Have Your Say on the Future of the WA Architectural Services Panel

17 April 2017

The WA government is seeking input regarding the future of the Architectural Services Panel and new arrangements for commissioning architects for government projects.

The following message is from the Department of Finance, Building Management and Works.

The WA Department of Finance, Building Management and Works (BMW) leads the planning, delivery and management of a property portfolio that supports the delivery of government services to the community.  This includes the delivery of new building projects, maintenance programs for existing buildings, and the provision of office accommodation for government employees.

In carrying out these responsibilities BMW works closely with external technical specialists from a variety of disciplines, and architects perform a key role in the BMW ‘team’. The majority of architectural commissions that support capital and minor works projects are made through a standing offer panel arrangement that was developed and managed by BMW: the Architectural Services Panel. 

The current term of the panel will expire on 31 January 2018. While an option to extend the panel for a further two years is available, the Department intends to replace the panel with a new arrangement that better meets the Department’s current and projected needs. 

To assist in planning the new arrangement, the Department has now commenced a consultation process through which panel members, the wider architectural industry, panel users and other interested parties have the opportunity to provide input on the new arrangement.  

The Department is interested in obtaining input regarding the current panel operations (if applicable) and industry perspective on how the new arrangement could be structured.  If you would like to comment please provide written feedback via email to BMWProcurementServices@finance.wa.gov.au by close of business Thursday 20 April 2017

Should you have any further questions in relation to this matter, please do not hesitate to contact Gaynor Boros on (08) 6551 1790 or Gaynor.Boros@finance.wa.gov.au.