Access prequalified suppliers
A number of not-for-profit and charitable organisations sourced goods and/or services from one or more Local Buy supply arrangements in 2016-2017, and this customer base is expected to continue to grow. This customer base grew by 50% in 2016-2017.
As with Queensland Councils, not-for-profit organisations may access goods and services through pre-existing government supply arrangements, eliminating the need to conduct an open market tender.
At present not-for-profits can access more than 35 prequalified supply arrangements that Local Buy has established for Local Governments in Queensland. The Local Buy Contracts and Suppliers list details the extensive range of goods and services available, including consumables, fuel, consultant services and energy.
Reduce risk, save money
Prequalified supply arrangements enable not-for-profits to reduce their procurement risks and save time and money, through access to over 1,000 prequalified suppliers under 39 supplier arrangements.
Access a large supply base
Access to Local Buy contracts allows not-for-profit customers to access supply arrangements that may not otherwise be available, as well as a large, geographically-dispersed supply base.
This is mainly because Local Buy’s supply arrangements cater primarily to Local Government functions, as well as a geographically spread Local Government customer base with a focus on developing competitive local business and industry.
Please contact us if you would like to learn more about partnering with Local Buy for your procurement needs.