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Tenders

We regularly advertise tenders to purchase goods, services and major works. We usually advertise public tenders in the 'Local government tenders' section of the Saturday edition of The Age.

For contract and tender information, contact our Procurement unit by phoning 03 9217 2316 or email procurement@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

Are you interested in supplying works, goods or services to the City of Whittlesea?

The City of Whittlesea is inviting all of our suppliers to register on our procurement platform VendorPanel to make it easier for us to do business together.

We’ll be using this platform to quickly and easily find suppliers that can meet our business requirements, as well as our preference to support local businesses and those with sustainable and social credentials.  We will also be using this platform to create our preferred supplier lists.

How to register

Registration is free – head to  https://info.vendorpanel.com/workwithcityofwhittlesea/ to set up your business profile with basic details about your business and the services and products you offer. Once you are registered, your business details will be available to all VendorPanel users so you become part of a broader supplier marketplace.

If you need any help in registering, contact VendorPanel via email support@vendorpanel.com.au or call 9095 6181.

Access and submit tenders online

You can access a list of our currently advertised tenders and tender documents online using our eTendering Portal.

All prospective tenderers must first complete a registration process. This ensures that we can notify tenderers of any changes to the tender documents during the advertising period.

Awarded contracts

Access a list of recent publicly tendered contracts that we have awarded.

Guidelines for new suppliers

The City of Whittlesea is committed to ethical, sustainable and socially responsible procurement and we expect the same high standards of our Suppliers.  You can view our Supplier Code of Conduct here:

You can better understand how to successfully become a supplier for local government by reading the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV's) guide, Doing business with local government. The MAV has also developed the Doing business with local government eLearning tool to assist suppliers.

Expiry of current contracts

We can provide information on the expiry date of current contracts and the possible readvertising timeframe for future contracted projects and services.

Procurement policy

We are committed to adopting appropriate best practice purchasing and contracting principles, policies and procedures.

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions of engagement are stated in requests for tender or quotation documents. These are often based on Australian Standards. For goods and services supplied under a direct purchase order, please see our standard Terms of Purchase.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct for staff and others applies to all contractors or consultants engaged in or by the Council (including those engaged through an employment agency).

Competitive Neutrality

We are required to operate our ‘business activities’ (such as leisure centres) as if they were in private sector ownership. For example, the prices charged must generate sufficient income to cover the costs that would apply if the business were in private ownership.

If our income does not cover these costs, we must justify this ‘subsidisation’ through a community consultation exercise called a ‘public interest test’.

For information about the Competition Policy in Victoria, visit the Department of Treasury and Finance website.

Complying with the competition and consumer act

We have an ongoing awareness program for our staff to ensure compliance with the Complying with the Competition & Consumer Act.

If you would like to make a complaint in relation to our compliance with the Act, email procurement@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

For more information, visit the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) website.