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Procurement Policy

POLICY TITLE PROCUREMENT
POLICY NUMBER POL/CORP229
DATE ADOPTED NOVEMBER 2009
DATE REVIEWED SEPTEMBER 2017
TO BE REVIEWED SEPTEMBER 2018
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Purpose

To provide a framework and a consistent approach to Procurement across Council.

Scope

This policy applies to all Procurement activities undertaken for or on behalf of Council.

Policy

Council’s Procurement Procedures and Practices will:-

  1. Comply with all Legislative Requirements
  2. Be aimed at achieving Best Value procurement for Council and the Community
  3. Consider the local benefit and effect on the local economy and the municipality
  4. Treat all potential suppliers who respond to quotations or tenders in a fair manner
  5. Be administratively efficient
  6. Be clearly documented and, subject to the need for confidentiality, available for inspection
  7. In assessing Best Value for major purchases give preference to Suppliers and products which will enhance achievement of Council objectives such as sustainable and socially responsible procurement; provide bottom-line cost savings, support the Municipal economy and achieve innovation.

Employees are to exercise appropriate care in the expenditure of Council funds in consideration of budget allocations and this Policy.

Related Policies

Related Legislation

  • Local Government Act 1989
  • National Competition & Competitive Neutrality Policy
  • Trade Practices Act 1974
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Signed: Les McPhee
Date: 27/11/2017

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