One of the Commonwealth’s most significant Departments engaged Callida to implement the recommendations of an ANAO audit of its contract management practices. Contracts in scope of this audit were high risk, high value and had a high degree of complexity and political sensitivity. The audit found the Department was not managing its contract holdings in accordance with Commonwealth procurement legislation and Departmental policies.
Exacerbating this position, for many reasons, the Department’s specialist contract management capability had been depleted to an unsustainable level. Performance management, risk management, stakeholder management, information management and financial management of these contracts was uncoordinated, reactive, or sometimes, not undertaken at all. Not only was the Department not extracting maximum value for money from each contract, but the combination of these element created significant risk, not only for the Department, but also for the Commonwealth.
Callida approached this assignment by:
Callida successfully delivered a comprehensive Contract Management Framework and supporting contract management tools and templates. The Department was able to achieve significant improvements in its contract management practices including:
The alignment of the tools, templates and practices to the newly developed Contract Management Framework, ensured alignment with not only Departmental Policy, but also with the Commonwealth procurement framework. This ultimately lead to the next iterations of Internal Audit, ANAO Performance Audit and various other forms of scrutiny, with incredible and improbable improvement recognised.
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