Council has adopted a "Local Preference Purchasing" policy that supports Council's economic development strategies which underpin the support of local business and job creation in the local area.
The new "Local Preference Purchasing" policy (see policy) is a wide ranging policy which includes such provisions as "Definition of Local Supplier", "Non-price value for money considerations", and "Procedural Matters".
For local suppliers who respond to Council's Procurement Requests, Council will assess their response as if their total net cost bid was reduced by 5%. Discounts will be limited to a maximum of $15,000
The policy MUST be read in conjunction with the existing "Procurement of Goods & Services" policy, "Tendering Procedure" and "Tendering Guidelines for NSW Local Government".
In its day to day operations Council will purchase many items from suppliers outside the local area, simply because local business houses do not stock these goods.
To further assist local business Council has compiled a list of regularly purchased items (includes quantities), in anticipation that local business houses may consider stocking these items in the future at a competitive price.
Local business houses intending to stock any of the items or require further information of items as mentioned in the list of "yearly purchases", should contact Council's purchasing Officer on (02) 67461755.