Procurement

The objective of the Procurement Policy is to ensure that our expenditure on the procurement of goods and services is effective, accountable, lawful and environmentally responsible.

Policy

A substantial percentage of our funds are expended through the procurement of goods and services.

Our policy is to ensure that our purchasing activities:

  • maximise the benefit to us;
  • comply with all legal, statutory and our requirements;
  • ensure that our rights and obligations are protected;
  • minimise the risk to us and the community;
  • maintain a consistent and transparent and auditable process;
  • promote fair competition from suppliers;
  • are approved prior to committing Council funds to external parties;
  • consider the purchase of recycled and environmentally friendly products wherever practicable; and
  • develop an awareness of the range of recycled and environmentally friendly products among staff responsible for purchasing decisions.

Download a copy of the Procurement Policy(PDF, 527KB)