Shalan Rao

Shalan Rao
Business Manager - LGP Consulting Team
02 8270 8726
0457 534 896

Shalan is a procurement professional with 20 years of experience in public and private sector procurement and supply management. Shalan is passionate about procurement and has detailed knowledge of state and local government procurement framework, covering legislation, procurement processes, governance, and principles of purchasing.

Shalan is a highly motivated and accomplished professional dedicated to improving procurement capability in public sector organizations. With over 25 years of experience in end to end public and private sector procurement and supply management, Shalan has had senior procurement roles at:

  • Bayside Council, Sydney (Strategic Procurement Specialist)
  • Local Government Procurement (Consulting and Training Manager)
  • City of Sydney Council (Procurement Officer)
  • National Broad Band Network (Tender Administrator)
  • Artia (Procurement & Inventory Manager)

Shalan has demonstrated experience in running public tenders, expressions of interest and request for written quotations and establishing contracts in various categories of goods and services in the local government sector. He also had experience in providing procurement consulting services and strategic procurement support including developing procurement framework and procurement capability in councils. Shalan is also a qualified TAFE teacher and trainer teaching Diploma of Logistics.

Education and Training

  • 2013  Master of Business Western Sydney University
  • 2012  Certificate IV Training & Assessment TAFE NSW
  • 2008  Bachelor of Business Western Sydney University

Consultancy Skills and Experience

  • Public sector Procurement, Tendering and Contract Management
  • Global Supply Chain and Inventory Management
  • Advanced Oracle and Technology One procurement systems skills
  • Operational Management

Notable Accomplishments

  • Facilitated a number of contracts for direct and indirect spending from 150K up to 9 million dollars
  • Provided procurement, contracts and tendering training to over 2,200 staff from local government staff, university staff and government suppliers
  • Carried out complete category analysis of large local government organization
  • Reviewed procurement policy and procedures and developed procurement suite of documents for a number of local government organizations and a major university
  • Automated purchase order compliance check process at City of Sydney
  • Provided tender, proposal and bid submission training