Gateway Initiative Gateway Newsletter s sue No 1 7 January 2010 IIIssue No...17 Januarry 2010 ssue No 17 Janua y 2010 2009 Gateway Review Pack Released Gateway Reviews Update In October 2009, version 4 of the Gateway Review Pack To date the Victorian Gateway Unit has performed 326 was released branding a fresh new look. The new packs Gateway Reviews on over 165 State Government projects ensure alignment with contemporary procurement with a Total Estimated Investment in excess of $30billion. methodology and environmental and sustainability policy. On current scheduling, the 2009/10 financial year will see Hard copies of the new pack can be obtained by contacting more than 70 Gateway Reviews performed, with demand the Gateway Unit directly, or the pack can be downloaded by Departments and Agencies ever increasing. by visiting www.gateway.dtf.vic.gov.au Local Government Gateway Pilot Extension Redevelopment of the Project Profile Model (PPM) The Local Government Review Pilot has experienced a strong six month period with five reviews undertaken. With The Victorian Gateway Unit will commence trialling its new the pilot entering its final six months the focus is shifting to PPM in March 2010. The new PPM is based on the United the development of a ‘lessons learnt’ publication, for Kingdom’s Office of Government Commerce tool, and will distribution to local councils across the state. It will highlight ensure a more user friendly and intuitive interface. The new the key issues facing high risk local government projects PPM affords a greater level of accuracy in risk profiling, and and ways to address them. The publication is planned for a higher degree of relevance to the contemporary Victorian release early/mid 2010. project management landscape. For more information contact, Evan Wilkinson: 9651 5515 Alliance Benchmarking Study or firstname.lastname@example.org A national benchmarking study was sponsored by the treasuries Review Contract Documentation Requirements of NSW, Qld, WA, and Vic (the chair). The study investigates the Value for Money proposition provided to government through alliancing and how this can be enhanced. It is critical that reviewers complete and return all contractual documentation (the Contract, Deed of Evans & Peck and Melbourne University conducted the study Confidentiality, Declaration of Private Interests and which can be downloaded at: Conflict of Interest Declaration) three business days prior www.dtf.vic.gov.au/CA25713E0002EF43/pages/project- to the commencement of any works. It is a DTF alliancing requirement that consultants engaged on a Gateway review have at least $2million professional indemnity cover. Gateway Review Team Leader Forum Please contact Ves Nikolovska on 9651 2154 or email@example.com, should you have any queries. The Review Team Leader Forum gathers high performing review team leaders from across Australia to discuss current Gateway review policy and practices, strengths and areas for Gateway Reviewer Training improvement. If you are interested in becoming a Review Team Member A number of suggestions arose from the forum held in (RTM) or in upgrading your skills to qualify as a Review team November last year that have been implemented: Leader (RTL), please attend one of the training sessions • Gateway reviewers to be informed of relevant below. For more information contact 0418 142 942, or visit the government policy or documentation changes training website at www.btli.com.au • Greater level of information provided to Review Team Leaders about fellow reviewers 2010 RTM Workshops: 16 February, 10 March, 14 April, 4 • The opportunity to engage better with departmental May. SRO’s (see below). 2010 RTL Workshop: 11 March 2010. If you are interested in participating in the 2010 forum, please Investment Management Workshops express your interest to Marc Bradley on 9651 2507, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Investment management information sessions provide an overview of the Investment Management Standard, and the Senior Responsible Owner (SRO) Forum process for developing Investment Management Maps. These sessions run for 2 hours and are free of charge. An SRO information session will bring together SRO’s from various departments to provide them with updated information Facilitator training sessions provide the fundamentals of on the Gateway Review Process and gather thoughts and ideas investment management and the skills to develop Investment on how the Gateway Unit can add even greater value to the Logic Maps. This training will now incur a cost. More their projects. information can be found at http://www.lifecycleguidance.dtf.vic.gov.au/calendar.php If you are interested in participating in this forum, please express your interest to Marc Bradley on 9651 2507, or email 2010 Information sessions: 27 January, 23 February email@example.com. Facilitator workshops: 9 February, 9 March If you are a Government employee and have performed Gateway training anywhere in Australia, we would like to hear from you. Please contact the Gateway Unit on 9651 2154.
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