The Buy Local Policy (Z180531)
The Northern Territory's first Buy Local Industry Advocate, Mr Denys Stedman, officially started in his new role in early 2018. Mr Stedman has been appointed as the Buy Local Industry Advocate to provide an independent advocacy function in relation to buy local procurement matters to Government on behalf of local industry.
The role is to ensure businesses in the Northern Territory were provided full, fair and reasonable opportunities to compete for NT Government contracts. The Buy Local Plan is about ensuring the largest possible part of every dollar spent by the NT Government delivers the best possible "Value for Territory" outcome. A component of Mr Stedman's role will be to investigate complaints directly from industry and to review the awarding of contracts and implementation of them.
This is an opportunity for members to attend a briefing session with Mr Stedman to understand the Buy Local Policy, its processes and compliance to the Buy Local Policy.
Buy Local Industry Advocate
Denys has been a resident of Darwin since 1979, having moved there from Victoria to take up a role as a graduate accountant direct from university. He is currently 59yo and has spent his entire professional career as a chartered accountant in public practice from that time until his retirement in July last year. Denys was the managing partner of KPMG until his retirement, having served as a partner of the KPMG and its predecessor firm for a combined total of 34 years.
In his 38 years working with small and large business in the NT, and elsewhere in Australia, Denys has gained a deep understanding of how business works and the large impacts that small decisions made by others can have on them.
Denys has served on many professional, government, non-profit and sporting boards over the years, and is currently a member of the Procurement Review Board, the NT Rugby Union Board, the NT division of the Company Directors Institute and the SA/NT division of CEDA.
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