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Queensland procurement principles

Putting Queenslanders first

Queensland Procurement Policy Principle 1: Putting Queenslanders first when securing value for money

DITID is committed to ensuring value for money reflects more than just lowest price

Case Study: Wangetti Trail

Work is currently underway on the Wangetti Trail, a proposed 76 kilometre dual use track in North Queensland stretching along the coastal plains and mountain hinterland between Palm Cove in the South and Port Douglas in the North. The Wangetti Trail will be one of Australia’s leading adventure based ecotourism experiences, attracting visitors on an international scale.

The Wangetti Trail will generate additional jobs, create economic and help to ensure a more resilient community by expanding the region’s offering in the transformational and growing sub-markets of nature based and adventure tourism.

DITID is partnering with the local councils, the Traditional Owners and the private sector to develop the Business Case to define the commercial viability and management arrangements as well as the capital costs for construction and ongoing maintenance.

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Supporting Indigenous businesses

Queensland Procurement Policy Principle 2: Advancement of economic, environment and social objectives

DITID provides a full, fair and reasonable opportunity for Queensland suppliers, including Indigenous, start-up and small to medium sized enterprises

Case Study: GC2018 Reconciliation Action Plan

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), a world-first for a Commonwealth Games, was a game changer for Indigenous businesses and created more than $14 million in contracts and other additional revenue for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and organisations.

These include:

  • $3.89 million in direct contracts from the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Organising Corporation (GOLDOC) and OCG
  • $6.71 million in indirect contracts (sub-contractors and suppliers) from Parklands re-development ($3 million), Games LinQ ($1.7 million), GOLDOC’s prime contractors ($1.5 million), Creating Tracks ($350 000) and other agencies supporting Games delivery ($167 000)
  • $1.65 million in grants to support the delivery of the RAP
  • $1.76 million in additional sales and revenue as a result of participation in RAP supported business development, including Grocon Small Business Development Program ($1.7 million) and Meeanjin Markets ($60 000).

The legacy of the RAP will live on through ongoing opportunities for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and organisations involved in the Games such as Snap Printing Underwood and Promogear, with both businesses achieveing incredible growth through the Games.

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Accountability in action

Queensland Procurement Policy Principle 3: Integrity, probity and accountability

DITID operates with integrity and is held accountable to our targets.

Case Study: Support for local Queensland businesses

To support Queensland businesses to take advantage of the opportunities arising before, during and after GC2018, a number of programs to build capability and capacity were developed to build on the success of the GC2018 Procurement Framework including the Be Games Ready program, tourism initiatives, support for Indigenous businesses, and major event capability development.

Eighty-two per cent of Games-wide contracts were awarded to businesses with a Queensland presence (including the Gold Coast). These contracts were worth almost $1.7 billion to Queensland businesses.

  • Queensland’s first indoor velodrome was a $60 million investment completed September 2016. Ninety-five per cent of the velodrome construction contracts were awarded to businesses in South East Queensland.
  • Coomera indoor sports centre was a $40 million investment completed in August 2016.
    Ninety-eight per cent of construction contracts were awarded to businesses in South East Queensland.
  • Local Gold Coast business, Fast Proof Press was awarded GC2018 printing contracts and increased their sales by $250 000.

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Supporting procurement outcomes

Queensland Procurement Policy Principle 4: Leaders in procurement practice

DITID is leading the way with an agile and intelligent procurement model that supports our industry areas of focus and aligns with relevant policies.

Case Study: DITID Indigenous Participation Plan 2018-2021

DITID continues to lead the way on transformational projects and initiatives to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples every opportunity to drive economic growth and job creation.

Further enhancing the department’s engagement with Indigenous businesses and complementing the DITID Procurement Policy, we are continuing to build on the great work achieved through the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Reconciliation Action Plan through the DITID Indigenous Participation Plan 2018-2021 (IPP).

The IPP includes actions we will take through procurement, grants funding, engagement, programs, infrastructure, major projects, and cultural capability activities.

Community of practice

Queensland Procurement Policy Principle 5: Working together to achieve outcomes

DITID works in partnership across Government to leverage outcomes for Queenslanders.

Case Study: Partnering across Government

DITID, through the Office of the Commonwealth Games, led a coordinated approach to the Queensland Government’s delivery of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April 2018. The Games were forecast to result in a $2.5 billion boost to Queensland’s Gross State Product after taking into account Queensland Government’s $1.5 billion investment, including a $1.8 billion economic boost for the Gold Coast. There was also approximately
$2.6 billion of additional government and private sector investments.

OCG partnered with other Queensland Government agencies, GOLDOC, the City of Gold Coast and the Australian Government to procure and deliver capital infrastructure, transport and security arrangements for the Games.

Governance framework

Queensland Procurement Policy Principle 6: Governance and planning

DITID’s Procurement Framework

Case Study: GC2018 Procurement Framework

The Games has provided a transformational economic legacy, delivering a multi-billion dollar benefit for Queensland and supported thousands of jobs.

To further leverage these outcomes as a real and lasting legacy from GC2018 the department has hardwired our portfolio commitment to Indigenous businesses, start-ups and SMEs as part of the overarching framework for the procurement of goods and services through the department.

This policy supports the department’s business objectives and the priorities of the Government by maximising value for money from expenditure in goods and services and ensuring probity and accountability for outcomes.

Last updated: 03 Dec 2019