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Procurement and Purchasing

LGAT Procurement

Councils benefit from:

  • access to a range of contracts for goods and services, designed specifically to meet the needs of councils
  • contracts developed and managed by procurement specialists for the life of that contract
  • greater cost savings delivered by aggregating expenditure
  • being able to ensure probity and minimal risk through fair and transparent procurement processes while complying with the Local Government Act  1993.
  • strong tender processes - individual tender by councils not required -  reduced council administration and tendering costs
  • innovative technology tools that help simplify purchases
  • standard procurement related documentation – templates including a Code for Tendering and Contracting template
Procurement Process Diagram

Click here for further information.

Code for Tendering and Contracting (Template document)

A model template is here.

What is the National Procurement Network?

LGAT is a member of the National Procurement Network. 

The NPN connects procurement services offered by Local Government Associations in States and Territories in Australia to provide national programs where it is beneficial to combine the purchasing power of councils Australia wide.  The effect is to deliver savings in time and cost to member councils.

Many councils are already seeing the benefits of purchasing through the Network - saving time and money. Items may be purchased through a simple Request for Quotation or Purchase Order process (value driven).

The NPN comprises the following member organisations and their business units:

  • Local Government Association of Tasmania
  • Local Buy Pty Ltd - a wholly owned company of the Local Government Association of Queensland
  • Mav Procurement - the business arm of the Municipal Association of Victoria
  • Local Government Procurement Pty Ltd - a wholly owned company of the Local Government Association of New South Wales
  • Western Australian Local Government Association
  • Local Government Association of Northern Territory
  • Local Government Procurement South Australia
National Procurement Network (NPN) - Contracts

The NPN has collaborated on a number of successful contracts that are available to Tasmanian Councils.  Use of these contracts is optional but bring significant benefits to councils.

How do I contact suppliers?

Council officers can view supplier contact details in the members-only Vendor Panel website.

What is Vendor Panel?

LGAT Procurement utilise an online contracts management and e-quote tool called Vendor Panel.  The system is managed on our behalf by our partner The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV).

Vendor Panel enables councils to log in and view expiry date, contract and supplier information, category lists, price lists and compliance certificates.

For some contracts an RFQ through Vendor Panel is required (the system allows you to quickly and easily raise, evaluate and award quotes online).  For others Vendor Panel  is simply a portal where councils can see information on the contract, have access to compliance information, supplier details and contacts and order direct from supplier – quoting contract details.

Contact LGAT to arrange access to Vendor Panel.

Any Queries?

Contact LGAT:

Deb Leisser (Wed/Thurs)
Phone: (03) 6233 5971

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