Procurement and reporting of consultancy services 2018
The report also reviewed the effectiveness of the NSW Procurement Board. The Board's oversight of agency and supplier compliance with requirements is limited as it relies on self-reporting, and the information provided is insufficient to properly monitor compliance. Also, the Board is yet to publish any statistics or analysis of agencies’ procurement of business advisory services due to issues with the quality of data and systems limitations.procurement and reporting obligations for consultancy services. It notes that it is difficult to quantify total government expenditure on consultants as agencies define ‘consultants’ differently.
The report recommends that NSW Procurement better understand agencies' business needs and assist them to improve capability and accountability for procurement.