This policy is current as at 22/02/2018 09:43am, 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.
The objectives of the department’s procurement policy are to:
(*) A ‘recognised Aboriginal business’ is one which
This definition is used in the NSW Procurement Board Direction 2013 – 04: Scope for government agencies to support Aboriginal businesses.
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 Board of Studies, Teaching & Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) 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.
The procurement policy does not apply to:
The legislative and administrative framework includes:
Current whole of government policy, Premier's Memoranda and relevant NSW Treasury Policy and Circular requirements.
Procurement board directions and relevant board statements and policy frameworks
Agency Accreditation Scheme(s) for procurement, international obligation requirements under free trade and procurement agreements
Charter of Construction Procurement Principles
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.
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.
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.
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.
Managers and staff are responsible for ensuring compliance to the Procurement Policy within their own areas of responsibility.
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 email@example.com.
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