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.
Road Water, Sewerage & Civil Works | BUS 270
The BUS270 arrangement provides Queensland councils and approved purchasers with access to 157 prequalified suppliers with the capacity to deliver civil construction projects across the State.
It provides a streamlined procurement process, allowing purchasers to obtain competitive pricing from competent, reliable suppliers through a select Request for Quote rather than an open tender for engagement of any value (including over $200k), resulting in significant time and cost savings.
The range of civil construction services are categorised below:
- Road Construction and Maintenance
- Road Resurfacing
- Guardrail and Road Safety Barriers
- Line Marking
- Traffic Management
- Pipework Installation
- Pipe Relining & Rehabilitation
- Water & Waste Treatment
- General Civil Construction
Purchasers have a choice of Local Buy amended contractor engagement contracts, depending on their individual project requirements:
- Minor Works – Low Risk
- Minor Works – Medium Risk
- Minor Works – Medium Risk ‐ Design & Construct
- AS2124 ‐ Design & Construct
Purchasers maintain control of project documentation, can nominate sub-contractors (including council crews) obtain period pricing or obtain road materials (asphalt, bitumen) only.