Tenders and contracts

Parkes Shire Council is committed to a consistent approach and control in all procurement activities.  We aim to ensure we obtain best value-for-money in the expenditure of public funds and conduct our procurement with probity in a cost-effective, accountable, ethical and professional manner.

As with all local councils, we are required to conduct our procurement in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 and Local Government (General) Regulation 2021, including the Tendering Guidelines for Local GovernmentOpen this document with ReadSpeaker docReader issued by the Office of Local Government.

Procurement methods

We use a variety of procurement methods to source goods and services, including in-house services, store, established contract, quotation and tendering.

Method When we use this method
In-house services Where we provide the same or similar services.
Store Where our Store stocks the same or similar items.
Existing/established contract Where an existing/established contract is made available through prescribed entities; Local Government Procurement, Procurement Australia, NSW Buy, available through the Central NSW Joint Organisation, and Council-established period contracts.
Quotation Where the value of work