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

Notice of Inquiry

The terms of reference for the expanded inquiry covers capital procurement and all procurement by prescribed public authorities listed in the State Procurement Regulations 2005. All public authorities subject to the State Procurement Act 2004 continue to be in scope. The South Australian Government has asked the Commission to address time and costs associated with the procurement process, compliance by public authorities with the procurement framework, governance and reporting arrangements (including Public Private Partnerships), risk management and the evaluation of supplier bids, the effectiveness of the Industry Participation Policy, and contemporary procurement practices.

The terms of reference provide that “the Commission should consult with a cross section of businesses operating in South Australia, the Small Business Commissioner, Industry Advocate, State Procurement Board, key business associations and industry representation (including unions), as part of the public engagement process. Engagement should also occur with the Public Works Committee of Parliament.”

The Commission will release an issues paper shortly after the final report for stage 1 is submitted to the Premier.

The Premier has directed that a draft report be made available for the stage 2 of the Procurement Inquiry by August 2019 and final report by 8 November 2019.


Giselle Oruga
T: 08 8226 7764

Inquiry Lead

Dr Matthew Butlin, Presiding Commissioner
T: 08 8226 6448

Closing date for submissions

How to make a submission