Doing Business with Council

Lismore City Council is committed to:
 
  • ensuring best value for money and cost effectiveness,
  • meeting the needs of the community,
  • promoting good management practices,
  • ensuring transparency and probity,
  • promoting sustainability, and
  • being ethical and responsible by giving preference to locally sourced goods and services where feasible.
Our method of procurement depends on ‘how’ the market will be approached, based on the complexity and value of the requirements, and the availability of suppliers, with the aim of promoting fair and effective competition.

Request For Quotation (RFQ): usually where the value of work, goods or services is within the $5,000-250,000 threshold inclusive of GST. At Lismore City Council, we try to obtain a minimum of three quotes, unless there is an existing contract already in place.

Request For Tender (RFT): where the value of work, goods or services is over the mandated monetary threshold of $250,000 inclusive of GST. Usually an open public tender unless there is an existing contract already in place.

Expression Of Interest (EOI): where there is a need to determine the market capability and interest in the works, whilst allowing council a greater opportunity to define specifications and criteria if there is a need to tender.

Our objective is to engage more effectively, accelerate our processes and procedures and evolve and bolster our working relationships with all businesses.

Useful links:
Council’s Procurement Policy
Council’s Terms & Conditions