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A Guide to Using LGP Contracts

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A Guide to Using LGP Contracts


Local Government Procurement (LGP) operates with the purpose to share and facilitate procurement expertise across the local government sector. As part of our value proposition, we continually work to develop and provide councils with the necessary tools and resources to help refine their procurement processes and get the most out of LGP’s contract suite. These resources are available on the LGP website underneath the resources tab, and also on the LGP YouTube Channel.

Recently our Business Development Team created an easy-to-follow beginners guide to using LGP contracts. The Guide to Using LGP Contracts details recommended considerations for council to follow throughout the procurement process, as well as highlighting the different methods of engaging LGP Approved Contractors. The Request for Quote process in VendorPanel has also been detailed to provide staff at council with an overview of how the process is run, and what to include or exclude from the request for Quote. The guide is available via the resources tab on the LGP website all Contract Buyer Guide FAQs.

In 2022 LGP released a series of video tutorials which cover and explain many of the FAQ’s we receive from councils. These videos focus primarily around how LGP and VendorPanel work together, as well as how to navigate both platforms and utilise tailored features that can assist with council’s procurement process. You can view the video tutorials via the links below.

How to log into the LGP website and VendorPanel

How to apply filters to your RfQ in VendorPanel

How to locate LGP contract and Approved Contractor information in VendorPanel

How to locate council resources on the LGP website

How to quick search suppliers by category in VendorPanel

Please watch this space as we continue to work in developing useful tools and resources aimed to enhance procurement across the Local Government sector. If you would like more information or training on any of the materials available, please contact your Business Development Manager.

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