The Australian Association of Procurement and Contract Management is an Australian organisation that provides support and recognition for Australian procurement professionals working in Government, Local Government and private enterprise.

At AAPCM, we are all about actively promoting the professionalisation of Procurement and Contract Management in Australia.

AAPCM supports and encourages the uptake of AQF qualifications in procurement. AAPCM recognises for membership purposes the AQF qualifications issued by all Australian Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Some RTOs offer discounts to AAPCM members for vocational education qualifications and professional development programs.

AAPCM professional certification provides skills recognition and status to members and confidence to employers.

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  • Local authorities in England controlled by a single political party achieve less value for money on contracts than their counterparts. 

  • The Tanzanian Government agency responsible for regulating procurement has banned a company from participating in public procurements for 10 years.

  • This US story from the Richmond Times -Dispatch  is about the failure to keep proper records of procurement activities and decisions, meaning that auditors could not determine whether procurement practices had met the policy and legislative framework.  It's certainly a common enough problem in my experience.  Keep good records - it's not sexy, but it is so essential.