Tenders, Contracts and Quotations
Policies that ensure fairness and accountability for potential suppliers.
Parkes Shire Council delivers a diverse range of services and projects which deliver progress and value to the community. Council is committed to ensuring a fair, transparent and accountable process in the purchase of goods and the contracting of services.
The process for tendering, quotations and expressions of interest is prescribed by legislation, and Council is required to conduct its activities in accordance. Council maintains a Procurement & Disposal Policy which governs this process.
In addition to the Procurement Policy, Council also maintains a Local Preference Purchasing Policy designed to give local suppliers greater opportunities to seek Council business.
Prospective vendors should also be familiar with Council's WHS Policy Statement and Work Health & Safety Policy and Responsibilities Part 1 and Part 2 prior to compiling their submission. Specific Health and Safety Requirements can be found in individual tender documents.
Parkes Shire Council uses a range of methods to manage its tendering and quotation process including direct quotes from suppliers and e-tendering tools including TenderLink and Vendor Panel. The electronic procurement platforms have been designed to improve the speed and efficiency for both Council and our suppliers.
Vendors wishing to lodge a submission for any of Council's projects are required to register with the relevant portal and then make their submissions through the appropriate e-tendering tool.
Chain of Responsibility (CoR)
Parkes Shire Council would like all potential tenderers and successful contractors to be aware of your responsibility under the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) that has been implemented by The National transport Commission. The Commission has developed guidelines that can be found at www.ntc.gov.au. We have included below a CoR table of responsibilities and a CoR checklist for you to review and comply with. This will be an area that we will work with contractors on over the coming time to ensure we are all compliant in this area