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Our Experience

Big picture thinking with attention to the nitty gritty are our hallmarks.

This approach ensures process integrity, while also enabling you to achieve your commercial outcomes.

We understand the politics and culture of government, and we don’t have potential conflict of interest issues that affect many advisors.

When it comes to work, we believe in sharing our insights generously, at every step of the way.

We work as part of your team to achieve your objectives, and our focus is to make probity a seamless part of your project.

Skills and expertise

We have a proven track record in providing practical and effective probity services on major government procurements, grants and other programs.

Our probity Advisors are highly experienced and technically excellent, while also being strategic and practical in their approach.

The majority of our probity Advisors are legally trained and have a deep understanding of the laws, policies, and processes of government.

We have advised on a range of probity issues, including:

  • ‘Back end’ matters in relation to complaints, Freedom Of Information requests and threatened litigation
  • ‘Front end’ services, such as establishing and implementing probity frameworks.

FinalistTelstra Best of Business Awards2022

State Finalist ACT - Building Communities

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2021

Employer of Choice

FinalistAustralian Financial Review2020

BOSS Best Places to Work List

WinnerMy Business Awards2020

Professional Services Business of the Year

FinalistAustralian Law Awards2020

Employer of Choice


Top 10 Procurement Consulting / Professional Services Companies


ALPMA / Lexis Nexis Thought Leadership Awards

WinnerAustralasian Lawyer Magazine2016

Top 30 Innovative Firms of the Year

Commonwealth Panels and Marketplaces

  • Australian Government Management Advisory Services Panel
  • Airservices Australia Procurement and Resources Panel
  • Australian Government ABS Privacy Services Panel
  • Australian Government AFP Capability Support Services Panel
  • Australian Government Aged Care Policy Panel
  • Australian Government DTA Cloud Services Panel
  • Australian Government DTA Digital Marketplace
  • Defence Negotiation Services Panel
  • Defence Support Services Panel

State and Territory Panels and Marketplaces

  • ACT Government Light Rail Stage 2 Advisors Panel
  • ACT Professional Advisory Services Panel
  • Victorian eServices Register
  • Victorian Professional Advisory Services Panel

Sarah Colman

Special Advisor | Proximity

M 0477 370 200


Contact Sarah, our service lead

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We are a leading provider of integrated consulting, commercial and legal services to government and large organisations. 

We collaborate with you to overcome challenges and achieve excellent outcomes. By creating an exceptional workplace culture, we equip our people with the confidence and knowledge to find the ‘right fit’ solution for your needs.

Clients can engage us for our respective expertise in legal, procurement, program, project and management consulting; but more notably, we offer the full suite of support on projects. We advise from start to finish, with Proximity consultants working seamlessly with Proximity lawyers and commercial advisors to deliver the intended project outcome.

Our team members are true experts in their field, who share their insights generously, at every step of the way.

Advantages of Proximity include:

Intensive support — dedicated resources working directly with your team.

No increase to your head count — the flexibility to scale up and down as required.

High quality — highly regarded practitioners that understand your sector.

Fresh approach — the flexibility and varied experience of external advisors and the intimate knowledge and commercial focus of an in-house team.

Tailored pricing — pricing solutions that suit your needs; whether you require price certainty or flexible pricing solutions that allow you to deal with uncertain demand.

Value for money — our model eliminates expensive overheads; and you benefit from the savings.

The Proximity difference means you: