With the introduction on March 1, 2017 of the new Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPR17), Australia has entered into a new era in procurement policy and one that buildingSMART Australasia (bSA) applauds. In order to better implement these recent changes, the Joint Select Committee on Government Procurement has been tasked with inquiring into the changes embodied in CPR17 and report by 31 May 2017. Over the last decade bSA has seen a deterioration in the integrity of the building and infrastructure supply chain and the continued reliance by all parties (governments and private industry) on outdated, inefficient paper-based procurement practices. CPR17 is the perfect opportunity for the Commonwealth government to bring this costly system into the 21st century and adopt BIM (Building Information Modelling) for procurement on public projects, specifically through the use of open information exchange standards (Open BIM).
Click here to download the: bSA Submission – Inquiry into the Commonwealth Procurement Framework