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Save time, reduce risk and save money

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.

Request for quotation

Councils can engage suppliers through the Local Buy supply arrangements by requesting a quotation.  Local Buy provide Queensland Local Government entities access to an online quotation system where councils can engage with suppliers directly to purchase common goods, services and works.  The system also enables Council to check supplier insurances, information on their overall solutions and the general conditions of contract as primary examples.

Are open market tenders the best approach?

Reserach has identified that a standard tender (valued over $200,000) can cost an individual Local Government entity between $15,000 to $30,000.  This cost increases to above $60,000 for more complex requirements such as works, construction and waste management tenders.

Going out to tender to the open market also requires considerable planning, as there are certain processes that a Local Government entity must follow.  Given this, Local Buy estimates that Councils can save 16 weeks utilising Local Buy Panel Arrangements, compared to going out to tender, based on an average construction project.

How are Local Buy arrangements established?

Local Buy is able to establish whether there is a need for an arrangement or a particular procurement service through our strong relationships with Local Government.

Our Tender Process Flow Chart details the specific approach.

Access contracts and suppliers

Government organisations can access Local Buy arrangements at no cost.  Our Local Buy Contracts and Suppliers list is updated every fortnight.

Contact us

Please contact us if you would like to learn more about Local Buy contracts.

Advertising and Media Services | BUS 227-0512

Contract Details: This Local Buy arrangement offers access to professional advertising and media requirements, campaign and non-campaign advertising and media services and includes: ...

Asset Management Services | BUS 252-0615

Contract Details:   This Local Buy arrangement includes the following catergories: General Asset Management Asset hierarchies Asset management training Asset numbering Asset...

Bulk Petroleum Product | C031-12A

Contract Details: Supply of bulk ULP, PULP, E10, AVCAT, AVGAS, LPG, CNG B5/B10/B20/B1000 Diesel, Kerosene Ad Blue Onsite refuelling services Assistance in purchasing bulk infrastructure ...

Business Management Services | BUS 249-0515

Contract Details:   This arrangement involves activities associated with running an organisation such as planning, leading, organising, monitoring and staff, and includes the following...

Chemical Supply (Bulk) | BUS 250-1214

Contract Details:   This Local Buy arrangement has been grouped into four catergories and includes: Drinking Water Treatment This entails the health and aestheic quality of the...

Civil Works: Marine, Water, Sewerage & Tunneling Services | BUS 253-1215

Contract Details: This Local Buy arrangement is for the supply of a diverse range of civil construction, equipment and plant supply and associated maintenance services relating to water and...

CIVIL WORKS: ROADS, BRIDGES & ROAD RESURFACING | BUS 242-1013

This Local Buy arrangement provides Councils and other Purchases with access to a Panel of PreQualified Suppliers with proven capability to undertake their Road, Bridge, Civil Construction and...

Corporate Wardrobe | NPN 2.11-2

Contract Details: The Corporate Wardrobe Contract is an NPN arrangement available to Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales and Victorian local government organisations. ...

Council Business Systems | BUS 243-1113

Contract details:   A Council Business System is software which can be used by Purchasers to better manage various business functions. In addition to a core Financial Management System,...

Customer and Administration Services | BUS 239-0813

Contract details:   This Local Buy arrangement includes: Customer services contact centre Customer service front counter service for face to face enquiries and transactions ...

Engineering Consultancy Services | BUS 226-0212

Contract details: This Local Buy arrangement can be applied to design, maintenance, management and of a variety of assets and infrastructure which include: Aviation Engineering - Airport...

Environmental Consultancy Services | BUS 225-1211

Contract details: Local Government is responsible for the management and maintenance of a variety of assets and infrastructure which in some cases include water and sewage treatment plans,...

Fire Services | BUS 241-0713

Contract details:   This Local Buy arrangement includes: Inspection, Testing, Prevantative Maintenance and Survey (ITMS) of Fixed Fire Systems ITMS of Portable Fire Systems ...

Fuel Card Services | C031-12B

Contract details:   This arrangement is for offers of discounted cents per litre off fuel purchases ranging from 1 to 4 cents per litre with varying Card fees. Local Buy Contact: Shane...

ICT - Hardware/Software and Services | BUS 248-0415 (A)

Contract details: Through this Local Buy arrangement Purchasers will have the choice of service providers who offer a strong supply capability of high quality goods and associated services...

ICT - Managed Services | BUS 248-0415 (D)

Contract details:   ICT Managed Services is services where the supplier agrees to provide a business or ICT capability to an agreed level of performance.  Managed Services can be for...

ICT - Specialist Consultancy Services | BUS 248-0415 (B)

Contract details:   ICT Specialist Consultancy Serivces is services which deliver on a statement or works relating to the use of ICT to achieve business objectives. This arrangement...

ICT - Temporary Placement | BUS 248 (C)

Contract details:   ICT Temporary Placements are defined as the temporary hire of ICT personnel with the following general roles being applicable under this category: Account Manager,...

Legal Services | BUS 261-1116

Contract details: Legal service requirements are varied and to assist Purchasers this arrangement is spilt into several broad categories which are listed: Planning and Environment This...

Mobile Garbage Bins, Industrial Containers and Bins, Static Compactors

Contract details:   This arrangement includes but is not limited to: Goods: Plastic mobile garbage bins Industrial containers, static compactors (inlcuding balers) and lifters,...

Motor Vehicles | BUS 233-1112

Contract details:   This arrangement includes the supply and delivery of new motor vehicles: Passenger Motor Vehicles Light Small Medium Large Upper Large People Movers ...

Office and Stationery Supplies (Goods and Associated Services | BUS 258-0816

Contract details:   The following are typical examples of types of products intended to be offered under this contract but are not limited to: Office and Stationery...

Oils and Lubricants | C031-12C

Contract details:   This arrangement includes; Provision of oils, lubricants, coolants and automotive cleaning products for Local Government, including all natural and synthetic based...

Open Spaces, Parks, Gardens and Playgrounds | BUS 244-0314

Contract details:   This Local Buy arrangement includes; consultation, design, supply, install, construct and report and maintenance of open spaces, parks, gardens, and playgrounds...

Pipes, Pipe Relining, Pumps, Water Meters, Pre-cast Concrete & Fibre Reinforced Products| BUS 256-0416

Contract details:   This Local Buy arrangement caters for the supply of a broad range of products relating to water and sewerage management, distribution and reticulation: Pipe...

Planning, Design and Architectural Consultancy Services | BUS 245-0314

Contract details:   This Local Buy arrangement offers the following list of consultancy services: Catergory 1 - Planning Services Sub-catergories Town Planning Regional...

Plant Machinery Equipment | NPN 2.15

Contract details: This arrangement allows council officers to access goods and services of quality yellow plant providers from their local dealers without the need to tender. It includes supply of;...

Project Management Consultancy Services (Construction) | BUS 254-1215

Contract details: This Local Buy arrangement provides access for Queensland and approved Purchasers to over 90 organisations, who provide a broad range of construction related Project...

Recruitment Services | BUS 234-0113

Contract details:   This following categories reflect a range of professions and trades both permanent and temporary which may be sought by Councils and other Local Government entities: ...

Solar Systems and Battery Storage | BUS 257-0516

Contract Details: This arrangement includes design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of Integtrated Photo-Voltaic Electricity Generation and Battery Storage Systems. ...

Specialised Trucks and Bodies | NPN 1.15

Contract details:   This arrangement includes supply and/or services of: Refuse/compactor trucks Street sweepers and cleaning vehicles Truck bodies Trailers: box...

Supply of Library Resources | BUS 255-0116

Contract details:   This arrangement includes: Books (Hardcover and Paperback) and Related Products and Accessories Audio Visual, Multi-Media Material and Related Products and...

Telecommunication Carrier Services | BUS 238-0813

Contract details: The Local Buy arrangement for Telecommunication Carrier Serivces, incorporates Fixed Voice Services, Mobile Services, Data Services, and other Value-Added Services, plus the...

Trucks | BUS NPN 04.13

Contract details:   This arrangement allows councils to purchase quality trucks from their local dealers including: Cab chassis from 4500kg GVM to 35000kg GVM Prime movers from...

Tyres, Tubes and Batteries | NPN 1.14

Contract details: This arrangement includes: Products and services relating to the purchase of tyres and batteries under the one contract. Products include tyres and tubes for passenger...