Council procurement policies


During all procurement activities, we are committed to achieving the highest quality outcomes and best value for our community. 

All of our processes are conducted in a transparent, fair and ethical manner. 

We encourage creativity, innovation and excellence and welcome all suppliers, including local suppliers and social enterprises, to participate in our procurement processes.  

Supporting Partnerships Policy

Council has adopted a Supporting Partnerships Policy, confirming our commitment to encouraging innovative partnerships with the private and non-government sector.

In order to provide services to the community, Council procures products and services by two broad means:

  1. Solicited Proposals – Council requests proposals from the open market.
  2. Unsolicited Proposals – An idea is 'pitched' to Council.

The below Guidelines set out the process for proposing an idea to Council and Council's assessment criteria.

For more information contact the Strategic Procurement Coordinator at