Case study: City of Gold Coast prepares for the Commonwealth Games - Supply Management
Queensland's Gold Coast will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games © Thomas Kurmeier/Getty Images
Queensland's Gold Coast will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games © Thomas Kurmeier/Getty Images

Case study: City of Gold Coast prepares for the Commonwealth Games

14 July 2017

Transforming the Queensland city’s procurement function means it’s prepared to host the 2018 event

In 2018 the City of Gold Coast, Queensland, will host the next Commonwealth Games. Australia’s sixth-largest city is home to the country’s second-largest local government, with an annual operating budget of $1.2bn. It provides services from animal management and tourist parks to libraries, water and waste management and graffiti removal.

Before 2015 its procurement function was low-skilled, decentralised and process-driven, with little in the way of direction, policies or procedures. It relied on thousands of contractors and suppliers to service its communities. An improvement was urgently needed to help with efficiency and effectiveness, and so a transformation was launched to set up a dedicated procurement department and function based around category management.

To read the rest of this article you need to sign in:
Don't have an account? Register here

JOIN CIPS

Not a CIPS member? Why not join CIPS to access a full range of benefits, including:

  • Access all areas of the CIPS Knowledge on-line library including tools and templates and Supply Management stories.
  • Enhance your network and get connected to a global community of 120,000 in 150 countries.
  • Stay in touch and up to date through member only events and branch meetings.
  • Annual subscription to Supply Management magazine.
  • 10 per cent discount on all training courses, workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Up to 15 per cent discount on books from the CIPS book store, including course books and a range of further reading text books.

And much more. Click here to join >

LATEST
JOBS
Westminster, London SW1
£49,995 pa
House of Commons
Morpeth, Northumberland
£40,858 to £44,697 pa
Northumberland County Council
SEARCH JOBS
CIPS Knowledge
Find out more with CIPS Knowledge:
  • best practice insights
  • guidance
  • tools and templates
GO TO CIPS KNOWLEDGE