Doing Business with Council
Scenic Rim Regional Council undertakes significant procurement activities, all of which are conducted in accordance with the requirements of Section 104 of the Local Government Act 2009, the Local Government Regulation 2012, the Work Health & Safety Act 2011 and Council's Procurement Policy.
Sound Contracting Principles
Our procurement process strives to achieve value for money for residents while ensuring probity and accountability is maintained and the sound contracting principles as defined in the Local Government Act are adhered to, namely:
- Value for money
- Open and effective competition
- Development of competitive local business and industry
- Environment protection
- Ethical behaviour and fair dealings
Council's internal processes ensure that each tender and quotation submitted by potential suppliers is given fair and equitable consideration.
Advertising of Tenders
When the intended expenditure is greater than $200,000, Council must invite public tenders.
Council encourages local industry to tender/quote for the provision of such requirements. Council advertises tenders in local papers and tender documentation can be downloaded from Local Government Tender Box. If a supplier is looking for opportunities to supply to Council, it is recommended that they register on this website to receive all tender opportunities via email at the time of publishing, free of charge.
Scenic Rim Regional Council has further streamlined its internal quotation process to utilise an online request for quotation (RFQ) portal where local suppliers will either form part of an established panel arrangement (through Local Buy Vendor Panel) or will self-register their business through an online portal called Vendor Panel Marketplace.
Where there is no preferred supplier list or agreement in place, VendorPanel Marketplace is utilised to source quotations from registered suppliers where the quote value is less than $200,000. Marketplace is an "open market" online system and free for suppliers to register, receive notifications and submit quotes for services or goods that they offer. At the heart of this solution, Council is trying to make it easier to engage with local suppliers and the open market, giving small to medium enterprises better access to Council opportunities and increase governance and transparency in our quotation process.
Please visit VendorPanel Marketplace to register your business on the Marketplace portal under the services or goods that you wish to provide.
Safety Induction for Service Providers
Any queries relating to tenders or contracts should be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.