Doing business with your local Council
A guide for small business owners
Doing Business with Council
Council requests quotations for goods and services as the need arises. All written quotations will soon be sought electronically via Council’s eQuotes – VendorPanel system. You can register your business to receive email alerts for relevant business opportunities. VendorPanel is provided free for Suppliers and is an open marketplace where suppliers administer their own accounts and are able to update business details if they change. If you are a local business that would like to do business with Council, please click on the link below to get started. It would be useful to have your organisations details, electronic logo if you have one and email address for your main contacts ready before you proceed.
Tenderlink (Formal Tenders)
Public tenders must be invited for purchases over $150K unless exempt from tendering under Section 55 of the Local Government Act 1993.
Each tender will have a Council Officer nominated as a primary contact for enquiries and will be advertised in the Lithgow Mercury and Sydney Morning Herald.
Information and documentation in relation to tenders is available on our e-Tendering Website. This is a free service where you can register to receive emails about new tenders and view results on awarded tenders. It also allows suppliers to download and upload tender documentation.
Tenders are evaluated on a number of criteria outlined in the tender documentation. To assist the evaluation process and help support your submission, ensure it is provided in the format requested and supply as much relevant material as possible.
Council can invite expressions of interest that will be advertised in newspapers and on e-tenders. Successful respondents will be short listed and placed on a panel and invited to tender for Council projects without further advertising.
Business Ethics Policy
Lithgow City Council is committed to high ethical standards and Council’s Statement of Business Ethics sets out the standards the Council requires of Council officials (Councillors and staff), tenderers, suppliers, consultants and contractors.
The standards contained in this statement are based on those in Council’s Code of Conduct.
In dealing with our Council you are responsible for maintaining our high ethical standards in all contract work. Lithgow City Council expects all parties to perform their duties with integrity and honesty.
Purchase orders are legally binding documents that authorise suppliers to provide goods or services. Contractors and suppliers should not supply any goods or services without first receiving a purchase order, which must comply with the Purchase order terms and conditions.
Suppliers must include the purchase order number on all invoices issued to Council.