When we use the word probity, we are referring to the integrity, the transparency and honesty of a process. As Government agencies and departments work more closely with the private sector, processes can become more challenging.
Today we see a greater focus on procurement partnerships, panels and a desire for a fairer marketplace. We see contract complexity and the need for agility and change. Having the confidence to navigate that change and creating opportunities instead of letting threats shut down processes and people is vital!
Confidence comes with knowledge.
Procurement and Contracts Division is experienced in managing probity concerns in all tiers of government. We have a carefully considered rationale when it comes to providing probity services.
Here is a breakdown of our closely held values:
- Careful planning and risk management at every stage
- Being there every step of the way with clients in order to reach a mutual and beneficial understanding of probity now and in the future
- Giving every customer a sense of value for their money
- Inspiring confidence in the probity process
- Remaining transparent and efficient on every probity issue that may arise
Procurement and Contracts Division considers the following when providing probity advice:
We don’t want you to be in the dark when it comes to probity. Instead, we lay it all on the line and document the reasons for any decisions or advice. This way, you know the Why, not just the What.
If you need some reassurance on the way we’re managing your project during the procurement phase, let us know and we’ll fill you in or provide a mentor.
We’re constantly working to improve on the procurement process, passing our input on to reduce probity risk and ensuring we cultivate initiative within organisations to deal with these.
Our agency staff are equipped to confidently handle procurement with minimal issues.
We jump at the opportunity to educate an organisation’s staff on the ins and outs of probity, promoting the best probity practices. We regularly implement our Probity Practice Notes as well as a range of outlines to help staff along the way.
Value for Money
For procurement that are less complex, we ensure that suitably cost-effective and efficient probity practitioner services are used.