Most new software for organisations these days is a ‘cloud service’. While previously you bought a CD ROM that you popped in your computer and ran the program on that local computer, cloud software means that the program is running on a server somewhere else in the world and delivered to you via the Internet.
Under the Local Government Act 1989, Victorian local Councils must use their resources efficiently and effectively and provide services in accordance with best-value principles to meet the needs of the local community, and improve the quality of life in the local community.
At any stage of the procurement lifecycle – from tender writing to final negotiations – accurately and completely describing what you are buying is critical…and rarely straightforward. Here are some of our thoughts on getting this right.
A “lack of probity” is often raised in a procurement context as part of a complaint that there is an element of perceived unfairness. It is an easy allegation to make, and one that is often made easier when organisations do not take the time to understand probity and embed it into their procurement practices.