.
To assist agencies meet their partial exemption obligations an Agency Purchasing and Contracting Authority Register template and an Agency Exemption-Approval Register template have been developed.
SSC membersShow more
The State Supply Commission is comprised of members appointed by the Minister, of which the State Supply Commission Chief Executive Officer is an ex officio member.
|Chairperson||Ms Jodi Cant
Director General, Department of Finance
Mr Shaun Whitmarsh
|Member||Mr Neil Logan
Manager, Ancillary Services, Department of Premier and Cabinet