Draft Procurement Policy 2021

Submissions closed on 11 June 2021, 05:00 PM

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This policy is to ensure that council’s procurement practices are efficient, clearly defined, deliver value for money and do so in accordance with the overarching governance principles of the Local Government Act 2020, the Local Government Act 1989 and the Local Government Procurement Best Practice Guidelines.

Specifically, the objectives are to:

  • Recognise and respond to Council’s declaration of a climate emergency
  • Achieve value for money for ratepayers.
  • Ensure open and fair competition.
  • Ensure openness and transparency of the decision making process.
  • Achieve high standards of probity, accountability and risk management.
  • Achieve compliance with legislation.
  • Promote all aspects of sustainable procurement (financial, environmental and community).
  • Encourage local and social procurement.
  • Progress Council’s commitment to continuous improvement and collaboration
  • Achieve Council’s environmental aims through appropriate, sustainable procurement practices

This draft policy provides compliant, clear and relevant guidance for staff when undertaking procurement activities. In addition, a number of new enhancements have been made, particularly in response to Council’s Climate Emergency declaration.

Once adopted, the 2021 policy will replace the 2020 version and be in force until replaced. The new Local Government Act 2020 requires that a Procurement Policy be adopted between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021. Therefore this draft version will have a maximum life of six months

Written submissions on the draft 2021 policy must be received by 5 pm Friday 11 June and emailed to info@indigoshire.vic.gov.au

All submitters may request to speak in support of their submission at an additional meeting of Council on Tuesday 15 June.

You can download and read the Draft Procurement Policy 2021 by clicking on the PDF link in the right-hand side panel.


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