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An inquiry into public sector procurement of goods and services and its vulnerability to corrupt practice


Inquiry status:Current
Date commenced:22 Nov 2017
Tabling date:28 Nov 2019
Deadline for submissions:15 Mar 2018
Committee:Joint Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission
House:Joint
Media Statements:No Media Statements released
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:An inquiry into public sector procurement of goods and services and its vulnerability to corrupt practice

The committee will examine:-
1. The adequacy and nature of oversight mechanisms, policies and guidelines for procurement within the WA public sector to prevent corruption and serious misconduct;
2. The profile and training of public sector personnel engaged in procurement;
3. Corruption prevention and risk strategies deployed in WA Public Sector agencies;
4. The sufficiency and use of sanctions for individuals found to have engaged in corrupt and serious misconduct in procurement duties;
5. Best corruption prevention practices in procurement from other jurisdictions;
6. Reform to current legal and administrative practices in the area of procurement to prevent and reduce the risk of corruption;
7. Adequacy of whistleblowing protections in the context of allegations of corruption in procurement.

Call for submissions.pdfCall for submissions.pdf

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
09 May 201810:00 AMLegislative Committee Office Room 1Mr John Langoulant AO
27 Jun 201810:15 AMLegislative Assembly Meeting Room (Parliament House)Department of FinanceMrs Stephanie Black (Acting Director General), Miss Kathryn Ingham (Director, Strategic Advisory Services), Mr Richard Mann (Executive Director, Stratetgic Projects) and Mr Anthony Halberg (Director, Policy and Procurement Services)
27 Jun 201810:15 AMLegislative Assembly Meeting Room (Parliament House)Department of FinanceMs Stephanie Black (A/Director General), Ms Kate Ingham (Director, Strategic Advisory Services), Mr Tony Halberg (Director, Policy and Procurement Services, Building Management and Works) and Mr Richard Mann (Executive Director Strategic Projects)
17 Sep 201812:30 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Department of TransportMr Nina Lyhne (Acting Director General), Mr Steve Beyer (Acting Managing Director), Mr Craig Shepherd (Director, Procurement and Fleet Managment) and Mrs Natasha Thomas (Budget Management Director)
17 Sep 201801:45 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Department of Transport and Main Roads WAMr Nina Lyhne (Acting Director General), Mr Peter Woronzow (Acting Managing Director) and Mr Philip D'Souza (Acting Executive Director, Finance and Commericial Services)
17 Sep 201803:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Department of Transport and Public Transport AuthorityMs Nina Lyhne (Acting Director General), Mr Mark Burgess (Managing Director) and Mr Kevin Kirk (Executive Director Finance and Contracts)
10 Oct 201810:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Courrption and Crime Commission WAHon. John McKechnie, QC (Commissioner), Mr Ray Warnes (Chief Executive) and Ms Kirsten Nelson (Acting Director Assessment and Strategy Development)
17 Oct 201810:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of HealthDr David Russell-Weisz (Director General), Mr Rob Toms (Chief Executive, Health Support Service), Mr Mark Thompson (Chief Procurement Officer, Health Support Service) and Mr Leon McIvor (Acting Assistant Director General, Strategy and Governance Division)
07 Nov 201810:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Public Sector CommissionMs Sharyn O’Neill (Commissioner), Mr Lindsay Warner (Executive Director, Workforce Performance & Renewal), Mr Eamon Ryan (Executive Director, Conduct and Compliance) and Ms Tamara Findlay – Assistant Director, Sector Performance & Reporting)
26 Nov 201810:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 2Ms Christine Tonkin
20 Mar 201910:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Public Sector CommissionMs Sharyn O'Neill (Public Sector Commissioner), Mr Eamon Ryan (Executive Director, Integrity and Risk), Mr Lindsay Warner (Acting Executive Director, Policy and Data Analytics) and Ms Melissa Travers (PSC Legal Officer)
03 Apr 201910:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Mr Ross Emerson
10 Apr 201910:15 AMLegislative Assembly Meeting Room (Parliament House)Office of the Auditor GeneralMs Caroline Spencer (Auditor General), Ms Sandra Labuschagne (Deputy Auditor General) and Mr Jason Beeley (Assistant Auditor General)
08 May 201910:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Main Roads WAMr Richard Sellers (Commissioner), Mr Peter Woronzow (Managing Director) and Mr Philip D'Souza (Acting Executive Director, Finance and Commercial Services)
15 May 201909:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of HealthDr Russell-Weisz (Director General), Dr Robyn Lawrence (Chief Executive of North Metropolitan Health Service), Mrs Liz Macleod (Chief Executive of East Metropolitan Health Service), Mr Mark Thompson (Health Support Services Chief Procurement Officer), Mrs Angie Spaziani (Department of Health's, Director System Wide Integrity Services) and Dr Andrew Robertson (Chief Health Officer, Assistant Director General, Public and Aboriginal Health)
12 Jun 201910:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1Department of FinanceMs Jodi Cant (Director General), Mr Andrew Davy (Acting Director, Strategic Advisory Services), Mrs Stephanie Black (Executive Director, Government Procurement), Mr Mark Bryden (Director, Strategic Issues) and Mr Phil Helberg (Acting Deputy Director General, Building Management and Works)
23 Oct 201910:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee Office - Meeting Room 1State Tender Review CommitteeMs Cassandra Ahearne (Deputy Chair), Mrs Susanne Harris (Committee Member), Ms Beata Bialozor-Kurtis (Committee Member), Ms Angela Corbett (Committee Member), Mr Keith Van Dongen (Committee Member), Mr Liam Carren (Committee Member), Miss Kathryn Abbott (Executive Support and Policy and Practice Adviser) and Mr Mark Thompson (Committee Member)
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Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr John LANGOULANT (Special Inquirer, Inquiry into Government Programs and Projects) on 9 May 2018
Evidence by.. Mrs Stephanie BLACK (Acting Director General), Miss Kathryn INGHAM (Director, Strategic Advisory Services,) Mr Richard MANN (Executive Director, Strategic Projects) Mr Anthony HALBERG (Director, Policy and Procurement Services) on 27 Jun 2018
Evidence by.. Ms Nina Lyhne (Acting Director General, Department of Transport), Mr Steve Beyer (Acting Managing Director, Department of Transport), Mr Craig Shepherd (Director, Procurement and Fleet Management, Department of Transport) and Mrs Natasha Thomas (Budget Management Director, Department of Transport) on 17 Sep 2018
Evidence by.. Ms Nina Lyhne (Acting Director General, Department of Transport), Mr Mark Burgess (Managing Director, Public Transport Authority) and Mr Kevin Kirk (Executive Director, Finance and Contracts, Public Transport Authority) on 17 Sep 2018
Evidence by.. Ms Nina Lyhne (Acting Director General, Department of Transport), Mr Peter Woronzow (Acting Managing Director, Main Roads Western Australia) and Mr Philip D'Souza (Acting Executive Director, Finance and Commercial Services, Main Roads Western Australia) on 17 Sep 2018
Evidence by.. Mr John McKechnie (Commissioner, Corruption and Crime Commission), Mr Raymond Warnes (Chief Executive) and Ms Kirsten Nelson (Acting Director, Assessment and Strategy Development) on 10 Oct 2018
Evidence by.. Dr David Russell-Weisz (Director General, Department of Health), Mr Robert Toms (Chief Executive, Health Support Services, Department of Health), Mr Leon McIvor (Acting Assistant Director General, Strategy and Governance Division) and Mr Mark Thompson (Chief Procurement Officer, Health Support Services) on 17 Oct 2018
Evidence by.. Ms Sharyn O'Neill (Public Sector Commissioner), Ms Tamara Findlay (Acting Director, Public Sector Commission), Mr Eamon Ryan (Executive Director, Conduct and Compliance, Public Sector Commission) and Mr Lindsay Warner (Acting Executive Director, Public Sector Commission) on 7 Nov 2018
Evidence by.. Ms Christine Tonkin (Public Procurement Reform Expert) on 26 Nov 2018
Evidence by.. Ms Sharyn O'Neill (Commissioner, Public Sector Commission), Mr Eamon Ryan (Executive Director, Integrity and Risk, Public Sector Commission), Mr Lindsay Warner (Acting Executive Director, Policy and Data Analytics, Public Sector Commission) and Ms Melissa Travers (Legal Officer, Public Sector Commission) on 20 Mar 2019
Evidence by.. Mr Ross Emerson (Private Citizen) on 3 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. Ms Caroline Spencer (Auditor General, Office of the Auditor General) and Mr Jason Beeley (Assistant Auditor General, Performance Audit, Office of the Auditor General) on 10 Apr 2019
Evidence by.. Mr Richard Sellers (Director General, Department of Transport), Mr Peter Woronzow (Managing Director, Main Roads Western Australia) and Mr Philip D'Souza (Acting Executive Director, Finance and Commerical Services, Main Roads Western Australia) on 8 May 2019
Evidence by.. Dr David Russell-Weisz (Director General, Department of Health), Dr Andrew Robertson (Chief Health Officer, Assistant Director General, Public and Aboriginal Health, Department of Health), Dr Robyn Lawrence (Chief Executive, North Metropolitan Health Service), Mrs Elizabeth MacLeod (Chief Executive, East Metropolitan Health Service), Mr Mark Thompson (Chief Procurement Officer, Health Support Services) and Mrs Angela Spaziani (Director, System-wide Integrity, Department of Health) on 15 May 2019
Evidence by.. Ms Jodi Cant (Director General, Department of Finance), Mrs Stephanie Black (Executive Director, Government Procurement, Department of Finance), Mr Mark Bryden (Director, Strategic Issues, Department of Finance), Mr Phil Helberg (Acting Deputy Director General, Building Management and Works) and Mr Andrew Davy (Acting Director, Strategic Advisory Services, Government Procurement, Department of Finance) on 12 Jun 2019
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