Public Sector Procurement: Navigating Future Trends and Collaborations

Embark on a transformative journey into your future procurement needs with a program meticulously crafted for procurement professionals, government officers and legal professionals, to assist you to achieve best practice procurement. It is not just an event; it's a catalyst for change to reshape your approach to procurement and equip you with actionable strategies and real-world insights into procurement practices and processes, management of risks and liabilities, diversity and sustainability needs in procurement plus more.

Wednesday, 12 June 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 10 May 2024 $353.50

Scott Alden, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Professional Skills
9.00am to 10.00am Is Your Procurement Future Ready?


  • Plan: what is your current level of engagement with the industry and what you can do to improve it
  • Source: you need a combination of sourcing tools and not being risk adverse, think of the sourcing tools as a way of interacting with the market
  • Manage: collaborate with suppliers and use legal services to create the required flexibility in your contracts
  • Digital over paper
  • People over process
  • Collaboration over negotiation

Presented by Tulika Bairoliya, Commercial Director – Program Delivery, NSW Telco Authority

11.00am to 11.15am Morning Break
Professional Skills
12.15pm to 1.15pm Reducing Footprints Through Net Zero and Sustainability: Legal and Probity Considerations for Commonwealth Procurement Processes


  • The Commonwealth’s net zero in government operations strategy and sustainability policies
  • Practical points to consider from a legal and probity perspective when conducting procurement processes or preparing contracts
  • Potential impacts on related documents, such as leases which are entered into post procurement

Presented by Veena Bedekar, Special Counsel, Maddocks 


Attend and earn 4 CPD units in Professional Skills
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

Professional Skills
10.00am to 11.00am Unlocking Synergies: Cross Collaboration in Procurement Across Multiple Categories


  • Identify a compelling need/issue for your customers, supply base, industry or other stakeholder groups
  • Build a vision statement that is exciting for all stakeholder groups
  • Champion a program collaborating with internal and external stakeholders
  • Deliver and showcase outcomes both internally and externally

Presented by Anubhav Madan, Head of Procurement, Local Government Procurement

Professional Skills
11.15am to 12.15pm Supplier Diversity and Inclusion: Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Government Contracts and Procurement Practices, Including Indigenous Procurement Policies

Explore the vital role of diversity and inclusion in government contracts, including Indigenous procurement policies, fostering equitable opportunities and sustainable practices.

Presented by Teresa Scott, Executive Director, Australasian Procurement and Construction Council


Scott Alden, Partner, HWL Ebsworth
Scott Alden is a partner at HWL Ebsworth in Sydney. Scott has been working in the areas of major projects and infrastructure for over 20 years and is a recognised specialist in these areas as well as the sectors of Government, Water, Defence, Ports, and Housing. Scott is known for providing legal advice with pragmatism and commerciality to ensure that the advice is relevant to the project and parties to the transaction. Scott has been at the forefront of advising on the recent legislation regarding small business and modern slavery advising both government and private sector on the implications and compliance issues arising out of these new legislative regimes. Scott is an accredited expert in the areas of Government and Administrative Law as well as the author and lecturer of two Masters of Laws programs at the College of Law and University of Melbourne respectively.

Anubhav Madan, Head of Procurement, Local Government Procurement
Anubhav joined Local Government Procurement in November 2020, having spent about the last 10 years providing procurement consulting services to both private and public sector organisations. In his last role in NSW Procurement within NSW Treasury, he was focused on architecting and supporting state-wide procurement reform initiatives that support and deliver election commitments, while creating value in professional services by architecting the Business Advisory Services (BAS) standard commercial framework and improving procurement operations for professional services across the state. Prior to that, Anubhav has been focused on architecting and driving procurement transformation initiatives to improve procurement value, capability and profile across various public and private sector organisations since 2004 across Asia, USA and Australia. With a degree in Computer Engineering from Singapore, and trained in Entrepreneurship from Stanford, he also has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) and is an alumnus of London Business School (LBS). Most recently he has attained an MCIPS status. In this role as the Head of Procurement, he and his team support in excess of $800M in spend under contract working with over 900 suppliers supporting the NSW Local Government sector. His focus is on optimising contracts, compliance and overall procurement activity within the Local Government sector to provide greater value to both buyers and suppliers in the sector.

Tulika Bairoliya, Commercial Director – Program Delivery, NSW Telco Authority

Veena Bedekar, Special Counsel, Maddocks
Veena has extensive experience in providing commercial legal advice to sophisticated clients, including Commonwealth entities and public companies. Her practice focuses on probity and commercial property, and she has experience in a number of other areas. Her probity experience includes advising on large ICT business transformation programmes (involving multiple procurements), interactive tendering processes, multi-stage approaches to market and trials of innovative services. She has also undertaken a number of probity reviews and audits. Most of her experience has been gained working in national law firms in Canberra, but she has also spent periods seconded to government entities or working as part of client inhouse legal teams.


Public Sector Procurement: Navigating Future Trends and Collaborations


Morning Session
Wednesday, 12 June 2024
9.00am to 1.15pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 4
Early Bird Discount ends 10 May 2024 $353.50
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