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Using Local Buy has enabled the Council to reduce the time taken to procure goods and services. By using Local Buy prequalified suppliers there is security in the knowledge that goods and services obtained are the highest standard and cost effective. The support and experience provided by Local Buy have enabled the procurement team to improve all aspects of purchasing.Des HowardChief Executive Officer
Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
Being in a remote locality and a small city like Mount Isa, procurement has an added degree of difficulty and we must always be attentive to the requirements laid out in the Queensland Local Government Act, Regulations and Council’s own Procurement policy.
Working with the Local Buy team as a procurement partner has greatly reduced the procurement risk while also assisting to extend greater opportunities for remote local business’s.
I consider Local Buy as a Procurement partner and know I can gain excellent professional guidance from their category specialists, procurement Director and the Customer Relationship Manger – North Queensland, when dealing with a complex procurement related issue.
Prior to my arrival at Mount Isa City Council there had never been a procurement professional in the organisation. Local Buy are a great support and partner during the establishment of the centre-led procurement function.Richard J AzarProcurement Analyst
Mount Isa City Council
Southern Downs Regional Council has been using Local Buy for over 10 years. It is very important to SDRC that we use local suppliers wherever we can. Local Buy enables us to source local suppliers, in a convenient and efficient way via their existing Local Buy panel arrangements. Council looks forward to seeing more local suppliers on board with Local Buy and being able to make the most of these arrangements while supporting the local economy.Samantha O'NeilContracts and Procurement Coordinator
Southern Downs Regional Council
Water Technology PTY Ltd has been on Local Buy Preferred Supplier contracts since 2021. Working under the preferred supplier arrangement has been of great benefit for both our company and clients.
The convenience of having our clients be able to access our services quickly and efficiently through the VendorPanel portal cannot be overstated. The process saves our clients time and money, while also giving them the peace of mind that we have been pre-approved based on our previous performance.
From Water Technology's' perspective we save time and money by having our rates and work contract terms and conditions locked in. This means less time quoting jobs and more time completing them.Samuel GreiveQueensland Business Support Manager
WATER TECHNOLOGY PTY LTD
As a small Council, having Local Buy as our backup for all things purchasing has been invaluable.
We appreciate that each Customer Relationship Manager has taken the time to understand not only who we are, but how we operate best.
This approach has given us the support to identify gaps, streamline our approach and ensure we get the best for our community.Katherine CostaProcurement Officer
Longreach Regional Council.