Coun­cil di­rec­tor wins a lo­cal govern­ment award

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY BUSINESS -

WHIT­SUN­DAY Re­gional Coun­cil’s (WRC) di­rec­tor of cor­po­rate ser­vices Gra­ham Jarvis has won a pres­ti­gious award for pro­cure­ment at the Lo­cal Buy, Govern­ment Pro­cure­ment Pro­fes­sion­als Awards 2014, which were held last week.

Mayor Jennifer Whit­ney said this was an im­por­tant award in the lo­cal govern­ment sec­tor and a re­mark­able re­flec­tion of Mr Jarvis’ great work in the pro­cure­ment area over the past 14 months.

Cr Whit­ney said early last year, Mr Jarvis ini­ti­ated a project to im­prove the pro­cure­ment prac­tices across the WRC.

“The project em­barked on a sys­temic and op­er­a­tional re­view of pro­cure­ment prac­tices de­liv­er­ing a range of ben­e­fits, most no­tably cost re­duc­tions and im­prove­ments to in­ter­nal sys­tems and pro­ce­dures,” she said.

“At a time when Coun­cil is op­er­at­ing un­der tight fi­nan­cial con­straints Gra­ham has de­liv­ered an in­no­va­tive pol­icy which saves money, while also de­liv­er­ing bet­ter ser­vices.”

Mr Jarvis was awarded a bur­sary, which Robertson McCullough has com­mit­ted to match.

Cr Whit­ney said in a demon­stra­tion of his com­mit­ment for de­liv­er­ing this project, Mr Jarvis was pro- pos­ing to con­trib­ute the bur­sary back into Coun­cil to ben­e­fit staff train­ing and per­sonal de­vel­op­ment.

She said over the next few months Coun­cil would be rolling out a new pro­cure­ment man­ual and con­tracts and train­ing for staff.

The Govern­ment Pro­cure­ment Pro­fes­sion­als Awards are de­signed to recog­nise the sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion that staff make within the Lo­cal Govern­ment sec­tor.

Mr Jarvis was one of two re­cip­i­ents who re­ceived the award for in­no­va­tive poli­cies and pro­ce­dures in the pro­cure­ment area.

AWARDED: Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil's di­rec­tor of cor­po­rate ser­vices Gra­ham Jarvis has won a pres­ti­gious award for pro­cure­ment at the Lo­cal Buy, Govern­ment Pro­cure­ment Pro­fes­sion­als Awards 2014. He is pic­tured here at the awards cer­e­mony last week with Lo­cal Buy chair­man Ian Leck­enby.

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