Local Government Procurement

Luke Kenny

Luke Kenny

From the CEO’s Desk

We are coming to the final quarter of the 2024 financial year which has LGP drawing close to the end of the first year of our 2023-2026 strategic plan.  Let me outline some of what we will be delivering from our five strategic pillars which you will see impacting our work together in the future. …

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From the CEO’s Desk

Last month we delivered our ESG webinar.  Our newest member in the LGP Consulting Team, Dr Hadi Rezaei Vandchali shared with our large audience examples and benefits of ESG – Environment, Social and Governance as it relates to procurement.  The webinar was a strategy to start bringing a greater sense of awareness towards ESG across …

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From the CEO’s Desk

Thank you to all those who have supported LGP over the last 12 months. Our team has had a terrific year growing across a range of areas and introducing a series of new initiatives. The LGP Board has provided sound advice and strong encouragement to drive and grow our business.  We have again benefitted from …

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A couple of weeks ago we held our biggest ever LGP Annual Conference, at Doltone House, Darling Island, Pyrmont.  Welcoming close to 280 delegates and exhibitors to explore how to better Connect, Leverage and Achieve. Our opening keynote speaker Dr Helena Popovic shared her insights on powering our brain and our body for maximum performance, …

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I’m pleased to announce that Phill Scott has been voted on to the World Commerce and Contracting Association (WorldCC) Council. Whilst Phill will continue in his role as Chief Procurement Officer here at LGP, this is a wonderful opportunity for local government to be represented and to influence the development of procurement and commerce at …

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From the CEO’s Desk

The global and Australian energy market continues to present challenges for businesses who are trying to protect themselves from dramatic cost increases and bring some long-term reliability and protection from market volatility. In the last month we have had almost a dozen councils contact LGP to see if they could join our latest 100% Renewable …

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From the CEO’s Desk

LGP is stepping it up! This is our 5th year where LGP is supporting September, raising funds and awareness for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. We have almost half our business participating in teams, driving some friendly competition to see who can get moving and take the most steps (target is 10,000 per day), and which …

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From the CEO’s Desk

This month we celebrate the long-awaited return of the LGP Annual Conference, back in face-to-face mode at Doltone House, Pyrmont Island, Darling Harbour on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th October. The theme is “2030 – How will you Measure Up”. We are taking our audience into forward thinking, stepping back from day-to-day tasks, helping them …

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From the CEO’s Desk

On the 18th and 19th of October LGP welcomed well over 250 delegates, sponsors and exhibitors to our Annual Conference once again. Gathering under the theme of 2030 – How will you Measure Up we had a terrific 2 days of speakers, networking, workshopping, procurement awards and entertainment. One of the highlights of our annual …

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From the CEO’s Desk

Thank you to all those who have supported LGP over the last 12 months. Our staff have been incredibly focused, strong and collaborative, leading us out of a long period of uncertainty, into a phase we are enjoying great results from their hard work. Our Board has provided sound advice and strong encouragement to drive …

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From the CEO’s Desk

Welcome to 2023 and a Happy New Year to you all. We here at LGP hope that you all had a lovely break and managed to get to come back into 2023 refreshed and relaxed. In 2023 we will release new contracts, present new training solutions and launch new services under LGP Consulting. As we …

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From the CEO’s Desk

As we continue to emerge from the disruption of the pandemic, LGP is enjoying being back working face-to-face with council and our suppliers. In the absence of a Business Development Manager in the Southern Region (announcement coming soon) I have had the pleasure over past five weeks meeting with and visiting 20 different councils, ROCs …

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From the CEO’s Desk

Modern Slavery Circular On the 11th of April, the Office of Local Government released Circular 22-09 ‘Councils’ obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2018’. The Circular defines what constitutes Modern Slavery and explains as per the Modern Slavery Act 2018 legislation, that councils are now required to take reasonable steps to ensure procured goods and …

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From the CEO’s Desk

March proved to be another horrendous month of weather for our councils across the state, seems April might provide more of the same. As a result, we are now seeing councils badly affected, contacting LGP to talk about how we can help with Emergency Procurement. Procurement & Disaster Recovery Our focus is to help councils …

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From the CEO’s Desk

On Thursday the 3rd of March we launched the first ever Procurement Capability Grant Program for local government. LGP has committed $100,000 to be distributed to projects valued from $3,000, up to a maximum of $25,000. This latest initiative from LGP has been designed to remove the ever-present barrier, that councils do not have enough …

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Appointment to WorldCC

I’m pleased to announce that Phill Scott has been voted on to the World Commerce and Contracting Association (WorldCC) Council. www.worldcc.com Whilst Phill will continue in his role as Chief Procurement Officer here at LGP, this is a wonderful opportunity for local government to be represented and to influence development of procurement and commerce at …

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From the CEO’s Desk

In October we all come together again at the 2023 LGP Annual Conference, at Doltone House, Darling Island, Pyrmont on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th October. The theme is “Connect l Leverage l Achieve”.  These three terms we feel are critical in the practice of managing council expenditure.  Our speakers have been specifically selected to …

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