Kevin Lawless - Procurement and Probity Manager

Kevin joined Procure in early 2016 following two years as a Production Manager with responsibility for supply chain management. Since then, Kevin has worked full-time in the Procurement Unit while also undertaking probity advisory engagements on some of the NSW Government's most high profile projects.

His qualifications include:

  • Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Diploma of Government – Procurement and Contracting

Procurement expertise – including:

  • reviewing/auditing procurement processes
  • drafting tender documents, procurement plans/strategies and evaluation plans
  • managing tender processes
  • advising project team members on documentation and process improvements
  • stakeholder management
  • procurement process and documentation reengineering.

He was one of the lead assessors in undertaking the procurement reaccreditation assessment for a medium sized agency in the Justice cluster under the Agency Accreditation Scheme for Procurement.

Probity advisory experience – Kevin has provided probity advice and reports for a number of projects across a variety of government agencies. In particular, while undertaking the role of lead probity advisor, he has developed probity plans, conducted data room security reviews, managed site visits, conducted probity audits on completed procurements and provided other probity advisory support as required.

Stakeholder management – In building on his previous roles, Kevin has continued to manage stakeholders for Procure. Some key elements of these projects have involved managing internal stakeholders with competing priorities, engaging with external stakeholders to improve outcomes, and communicating progress with key stakeholders.

Data and spend analytics – Kevin was responsible for analysing past spend of numerous contingent labour and marketing contracts within a large NSW government agency and reconciling the results with the GIPA reporting requirements. Kevin’s skills in data analytics are often used for creating evaluation models and tender returnable schedules that aim to make the evaluation process simpler and more transparent, while simplifying the process for tenderers.