DQC can provide services in the instances where there is no access to a Probity Advisor, and to support procurement activities to engage a Probity Advisor from the Defence Infrastructure Panel (DIP).
Note: It is mandatory for all CFI procurement activities (excluding Legal) to have a Probity Advisor engaged.
IMPORTANT: When using DQC to provide internal Probity advice, the Project Team will be responsible for recording all Probity related communication in the Probity Communication Register. This register must then be attached to the relevant Board Report as an Annex.
When seeking DQC’s services, please ensure you engage early by sending an email to email@example.com to advise of your requirements, including the dates of Industry Briefings and Tender Boards, and any other relevant information. The Director of Quality and Compliance will then allocate a Probity Advisor. To avoid delays, please allow sufficient time for review of all requests.
Internal Probity Advice provided by DQC will include independent advice and assistance during the procurement process to ensure that the procurement is conducted fairly and in accordance with Commonwealth requirements.
Probity Services Available from DQC:
Note: We do not duplicate the role of the formally engaged external Probity Advisor, however there may be some instances where the advice provided is not agreed with or doesn’t align with the Branch approach. In these circumstances, DQC will work with the Project team (and sometimes their Probity Advisors) to work through the issue and to come up with a resolution.
DCQ Internal Probity Advisors:
Report Estate Incidents including WHS / Environment
Defence Infrastructure Panel (DIP)
Search a E&IG Product / Service Online
Environment, Heritage and Estate Engineering Panel
Request Maintenance / Service
Suite of Contracts (HC/MCC/DSC/MW)
Environmental Management on the Estate
WHS Management on the Estate