Australian Government Must Strive to Be Model Clients
For a contract to design a public facility worth $320,000, one architectural firm reports spending $9,000 simply to prepare their bid.
WA Public Sector Contracting Must be Cleaned Up
“here are underlying systematic issues that mean that most of the projects were subject to an environment needing improvement and reform.”
Getting the Contract Right
A key part of any procurement activity, particularly in the construction and infrastructure sector, is to get the contract right.
Building Contracts – Important Things to Look Out For
If you are about to enter into, or have already entered into, a building contract in relation to a residential building, there are some critical things...
What Makes a Good Sustainable Procurement Policy?
The recently-launched ISO 20400 standard, Sustainable Procurement – Guidance, is a powerful new tool for all involved in the business of procurement.
Clarifying Infrastructure Procurement in NSW
Infrastructure procurement is a complex and constantly evolving network of law, policies and codes.
Building a Third Construction Sector Through Sustainable Procurement
No matter what political position one takes, it is apparent that neither capitalism nor government intervention has succeeded in addressing the growing tide of social and...
VIC:Government Defends ‘Dud’ Melbourne Tunnel
The Victorian government is standing by allegedly flawed modelling which it's using to underpin the planned $5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel.
Australia’s Natural Advantage
We are a lucky country with many natural advantages including abundant space, resourcefulness and imagination, but today we need courage to take nothing for granted.
Social Value: The New Currency in Construction and Infrastructure
Recent major project awards have vividly illustrated that it is no longer good enough to offer the cheapest price to win a bid - you must...
Downer EDI JV Grabs $312m Contract
A joint venture between engineering group Downer EDI and Ausenco has secured a contract for engineering, procurement and construction work at Oz Minerals' Carrapateena copper gold...