This policy is current as at 17/11/2018 05:59pm, AEDT. Please refer to policy library website (https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library) for an updated version.
The NSW Department of Education (‘the department’) is committed to ensuring value for money when procuring goods, services and works to deliver education to the people of New South Wales.
1.1 The objectives of the department's procurement policy are to:
( * ) An Aboriginal owned business is one that is recognised by an appropriate organisation, such as:
This definition is found in the Aboriginal Procurement Policy.
2.1 The department's procurement policy applies to procurement activities undertaken by staff in NSW public schools, corporate offices and Aboriginal Affairs covered by the department's procurement arrangements. The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is also covered by the department's procurement arrangements.
Procurement is a commercial approach to identifying and implementing business solutions; from the high level strategic thinking and business planning, through to the delivery, implementation and management of contracts that ensure the business objectives are realised.
2.2 The procurement policy does not apply to:
3.2 The legislative and administrative framework includes:
3.3 The department's Simple Procurement Guide, Procurement Manual and Governance Manual are the primary reference documents for staff engaged in the procurement process. See the procurement intranet.
4.1 The department's Secretary is a member of the NSW Procurement Board and retains high-level oversight of the department's procurement activities via the Deputy Secretary with responsibility for procurement.
4.2 The department's Chief Procurement Officer is the accredited procurement authority for the cluster and is responsible for monitoring and reporting the department's compliance with the objectives of this Procurement Policy. The Chief Procurement Officer reports to the Deputy Secretary, who chairs the Procurement Governance Committee.
4.3 The Procurement Governance Committee represents agency and department Portfolio Executives overseeing compliance with the NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework, reviewing the cluster's procurement plans and endorsing its procurement policies and procedures.
4.4 Managers and staff are responsible for ensuring compliance to the Procurement Policy within their own areas of responsibility.
5.1 The Procurement Solutions Directorate Governance Unit is responsible for monitoring and reporting procurement compliance, risks and performance for the cluster, in consultation with the Procurement Governance Committee and key stakeholders.
Director Procurement Governance, phone 02 9244 5320 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This information is current as at 17/11/2018 05:59pm, AEDT. For the most up-to-date information, go to https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/procurement-policy.
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