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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Advising on major deals in the technology sector March 21, 2017

The National Broadband Network (nbn) is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australia. The nbn will connect Australian homes and businesses to a faster broadband landline and internet network by 2020. Maddocks … Continued

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Ready and responsive: Maddocks launches guide to Royal Commissions and inquiries April 11, 2017

Tuesday 11 April 2017 Companies, organisations and government entities are more likely than ever before to be involved in a Royal Commission or inquiry, according to a Maddocks commercial disputes partner. Speaking at the launch … Continued

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Reading the tea leaves – How might the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill provide additional avenues for challenging government procurement April 26, 2017

In February 2016, Australia and 11 other countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement between a range of countries in the Pacific region. Chapter 15 of the TPP includes a number of … Continued

Probity Advice & Audits

Maddocks provides probity and process advisory services to a range of government agencies for both procurement and grant processes. Our team members work with our clients to ensure their procurements and grant processes are implemented in accordance with the following principles:

  • compliance with the relevant legal and policy frameworks applying to procurement decisions
  • ensuring the processes remain appropriately competitive
  • implementing appropriate security and confidentiality arrangements
  • identifying and managing conflicts of interest
  • maintaining fairness and impartiality
  • ensuring consistency and transparency of the process.

How can we help?

Our role as probity adviser is to work with clients to ensure their process is defensible and can withstand internal and external scrutiny, as well as achieving value for money and optimum outcomes for stakeholders.

As probity and process advisers we provide the full range of services including:

  • providing probity briefings and training to project teams (and other personnel with involvement in procurements, including Ministers)
  • attending and advising tender evaluation board meetings
  • advising on conflicts of interest
  • drafting workable probity protocols and plans
  • drafting and reviewing approach to market documentation and evaluation plans
  • reviewing assessments of tenders and grants to ensure consistency of evaluation and adherence to the published documentation and evaluation plan
  • attending project team meetings
  • devising protocols and assisting with pre-tender or pre-grant market and stakeholder engagement strategies
  • attending industry briefings
  • managing issues such as contact with an incumbent provider
  • advising on negotiation activities
  • providing sign-offs at appropriate steps in the process, and
  • providing training on probity and process issues.

Maddocks provides probity and process advisory services to a range of government agencies for both procurement and grant processes. Our team members work with our clients to ensure their procurements and grant processes are implemented in accordance with the following principles:

  • compliance with the relevant legal and policy frameworks applying to procurement decisions
  • ensuring the processes remain appropriately competitive
  • implementing appropriate security and confidentiality arrangements
  • identifying and managing conflicts of interest
  • maintaining fairness and impartiality
  • ensuring consistency and transparency of the process.

How can we help?

Our role as probity adviser is to work with clients to ensure their process is defensible and can withstand internal and external scrutiny, as well as achieving value for money and optimum outcomes for stakeholders.

As probity and process advisers we provide the full range of services including:

  • providing probity briefings and training to project teams (and other personnel with involvement in procurements, including Ministers)
  • attending and advising tender evaluation board meetings
  • advising on conflicts of interest
  • drafting workable probity protocols and plans
  • drafting and reviewing approach to market documentation and evaluation plans
  • reviewing assessments of tenders and grants to ensure consistency of evaluation and adherence to the published documentation and evaluation plan
  • attending project team meetings
  • devising protocols and assisting with pre-tender or pre-grant market and stakeholder engagement strategies
  • attending industry briefings
  • managing issues such as contact with an incumbent provider
  • advising on negotiation activities
  • providing sign-offs at appropriate steps in the process, and
  • providing training on probity and process issues.