Monday, June 17, 2024

Western Downs procurement roadshow ready to hit the road

Western Downs Regional Council’s upcoming Procurement Roadshow will showcase opportunities for the region’s businesses to get involved in Council projects in the 2022/23 financial year, the Council said today.

The free Procurement Roadshow will provide local businesses with practical information on how to work with Council, including the quoting and tender process, safety requirements and legislation, and what Council looks for when selecting providers.

Councils says opportunities will be available across multiple industries including civil works, building, plumbing and electrical, landscaping, security, fleet, and truck and plant hire, to catering, events, photography and videography, graphic design and web support, and many more.

Local businesses are being encouraged to register for the roadshow, which will visit Tara, Miles, Chinchilla and Dalby on Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 August.

Spokesperson for Finance, Corporate Services and Business Strategy, Councillor Ian Rasmussen said the 6th annual Procurement Roadshow was a testament to Council’s ‘live and buy local’ ethos.

“Businesses in the Western Downs are renowned for the quality of products and services they provide, so naturally, we want to take every opportunity to work with locals,” Councillor Rasmussen said.

“The Procurement Roadshow provides a snapshot of what procurement options are available through our upcoming projects and operational delivery, and in turn, enables businesses to communicate directly with us on what they can offer.

“We want to equip our local businesses with the right information on how to work with Council.

“Buying local not only means we can deliver value-for-money results for Council, but that our businesses and industry have the chance to grow and contribute to the long-term economic sustainability of our region,” he said.

Western Downs Regional Council Procurement Roadshow Events:

Tara
Tuesday 9 August 2022
7.30–9am at the Tara Soldiers Memorial Hall Function Room

Miles
Tuesday 9 August 2022
5.30–7pm at the Columboola Function Room

Chinchilla
Wednesday 10 August 2022
7.30—9am at the Chinchilla Community Centre

Dalby
Wednesday 10 August 2022
5.30–7pm at the Dalby Corporate Office

Registrations are essential. To register for the Procurement Roadshow in your area, visit www.wdrc.info/procurement-roadshow-22

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