Steps in process:

  1. Notice of Inquiry31 Oct 2018
  2. Issues Paper16 Nov 2018
  3. Initial ConsultationNov - Dec 2018
  4. Draft Report25 Mar 2019
  5. Report ConsultationMar - Apr 2019
  6. Final Report17 May 2019 - current step

Final Report

The Commission conducted an inquiry into the efficiency and effectiveness of State Government goods and services procurement. The Stage 1 report examined the existing procurement framework and considered insights from other jurisdictions to identify reform options that improve procurement practices to positively impact on business and employment.


As per the terms of reference, the Stage 1 report was delivered to the Premier on 17 May 2019 and was published on the SAPC website on 9 August 2019.

The publication of this report is within the timelines established for the release of SAPC inquiries which is within 90 days of presenting the inquiry report to the Premier. In this case, the final date for releasing the report would have been 15 August 2019.

Government's Response to the Final Report

The Government's response to the Stage 1 report can be found at the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website.


Giselle Oruga
T: 08 8226 7764

Inquiry Lead

Dr Matthew Butlin, Presiding Commissioner
T: 08 8226 6448