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Business grants and tenders

A number of grants and resources are available to assist local businesses.

Business Grants

A number of grants and resources are available to assist local businesses.


Federal and State Government grants

You can access incentives to help with research and development, support for small business, tax concessions and assistance for industries in transition through the Australian Government's Business website and the Business Victoria website.



You can get help with turning new ideas, inventions and innovations into viable products and businesses through the not-for-profit organisation, INNOVIC. For more information, visit the INNOVIC website.



We regularly advertise tenders to purchase goods, services and major works. We usually advertise public tenders in the 'Local government tenders' section of the Saturday edition of The Age.


Are you interested in supplying works, goods or services to the City of Whittlesea?

Council is committed to increasing its number of local suppliers and spend. We're creating a database of local and sustainable businesses that we can work with to help us deliver works and services that benefit our community.

If you would like to be considered for inclusion on our database complete our short online survey.


Access and submit tenders online

You can access a list of our currently advertised tenders and tender documents online using our eTendering Portal.

All prospective tenderers must first complete a registration process. This ensures that we can notify tenderers of any changes to the tender documents during the advertising period.


Awarded contracts

Access a list of recent publicly tendered contracts that we have awarded.


Guidelines for new suppliers

You can better understand how to successfully become a supplier for local government by reading the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV's) guide, Doing business with local government. The MAV has also developed the Doing business with local government eLearning tool to assist suppliers.


Expiry of current contracts

We can provide information on the expiry date of current contracts and the possible readvertising timeframe for future contracted projects and services.

Procurement policy

We are committed to adopting appropriate best practice purchasing and contracting principles, policies and procedures.


Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions of engagement are stated in requests for tender or quotation documents. These are often based on Australian Standards. For goods and services supplied under a direct purchase order, please see our standard Terms of Purchase.


Terms and conditions

Our Code of Conduct for staff and others applies to all contractors or consultants engaged in or by the Council (including those engaged through an employment agency).


Competitive Neutrality

We are required to operate our ‘business activities’ (such as leisure centres) as if they were in private sector ownership. For example, the prices charged must generate sufficient income to cover the costs that would apply if the business were in private ownership.

If our income does not cover these costs, we must justify this ‘subsidisation’ through a community consultation exercise called a ‘public interest test’.

For information about the Competition Policy in Victoria, visit the Department of Treasury and Finance website.


Complying with the competition and consumer act

We have an ongoing awareness program for our staff to ensure compliance with the Complying with the Competition & Consumer Act.

If you would like to make a complaint in relation to our compliance with the Act, email

For more information, visit the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) website.


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