KEN TUKE

Biography

Chief Procurement Officer, Public Transport Victoria
Wednesday 17 July – 12:40
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With a career spanning some of the Victorian Government’s most interesting procurement programs, Ken joined PTV in 2016 after a procurement career in Justice, the Victorian Police Service and Health Department.

In Ken’s new role at PTV he has redesigned the  Procurement Framework after a substantial brush with the IBAC. This included a more intuitive and easy to use framework and included the introduction of greater governance  and faster turnaround times. He has also introduced an E Procurement solution for PTV.

In my time in the justice sector I procured firearms, uniforms, and bulletproof vests and negotiated the procurement of security services to protect courthouses and the judiciary. In the health sector he bought everything from vaccines for children to accommodation for quarantined individuals.

“As a procurement specialist, you go where the work is. At the moment there is a lot of procurement going on in public transport. That’s why, for me, PTV was an employer of choice; public transport is a portfolio where there is opportunity to deliver the great value for money outcomes for Victorians.”