Local and State Governments strive to support their local businesses, but procurement is costly, takes time, needs to manage fraud and corruption risks, and must also comply with Queensland Audit Office standards.
Local Buy helps meet legislative, reputation and compliance needs, simplifying the process by connecting organisations with pre-qualified local Queensland suppliers, big and small. This saves time and money and reduces an organisation’s need to tender, advertise and prepare contracts.
Local Government Councils were asking for help with procurement, which is why the LGAQ created Local Buy in 2001. Access to Local Buy is a valuable component of LGAQ membership. The profits from Local Buy are returned each year to the LGAQ and invested to help keep council membership fees low.
Local Buy’s strict prequalified supplier process effectively means that organisations can access a range of goods and services through a quotation rather than a tender process.
Our reputation is built on a proud legacy of working together with local and state government in Queensland.
Local Buy is partnering with the Local Government Association of Tasmania and the Local Government Association of the Northern Territory to include the requirements of Tasmanian and Northern Territory councils when approaching the market to set up new contracts.
Local Buy strives to achieve high quality service delivery to our customers and adopts a philosophy of continuous improvement. Management gives its full commitment to establishing, documenting, implementing, maintaining and continual improvement of this Quality Management System (QMS) in accordance with the ISO 9001:2015 requirements.
Local Buy’s QMS is designed specifically to cover the delivery of professional services and provides the direction that informs and guides Local Buy towards the provision of the best practice in consultancy, technical advisory, training and managed services. The QMS has been developed considering the nature of our business, the risks and opportunities we face and the requirements of our clients and stakeholders.
Local Buy is committed to helping the following organisations reduce the risk, time and costs associated with the procurement process: