NSW Department of Education wins procurement awards

NSW Department of Education

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The NSW Department of Education has been recognised with two Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) Australasia Supply Management awards.

The Department, an SAP Fieldglass customer, received the Most Innovative Use of Technology Award, and was a finalist in the category of Best Process Improvement Initiative.

CIPS honoured the NSW Education Procurement Team for its successful implementation of a new online vendor management system, called Contractor Central, that simplified and streamlined its engagement and management of contractors. The platform now allows for transparent reporting and formal on/off-boarding processes. Contractor Central also ensures that all continent worker engagements comply with Government legislation. Three additional NSW departments have since successfully deployed the platform and realised improved efficiencies.

“We’re pleased to recognise SAP Fieldglass and Kelly OCG for their partnership and contributions in the global workforce management arena,” said David Malcolm, chief procurement officer, NSW Education. “We launched the contingent labour ‘Contractor Central’ program in August 2015 with more than 400 workers across 80 sites. Just a year later, we employ 900 workers across the program and manage a spend of $64 million.”

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