Fraser Coast Regional Council is committed to achieving Value for Money. This is followed closely by the local benefit and economic benefit to the region.
Council must have regard for the Sound Contracting Principles, as set out in the Local Government Act (Qld) 2009 when seeking quotations or public tenders; and,
- Value for money;
- Open and effective competition;
- The development of competitive local business and industry;
- Environmental protection; and,
- Ethical behaviour and fair dealing.
Fraser Coast Regional Council is also guided by the Procurement Policy.
Local preference policy
Council encourages the development of local businesses within the Local Government region, with a Local Benefit section outlined in the Procurement Policy, under section 6 – Local Preference.
How does Council purchase?
Council may engage its Suppliers and Contractor through a number of means:
- For purchases over $200,000 (ex GST), Council must advertise publicly. This is referred to as “Public Tender.” To access Council’s tenders, please visit our Tenders and Quotations webpage .
- For purchases under $200,000, Council is require to seek quotes in accordance with section 2.2 of the Procurement Policy
- Council also maintains a number of Panel Arrangements, whereby Suppliers and Contractors may be “Pre-Qualified.” Council may engage these Suppliers and Contractors without the need for seeking quotes within certain parameters defined in the section 3 of the Procurement Policy. To become pre-qualified, Council will advertised via Public Tender. You can express your interest in becoming pre-qualified to our Procurement Team who may be able to provide more information.
The methods above are the most frequent methods that Council uses to purchase; however, in some instances Council may purchase outside these requirements, but can only do so in line with section 4 of the Procurement Policy and the Local Government Act (Qld) 2009 and Local Government Regulation (Qld) 2012.
Should you have any queries about Council’s Procurement processes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
Council’s Purchasing Terms and Conditions can be found here.
Council may issue a Purchase Order (PO) electronically, hard copy or verbally to its Suppliers and Contractors.
A valid PO contains an alpha-numeric sequence of three (3) letters, followed by six (6) numbers – for instance ABC123456. If you are concerned about the validity of the PO, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invoicing and payments
Our standard payment terms are 30 days after the dated invoice month (nett).
Please ensure that the purchase order or relevant contract number is quoted on the invoice. Use this number as a reference in any payment enquiries.
Our preferred method of payment is electronic funds transfer. For prompt payment, please ensure that all your details including ownership changes, trading names, insurances and bank details are up to date.