Doing Business with Council

Lismore City Council is committed to ensuring that we achieve best value, fairly and transparently when spending public money.  We are focussed on:
  • meeting the needs of the community, including giving preference to locally sourced goods and services where feasible,
  • promoting good management practices,
  • ensuring transparency and probity, and
  • promoting sustainability.
Procurement is the process of buying goods, services and works for the organisation to operate and service the community.  This includes determining what goods, services and works are required, seeking competitive quotes to ensure that we get best value, establishing and managing supplier relationships and processing payments.

Council must go to open tender for goods, services and materials above $250,000 by virtue of Part 7 of the Local Government Regulations (General) 2005.  

Procurement below this level is governed by Lismore City Councils Procurement Policy and Guidelines.  The process may include going out for quotes, a tender or putting out an expression of interest depending on factors such as the nature of the contract, the complexity involved, the value of the requirements and the availability of suppliers.  It is also open to Council to engage with entities such as Local Government Procurement and Procurement Australia, which have negotiated some approved contracts for use across Councils. 

The Tendering Guidelines for NSW Local Government provides more guidance on these processes.
If you are keen to do business with Lismore City Council, please ensure you are familiar with our Standard Terms and Conditions, register with VendorPanel and check this website for current opportunities.  

Useful links:
Council’s Procurement Policy
Council’s Terms & Conditions
Tendering Guidelines for NSW local Government