Lithgow City Council is now using an eQuotes platform named ‘VendorPanel’ to simplify the way quotes are sought from Local Suppliers. VendorPanel is a web based eProcurement system used by hundreds of organisations to increase transparency and compliance in quote-based purchasing from approved suppliers.
Benefits for Suppliers
Council is now using VendorPanel to manage all quotations and local preferred suppliers. This includes a range of supplier relationships - from formally selected panels, to pre-qualified supplier lists and informal contractor pools.
Vendorpanel gives Local Suppliers an easy and consistent way to hear about quote opportunities from Council.
- Easy to setup – just add your business details and relevant compliance documents.
- Provides a consistent RFQ format and process.
- Simplifies management of Compliance documents for Council
- Gives Council staff an easy way to send out quotes, increasing the chances of you hearing about contracts.
- Allows you to manage multiple supplier lists from one account.
- Easily download reports on all the requests you received, with a record of what you responded to.
The eQuote system allows Council Officers to request quotes from 2 types of supplier categories, LCC Panels (1) and the ‘Marketplace’ (2).
LCC Panel Category (1)
When registering with Vendorpanel, you will first need to check if your business falls into a ‘LCC Panel’ category.
LCC Panel Category Suppliers are required to upload compliance documentation (such as copies of insurance policies etc.) in order to become prequalified for quote requests.
It is also mandatory for suppliers on LCC Panels to undertake a CENTROC WHS Induction prior to carrying out work for Council. CENTROC WHS Inductions are carried out by all Councils in the Central West region. After completing the induction, attendees will be issued with a photo card. To book an induction, please call Council on 6354 9999.
How to Register
To register on one of the LCC Panels, please click the relevant link below:
|Trade Services Panel (includes categories below)|
|Air Conditioning & Refrigeration||Electrical Services||Fencing Services|
|Fire Extinguisher Testing||Glaziers||Service Landscaping|
|Tree Services||Liquid Waste Removal||Locksmiths|
|Painting Services||Pest Control Services||Plant Hire|
|Plumbing Services||Security Services||Surveying Services|
|Engineering Service Panel (includes categories below)|
|Hydraulic Services||Metal Fabrication Services||Pipe Maintenance – Sewer|
|Pipe Maintenance - Water||Water Pump Sales & Service|
|Fleet & Automotive Pamel (includes categories below)|
|Battery Sales/Disposal||Spare Parts & Accessories||Panel Beaters|
|Tyres||Windscreen Fitting||Mechanical Repairs|
|New Passenger Car Sales||Workshop supplies|
If the goods/services you supply are not covered by the self-invitation supplier lists above, register on the Marketplace (2).
The Marketplace Category (2)
The Marketplace has no prequalification requirements and is utilised only for goods and services that do not have an established Panel or Supplier List. Registering with the VendorPanel marketplace will allow suppliers to be visible to all NSW Councils that are using the VendorPanel program.
To register for Vendorpanel Marketplace, please click on the following link:
For video instructions and information regarding VendorPanel, please click the below link: