Strategic procurement in local government

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Report of the Auditor-General No. 3 of 2022-2023: Strategic procurement in local government

The objective of this audit was to examine how local government councils derived value from procurement that benefited the council, the supplier and the community.

The audit examined procurement activities conducted by selected councils in the financial years ended 30 June 2021 and 2022.

The councils subject to audit were:

  • Burnie City
  • Hobart City
  • Launceston City
  • Tasman
  • Waratah-Wynyard
  • West Tamar.

While the focus of the audit was on procurement activities in the specified period, it also considered council procurement initiatives planned or in development.