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

Initial Consultation

The issues paper supports interested parties and stakeholders to participate in stage 2 of the inquiry into the South Australian Government’s procurement policies and processes.  It highlights the key issues as understood by the Commission, and request submissions to enhance the Commission’s understanding of the issues.

The Commission seeks evidence and experience, as well as views on the matters identified in the issues paper. It is also interested to learn of other matters relevant to the terms of reference that may have been misunderstood.

The Commission will publish every submission it receives on its website unless it is determined by the Commission as being confidential, offensive, potentially defamatory, beyond the scope of the inquiry's terms of reference, or an abuse of process.  The Commission’s approach to confidential submissions is addressed in detail on page 4 of the issues paper.  This approach supports the Commission’s commitment to transparency, and enables other parties interested in the inquiry to consider contributors' views unless there is a valid reason why those views should not be shared beyond the Commission.

Next Steps

Following consideration of initial submissions, the Commission will release a draft report in August detailing evidence, key findings and draft recommendations.  Further consultation to test these findings and to gather additional evidence will follow the draft report’s publication.



Giselle Oruga
T: 08 8226 7764

Inquiry Lead

Dr Matthew Butlin, Presiding Commissioner
T: 08 8226 6448

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