Steps in process:

  1. Notice of Inquiry15 Feb 2019
  2. Issues Paper5 Jun 2019
  3. Initial ConsultationJun/Jul 2019
  4. Draft Report30 Aug 2019
  5. Report ConsultationSep 2019
  6. Final Report8 Nov 2019 - current step

Final Report

The Commission’s inquiry into government procurement was divided into two stages. The Stage 1 report dealt with goods and services procurement as defined in the State Procurement Act 2004 and the State Procurement Regulations 2005.

The Stage 2 report examined construction procurement and all procurement by prescribed public authorities.  It also considered the broader system governance issues as these issues required a whole of system review.

Each stage of the inquiry was governed by essentially the same terms of reference; the only difference being a larger scope of activities. The terms of reference with the expanded scope is available here.


The Stage 2 final report was delivered to the Premier on 8 November 2019.

Next Steps

Consistent with Premier and Cabinet Circular (PC) 046, the final report will be published on this website within 90 days.


Giselle Oruga
T: 08 8226 7764

Inquiry Lead

Dr Matthew Butlin, Presiding Commissioner
T: 08 8226 6448

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