Procurement is the process by which Council engages with suppliers to purchase goods and services, or supply of essential services.
Dependent on the need, Council manages procurement by different methods:
Request for Tender (RFT) – a formal offer open to the public to bid for the supply of specified goods, services or works, under specified terms. Open market.
Expression of Interest (EOI) – a formal invitation to prospective suppliers to provide information and opinions on the methodologies of meeting a specific need. Limited market.
Selective Engagement – this approach is used where knowledge of the marketplace exists, with a specified number of representative suppliers invited to tender. Selective market.
Section 49(a)(1) of the Local Government Act 1999 requires a framework of principles relating to procurement activities undertaken by the City of Prospect. These principles are outlined by Council’s Procurement Policy:
- Value for Money
- Open and Effective Competition
- Ethical Behaviour and Fair Treatment
- Probity, Accountability and Transparity
- Risk Management
- Work Health and Safety
- Local Focus
- Environmental Procurement
If you would like to view tender bidding opportunities with City of Prospect, please register as a member to view them through the Government Of South Australia website, Tenders on SA Tenders & Contracts. SA Tenders and Contacts is the central source for public procurement opportunities within South Australia. The site also provides details of South Australian Government awarded contracts for goods, services and works.
If you would like any more information on procurement and tenders with City of Prospect, please contact us on (08) 8269 5355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.