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Module 2 Slides

Download a copy of the Day 1 PowerPoint slides here.  The Module 2 slides have been bookmarked for your ease of reference.

Queensland Procurement Policy 2021

The Threshold requirements are set out in the section 2.3 of the Queensland Procurement Policy

Queensland Government expects suppliers to comply with the Ethical Supplier Threshold. This means that a supplier has not:

  • contravened a civil remedy provision of Chapter 2 or Chapter 3 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), or committed an offence against the Fair Work Act;
  • contravened a civil remedy provision of Chapter 2, 3, 4, 5, or 7 of the Industrial Relations Act 2016, or committed an offence against the Industrial Relations Act, or failed to pay employment related levies, or other payments, established under Queensland legislation;
  • failed to make superannuation contributions on behalf of employees in accordance with law;
  • purported to treat employees as independent contractors, where they are not required persons who would otherwise be employees to provide an Australian Business Number so that they could be treated as independent contractors engaged persons on unpaid work trials or as unpaid interns, where they should be treated as employees;
  • entered into an arrangement for the provision of labour hire services with a person who is not licensed under the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017, or a supplier who is an unlicensed provider under the Act; or
  • paid employees wages below those provided for in an applicable modern award. Agencies will ensure tendering documents and contracts address the Ethical Supplier Threshold, and should refer to guidelines published by the Director-General, Department of Energy and Public Works.

What is the Ethical Supplier Mandate and Ethical Supplier Threshold?


The Ethical Supplier Threshold

The Government developed the Threshold to strengthen the Buy Queensland procurement approach in response to the “A fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work?: Exposing the true cost of wage theft in Queensland” report dated 16 November 2018.

Threshold Resources

Download a copy of the following Threshold resources:

Ethical Supplier Threshold Declaration

The Ethical Supplier Threshold – example declaration provides Queensland Government buyers a template of the declaratory statements needing to be addressed by suppliers under the Threshold.

Table 4.1 Categories of non-compliance and applicable demerits in the Ethical Supplier Mandate

The categories of non-compliance and applicable demerits can be found in Table 4.1 on page 13 of the Mandate. Specifically, Category 10 on the slide addresses breaches of the Threshold.

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