Local Procurement Pilot

We value our local small businesses and are creating more opportunities to work together.

We are participating in the NSW Small Business Commission’s Local Procurement Pilot. The Pilot provides tools to streamline tenders and to simplify requirements for small procurements.

Introduction

In June 2019 local government procurement regulations changed, making it possible for Councils to purchase products and services of up to $250,000 without going to tender. This means more opportunities for local small businesses to win work with Council.

Councils buying local offers many benefits, including: delivering local economic growth and job-creation; driving a more capable and innovative business community; and enhancing value for money for purchases.

Local Procurement Pilot Toolkit

The Local Procurement Pilot toolkit developed by the NSW Small Business Commission comprises practical resources to help Councils and their local small businesses do more business with each other. The tools include ‘Doing Business with your local Council: A guide for small businesses.’ This easy to understand small business guide offers tips, useful information and templates for small businesses to complete so they can present information about their business and be procurement ready.

For more information please contact Sherie Skaines, Coordinator Community Capacity Building, by emailing council@bayside.nsw.gov.au. You can also contact the NSW Small Business Commission at we.assist@smallbusiness.nsw.gov.au.