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Procurement Policy

This page contains an explanation of the way we assess the goods, services and works we purchase, and a link to the Procurement Policy.
Updated: 12/11/2019 3:49 p.m.

Council recognises that it is a significant user of public money and the expenditure of this money has an impact on the local and domestic economy. As such Council seeks to ensure all procurement of goods, services and works are undertaken and managed in a way consistent with legislation, good practice and a sound business approach.

The current Procurement Policy was adopted by Council in October 2018, and includes a matrix to determine procurement process requirements based on risk and value.

The Policy outlines principles including:

  • transparency and accountability
  • value for money
  • thinking strategically and acting as one organisation
  • effective market competition
  • emergency procurement
  • sustainability
  • encouraging local supply
  • the value of relationships
  • fairness and lawfulness
  • risk management
  • probity.

Key considerations outlined are:

  • Health and safety
  • Electronic business capabilities
  • Ethical business practices
  • Practical considerations
  • Confidentiality and intellectual property
  • Keeping records

Follow the link below to view the full version of the policy.



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