Buy Queensland update for suppliers!
Buy Queensland 2023 commenced on 1 June, 2023 and represents the latest evolution of Buy Queensland. Buy Queensland 2023 is comprised of the Queensland Procurement Strategy 2023 – Jobs, Economy, Legacy, Confidence and Queensland Procurement Policy 2023 (QPP 2023). If you missed the Buy Queensland 2023 launch update you can access it here. There is a range of supporting documents available for your perusal on the Buy Queensland 2023 landing page, such as the Buy Queensland 2023 Supplier Quick Reference Guide.
Following the policy’s commencement, the Buy Queensland Implementation team hosted some informative webinars for both suppliers and buyers. These were recorded, and the Supplier webinar will be posted to the Buy Queensland – Information for suppliers webpage when the recordings are finalised along with the transcripts and presentation slides.
This edition provides an update on the Queensland Government Supplier Code of Conduct 2023 (the Code), the Growing Queensland Business Roadshows to be held later in the year, and an update on the impending release of the Queensland Government Arrangements Directory.
Queensland Government Supplier Code of Conduct 2023
Applying from 1 June 2023, the Code sets out the expectations that government has of businesses that want to sell their goods or services to the government, and outlines what constitutes an ethical supplier.
The QPP 2023 states our intent to do business with ethically, environmentally and socially responsible suppliers, as part of applying a responsible public procurement approach. This includes applying requirements regarding the Code.
Suppliers should be on the lookout for updated requirements in invitation and contract documentation related to compliance with the Code. These requirements help to level the playing field for those suppliers that comply with our ethical, social and environmental expectations.
Growing Queensland Business Roadshows
|One-off Growing Queensland Business Roadshow event||2023 Growing Queensland Business Roadshow|
|On 27 April 2023, Queensland Government Procurement, Department of Energy and Public Works held a special one-off Growing Queensland Business Roadshow at Brisbane City Hall.|
With more than 90 people in attendance, the event was a great opportunity to learn more about a range of procurement topics and included information on doing business with government and greening your business.
The Roadshow also provided tendering tips, and an insight into the concept of procurement for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
|Our 2023 Growing Queensland Business Roadshow series will be delivered around Queensland in October and November 2023.|
Whether you are a large and experienced business or smaller-scale and new to the game, the Roadshows will have something for you.
Come along and discover a multitude of tools you could use to build your business now and into the future.
Stay informed about upcoming Roadshows via the ‘find out more’ button below including information on how to register for these events.
Release of the Queensland Government Arrangements Directory
Queensland Government Procurement has been working with our stakeholders to develop a new and improved Queensland Contracts Directory, designed with your needs in mind.
The new system is called the ‘Queensland Government Arrangements Directory’ and features a modern and use-friendly interface, making navigation effortless and efficient.
Here are some of the key improvements you can expect:
- Streamlined Interface: Our revamped directory offers a simple and intuitive design, ensuring a seamless experience for suppliers like you.
- Improved Search and Filtering: We have enhanced the search and filtering capabilities, enabling you to quickly find relevant procurement arrangements.
- Expiry and Renewal Notifications: You will now be able to see when arrangements are approaching their expiry date and becoming due for renewal, ensuring you never miss an opportunity.
- Comprehensive Arrangement Details: We have expanded the available information for each arrangement, including how to find out what government is buying.
- Contact information: Contact details for each arrangement are now provided, allowing you to communicate directly with the relevant department or contact person.
We are excited to bring the Queensland Government Arrangements Directory into its next phase and can announce that it will be released on 31 July 2023. The directory will be accessible via its new webpage: https://qgad.epw.qld.gov.au/.