Council gives award for procurement
For this reason we awarded Luke Bentley with the social procurement award. Michael Leers
Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei has presented the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Warren district regional manager with an award for social procurement at the Western Australian Disability Enterprises awards night.
Held in Perth on October 24, the night recognised enterprises focused on providing work opportunities for people with disabilities.
Shire director of works and services Michael Leers also attended the event.
He said there was eight WADE events across the State but Manjimup was the only local government to be involved.
“The shire is a West Australian Disability Enterprise which means it is a disability service provider,” he said.
Mr Leers said the shire’s homage and community care services and the parks and gardens property care team were the main programs which made the shire a disability enterprise. “The Parks and Wildlife service run through DBCA employs the property care team to look after a number of their sites,” he said.
“For this reason we awarded Luke Bentley with the social procurement award at the celebrations.”
He said the council had employed the property care team for the next project, which was installing all the furniture for the Town Revitalisation Project.
The shire has been a part of WADE for four years.
Mr Leers said the WADE’s are at the forefront of social procurement and the award was important for recognising engagement from other organisations.