|Title:||Chief Procurement Officer to Review All Proposed Engagements for Professional Consultancy Services in WA Health Valued Over $50,000|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0547/14|
|Date of issue:||Thursday, 14 August 2014|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||Outlines the new process and requirements to be followed for engagements of professional consultants valued over $50,000|
|Applicable to:||This Operational Directive applies to all WA Health|
|Framework:||Procurement Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 1 August 2014 to 1 August 2019|
|Review date:||1 August 2019|
|Authorised by:||Professor Bryant Stokes, A/Director General, Department of Health WA, 01-Aug-2014|
|Print version:||View print version|
Chief Procurement Officer to Review All Proposed Engagements for Professional Consultancy Services in WA Health Valued Over $50,000
To ensure the engagement of consultants is undertaken in an effective manner which achieves best value for money. This includes specific and active performance management as opposed to engaging consultants on an hourly rate without clearly defined objectives and deliverables.
It is mandatory that WA Health complies with this Operational Directive.
This Operational Directive applies to all WA Health entities and shared services including:
To ensure more value for money, the OCPO has introduced a peer review service for the engagement of professional services within WA Health. This service is designed to complement the current Premier’s Circular requirement to obtain approval from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (DPC) for professional consultancy services valued over $50,000.
For the purpose of this Operational Directive, a consultant is considered to be any person engaged on a fee-for-service basis to provide strategic advice for Government to act on.
It does not include contractors who are engaged to provide a service that does not involve the provision of management advice to Government. Nor does it include functional advice for agencies to act on such as reviews of departmental computing needs, management audits or tender assessments.
For engagements of professional consultancy services valued over $50,000 across WA Health, the following process is to occur:
The OCPO will maintain a Professional Consultancy Services Register to monitor all engagements requested.
The OCPO is responsible for communicating this new requirement and ensuring WA Health officers are adequately trained.
Professor Bryant Stokes
This circular last updated: Thursday, 14 August 2014 at 9:54am