C.5 Government Contracting

Procurement Governance

The Directorate has continued working with its Whole of Government delivery partners Major Projects Canberra (MPC) and Procurement ACT (PACT) within Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) to ensure continued compliance to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, Government Procurement Act 2001, Government Procurement Regulation 2007 and Secure Local Jobs
Code (2019).

The Directorate updated and implemented its new Procurement and Contract Management Framework (PCMF) in May 2021. The PCMF aims to improve staff awareness and compliance with procurement regulations.

Social Procurement

Justice and Community Services (JACS) The Directorate is committed to ensuring social procurement values are included the Directorate's procurement activities to maximise the social dividend outcomes for the community. The new JACS Procurement and Contract Management Framework (PCMF) incorporates the latest whole of government social procurement policies including the charter of procurement values.

A positive example of social procurements achievements is that the Directorate has exceeded the on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander target spend of 1.5% in 2020-21. The total expenditure in 2020-21 was $1.425 million which represents 2.85% of the Directorate’s addressable in compliance of this policy.

Government Contracting

The online ACT Government Contracts Register records contracts with suppliers of goods, services and works, with a value of $25 000 or more. A full search of the Directorate contracts notified with an execution date from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 can be made at https://www.tenders.act.gov.au/contract/search.

Creative Services Panel

The Creative Services Panel is a whole of government arrangement for the purchase of creative services (for example advertising, communications and engagement etc).

During 2020-21, Justice and Community Safety Directorate spent a total of $506 466 through the panel which included the acquisition of advertising, graphic design and recruitment services.