Sign up for the opportunity to tender for Council contracts

Recent discussions about Council’s tendering process have highlighted the need to encourage more businesses to join the Buy Local Project Northern Rivers.

The Buy Local Project Northern Rivers is a partnership between Council, the Northern NSW Local Health District and the University Centre for Rural Health. It’s a simple, online portal where we can place tenders and businesses can get the details automatically emailed to their inbox.

All you need to do is spend 15-30 minutes creating a company profile and specify what products or services your business offers. When a tender becomes available, you’ll receive a notification and can decide if you want to apply.

Contracts advertised as part of the Buy Local Project Northern Rivers could range from very small jobs or supply orders right through to large projects and bulk goods.

Work packages cover trades and services that Council and the local health services require. This could range from trades labour to office supplies, electrical goods, kitchen equipment, gardening and landscaping, catering, cleaning... the list is virtually endless.

Our first successful tender through the Buy Local Project went to a local office supplies company Shaws. Previously we had purchased certain IT products through an out-of-town supplier as we believed this was the cheapest option. However through the tender process we discovered Shaws could offer a better price due to factors such as no freight costs. We hope to this trend continues across the board.

Sign up now to the Buy Local Project through the ICN Regional Gateway, which is our online portal.

We look forward to doing business with you, locally.