Coun­cils’ col­lec­tive ten­der saves ratepay­ers $300,000

Wangaratta Chronicle - - News - By SHANE DOUTHIE

A JOINT ten­der process by five North East coun­cils for an­nual re­seal works has saved Ru­ral City of Wan­garatta ratepay­ers more than $300,000 next fi­nan­cial year.

Pro­cure­ment Aus­tralia un­der­took the col­lab­o­ra­tive process for re­seal works on be­half of the ru­ral city, Be­nalla, Mur­rindindi, Towong and Wodonga coun­cils with each coun­cil pro­vid­ing their own scope and agreed spec­i­fi­ca­tion.

The suc­cess­ful ten­derer was Downer EDI Works Pty Ltd.

Mayor Ken Clarke told last week’s pub­lic coun­cil meet­ing at Tar­rawingee that coun­cil had bud­geted for more than $1 mil­lion for the works.

He then, in a sense of theatre more akin to the an­nounce­ment of an Academy Award, opened the en­ve­lope and an­nounced the suc­cess­ful ten­der price of $667,007.42.

“Quite a sav­ing,” the mas­ter of un­der­state­ment Cr Clarke said.

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