Improve cash flow for subcontractors and stakeholders with the Government Payment Management Guidebook

June 2, 2023 | 3 minute read
Scott Alexander
Product Marketing Director ANZ
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Federal, state, and local governments build, own, and manage a broad portfolio of assets, from roads and drainage to recreational facilities and libraries. These amenities enhance and enrich citizens’ everyday quality of life.

Across all tiers of government, public servants are responsible for managing the design and delivery of these complex construction and community infrastructure projects on time, on budget, and to a high standard.

Government departments are unique in terms of the breadth of stakeholders they engage with to deliver these projects, including architects, head contractors, facilities management organizations, subcontractors, and the public. These relationships can be complex and challenging.

Community expectations around transparency, accountability, sustainability, and value for money increasingly impact contract management. But there are several factors that can get in the way.

Using different systems

Each stakeholder is likely to use their own systems for managing payments and contracts. This can lead to a lack of integration and communication, which can make it difficult to track payments, manage disputes, and ensure compliance with regulations.

Non-conforming invoicing

Subcontractors are often required to submit invoices that meet specific requirements to be paid. However, it is not uncommon for invoices to be submitted late, incomplete, or in a format that is not compliant with the requirements. This can lead to delays in payments and disputes.

Variations and disputes

It is not uncommon for changes to be made to contracts during a construction project and during the lifecycle of a facility. These changes, or variations, can have a significant impact on the costs and schedule of the project. If variations are not managed effectively, they can lead to disputes between the stakeholders. Oracle Textura Payment Management can help government organisations streamline the payments and contract management process.

Oracle Textura will:
        •       Improve communication and collaboration with stakeholders
        •       Reduce the risk of errors and delays
        •       Ensure that payments are made on time and in full
        •       Comply with government regulations such as the Australian Security of Payments Act
        •       Improve cash flow for subcontractors and other stakeholders
        •       Reduce the risk of cost overruns and financial distress

A new ebook titled “The Government Payment Management Guidebook” explores the key relationships between government organizations, head contractors, facilities management organizations, and subcontractors and outlines how frictionless payment management can provide transparency and improve contract management across the lifecycle of government assets, which benefits everyone.

Ready to streamline claims and payments in the public sector?

Read the Government Payment Management Guidebook today.

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Scott Alexander

Product Marketing Director ANZ

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