Expressions of Interest, Quotations or Tenders
Offers to buy items or opportunities to supply Council with products or services may be invited through expressions of interest, quotation, or tender in accordance with the Local Government Regulation 2012:
- Tenders are used for the purchase and sale of goods and services valued at $200,000 or more (excluding GST).
- Expressions of interest are used in some circumstances prior to calling for tenders.
- Quotations are sought for items valued at less than $200,000 (excluding GST).
- Items are occasionally offered for sale at a fixed price if they do not sell when offered for sale by tender or auction.
Burdekin businesses can increase their chances of winning local government business across the state just by registering their details on LG Tender Box through Local Buy – the Local Government Association of Queensland’s (LGAQ) procurement services company.
Local Buy’s core business is establishing and managing common-use supply arrangements for Queensland’s 77 Councils and currently offers Queensland Councils access to more than 50 common-use supply arrangements for goods and services, works, fleet, and energy.
Local businesses in the Burdekin Shire Council area have the opportunity to learn about upcoming tender opportunities and submit offers to compete for business with Burdekin Shire Council, other Queensland Councils or Local Buy.
Businesses can increase their chances of winning local government business by registering on LG Tender Box, identifying suitable tender opportunities, and submitting conforming and competitive bids in response to the published tenders.
Once registered, businesses are alerted to local government tender opportunities.
Developing a capability statement is a key step for businesses wanting to submit tender bids.
A capability statement is vital to tender bids as the business has to be able to demonstrate capability to deliver the goods and/or services sought.
Capability statements are a key requirement in the pre-qualification for government projects and tendering opportunities.
Council has hosted a number of the Department of State Development Infrastructure and Planning Capability Statement Workshops.
These workshops help local businesses learn what a business capability statement is, why it is important to have one, how to access the latest information on Queensland’s major projects, how to improve your understanding of the major projects supply chain and how to develop your draft business capability statement.
DSDIP also offers Capability Statement webinars which can be a great help to those not able to physically leave their business.
For more information about available resources visit the State Government’s Business and Industry portal at http://www.business.qld.gov.au/.
Local businesses that wish to register on LG Tender Box to be alerted to upcoming tender opportunities should visit the LG Tender Box site at https://www.lgtenderbox.com.au.
Registration on LG Tender Box is free. The registration button is on the home page.