Becoming a Private Sector Reviewer

The Department of Finance (Finance) requires specialist reviewers to undertake Gateway Reviews and Implementation Readiness Assessments. Being an Assurance Reviewer represents a unique opportunity to work on challenging, complex programs and projects across government and ultimately contribute to strategic public policy outcomes.

Finance maintains a register of Assurance Reviewers (the Register) for potential suppliers wishing to provide Assurance Reviewer services. An Assurance Review Team typically comprises of four members, including one designated Review Team Leader. The Team is selected afresh for each individual Assurance Review and may be sourced from public and private sectors.

Reviewers are selected from the Register for individual Assurance Reviews based on an assessment of relevant skills, expertise, experience, availability and value for money, taking into account any potential conflict of interest. The value for money assessment considers several factors including professional fees and residential location.

Assurance Reviewers will have relevant demonstrated skills and expertise, such as:

  • Public sector senior executive experience
  • Portfolio, program and project management
  • Business and policy
  • Information and communication technology including cyber security
  • Operational and service delivery

To be considered for the Register, please email your current resume and your contact details including your residential location to If an interested individual/supplier has a particular skill that is considered high demand, you will be contacted by the Assurance Review Unit.

Finance is under no obligation to engage registered suppliers to undertake Assurance Reviews. This includes where Finance has initiated discussions with a registered supplier in relation to a particular Assurance Review.

Commonwealth Contract – Assurance Reviewer Services

When a supplier is selected to participate in an Assurance Review, Finance will seek to secure the services using a standardised contract, the ‘Commonwealth Contract – Assurance Reviewer Services’ [1.6 MB], which includes a description of services.

Please note that suppliers must hold the required insurance coverage and provide evidence to Finance prior to providing Assurance Reviewer services:

  • Public liability policy of insurance for an amount not less than $5 million per occurrence;
  • Professional indemnity insurance for an amount not less than $1 million per claim and in the aggregate in any twelve-month period; and
  • Workers’ compensation insurance as required by law.

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