Council's spend within the region
Council is committed to proactively supporting and enabling local benefits through considering the dimension of
Buy Local, Hire Local and Grow Local.
Council maintains a Procurement Council Policy that contains a Local Benefits measure, which includes mandatory weighting for ‘Local Benefit’ for all purchases over $200,000, and a price advantage for purchasing below $200,000.
For all public tenders over $200,000, the evaluation will include a consideration of what local benefits will be delivered across the following three dimensions. The local benefit evaluation will form part of the non-price scoring at a minimum of 10% of the non-price total.
Ensuring that our contracted services utilise local manufactured or sourced goods or services in their supply chain.
Ensuring that our contracted services utilise local employment, local sub-contracting and local businesses.
Ensuring that our contracted services deliver initiatives for local growth and economic development that may include skills transfer, new jobs and technology.