AGS's probity practice is the authoritative adviser to government on probity matters.
We can advise on a wide range of probity issues – from simple processes to high-profile complicated procurements and funding programs. We regularly advise on Commonwealth legislation and policies relevant to such processes, including the PGPA Act, the Commonwealth Procurement Rules, the Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines and the Public Service Act 1999.
Our range of probity services include general probity advice on grant, funding agreement and procurement processes, review and sign-off on program and procurement documentation, development of probity plans, advising on confidentiality provisions and issues of procedural fairness, confidentiality and conflicts of interest and reviewing and sign-off of evaluation reports.
We advise on compliance with relevant legislation, government policy and accountability requirements and help draft or review protocols for managing information, bidder communications, site visits, industry briefings and offer-definition activities. We advise on tender evaluation and clarification processes, including attending and advising at key evaluation meetings.
We offer probity advice on best and final offers or request for revised offers and assistance with contract negotiation (or renegotiation) strategies and protocols.
We have been probity adviser on procurement and funding matters for hundreds of matters.
|Garth Cooke||Senior Executive Lawyer||03 9242 1494|
|Paul Lang PSM RFD||Deputy General Counsel Commercial||03 9242 1322|
|Adrian Snooks||National Leader Commercial||02 6253 7192|
|Kenneth Eagle||National Manager Commercial||03 9242 1290|
|Simon Konecny||Deputy General Counsel Commercial||02 9581 7585|
|Kate Brophy||Senior Lawyer||02 9581 7678|
|Scott Slater||Senior Lawyer||08 9268 1144|
|Lottie Flaherty||Senior Lawyer||02 6253 7164|
|Helen Curtis||Senior Executive Lawyer||02 6253 7036|
|Clare Derix||Senior Executive Lawyer||02 6253 7274|
|Joanna Piva||Senior Executive Lawyer||02 6253 7122|
- Legal briefing 84 Application of the Trade Practices Act to companies conducting business with government (24 September 2007)
- Fact sheet 18 Work Health & Safety – Procurement (updated May 2012)
- Fact sheet 9 Probity and process issues for property and infrastructure projects (updated May 2012)
- Fact sheet 7 Commonwealth Procurement Rules (updated May 2012)
- Fact sheet 2 Probity and legal process advice (updated August 2011)
- Working with Defence
- CSIRO Future Research Vessel