Procurement and Contract Management Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to WA health system entities.

Integrity Statement
WA health system entities must conduct procurement activities to the highest standards of integrity, probity and accountability.

In complying with this Policy, WA health system entities must ensure that:

  • all decisions regarding procurement are made by an appropriately authorised officer, and are transparent and capable of review
  • all conflicts of interest are identified, declared and managed in the public interest
  • the principles of consistency, impartiality and confidentiality are upheld
  • adequate records are maintained to provide for scrutiny and review of decisions.

WA health system entities must comply with all requirements related to the use of the mandatory Conflicts of Interest Policy, and the Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy, including requirements to use the mandatory systems to register, declare and seek approval for any conflicts of interest that arise or gifts received.

Please refer to the Integrity Policy Framework for further details.

Description: 

This Policy sets out the minimum process, documentation and governance requirements for procurement and contract management activities undertaken by WA health system entities. WA health system entities must conduct procurement and contract management activities to the highest standards of integrity, probity and accountability.

WA health system entities must ensure their procurement of goods, services and works, including associated procurement activities are conducted in accordance with:

(a) General Procurement Direction 2021/01 – Western Australian Procurement Rules (Procurement Rules); and
(b) for Health Service Providers, the delegation from the Department of Health’s Chief Executive Officer to Health Service Provider officers under the Health Services Act 2016 for capital and maintenance works of public health service facilities. 

This Policy should be read in conjunction with the Procurement Rules and the Western Australian Government’s Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Procurement Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(d) of the Health Services Act 2016. This Policy should be read in conjunction with the Integrity Policy Framework and the Procurement Policy Framework.

This Policy supersedes MP 0003/16 Procurement and Contract Management Policy and MP 0013/16 Works Procurement Policy.

Date of effect: 02 June 2021

Policy Framework

Related documents

Supporting information