Transport for NSW, responsible for a number of large infrastructure projects, was the state's biggest buyer of consultancy services ©Transport for NSW
Transport for NSW, responsible for a number of large infrastructure projects, was the state's biggest buyer of consultancy services ©Transport for NSW

NSW public agencies under-reporting consultancy spend

10 September 2018

Public bodies in New South Wales are finding rules on procuring consultancy services hard to follow and are under-reporting their spend, the state’s auditor general has said.

A report, published by the Audit Office of NSW, looked at 12 public sector agencies and found none “materially complied” with procurement regulations when engaging in consultancy services between July 2016 and March 2018.

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