We manage our procurement activities in an honest, open, transparent and accountable manner that is fair, ethical and impartial, that deals with conflicts of interest and adheres to confidentiality provisions where appropriate.
AlburyCity is committed to the principles of social and sustainable procurement, ensuring procurements demonstrate value for money, generate positive impacts considering Social, Environmental, Economic, Leadership and Governance factors locally and broadly, in serving its community with excellence.
Our procurement activities aim to achieve outcomes that benefit our people, place and progress, encourage competition and innovation within an appropriate risk management framework.
Before proceeding to submit your offer, quote or tender submission, please read the documents very carefully and familiarise yourself with the Conditions of Quote/Tendering, Terms and Conditions outlined, any Specifications or requirements before deciding whether your offer will be suited and will address Council’s needs.
AlburyCity’s procurement process is conducted in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993 and the Local Government (General) Regulation 2021.
Suppliers and Tender applicants are asked to review the Statement of Business Ethics and are reminded that canvassing or lobbying Councillors or Council staff, in relation to any aspect of the purchase or tender, will automatically disqualify the Tenderer from the process.
AlburyCity’s Procurement Practices:
Social and sustainable procurement practices enable and encompass:
Procurement decisions aim to support and mirror Council’s resolutions on sustainability including goals and targets relating to Halve Waste, the abolishment of single-use plastics, climate change, energy use and carbon emissions. Environmental procurement practices result in numerous benefits, Council aims to achieve and influence the following through its supply arrangements:
Value-for-money purchasing decisions made by the council are made on the basis of whole-of-life cost and non-price factors including contribution to the council’s sustainability objectives.
When evaluating offers, the overall environmental impact of products will be considered including the reasonable anticipated product lifecycle, with options to:
When initiating a purchase, consideration is given to the identification of unacceptable risks and either the elimination of the risk or management of the risk to an acceptable level under AlburyCity’s risk management framework.
Goods and services procured and acquired by AlburyCity are to meet relevant Australian Standards as appropriate, have and uphold relevant licences/certification, insurances, warranties and guarantees as per our Terms and Conditions of Purchase.
Failure to have an adequate safety system in place can make a quote or tender submission non-compliant, regardless of the quality of the rest of the submission.
For more information about our key procurement principles please refer to our Social and Sustainable Procurement Policy, or contact Procurement Services via the methods on our Contact Us page.
AlburyCity encourages contractors and subcontractors to report any serious wrongdoing (as defined under s13 of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2022) if they witness, or otherwise become aware of, wrongdoing within our organisation.
AlburyCity’s Public Interest Disclosure Policy, including how to make a report, can be found under ‘P’ on the Policies and Procedures webpage. Contractors and subcontractors of AlburyCity may be entitled to protections under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2022 if wrongdoing is reported.