Effective procurement in the public sector
All modern public service departments and agencies must focus on outcomes.
So when it comes to procurement, public servants are expected to deliver citizens better value for money than ever while providing goods and services that satisfy government’s social contract.
Meanwhile, they’re confronted with global supply-line difficulties, government budgetary pressures and an inflationary environment.
How do public servants at every level make wiser and more sustainable, cost-effective buying decisions, and what impact will these choices have on private companies that supply them?
We explore various procurement issues, from probity to the art of the deal to Defence buying strategies.
There’s also an analysis of how government plans to work more effectively with SMEs and First Nations businesses.
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