Dec 06, 2017

Sessions give Rocky businesses an edge

Sessions give Rocky businesses an edge

Suppliers in the Rockhampton region are being urged to take advantage of a forum next week to position themselves to win council work.

The free sessions will cover upcoming tender opportunities, how to navigate the tender document, and how Rockhampton Regional Council makes its decisions.

Council staff will be on hand to provide hints to suppliers about how to improve their submissions.

Planning and regulatory committee chair Ellen Smith said the council wanted to spend ratepayers’ money with local suppliers wherever possible.

“We obviously need to ensure value for ratepayers’ money, but we are absolutely committed to supporting local businesses and to nurturing and growing our region’s economy,” she said.

“Our Local Preference Policy has a 12 per cent buy local rating, which last year saw us spending over $70 million in our region.

“I would urge any local businesses and suppliers to register for a place, come along, and learn how to put themselves in the best possible position to secure these contracts.”

Date: Wednesday, December 13 2017

Time: Session 1 | 7am – 8am & Session 2 | 4pm – 5pm

Location: Walter Reid Cultural Centre – Cnr. Derby and East streets, Rockhampton

RSVP no later than Monday 11 December 2017. Free tickets are available through

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