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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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Latest Case

Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

Latest News

Winner of the first William Ah Ket Scholarship announced November 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017 A solicitor in a Victorian government agency is the first winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, a $5,000 prize named after the first barrister of Chinese heritage in Australia. K … Continued

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Maximum term contracts considered by the Commission: has their use expired? December 11, 2017

Last week, in what is a decision with potentially significant implications, the Fair Work Commission Full Bench has overturned the legal principle underpinning the widespread use of maximum term contracts. These contracts are a common … 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.