May 22, 2020

Council switched on to suppliers’ needs

Council switched on to suppliers’ needs

Businesses in the Townsville area have a new digital pathway to becoming a council supplier.

Townsville City Council’s procurement team will be available through online connection and phone meetings in line with physical distancing restrictions.

Interested businesses can register for a 30 minute session every Tuesday and Thursday up until September 30. (Book HERE)

Governance and Finance Committee chairperson Kurt Rehbein said the process for a local business to get involved was simple.

“We have an online booking platform through EventBrite that allows a business to sign up to a 30-minute session with a procurement team member,” Cr Rehbein said.

“These sessions can be really helpful for a business that would like to become council suppliers. Our team will explain how the quoting and tendering process works, the requirements of being a supplier, and upcoming opportunities for local businesses.”

Cr Rehbein said engaging local suppliers was a longstanding council commitment.

“Council is dedicated to supporting local businesses as much as possible, which is why it’s important that we give as much information as we can,” he said.

“We’re especially keen to see local business owners sign up for these sessions considering the economic impact COVID-19 has had on Townsville.”

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