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Inquiry Name:

Inquiry into public sector contract management practices

Date Commenced:29 Nov 2018
Tabling Date:28 Nov 2019
Inquiry Status:Current

Committee Name:

Public Accounts Committee

House:Legislative Assembly

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Dr Antonio (Tony) De Paulo Buti MLA
Mr Dean Cambell Nalder MLA
Mr Vincent Alexander Catania MLA
Mr Simon Alexander Millman MLA
Mrs Lisa Margaret O'Malley MLA

Media Statements:

No Media Statements released
Staff Members: Mr Timothy Hughes (Principal Research Officer)
Dr Sam Hutchinson, PhD (Research Officer)

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Phone No:08 9222 7496
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Terms of Reference:The Public Accounts Committee will inquire into and report on public sector contract management practices, with a focus on:

a) the policy frameworks that currently govern public sector contract management in WA;

b) the extent to which compliance with these frameworks is monitored and reported;

c) the effectiveness of these frameworks in fostering robust contract management practices and capacity within agencies;

d) the processes by which contract management expertise and good practice within individual agencies is identified, developed, and shared across the WA public sector;

e) the processes and instruments available to ensure agencies can effectively allocate and manage commercial and performance risks on major contracts; and

f) ways to improve or enhance contract management performance across the sector.

Important Information

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Making a Submission to a Parliamentary Committee of the Legislative Assembly
Giving Evidence to a Parliamentary Committee of the Legislative Assembly

Deadline for Submissions:
8 Feb 2019

Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth

Hearing Dates:






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03/20/201909:30 AMMeeting Room 2Department of Finance LACO Public
04/03/201910:15 AMMeeting Room 2State Solicitor LACO Public
04/08/201909:15 AMMeeting Room 2Department of the Premier and Cabinet LACO Public
04/08/201910:00 AMMeeting Room 2Department of Treasury LACO Public
04/08/201911:00 AMMeeting Room 2Department of Education LACO Public
04/08/201912:00 PMMeeting Room 2Department of Communities LACO Public
04/10/201910:30 AMMeeting Room 1Main Roads WA; Public Transport Authority Public

 Department of Finance pt.1
 Department of Finance pt.2
 State Solicitor
 Department of the Premier and Cabinet
 Department of Treasury
 Department of Education
 Department of Communities

Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Department of Finance received on 4 Feb 2019
Written Submission by Department of the Premier and Cabinet received on 28 Feb 2019
Written Submission by Department of Education received on 13 Mar 2019
Written Submission by Department of Treasury received on 14 Mar 2019
Written Submission by Department of Communities received on 18 Mar 2019

Related Transcripts of Evidence:

• Evidence by Miss Jodi CANT (Director General, Department of Finance), Miss Kathryn INGHAM (Director, Strategic Advisory Services, Department of Finance), Mr Anthony HALBERG (Director, Policy and Procurement Services, Department of Finance), Mrs Stephanie BLACK (Executive Director, Government Procurement, Department of Finance) and Mr Philip HELBERG (Acting Deputy Director General, Building Management and Works, Department of Finance) on 20/03/2019
• Evidence by Mr Nicholas EGAN (State Solicitor's Office) on 03/04/2019
• Evidence by Mr RICHARD SELLERS (Director General, Department of Transport), Mr ROSS HAMILTON (Executive Director, Major Projects Unit, Public Transport Authority), Mr MARK BURGESS (Managing Director, Public Transport Authority), Mr PETER WORONZOW (Managing Director, Main Roads Western Australia), Mr JOHN CHUNG (Acting Chief Finance Officer, Public Transport Authority), Mr PHILIP D’SOUZA (Acting Executive Director, Finance and Commercial Services, Main Roads Western Australia) on 10/04/2019

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice: