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RFT/Contract Schedule 2018
View our upcoming Contracts and Requests for Tenders schedule.More Info
Supply of New Motor Vehicles BUS233-1112 now closed
This arrangement includes; passenger motor vehicles, sports utility vehicles, light trucks, electric vehicle supply equipment. The Contractors list of Nominated Motor Vehicles and associated charging equipment. will be available via VendorPanel.More Info
Local Buy Golf Day
To be held on Friday 22 June at North Lakes Golf Club. For expressions of interest contact Simone Sakzewski on email@example.comMore Info
Current Local Buy Contracts & Suppliers
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Local Buy Delivers the Goods.
The 2016-17 Works for Queensland (W4Q) program was a welcome State Government initiative for Queensland councils. Funding was provided for minor infrastructure and maintenance works with the express purpose of creating regional employment. The catch, if you can call it that, was that all approved projects in the initial program year had to be delivered by 30th November 2017. Thirty-seven councils in NQ/FNQ alone were allocated $117M with only eight months to deliver. The remote Cape York based Councils had the additional issue of coping with roads being closed to heavy vehicles until mid-year. Traditional tender timeframes would soak up the available time, putting pressure on construction schedules and prices. What is the alternative?
Many councils utilised Local Buy’s BUS244 Open Spaces, Parks, Gardens and Playgrounds arrangement to deliver their W4Q programs. BUS244 was a natural fit given W4Q eligible projects included footpaths, shade structures, playgrounds, community and sport facilities, halls, swimming pools and water play infrastructure.
Local Buy arrangements tick all the boxes, allowing councils to:
Meet reduced project deadlines
Comply with Local Government Procurement Legislation
Demonstrating value for money and good probity
Local Buy liaised closely with councils to advise on best practice procurement methodology whilst considering tight timeframes.
Kylie Pomerenke CPPM (now Parks and Recreation Projects Coordinator, Toowoomba RC) helped Townsville City Council deliver their W4Q program. Kylie had this to say about Local Buy:
Council was under pressure to deliver a large scope of works in a short time period. Local Buy’s arrangement gave me access to a range of qualified suppliers plus a quick and reliable quotation and approval process which conforms with Local Government Regulations. Procurement was all managed efficiently online using Local Buy’s Vendor Panel platform. This allowed us to appoint the pre-qualified contractor far sooner than a traditional tender process, and ultimately complete the project on time.
Perry Gould, Director Technical Services at Aurukun Shire Council had the following:
Local Buy is an effective purchasing tool for Aurukun Shire Council to meet procurement requirements. Aurukun Shire Council has taken full advantage of Local Buy on a regular basis for the purchasing of vehicles, plant, stock and materials which ensures cost effective purchases for all Council operations.