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Tenders and Public Quotations

Council tenders are advertised on this website and in various newspapers circulating in the local area, such as the Brisbane Valley Kilcoy Sun, Kilcoy Sentinel, Gatton Star and the Queensland Times. Tenders are also advertised in the Courier Mail and other publications as required.

All tenders are in accordance the Local Government Act of Queensland and any subsequent amendments. Tenders shall be submitted as per the tender documents.

Please Check Regularly for Tender Addendums or Additional Information

Further information about tenders for goods and services can be obtained by contacting Council's Senior Procurement Officer on (07) 5424 4000 or e-mail mail@somerset.qld.gov.au.  Our Procurement Policy (PDF) is also available.

Council maintains a register of local suppliers who wish to be given the opportunity to quote for the supply of specified goods and services. "Local supplier" is defined as a supplier with a permanent workplace situated within the Somerset Regional Council boundaries. Request to be added to Local Suppliers Register.

Purchasing with Council

How the VendorPanel program works, and its benefits to Suppliers and Council.

VendorPanel is simply the name of the program that Council staff use to call for quotations and tenders. The program has several supplier lists (panels), which allow Council staff to call for quotations and tenders.

To register for VendorPanel please follow the links below.

Marketplace Registration

https://www.vendorpanel.com.au/marketplace.aspx?emcc=4F0A058531A2  

Open Tenders

https://www.vendorpanel.com.au/publictenders.aspx?emcc=4F0A058531A2 

Public Tenders

https://www.vendorpanel.com.au/publictenders.aspx 

Council staff have access to three purchasing lists.

Internal: Suppliers that have registered to do business with Somerset Regional Council for the supply of goods or services through the quotation and/or tender processes. These lists are managed by Council and you must be invited to join.

External: Panels created and managed by Local Buy Pty Ltd using only pre-qualified suppliers are available to Council through VendorPanel. You must tender through the Localbuy network to be invited to join these lists.

Marketplace: Designed by the creators of VendorPanel to provide a list of suppliers that may not fit into the internal or external lists. Council staff can select a category for the product they wish to purchase, receiving a list of suppliers to request quotes from. This list is Australia-wide, however Council selects local businesses that supply the required product.