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By Public Sector Network
Published on October 22, 2019

Procurement’s primary aim is to spend the organisation’s money well; increasing buying power, streamlining processes, increasing accountability and transparency whilst fuelling greater decision-making competence.

The Commonwealth procurement policy changes in the past 18 months have made public sector professionals re-assess and re-design their procurement thinking and practices. Now the Government has to factor in two additional considerations: making more opportunities available to SMEs and engagement in social procurement initiatives.

Procurement conversations have radically changed from being a predominantly cost-driven exercise to one that takes into consideration other positive aspects of a supplier’s offering.
This new approach to procurement takes place against a backdrop of technological advancement; one that allows better alignment and collaboration between different departments and divisions within the government organisation.

The Public Sector Procurement Transformation Conference focuses on strategies to enable major, and long-term improvements to procurement teams.

Teresa Scott, Executive Director at Australasian Procurement and Construction Council takes a moment to chat to PSN-TV in this behind the scenes interview.

Oct 22, 2019 | 3:39 Duration

Interview with Terresa Scott, Executive Director, APCC