Sup­pli­ers win with new coun­cil pro­cure­ment sys­tem

Western Times - - NEWS -

PAROO Shire Coun­cil is us­ing Ven­dorPanel to sim­plify the way it seeks quotes, and to also in­crease transparency and com­pli­ance in quote-based pur­chas­ing pro­cesses.

Mayor Lind­say God­frey said Ven­dorPanel de­liv­ered ben­e­fits for lo­cal sup­pli­ers.

“Not only will sup­pli­ers hear about new con­tract op­por­tu­ni­ties first, they can also hear from the other hun­dreds of or­gan­i­sa­tions who use Ven­dorPanel,” he said.

“It’s a great op­por­tu­nity for small busi­ness to be­come in­volved in lo­cal work.

“Coun­cil and Ven­dorPanel are run­ning two in­for­ma­tion ses­sions to in­tro­duce and ex­plain the sys­tem to lo­cal sup­pli­ers, and to make sure they get the most out of it. We en­cour­age any busi­ness in the area to come along.

“There are more than 70 cat­e­gories un­der which a sup­plier can reg­is­ter – from builders and pest con­trol, to avi­a­tion and first aid – a whole range of busi­nesses can ap­ply.”

Cr God­frey said it was im­por­tant to note for ten­der op­por­tu­ni­ties, when the in­tended ex­pen­di­ture was greater than $220,000, coun­cil would still be invit­ing pub­lic ten­ders, as out­lined in Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Reg­u­la­tion 2012.

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