The objective of this audit was to examine whether the federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications exercised appropriate due diligence in its acquisition of the ‘Leppington Triangle’ land for the future development of the Western Sydney Airport.
This report summarises the findings from the, “Electric Vehicle Ready Local Government Fleets” project undertaken by ClimateWorks Australia. The key objective of this project was to increase electric vehicle uptake in Victorian local government fleets.
Australian governments are the nation’s largest spenders on ICT, but they’re failing to maximise the leverage that market power gives them to drive improved cybersecurity and more secure supply chains. This study is based on interviews with key stakeholders in government and industry, and a...
In 2017, the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture and Water Resources paid almost $80 million for water rights in the Condamine-Balonne valley. This research is based on unredacted valuation documents about the ‘Watergate’ scandal.
Best value procurement (BVP) is one of the approaches for early contractor involvement (ECI) in public construction projects. This study has developed important measures and improvements for how to practice BVP in the Norwegian construction industry, and is among the first to document experiences from...
The objective of the audit was to examine whether strategic water procurements by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment were conducted consistent with government policy, were supported by appropriate program design, were planned and executed appropriately, and achieved value for money.
The influence of government targeted procurement strategies on the growth performance of construction small and medium-sized contractors (SMCs) in South Africa
This paper examines government targeted procurement (TP) strategies in South Africa and whether these strategies have an influence on the growth performance of Small and medium sized contractors (SMCs) in the construction industry.
Convergent insights for sustainable development and ethical cohesion: an empirical study on corporate governance in Romanian public entities
This study aims to analyse the relevance of and the interdependencies between financial governance assessment indicators and income efficiency with synergetic effects on sustainable development and social cohesion, offering a distinct contemplation on errors in governance and financial reporting.
This study focused on the social dimension of sustainability and analysed 451 tendering documents from 10 countries to assess the influence of procurement procedures and delivery methods on the inclusion of social criteria in public construction procurement.
Operation Betka: an investigation into alleged corrupt conduct by a former contractor of the Department of Education and Training
Operation Betka was an IBAC investigation into allegations a contracted Senior Project Manager in the Information Technology Division of the Department of Education and Training was involved in serious corrupt conduct.