This Probity Policy including processes are to be applied within Capital Facilities and Infrastructure (CFI). This policy will enable Project staff to:
In CFI, it is mandatory to engage an external Probity Advisor for all projects with a value greater than $6 million, including GST. An external probity advisor may also be engaged where there are significant risks present in the procurement.
The Defence Procurement Policy Manual identifies Probity Advice Services as the provision of independent advice and assistance during a procurement process to ensure that is conducted fairly and in accordance with Commonwealth requirements.
Probity in the procurement process is important to ensure that the Government and the public can have utmost confidence in Government Purchasing, knowing that it is conducted in a manner that makes efficient, effective and ethical use of public money and resources. It also providers assurance around the decisions that are made during procurement activities.
There are many circumstances during a procurement process that may present a probity issue. Common examples include:
Report Estate Incidents including WHS / Environment
Defence Infrastructure Panel (DIP)
Search a E&IG Product / Service Online
Defence Environment & Heritage Panel (DEHP)
Request Maintenance / Service (web form)
Suite of Contracts (HC/MCC/DSC/MW)
Environmental Management on the Estate
WHS Management on the Estate