Procurement Policy and Plan
The Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) is committed to ensuring its procurement activities deliver value for money and are directed towards the achievement of objectives outlined in the Queensland Procurement Policy.
To set out the OIC’s approach to procurement.
3 Effective Date
29 March 2018
- Queensland Procurement Policy
- Financial Accountability Act 2009
- Financial and Performance Management Standard 2009
This policy applies to all officers employed by, or engaged on behalf of the OIC, including consultants and contractors.
- The OIC will conduct its procurement activities in accordance with the Queensland Procurement Policy.
- The OIC recognises that procurement activities differ in their complexity and risk, and will align its procurement strategies accordingly.
- Where appropriate, whole-of-government or common access arrangements are to be utilised to procure common goods and services. Where common goods and/or services are unable to be procured through such arrangements, or where it is not appropriate to utilise such arrangements, sourcing options include:
- limited offer procurement
- selective offer
- open offer procurement.
- Individual procurement plans will be developed prior to the commencement of significant procurement activities.
7 OIC Procurement Function
Reflective of the size and function of the OIC, there is no stand-alone procurement function.
Procurement activities are undertaken by OIC staff in accordance with directions and delegations of the Information Commissioner. Responsibilities of key OIC staff are outlined below.
|Director, Engagement and Corporate Services (DECS)|
Right to Information Commissioner
|Business Services Manager|
|Senior Finance Officer|
The OIC is committed to good procurement governance and will ensure appropriate controls are in place reflecting the scope and risk associated with different procurement activities. Control strategies include:
- ensuring appropriate delegations are in place
- separation of activities (relevant to the scale and risk of the activity)
- regular monitoring of OIC expenditure
Complaints about procurement activities will be managed in accordance with the OIC’s Complaints Management Procedure.
Unless otherwise defined, terms in this policy have the meanings prescribed in the Queensland Procurement Policy.