Strategic Procurement Committee

About the Strategic Procurement Committee (SPC)

The CAUDIT Strategic Procurement Committee (SPC) was first established in 2012, and is tasked with providing advice and guidance to the Strategic Procurement Team’ and the Executive Committee in achieving CAUDIT’s strategic objectives, taking into consideration the needs of members, the CAUDIT Strategic Plan, and objectives given by the CAUDIT Executive Committee.

The SPC exercises the necessary governance of CAUDIT’s procurement activities to ensure that:

  • they comply with CAUDIT Policies and Procedures, Commonwealth and State Legislation (where appropriate) and best practice procurement governance;
  • any conflict of interest or questions relating to probity are effectively managed.


SPC Membership

How are members appointed?

General members are appointed by the CAUDIT Executive for a period of 2 years, with half of the members being up for re-appointment each year. There are no limitations on the number of times a member can serve on the Committee.

What is a member’s role?

A member’s knowledge and experience in IT procurement, together with the higher education sector, will provide valuable assistance to the Committee in recommending and steering procurement priorities, provide governance and advice to the activities of the CAUDIT Strategic Procurement team and support the important role of IT procurement within the higher education sector.

How often does the SPC meet?

Meetings are held at least twice per year.


Current SPC members

Chair, Executive RepresentativeVito ForteEdith Cowan University
General MemberChris AndersonQueensland University of Technology
General MemberLisa BurleyRMIT University
General MemberJonathan ChurchillJames Cook University
UPH IT Executive GroupSimon HowardAdelaide University
UPH IT Executive GroupLuke WalfordSouthern Cross University
UPH IT Executive GroupAnna CakalMonash University
UPH IT Executive GroupAnthony WishartMurdoch University
NZ RepresentativeMark CalwellUniversity of Otago
USLC RepresentativeJeff StaffordGriffith University
Ex OfficioSteve JohnstonCAUDIT

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