Access to Local Buy contracts
Local Buy prequalified contracts enable State Government agencies to benefit from the aggregated purchasing power of Queensland councils. Specifically, State Government customers are eligible to access a suite of more than 35 Local Buy contracts established for local governments in Queensland.
Local Buy Contracts and Suppliers cover a range of categories including ICT, goods and services, fleet, works and energy.
Most State Government Departments, a majority of Government Owned Corporations and about 80 statutory bodies sourced goods and/or services from one or more Local Buy contracts in the 12 months to March 2019.
Access a large supply base
Access to Local Buy contracts allows State Government customers to access supply arrangements that may not be available at State Government level, as well as a large, geographically-dispersed supply base.
Local Buy’s contracts 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.
Local Buy contracts enable State Government agencies to reduce their procurement risks and save time and money, through access to over 1,000 prequalified suppliers under over 35 contacts. Improved contract quality and governance also are benefits of sourcing goods and services via Local Buy. All Local Buy contracts are established following a full open tender process.
Queensland procurement policy
Local Buy supports the new Queensland Procurement Policy 2017, which includes a focus on procurement in regional and remote Queensland.
Local Buy contracts are either preferred supplier arrangements or registers of pre-qualified suppliers. Both of these fall within the definition of ‘Common-use supply arrangement' under the Queensland Procurement Policy 2017.
Access contracts and suppliers
State Government authorities can access Local Buy Contracts and Suppliers via this list, which is updated each fortnight.
Please contact us if you would like to learn more about partnering with Local Buy for your procurement needs.