Local Government Procurement

Sustainability

Murrumbidgee Council Modernises its Procurement Processes – Case Study

Murrumbidgee Council, a small and remote council comprising three townships, recently undertook a transformative project to modernise its procurement processes. With the support of the LGP Procurement Capability Grant Fund and a determination to improve its business processes, council successfully implemented the Online Requisitions functionality in its Enterprise Management System (Civica Authority). This initiative aimed …

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Circular Economy in Procurement – White Paper

The integration of circular economy principles into procurement processes holds significant importance for local governments, offering opportunities to enhance sustainability, drive innovation, and achieve long-term economic and environmental benefits. Recently, LGP conducted a comprehensive study on the status of circular economy practices within in New South Wales. This research has enabled us to identify key …

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LGP Procurement Capability Grant Program 2024 – Submission Deadline 12 June

Further to the information shared over the past month through various channels encouraging participation in the LGP Procurement Capability Grant Program 2024, we would like to remind you that the closing date for submissions is COB 12 June 2024. This program aims to fund new projects and professional development in procurement, incentivising impactful initiatives that …

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Paul Youdell Awarded the LGP Values Trophy for Collaboration

This month, LGP is thrilled to honour and celebrate Paul Youdell with the prestigious LGP Values Trophy for Collaboration. When we contemplate the concept of collaboration, what comes to mind? Is it simply someone who works well with others? While that is undoubtedly a crucial aspect, collaboration encompasses much more. It embodies a person who …

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Webinar – Five Bold Moves to Embed Sustainability in Procurement

LGP Consulting brings to you quarterly webinars on topical subjects which may help in your professional career. Access to these webinars is by invitation only! This month’s webinar is: Five bold moves to embed sustainability in procurement.   Councils typically face many challenges to embedding sustainability in their procurement processes. Most councils have a decentralised …

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Responding to the NSW Anti-slavery Commissioner’s Guidance on Reasonable Steps

In December 2023, the NSW Anti-slavery Commissioner released his Guidance on Reasonable Steps (GRS) to manage modern slavery risks in operations and supply chains. The GRS came into effect on 1 January 2024. It sets out the main issues and concepts to be understood to meet reporting and due diligence expectations (i.e undertake ‘reasonable steps’) …

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Webinar – Procurement Story: Creating a robust Evaluation Panel

LGP Consulting brings to you quarterly webinars on topical subjects which may help in your professional career. Access to these webinars is by invitation only! This month’s webinar is: Procurement Story: Creating a robust Evaluation Panel   The role of the Evaluation Panel in a procurement process is crucial in ensuring the efficient and effective …

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Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) VS Sustainability: Why it is Important for Local Government

In recent years, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors have gained significant attraction in the context of sustainability and responsible investment. As organisations increasingly prioritise sustainability in their business practices, it becomes imperative to understand the nuances between the sustainability and ESG terms and how procurement and tendering function in local government can embed ESG …

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Webinar – Understand the Difference between ESG & Sustainability

LGP Consulting brings to you quarterly webinars on topical subjects which may help in your professional career. Access to these webinars is by invitation only! Our webinar will focus on ‘Understanding the Difference between ESG & Sustainability’ Environmental, Social and Governance – ESG is the buzzword for 2022-23, but what is it? How is it …

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2023 Annual Sustainable Procurement Survey

It is time again for the Sustainable Choice Annual Sustainable Procurement Survey. The survey follows the core elements of the ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement guidance standard and provides valuable information and statistics on progress in relation to embedding sustainability into the procurement process. The survey has been sent to General Managers at all councils with …

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Webinar – The Role of Council Procurement in Disaster Recovery

LGP Consulting brings to you quarterly webinars on topical subjects which may help in your professional career. Access to these webinars is by invitation only! Our webinar will focus on ‘The Role of Council Procurement in Disaster Recovery’ The role of council procurement in natural disaster recovery is crucial in ensuring efficient and effective response and …

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Sustainable Procurement and ISO 20400

Sustainable procurement isn’t just about being ‘green’, nor is it limited to environmental impacts. Sustainable procurement is about good business practice that focusses on socially and ethically responsible procurement delivering value for money solutions that create positive environmental and social impact. Sustainable procurement is protecting the environment, strengthening local economies and supporting communities. It better …

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Sustainability Filters in LGP Contracts

LGP has assigned Sustainability Filter Tags to some of its contracts. Going forward each new contract will have Sustainability Filter Tags assigned through the tender process. The filters cover a range of sustainability elements and are visible in VendorPanel when purchasing through LGP Contracts. They highlight to buyers those suppliers that can provide better sustainability …

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Vestone Capital’s Carbon Offset Initiative

Vestone Capital’s Environmental Partnership with Greenfleet At Vestone Capital, we recognise the importance for our business to take environmental action, reduce the impact that we have and to contribute towards sustainable development. We are committed to working towards a greener and sustainable future. Vestone Capital is proud to be partnering with Greenfleet, a leading not-for-profit …

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Annual Sustainable Procurement Survey

It is time again for the Sustainable Choice Annual Sustainable Procurement Survey. The survey follows the core elements of the ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement guidance standard and provides valuable information that will be used to generate an individual and confidential Scorecard for your Council. The Scorecard will be accompanied with a Performance Report and together …

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