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Save Time, Reduce Risk and Save Money

Local Buy services transforms the procurement process to help our clients spend smarter.

Local Buy clients can avoid costly open market tenders by accessing a range of goods and services using our prequalified contract suppliers.

Purchasing through a Local Buy contract supplier negates the need for council and government entities to go through the formal tender process as we have pre-managed all procurement and probity compliance requirements.

All Local Buy contracts are compliant with the Local Government Regulations 2012 and Local Government Act 2009 and all suppliers are vetted via a comprehensive tender, evaluation and approval process.

There is also no financial minimum or maximum spend applicable.

Request for Quotation

Local Buy clients are given access to an online quotation system where they can contact pre-qualified suppliers directly to purchase common goods, services and works. 

The user-friendly system also enables clients to check supplier insurances, information on their overall solutions and the general conditions of contract.

The direct quotation system gives clients full visibility and control over the procurement process.

Are Open Market Tenders the best approach?

Procurement progression is often undermined by the prohibitive costs of Open Market tenders.

Research has shown that a standard tender (valued over $200,000) can cost from $15,000 - $30,000 to facilitate. This cost increases to over $60,000 for more complex requirements such as works, construction and waste management tenders.

Going out to tender in the open market requires considerable resources and planning as there are stringent processes that government must follow to remain compliant. 

Local Buy estimates that councils can save approximately 16 weeks by utilizing our pre-qualified contracts compared with going out to tender on the average construction project.

How are Local Buy Arrangements Established?

Local Buy can establish whether there is a need for a contract or a particular procurement service through our expert understanding of the critical pathways of the procurement process.

Our Tender Process Flow Chart details the steps we take to determine the best outcome for our clients.

Local Buy has five contract streams:

  • Works
  • Fleet
  • Services
  • Telecommunications/Smart Cities/ICT 
  • Energy

Who do you contact?

Local Buy has five highly experienced Category Managers to manage the five contract streams.

Aileen Carrol

Shane Grimstone

Pat McCormack

Mick Fullelove

Stuart Amos