Submission to the Joint Select Committee’s inquiry into Commonwealth procurement processes

13 April 2017

ERA made this submission to the Joint Select Committee on Commonwealth Procurement Processes to highlight the  opportunities for gender equality principles to be embedded.

“We suggest that tenderers for Commonwealth contracts who have been named as WGEA Employers of Choice should be invited to include this information in their tender documents and decision makers should be directed to include this information in their overall analysis of benefit to the Australian economy. Utilizing the existing WGEA Employer of Choice program will ensure that the requirement to consider gender does not introduce excessive red tape or cost for tenderers, as the necessary assessment and certification will have been provided by WGEA in the course of their normal reporting cycle.”



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