Procurement Australasia is one of Australia’s most innovative and successful procurement organisations and is regarded as a leader in negotiating and facilitating contracts for members and clients across the private and public sectors.
We began as MAPS Group in 1985, when the City of Melbourne established a buying group for 14 Melbourne municipal councils. MAPS Group Limited started trading as Procurement Australia in the mid-2000s.
Since 1985, we have successfully expanded our markets to include other government authorities, not-for-profit entities and the private sector. Our growth and market coverage was helped in 2015 when the Victorian Government accepted a change to our Articles of Association, opening the door for our network to work with the private sector.
In March 2018 the group’s name changed to Procurement Australasia Limited, to reflect the fact that it now encompasses three brands operating under one-banner Australia-wide, these brands being:
- The original ‘Procurement Australia’ established by government for government in Victoria more than 30 years ago.
- Church Resources, established in 1995 by the Catholic Church as a specialist aggregator in the not-for-profit sector that is specialising in key categories such as Telecommunications, IT, Foodservice, Travel, Office Supplies and Wound Care and other health consumables.
- Space Station, a business established in 2018 to offer large and small organisations, co-working opportunities through an ‘up-to-the-minute’ flexible office-space model in both Melbourne and Sydney.
Today, Procurement Australasia Limited is one of Australia’s most innovative and successful procurement organisations. Working in partnership with buyers and suppliers to seek innovative, sustainable solutions, attain the best value and create collaborative purchasing arrangements. Procurement Australasia’s full range of services includes publicly tendered standing offer contracts, bespoke client contracts, consulting, benchmarking, spend analysis, clustering and collaboration events, technical category expertise and online shopping facilities.
Procurement Australasia Limited is a public company limited by shares, having 84 shareholders who are mostly local government, water authorities and cemetery trusts. Audited by the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office, Procurement Australasia also has a quality management system that meets ISO 9001 standards.
Since the acquisition of Church Resources in June 2017, our Member-base is now 24,000+ entities spread nationally across Australia.
As a leading procurement organisation, accreditations are essential in aligning our service-delivery to best-practise standards. This improves the group’s overall performance and provides products and services that adhere to statutory requirements and meet our customers governance requirements.
Procurement Australasia has developed and set an excellent benchmark for all Australian organisations to aspire to in meeting the standards of accountability, transparency, social responsibility and compliance. Being a leader and setting a corporate example is a primary goal of our business, now even more important as technology and online transactions open up the Business to Business channel to greater levels of poor quality and even fraudulent supply.