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Doing Business with Council


Did you know that Warrumbungle Shire endeavours to support local businesses? To make doing business with Council easier to understand Warrumbungle Shire Council have put together a guide to take local businesses through the process of being a supplier of Council. 

Procurement in local government has a unique set of requirements for both tendering and quotations. This guide has helpful information on the tender process and quotations. Council encourages local businesses to check out the handy checklist at the back of this handbook. 

Warrumbungle Shire Council looks forward to doing business with you! 


Goods and services are required to support the Council operations. These goods and services are sourced through: 
Preferred supplier agreements 

Request for Quotations
Council requests quotes in a number of ways. Council may public advertise a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for goods or services below $250,000. RFQ documents and schedules will generally be a shortened version of a tender document. The same level of care show be taken when completing the documentation. Which includes supplying all relevant Work Health and Safety (WHS) documentation based on the risks associated with that particular service. RFQ can be accepted by Council officers under delegation. They do not require a resolution of Council.
Preferred Supplier Agreements 
Council may also utilise preferred supplier agreements (PSA). PSA is a contractual agreement between the business and Council. It brings the business benefits of being an approved supplier whom has met specific criteria. This may include insurances and licences relevant to specific services, including provision of WHS documentation, depending on the risks associated with that services. This then identifies you as a supplier that approved quotations can be sorted under the agreements terms and conditions that are pre-established. 

Tendering in Local Government 
Tendering in Local Government is regulated under Section 55 of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) and Part 7 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2005 (NSW). Additionally, Council has its own Tendering Procedures and will follow the guideline document produced by the Office of Local Government (OLG) CALLED ‘Tendering Guideline for NSW Local Government, October 2009’.   


The following resources have been put together by Council to support the community in doing business with Council. 

Doing Business with Council handbook 

Doing Business with Council Handbook

The doing business with Council handbook as helpful information around doing business with Council, including tender and quotation checklists. 

Click here to download the Doing Business with Council Handbook.

 Doing Business with Council presentation

Doing business with Council presentation

This doing business with Council presentation, outlines different ways the community can do business with Council. 

Click here to download the Doing Business with Council Presentation 


Last Updated: 31 Oct 2022