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 and published on the SAPC website on 6 February 2020.

Government's Response to the Final Report

The Government's response to the Stage 2 report was released on 6 February 2020 and 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