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Tenders

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.

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.

Guidelines for new suppliers

You can better understand how to successfully become a supplier for local government by reading the Municipal Association of Victoria's guide, Doing business with local government (PDF - 819KB).

Awarded contracts

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

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.

Code of Conduct

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 procurement@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

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