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MBIE wins at Australasian procurement awards

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) won two awards at the Australasian 2012 Procurement Professional Awards held in Melbourne last night.

MBIE won the award for Best Infrastructure and Capital Works Project – Canterbury Earthquake and Best Process Improvement Initiative – e-Auctions.

It was also shortlisted for Best Example of Socially Responsible Procurement – Meet the Buyer Event.

“These projects are part of the government’s highly successful procurement reform programme and it’s great to see them being recognised in this international arena,” says MBIE Manager – Procurement Policy and Development Murray Heyrick.

“The procurement programme is supporting government agencies to ‘buy-better’ and is reducing costs, improving buying decisions and making it easier for companies to tender for government work.”

Procurement initiatives already underway are anticipated to save government $353 million, with new initiatives expected to be rolled out over the next three years having the potential to save another $180-$300 million a year.

The awards are given to businesses, programmes and individuals across Australasia who demonstrate ongoing commitment to improving the procurement profession. They are run by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Australasia.