The Roads Alliance engaged Charles Kendall Australia (CKA) to review and provide recommendations for improving uptake of Joint Purchasing and Resource Sharing (JP&RS) among local councils in Queensland. CKA identified, developed and implemented a wide range of tools and processes to assist in promoting participation and the associated gains in capacity, efficiency and return.
- Review why JP&RS was not being adopted by councils and develop a toolkit to assist councils with implementation.
- Identify opportunities and develop pathways for promotion of JP&RS uptake, with the end goal of consolidating purchasing and procurement to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
Development of a JP&RS pilot scheme (and later a full toolkit) to deliver:
- Assessment and opportunity identification within current procurement strategies, processes and skills.
- Detailed presentation of options, resources and required improvements to achieve and measure potential gains in return, processes, skills and capacity.
- Recommendations to embed new practices in participating organisations into the future
- Cost savings through aggregation opportunities.
- Increased return on investment and value for money from resources.
- Standardisation of goods and services.
- Advancement of government priorities.