CCF National has provided a Federal Parliamentary Committee with a comprehensive submission on behalf of industry on the steps needed to improve how the Australian Government procures federally funded infrastructure. To download the submission, click here.
The inquiry is being held after extensive lobbying by CCF National on the need to improve infrastructure procurement practices, and is timely in light of the Federal Government’s $110 billion 10 year rolling infrastructure investment program and the recent announcement of an additional $15.2 billion towards infrastructure in the 2021-2022 budget.
CCF National’s recent report Rebuilding Australia, A Plan for a Civil Infrastructure Led Recovery, identified procurement reform as a key priority for government and supports many of the CCF’s recommendations. These recommendations include:
- Sustained infrastructure spending
- Supporting for collaborative Contracting Models
- Enhancing Australia Sovereign Capability
- Strengthening the Industry’s Employment and Workforce Capability
- Debt Funding to Increase Infrastructure Investment
- In-House Capability of Procurement Agencies
- Best Practice Planning and Delivery
- Better Procurement Model Selection
- Streamlining the Tender Process
- Improving Industrial Relations
Now the industry consultation phase is complete, CCF National will turn its attention to working with the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities to identify steps to address these and other issues.