In his role of Chief Procurement Officer for the NSW Department of Communities and Justice [https://www.justice.nsw.gov.au/about-us] (Australia), Jean-Michel Carriere discusses the role of Procurement as an enabler to achieve strategic objectives. As with any Government Agency, there is a level of responsibility dealing with public monies and ensuring that value is achieved to the benefits of tax payers. Jean-Michel Carriere also discusses the importance of having a Supplier Development Programme as a conduit for cross-enterprises value creation. By setting the correct Procurement Strategy to enable outcomes around: 1. A customer-centric approach to Procurement;2. Strong Category Management;3. Governance & Risk Mitigation;4. Procurement Capabilities;5. Continuous Improvement. Finally, Jean-Michel Carriere talks about requirements that the market can understand, assist the market, and ensure that Government Agencies have everything at their disposal to deliver value. This Procurement Podcast is brought to you by the Procurement Podcast [https://procurementpodcast.com], with Andy Franks (BrightSky ClearMind [http://www.brightskyclearmind.com/]) and Christophe Barriere-Varju (BvW Global [https://www.bvwglobal.com/]). About the Department of Communities and JusticeFrom 1 July 2019, the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) and Department of Justice will be a single department, named theDepartment of Communities and Justice. The new department will enable services to better work together to support everyone's right to access justice and other help for families, and promote early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community. The Department of Communities and Justice will be the lead agency in the new Stronger Communities Cluster. The new Stronger Communities Cluster brings together, and replaces, the Family and Communities and Justice Clusters. It brings all government services targeted at achieving safe, just, inclusive and resilient communities under one roof. You can still access up-to-date, reliable information on the existing Department of Justice and Department of Family and Community Services websites. About the Procurement PodcastThis episode is brought to you by the Procurement Podcast [https://procurementpodcast.com/], with Andy Franks (BrightSky ClearMind [http://www.brightskyclearmind.com/]) and Christophe Barriere-Varju (BvW Global [https://www.bvwglobal.com/]), two passionate Procurement Consultant Professionals.