Procurement is the acquisition of goods, services, or works from an outside source. Within Local Government, items procured may include anything from hire of equipment, tools or hardware, office supplies, park equipment, road materials or the engagement of professional services.
Council is bound by the legislative requirements of the Local Government Act 2009 and Regulations 2012 and must adhere to the Sound Contracting Principles for the discharge of public money.
The sound contracting principles as per the Local Government Act 2009 s104 (3) are:
Council has established the following categories of supply as Pre-Qualified Supplier Registers which are a contracted Standing Offer Arrangement. The registers will be refreshed at the same time each year allowing new suppliers to apply and existing suppliers to update pricing and service offerings.
Council has established a local marketplace for non-contracted low risk ad-hoc supply arrangements for business within the South Burnett Region.
If you are interested in supplying goods or services to us you can register your business on Council’s Local Marketplace on Felix for free. A list of Local Marketplace categories is available here.
Felix Marketplace is an online procurement system which allows council officers to search, nominate and invite local suppliers to quote. In turn, suppliers will receive an email notification with an invite to submit a quote. All the supplier is required to do is log in for details and then upload the quote.
Felix Marketplace is a great opportunity for local business owners to have their goods and services seen by a new audience. The registration process does not mean that you are automatically a supplier to Council. Should you be engaged for goods or services you may be required to provide additional documentation.
Local Buy are a subsidiary of the Local Government Association of QLD (LGAQ). Local Buy facilitates business relationships with local government and their suppliers. Local Buy’s core business is the creation of contractual arrangements for goods and services that can be used by Queensland Councils, aggregating the demand for these goods and services to achieve better pricing and conditions. There are in excess of 37 contracted Pre-Qualified supplier arrangements which can be accessed by all 77 council across Queensland.
If you are interested in tendering for larger contracts as a Pre-Qualified supplier under the local buy arrangements please direct enquiries through the Local Buy website here.
LG Tenderbox is the online tendering portal of choice for many Queensland local governments, statutory bodies and other public sector entities. LG Tenderbox streamlines the Queensland public sector procurement process by providing and easy to use electronic system for organisations wish to respond to public sector tenders.
Registered businesses can download tender documents, participate in tender forums and lodge electronic tender submissions.
Registration with LG Tenderbox is free. For information on how to Register on the LG Tenderbox click here.
To Register on LG Tenderbox click here.