State Supply Commission

The State Supply Commission regulates government procurement of goods and services, primarily through the creation of supply policy.

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 administration

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The State Supply Commission was established under the State Supply Commission Act 1991 and has subsidiary legislation of the State Supply Commission Regulations 1991

Until the State Supply Commission Act 1991 is formally repealed through parliament, agencies are required to continue to purchase goods and services in accordance with SSC policies and comply with the requirements of their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:

The SSC is administratively supported by Finance.

Agency partial exemption registers

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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 members

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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.

Position   Name
Chairperson  Ms Jodi Cant
Director General, Department of Finance

Mr Shaun Whitmarsh
Executive Director, Government Procurement, Department of Finance

Member  Mr Neil Logan
Manager, Ancillary Services, Department of Premier and Cabinet
Page reviewed 24 March 2020