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Purchasing and Procurement

The department undertakes its purchasing and procurement activities in accordance with the Queensland Procurement Policy External Link and the Purchasing and Procurement Procedures External Link.

The department has developed a Corporate Procurement Plan 2012 - 2016 Adobe PDF document to express the objectives of the procurement function and strategies to achieve better outcomes.

For purchases up to the value of $100,000, this activity is undertaken by purchasing officers located in schools, TAFE, regional and corporate offices. Purchasing staff are required to follow the department's Purchasing and Procurement procedure External Link when purchasing goods and services for their school or business area. Where a department or Queensland Government supply arrangement is available, this is the first option for purchasing goods and services. Many of these supply arrangements are listed on the Queensland Contracts Directory External Link. If a supply arrangement is not available, the purchase is to be sourced in accordance with the department's minimum quotation requirements. The applicable departmental purchase terms and conditions are used for these supply agreements and should be referenced on any purchase order issued.

For procurements over the value of $100,000, including the establishment of standing offer and pre-qualified supplier arrangements, this activity is undertaken by procurement delegates located in the central corporate procurement and capital works areas. The procurement strategy most appropriate to the delivery of the best procurement outcome is determined based on an assessment of complexity, scope, opportunities and risk associated with procurement objectives, as well as the level of competition in the supply market. The applicable Government terms and conditions External Link are used for these supply agreements. The department uses the QTender system to advertise and manage open invitations to the market.

Suppliers who would like the opportunity to bid for inclusion in a departmental supply arrangement, should register on the QTender website for notification of business opportunities. In addition, suppliers may like to market products and services directly to schools or business areas through their preferred marketing method or by placing an advertisement in Education Views, the department's online newsletter. Associations that may also be useful in marketing products to schools include School Business Managers' Association of Queensland External Link, P&Cs Queensland External Link, Queensland Secondary Principals' Association External Link (high schools) and Queensland Association of State School Principals External Link (primary schools).

To better understand how to bid for government business, refer to the How to supply to government guide External Link or contact the departmental contacts below.

Contact

Corporate Procurement

For more information about Purchasing and Procurement, please contact:

Corporate Procurement
Phone: 1300 366 612
Email: Corporate Procurement

Capital Works & Infrastructure Management (Facilities)

Capital Works
Bruce Duncan, Manager Capital Projects Unit
Phone: (07) 3237 3976

Infrastructure Procurement and Contract Management Unit
Troy Kenny, Manager
Phone: (07) 3237 0885
Email: Procurement Facilities

Skills Investment and Market Strategy

Skills Investment and Market Strategy is a division of the Department of Education, Training and Employment responsible for leading the development of strategies to meet the skilling needs of industry through the effective allocation of public funding for vocational education and training.

An ambitious reform program has been released to reform vocational education and training in Queensland under Great skills. Real opportunities. External Link

The Division manages a range of vocational education and training (VET) procurement strategies under the following programs:

User Choice External Link - provides funding for accredited training for apprentices and trainees in Queensland

Certificate 3 Guarantee External Link - allows eligible Queenslanders to obtain their first post-school certificate level III qualification including fee free training opportunities for school leavers

Registered Trade Skills Pathway External Link - a new pilot program aimed at assisting non-qualified workers to gain a trade qualification

Training Places for Single and Teenage Parents External Link - aims to improve the job readiness of eligible single and teenage parents in receipt of a parenting payment.

For further information visit the Training website External Link for program details and eligibility requirements.

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