Procurement & Tenders
Mackay Regional Council supports procurement and tendering opportunities for contractors, suppliers and consultants. Selling your product or service to local government can be a good way to grow your business. Council follows internal procurement guidelines to purchase goods or to engage the services of a contractor, supplier or consultant. The following outlines council’s procurement and tender opportunities, policy and procedures.
Council utilises the Queensland Government QTender website, an online tendering resource, to promote and publish all its tenders and to provide a secure platform to receive responses from respondents.
Potential and existing respondents are invited to register on the QTender website, free of charge, to receive notifications of new tender opportunities listed by council.
To view current tender opportunities, visit QTender and select council from the list, If you have any questions or enquiries, please contact council’s Contract team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Access and submit tenders
After you have registered and logged into QTender, you can access the documents and submit responses.
Submit a tender
To submit a response, you must have downloaded the tender documents.
- Select the tender you want to upload a response too.
- Upload your response.
Tender guidelines and checklist
For assistance when submitting a response, please refer to the following documents in the first instance:
Should you experience any issues with the QTender website, please contact the QTender system support team via (07) 3215 3699 or email email@example.com.
The upcoming tenders list provides an overview of future opportunities in working with council. Please note this is subject to change pending council’s priorities. Council does not guarantee that all of the tenders listed will proceed and reserves the right to alter or cancel any of the listed projects at its discretion.
If you are interested in any of the tenders listed, please register on QTender and monitor for the tender’s release.
To view upcoming tender opportunities, follow the link below:
Contracts awarded in excess of $200,000
Under the Local Government Regulations 2012 s237, details of all awarded contractual agreements over the value of $200,000 must be published. Details can be viewed by following the link below or alternatively are available on the public noticeboard located in the foyer of council’s administration building, Gordon Street.
Council officers are required to conduct their procurement activities in accordance with the Local Government Act 2009, the Local Government Regulation 2012 and in conjunction with council’s Procurement Policy.
To view the policy, follow the link below:
“Buy local” procurement policy
Council proudly supports locally-owned and operated businesses, including those with an office or branch in our region. Council has strengthened its ‘Buy Local’ Procurement Policy to further boost that assistance.
To view the policy, follow the link below:
Local Government Association of Queensland - Local Buy
Local Buy is the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) procurement services company.
Local Buy develops contractual arrangements for use by Queensland councils and government entities, eliminating the need for government authorities to establish their own supply contracts. A contract established by Local Buy enables councils and government entities to purchase a diverse range of goods and services from Local Buy contractors.
You can view Local Buy procurement opportunities, download tender documents and lodge tender submissions via the Local Buy website.
The terms of business govern the purchase of goods and/or services by council. These are the terms of business referred to in council’s purchase orders and apply to any contract entered into by council and a supplier, unless other terms and conditions are specifically agreed at time of contract award. By accepting to supply the items described in a council purchase order, suppliers agree to be bound by and accept these terms and conditions.
Council’s goods and services providers should view the Terms of Business document to ensure compliance with council’s payment terms, insurance, workplace health and safety and pricing requirements.
> View the Terms of Business.
This suppliers guide is intended as an information resource to assist suppliers and contractors who wish to supply goods and/or services to council. It provides frequently asked questions and cover basic information surrounding the following key topics;
- About Mackay
- Mackay Regional Council organisation structure
- Mackay Regional Council procurement policy
- Workplace health and safety information
- Supply requirements
- Key contacts
> View the suppliers guide (Coming soon)
Council is also committed to ensuring all its policies, procedures and practices relating to procurement are consistent with best practice and conform to the highest standard of ethical conduct.
Mackay Regional Council holds an annual “Doing Business with council” forum.
Next expected forum date: June/July 2021
The below details will be provided closer to the date.
- Date: TBA
- Time: TBA
- Location: TBA
- Agenda: TBA