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Agency compliance with the GIPA Act

October 24, 2016
The NSW Auditor-General has released her report which found that some NSW Government agencies were not publicly releasing all the required information on contracts with the private sector, nor were they publishing it in a timely manner in line with the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).
The audit found:
  • some contracts valued at $150,000 or more were not recorded in the contracts register;
  • some contracts were not entered into the register within 45 working days of the contracts becoming effective;
  • there were instances where inaccurate information was recorded in the register when compared with the contracts;
  • some agencies had not formally documented their policies and procedures for ensuring compliance with the GIPA Act.
Centium has assisted NSW government agencies to comply with the GIPA Act since it was introduced in 2009. As the NSW IAB, we have assisted agencies in their reporting and compliance efforts since 1985. This provides a solid knowledge bank to help agencies achieve the intent of the GIPA Act so as to promote:
  • good governance, minimising fraud and corruption
  • fairness in the way contracts are awarded
  • value for money and efficiency.

We invite you to contact us to find out more about how we can assist and how your agency can leverage our experience and "lessons learnt" in this area.

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