Local Buy helps alleviate the need for open market tenders by managing the procurement compliance burden on behalf of all Local Government agencies.
All Local Buy arrangements are compliant with the Local Government Regulations 2012 and Local Government Act 2009 and provide Local Government entities with the assurance that all suppliers are vetted and compliant based on a comprehensive tender, evaluation and approval process.
Purchasing through a Local Buy prequalified supply arrangement negates the need for Councils to go through the formal tender process. There is also no financial minimum or maximum spend applicable within the arrangements
Our Local Buy Contracts and Suppliers list is updated every fortnight.
Legal Services | BUS 261-1116
Legal service requirements are varied and to assist Purchasers this arrangement is spilt into several broad categories which are listed:
Planning and Environment
This involves the representation of and advice to Purchasers on matters arising out of the Sustainable Planning Act/Planning Act, Building Act, Environmental Protection Act, the Planning Scheme and all other associated legislation, both State and Commonwealth, in relation to Planning, Environment and Transport issues.
General Contracts and Commercial Law Matters
This involves legal advice and representation in contractual, corporate, contract and procurement related matters, and all issues which are generally seen as being of a general contractual or commercial nature.
This involves leases, licences, Land Act dealings, compulsory and negotiated acquistions
Employment and Industrial Relations
This involves advice (legal and technical) in relation to industrial relations matters and representing Purchasers in Courts exercising jurisdiction in industrial matters and industrial tribunals.
This involves all matters arising from legislation such as the Animal Management Act, Public Health Act, Food Act and local laws wherein Purchasers are deemed as the appropriate regulatory authority and is required to investigate and prosecute offences
General Litigation and Debt Recovery
This involves advising and representing Purchasers on matters relating to judicial review, class actions, trade practices compliance, insurance disputes, discrimination claims and all matters where a Purchaser as an organiation is challenged in its statuatory role.
Administrative Law and Governance
Matters relating to the Local Government Act 2009 and other legislation. This area includes issues that may arise between Purchasers and various Commonwealth and State departments, such as the Obudsmen or Environmental Protection Authority.
Matters relating to water flow, supply and distribution
Native Title and Indigenous Law
Matters relating to Native Title and Indigenous Law
Construction and Infrastructure Law
Matters involving high value and/or high risk projects.