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​​​​​​​​​Financial Management Act 2016

New Treasurer's Instructions
The Financial Management Act 2016 came into effect 1 July 2019 and along with it, the revised Treasurer’s Instructions (TIs) relating to procurement, disposal and contracting are also now effective.   The new TIs are available on the Treasury website here

Better Practice Guidelines​
Better Practice Guides are also now available here.  The BPG’s have been structured to follow the TIs sequentially and provide useful guidance regarding the application of the new TIs. The BPGs replace guidance (grey text) information previously included in the TIs as well as some of the guidance information previously included on the Purchasing website.   ​

Crown Law template documents
The Office of the Crown Solicitor has updated all of the template procurement documents to align with the new Treasurer’s Instructions. The templates can be accessed  here​.

 For assistance in relation to any of the above, please contact the Procurement Unit at Procurement, Risk and Contact Management Branch, Department of Treasury and Finance. Contact details are set out below. 
 
(Dated 1 July 2019)

 


Procurement Improvement Project

To support the introduction of the Financial Management Act 2016 and the revised Treasurer's Instructions (referred to above) a project to review, revise and redevelop all of the associated procurement information, resources and documentation.  

The aim of this project is to:

  • provide relevant, contemporary and useful information and resources to assist agencies in undertaking procurement processes;
  • reduce and remove duplication of information and processes; and
  • refresh information, documentation and resources.
Significant work towards this has already commenced with some key changes made as follows:
  • changes to this website to include a process flowchart linking to the relevant TIs and a significant reduction of the volume of information contained on Buying for Government with much of this information being now located in the Better Practice Guidelines (referred to above);
  • a new Procurement Plan developed to replace the previous Procurement Authorisation and Plan and Evaluation and Probity templates.  It is designed for use in all procurements and can be tailored to suit agency needs or circumstance;
  • a new Evaluation Report template developed to replace the previous evaluation report template.  The template is designed for use for all procurements and can be tailored to suit the needs of agencies; and
  • significant amendments to the template procurement checklists to simplify the documents and provide more guidance. These checklists can be adapted to suit agency’s needs.
The Procurement Plan, and Evaluation Report and checklists operate interactively, eliminating the duplication of information previously required by the template documents.

The Department of Treasury and Finance will continue to work on this project in the coming months and this will likely include redesigning or redeveloping the Purchasing website.  As part of this project we will be seeking feedback from agencies regarding areas for improvement.

Questions and comments are welcomed and can be made by contacting the Procurement Unit at Procurement​, Risk and Contact Management Branch, Department of Treasury and Finance. Contact details are set out below.

 
(Dated 1 July 2019)

 

 


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Procurement Unit
Neil Thristan (Manager)
GPO Box 147
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: (03) 6166 4049
Email: purchasing@treasury.tas.gov.au

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