Supplier Engagement

The Hills Shire Council has a transparent process in place to ensure that its purchasing activities results in the best value for our community.

The Hills Shire Council purchases in accordance with the Local Government Act, 1993 and its purchasing guideline.

 

Before doing business with the Council

The basis of doing business with the Council is outlined in the:

  • The Statement of Business Ethics
  • Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Minimum Standards for Suppliers

By complying with these statements, you should be able to advance your business objectives and interests with the Council fairly and ethically.

You should also be aware that not complying with the Councils ethical requirements could lead to:

  • termination of contracts
  • loss of future works

Statement of Business Ethics(PDF, 142KB)

Supplier Code of Conduct(PDF, 152KB)

Minimum Standards for Suppliers(PDF, 158KB)

 

How to access Tenders, Quotes and EOI’s

To access open tenders, quotations and EOI’s, register your business with Tenderlink and Prescribed Bodies.  

To get access to these procurement portals register via the following links.

 

How we purchase

Council's procurement uses Quotation, Tender and EOI’s processes.

For purchases with an estimated expenditure between $25,000 and $227,000 (ex GST) Council requires a minimum of three written quotes. These quotes are obtained from existing and new suppliers.   

For purchases above $227,000 (ex-GST) a tender process is followed. Tendering details are advertised publicly unless it is a pre-qualified panel of suppliers. In this scenario, a selective tendering process is adopted.

Council also may carry out a public EOI (Expression of Interest) to shortlist suppliers. The EOI would be followed with a selective tender process.

Suppliers may also be selected from pre-qualified panels on Prescribed Bodies. 

 

Where to find Tenders and EOI’s

Tenders are advertised on the Tenderlink Portal and on Council's website.

Suppliers must register on the Tenderlink Portal (link below) to view Tenders and EOI’s. 

Tenderlink Portal 

 

Please use the Tenderlink Portal to seek additional information or ask questions. Responses from council staff will appear on the Tenderlink Portal. Submissions must be received via the Tenderlink Portal by the closing date/time. Late submissions will not be accepted.

 

Tenders & EOIs

Please Note: If you would like to be notified by email when a Tender and EOI is added to the list below, click on the 'subscribe to this page' link located at the end of this page.

Invitations to Selective Tenders are only sent to suppliers that are currently on our panel contracts.

Description

Release Date

Closing Date

EOI24-0003 Expression of Interest for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Infrastructure on Public Land 18/06/2024

2/07/2024

2pm

 

How to submit an offer 

The following document outlines how to submit an offer to Council and the processes in evaluating offers received.

How to Submit a Tender Quotation or EOI Fact Sheet(PDF, 140KB)

 

Contracts awarded

Visit Council's 'Open Access Information' page - Disclosure of Contracts GIPA