Probity in Local Government

Probity in Local Government

Part of the 'Procuring for Impact - LEARNING Program'
Aired on 12 December 2018, this webinar is now available on-demand on our EquiP TV platform.

Please email the EquiP team to purchase this on-demand webinar. 

Price: $150+GST per person

This webinar is approx. 60 minutes long.


Councils operate under a scrutiny unlike most other organisations due to their close connection to their communities. There is an expectation within the community that Council procurement activities are undertaken to the highest ethical standard. Whether procurement projects are straightforward or complex, Council officers must behave ethically. Securing value for money and confidence in the outcome is dependent upon the proper conduct of the procurement activity. 

Learning outcomes 

By the end of this webinar you will be able to:

  • identify what the negative behaviours are that need to be deterred, reduced and eliminated;
  • describe the positive behaviours that need to be encouraged and increased; and
  • explain how to balance the needs of ensuring probity and obtaining value for money.

Recommended Audience 

This webinar is for elected members, senior management and anyone else wanting an understanding of leading practice in probity within local government. 

About the presenter

Fiona Nissen, Managing Consultant, ArcBlue Consulting

Fiona is a passionate procurement specialist who has broad experience across government, state-owned enterprise, construction & building products, services, travel, utilities and corporate procurement environments. She offers an experience-driven perspective and is committed to ensuring capability and value delivery is enhanced in the organisations she works with.

Her experience spans procurement management & strategy, in leading public and private sector procurement practice, supplier relationship management, governance, P2P system implementation, category management and programme management. With a strong relationship management background, she has proven her ability to enhance relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Fiona applies her analytical approach to identify opportunities for efficiency through structured change programmes.

She was awarded FCIPS by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply in 2016 and holds a Diploma in Management from the New Zealand Institute of Management.

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