We aim to achieve value for money through our procurement process. We also aim to maintain integrity, transparency and accountability.
Our goal is to spend public funds in a way that provides the best value using a best-practice approach to procurement.
We aim to support our local businesses and always give fair consideration to each quotation or tender they submit.
Sound contracting principles
In accordance with the Local Government Act 2009, we must consider these principles in our procurement process:
value for money
open and effective competition
the development of competitive local business and industry
ethical behaviour and fair dealing.
Procurement expenditure thresholds
$0 - $3,000 (including GST)
One verbal or written quote from a single supplier capable of meeting our requirements.
$3,001 - $16,499 (including GST)
At least two verbal or written quotes from suppliers capable of meeting our requirements.
$16,500 - $219,999 (including GST)
At least three written quotes from suppliers capable of meeting our requirements.
$220,000 + (including GST)
Invitation of public tenders.
Procurement processes apply to the total expected value of the service. For example, if we are contracting for a service to be supplied over five years with an expected value of $80,000 (inclusive of GST) each year, the service has a total expected value of $400,000 (inclusive GST) and we must invite public tenders.
Method of procurement activities
Council officers will identify the suitable way to procure the goods, services or works needed. Depending on the expenditure thresholds, we may use:
Sole supplier, specialised or confidential arrangement.
We may enter into a contract with a nominated supplier without inviting quotes or tenders if we decide that:
there is only one supplier available to supply the goods or service due to the specialised or confidential nature of the goods or service, or
it would be impractical or disadvantageous to invite quotations or tenders.
Engaging local businesses
We introduced a Buy Local Policy in February 2019 to highlight the importance of supporting local businesses within Logan. The Buy Local Policy now includes a range of initiatives to assist Council staff when engaging with local suppliers and businesses.
The new policy includes seeking quotes from local suppliers to including a mandatory Local business tender weighting for all future tenders.
We use VendorPanel Marketplace to engage with local businesses and with the open market. Using this website gives small to medium businesses better access to procurement opportunities.
We access VendorPanel Marketplace when:
there is no preferred supplier arrangement in place
the intended costs are below $220,000 (including GST).
VendorPanel Marketplace gives businesses an opportunity to have their goods and services seen by us. It is free for businesses to register and is easy to use.
When we expect to spend more than $220,000 (including GST) in one contract, we must invite public tenders, except where the Local Government Regulation 2012 allows for an exception.
All our expressions of interest and tenders are available on TenderLink (Please use Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge or FireFox to open the Tenderlink portal). Businesses looking for opportunities to do business with us are encouraged to: