Australia: Transparency in procurement by local government

26 Dec 2018: Councils are bound by specific legislation that demands transparency in contracting, with a view to preventing collusion, corruption, nepotism and paying above market prices. Getting it wrong can lead the Council and responsible officer open to public complaints and court action, not to mention a referral to ICAC. In this article we discuss the legislation, what you must do to comply, and how to avoid common pitfalls.