Council is committed to supporting the local community by generating employment opportunities, strengthening local supply chains and supporting competitive local business development and industry networks.
This is encouraged by facilitating a preference for local suppliers and identifying social benefits and First Nations provider opportunities when undertaking procurement activities.
Recent update to council’s procurement policy focuses on further engaging with local suppliers. The policy asks that local suppliers are only invited to respond to Request for Quotes up to $500,000, unless there are no suitable local suppliers to invite.
All procurement activities undertaken by council include Social and Economic Factor criteria. This is a weighted criteria which allows suppliers to address their contribution to the local economy and identifies any social benefit or First Nations provider opportunities within their business and/or supply chain.
Local businesses are encouraged to submit tenders for Sunshine Coast Council procurement contracts for goods and services and disposal of non-current assets. Subscribe to councils tender alert service to receive notifications on new tenders, upcoming Doing Business with Council events, new supplier arrangements and more.
For more information, you can email [email protected]
or phone (07) 5441 8287.
EventsConnect is a FREE listing platform for all Sunshine Coast LGA event suppliers such as venues, facilities, sport and event services. It is a virtual one-stop-shop and was developed to connect the local events industry to event organisers, as well as offer a business-to-business Supplier Portal so that businesses can share opportunities, knowledge and resources.
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Find out more about upcoming capital works and service contracts and opportunities through these council briefings. Attending these sessions will give you more detail on the council procurement process and allow you to speak with council officers.
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Sunshine Coast First Nations Supplier Day showcases First Nations businesses to government, NGOs and corporate businesses and provides opportunity to build relationships. The event highlights First Nations businesses and their ongoing contribution to the sustainability of the Sunshine Coast region. Organisations can attend this event to learn about products and services First Nations businesses provide and discuss potential supplier opportunities.
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Council has partnered with the industry capability network (ICN)
to deliver the business gateway platform. The platform allows project managers to advertise projects that need suppliers. Suppliers also create profiles that show what they can do. This helps businesses find work and projects find suppliers.
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