Australian Federal Government

Helping the Australian Public Service deliver more

Helping the Australian Public Service deliver more through procurement and contracting

ArcBlue is one of the Asia Pacific’s largest, dedicated procurement consultancies. Our public sector experts each have experience leading public sector procurement functions, and approach their work with passion, authenticity, innovation, accountability, and collaboration.  

Through advising Governments and public sector bodies over the last 10 years, we understand that leaders are facing growing pressure to meet the needs and demands of those they serve. In the Commonwealth, there is an intensifying expectation that the government uses its $80b+ in annual spend to not only deliver better, more effective and tailored services to Australians, but that it does so in a way that demonstrates ethics and integrity.  

Ethics and integrity in modern procurement isn’t limited to transparent, fair and equitable processes, but extends to the value that can be captured beyond direct expenditure. Our team is passionate about working with our clients to use procurement as a tool to achieve more, to make significant positive change in areas including social inclusion, gender equity, integrity and trust, equality, safety and environmental sustainability.

Challenges leaders face in the Australian Public Service

Probity & Integrity

Achieving outcomes while demonstrating strong probity and integrity

Social & Sustainable Outcomes

Identifying practical ways to increase social inclusion and sustainability through procurement and contracting

Data Limitations

Accessing reliable & clear data to inform planning  and decision-making

Capability Gaps

Accessing the right capability at the right time

Commissioning Expertise

Developing and executing effective commissioning strategies

Upskilling Requirements

Growing internal capability in acquisition, negotiation and contract management

Agile Strategy Development

Developing procurement strategies to respond to a tightening supply market and/or budget uncertainty

Creativity and Compliance

Designing industry engagement strategies while demonstrating probity

Technological Advancement

Understanding capabilities in technology and prioritising where to invest

How we can help

Our Canberra-based team, supported by our public sector experts across Australia are ready to support you to deliver more through a broad range of services.


  • Our adaptive approach to probity maintains a strong focus on outcomes while building confidence and trust through contemporary compliance and integrity measures. 

Anti-Corruption, Fraud & Integrity

  • Have confidence in your ability to prevent and detect procurement and contracting risk through our independent maturity assessment service, created using lessons learned from other jurisdictions we have worked closely with who have introduced anticorruption and integrity commissions

Social & Sustainable Procurement

  • Access our thought-leaders to maximise the social, environmental and economic impact of your procurement spend.
  • Design place-based partnerships to address disadvantage and grow social inclusions.
  • Ensure compliance with modern slavery and ISO 20400 requirements.
  • Create measurement models to set targets, track progress and report on your social and sustainable procurement activity.

Spend Visibility & Data Insights

  • Access our wide range of procurement analytics solutions and real-time dashboards which are used across the sector to categorise and visualise procurement spend better.
  • Increase transparency and surface new ways to spend less and deliver more value. 

Procurement Frameworks & Process Advisory

  • Design contemporary, user-focused procurement frameworks and tools to empower your team to conduct effective and compliant end to end procurement processes. 
  • Access our team of experts, all with hands-on experience designing and leading complex procurement and contracting activities to support your team and work program.


  • Identify what current and emerging procurement and contracting technology and systems can do for your team.
  • Get help to implement technology effectively to deliver a strong return on your investment. 
  • Access our mybuy hub, a flexible online workspace for all of your procurement needs; bringing together tools, templates, policies, processes, learning, analytics and reporting together in one place. 

Negotiation & Contract Management

  • Access deep commercial experience and expertise to design and executive effective negotiation strategies. 
  • Develop practical contract management frameworks, tools and plans to set up contracts for long-term success. 

Impactful Commissioning

  • Develop strategies and plans to use commissioning to not only provide essential, local services, but to grow market capability.

Infrastructure Procurement

  • Plan, design and deliver complex infrastructure, capital works and asset management programs.
  • Undertake our Capital Works Program assessment to understand your internal readiness and maturity for delivering and managing these programs.  

Capability Uplift

  • Compare current practices, systems and capability with better practice to benchmark performance and identify and prioritise opportunities for advancement.
  • Up-skill in-house capability through on-demand and tailored training programs.  

Experienced and Flexible Resourcing

  • Meet immediate demand through access to flexible procurement and contracting experts. 

Need to deliver more through procurement & contracting?

ArcBlue is one of the Asia Pacific’s largest, dedicated procurement consultancies. Our public sector experts each have experience leading public sector procurement functions, and approach their work with passion, authenticity, innovation, accountability, and collaboration.  

Find out how ArcBlue can help you

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