The department has developed a Corporate Procurement Plan 2014 - 2018 498K and procurement profile 865K 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 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 . 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. Purchases made by Parents & Citizens Associations are to follow the Purchasing Policies and Procedures for P&Cs .
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 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 , P&Cs Queensland , Queensland Secondary Principals' Association (high schools) and Queensland Association of State School Principals (primary schools).
To better understand how to bid for government business, refer to the How to supply to government guide or contact the departmental contacts below.
For more information about Purchasing and Procurement, please contact:
Phone: 1300 366 612
Email: Corporate Procurement
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 is a division of the Department of Education and Training 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.
The Division manages a range of vocational education and training (VET) procurement strategies under the following programs:
User Choice - provides funding for accredited training for apprentices and trainees in Queensland
Certificate 3 Guarantee - 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 - a new pilot program aimed at assisting non-qualified workers to gain a trade qualification
Training Places for Single and Teenage Parents - 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 for program details and eligibility requirements.
This page was last reviewed on 25 Feb 2015