Works Procurement Policy

Applicable to: Health Service Providers


The Department of Health’s Chief Executive Officer (the Department CEO), as System Manager is empowered to undertake the procurement of capital and maintenance works through an Agency Specific Procurement Direction issued to the Department of Health by the Minister for Finance under section 22 of the Procurement Act 2020. In turn, the Department CEO has delegated this power to officers within Health Service Providers so as to enable capital and maintenance works to be undertaken across the WA health system.

The Works Procurement Policy establishes uniform process and governance requirements that apply to Health Service Providers, and support works procurements.

This Policy sets out the principles which must be applied when capital and maintenance works (hereafter referred to as ‘Works’) are undertaken by Health Service Providers. It also defines the nature of Works which are suitable to be undertaken by Health Service Providers, and the requirements governing how the Department of Finance can be engaged to undertake Works. 


Type of Amendment Date of Effect Description of Amendment
Major Amendment 15 May 2017
  • Provision for CPO to grant exemptions to section 3.2 scope restrictions.
  • Addition of General Conditions, and Service Delivery Procedures to website.
Major Amendment 5 October 2017
  • Responsibility for granting exemptions from section 3.2 scope restrictions now moved to the Director, Health Infrastructure Unit (HIU).
  • Minor update to make clear that the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) is a Health Support Services (HSS) position.
  • Appendix 1 OEC amended to update value limit for exemption to engaging with Aboriginal businesses.
Major Amendment 2 January 2019
  • References to Authorisations Schedule replaced with Instrument of Authorisation.
  • Policy application section amended to apply systemwide, instead of listing individual Health Service Providers.
  • Appendix 1 updated to align with current State Supply Council (SSC) Policy. See Document control (section 9) of Policy for detail.
Major Amendment 12 August 2019
  • Grounds for exemption as set out in Appendix 1 have been amended to be consistent with the Procurement and Contract Management Policy.
  • Position reference identifying who grants exemptions from scope requirements under this Policy has been updated to reflect organisational structure change.
  • See Document control (section 9) of Policy for further minor amendment detail.

Date of effect: 05 October 2017

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