Local Government Procurement



What our clients are saying...


“Armidale Regional Council is in the midst of a transformation program incorporating future technology improvements and financial sustainability. The LEAP Program has not only assisted with direction in streamlining and improving council’s procurement systems, but is now playing a major part in providing valuable data to senior management.  

All staff are tasked with identifying savings in process (soft savings) and decreasing spend in categories (hard savings), which means every inch of the dashboards provided to council will be enabling major improvements to reach our organisational goals.”

Cindy Garrahy
Program Leader – Procurement, contracts & Leases
Armidale Regional Council

“In March 2018 Tenterfield Shire Council engaged the services of Local Government Procurement (LGP), to facilitate a tender process for the management of the Tenterfield War Memorial Baths (Swimming Pool).

LGP, facilitated the end to end tender process which included on site tender briefing, preparation and release of tender documentation, facilitating evaluation and a procurement recommendation report for Council to consider.

We found LGP was professional, cooperative and easy to communication with. LGP went the extra mile to ensure our tender gained the maximum exposure to generate interest in the contract. This was particularly challenging given our location. We are most grateful for LGP’S assistance during this process.”

Heidi K Ford
Senior Project Manager – Property, Buildings and Landscape
Tenterfield Shire Council

“As a result of the knowledge of local government, attention to detail, together with the ability to organise and lead the evaluation process, Byron Shire Council now has a robust tender outcome that it can rely on to engage the most suitable candidate to manage its tennis facility.”

Paula Telford
Leasing Coordinator
Byron Shire Council

“Back in October 2017, Muswellbrook Shire Council engaged Local Government Procurement (LGP) to facilitate a tender for Fibre Optic Network for Council.

LGP assisted council in developing, specifications, engagement of specialist consultant, running public tender, managing presentation and preparing the contract.

The whole process was managed meticulously by LGP. LGP Consulting team’s high level of experience, drive, motivation and genuine desire to meet the numerous strict deadlines of the project ensured a successful outcome. The team was professional and efficient, keeping communication constant and clear at all times.”

Jacob Godwell
Information Services Coordinator
Muswellbrook Shire Council

“Wollondilly Shire Council (WSC) engaged Local Government Procurement (LGP) to manage the tender process for the proposed new fire station located at Bargo NSW. This included drafting the request for tender documents.

The reason LGP were engaged is due to their extensive knowledge of the local government tendering regulations and previous experience.

WSC determined that this tender should be a two envelope system with a scoring of a non-price element and a price element. The non-price elemet established a ranking prior to the prices being made available to the evaluation panel.

Tenders were called via Tenderlink and local tenderbox.

LGP with WSC developed an approved tender evaluation plan. This process was managed well and utilised the online tender forum through Tenderlink.

This provided a central repository for questions and clarifications. All the schedules and returnables were managed online nd this process was managed well.

Overall the experience with the LGP Consulting Team was excellent and I would recommend their services.

One improvement that could be implemented in further tender engagements is extending the online forum to include the issue of specific addendums that would be bound into the contract and returned with the tenderers tender. The forum had a trail of all the questions and answers which made for extensive checking to ensure that the preferred tenderer had included all the information in his price. Specific addendums bound into the contract would speed up the tender review process and in the preparation of a contract bond copy.”

Mike Gomola
Project Manager – Bargo RFS Station
Wollondilly Shire Council

“With an ever-increasing stretch on resources, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) needed to review the way it delivered weekend animal management services at its Queanbeyan Animal Management Facility. 

QPRC approached Local Government Procurement (LGP) to run an expression of interest process.  LGP assisted my team with document development including specification writing, publishing and evaluation, through to report writing and outcome letters with the process completed early February 2018.

The expert advice from LGP made the process easy and straightforward with well-documented responsibilities ensuring everyone knew where we were up to and what was next.

I was very impressed with the level of customer service provided during the process and would not hesitate to use LGP in the future for procurement activities.”

Ricky Tozer
Service Manager – Customer and Communication
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council

“Working with the LGP Consulting team was very easy as they were always available for consultation and always provided us with updates throughout the procurement process. They are meticulous when it comes to details and would always make sure that everything discussed and agreed on was documented and were very thorough and precise. 

In general we are very happy with the outcome that LGP helped us achieve as they went above and beyond what was expected by seeing us through the process from start to finish.  We greatly appreciate LGP’s assistance in finding the best consulting team to deliver our project.” 

Jennifer Yap
Research and Policy Officer – Roads & Transport Directorate

“In the financial year 2017/18 Muswellbrook Shire Council engaged Local Government Procurement Pty Ltd (LGP) to facilitate procurement of contractors for two projects managed by Water and Waste division of Muswellbrook Shire Council.

The LGP Consulting Team assisted and advised council on the procurement process through competitive tendering. The whole process of selection of contractors   from advertising to preparation of tender evaluation reports for the council recommending preferred contractors, was managed meticulously by LGP. The high level of experience, drive, motivation and genuine desire to meet the deadlines of the projects ensured successful outcomes. 

The LGP Consulting Team was professional and efficient, keeping communication transparent and clear at all times.”

Gamini Hemachandra
Project Engineer (Water & Waste)
Muswellbrook Shire Council

“Wollondilly Shire Council used Local Government Procurement (LGP) to help prepare the documents, advertise, manage the assessment and provide probity advice and documentation for our recent Library refurbishment Tender.

We were pleased with the process (and outcome) and we believe using LGP for procurement is a great way to ensure a consistent & professional approach across Local Government in NSW”

Justin Nyholm
Manager – Works
Wollondilly Shire Council

‘Wollondilly Shire Council contracted Local Government Procurement (LGP) to assist with our Legal Services Request for Tender.

LGP helped with the preparation and execution of:

  • RFT documentation
  • Advertising
  • Management of the assessment of tenders
  • Provision of probity advice
  • Final recommendation report

We were pleased with the process and outcome and we believe using LGP for procurement is a great way to ensure a consistent and professional approach across local government in NSW.’

Toni Spence
Principal Governance Officer – Governance
Wollondilly Shire Council

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