Solar power purchase agreements (PPA’s)
LGP has appointed the Contractors under Heads of Agreement (HOA)
LGP Customers accessing the pricing offered under this arrangement will access services/products through VendorPanel from an Approved Contractor.
A PPA is an arrangement in which a solar service provider designs, builds, owns, operates, monitors, and maintains a photovoltaic (PV) system, and a customer agrees to site the system on its roof or elsewhere on its property and purchase the system’s electricity output from the solar services provider for a predetermined period and price.
As the calling of tenders by LGP meets all requirements of the Local Government Act Regulations (and that LGP has achieved Prescription), LGP Customers do not need to independently tender for items purchased under this supply arrangement.
Pricing is available through quotation from Approved Contractors and may be subject to variations depending on the specific requirements.
Under this agreement all approved contractors provide Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Goods and associated Services.
LGP Approved Contractors
|Name & ACN||Status|
|AE-VP Bid Co (VivoPower Pty Ltd)||ACN 601 157 680||Approved|
|Ovida Pty Ltd||ACN 090 855 306||Approved|
|Perdaman Advanced Energy Pty Ltd||ACN 611 726 400||Approved|
|Solar Professionals||ACN 142 444 380||Approved|
|Sustainable Business Energy Solutions Pty Ltd t/as AGL Energy Solutions (Formerly known as Solgen Energy Pty Ltd)||ACN 131 625 600||Approved|
Approved status on this page indicates that contractors have signed their Standing Offer Deed and are now an LGP Approved Contractor. They will appear in VendorPanel after completion of all activation requirements.
In addition to the LGP approved contractors, selected contractors have nominated Authorised Agents/Subcontractors (includes: Partners/Resellers/Dealers). These are listed under the heading Authorised Agents/Subcontractors (includes: Partners/Resellers/Dealers).
Goods and Services Offered
LGP is proud to work with reliable and transparent contractors and their associated employees, subcontractors and agents. Their appropriate licences are displayed in VendorPanel, so you can be sure you’re working with reliable and qualified partners.
When placing orders, you MUST include the contract number, or you may NOT be covered under the terms and conditions of the LGP contract.
Information regarding LGP’s pricing can be found in VendorPanel. Rates located under this tab are generally for low volumes and one off purchases. For large or committed volumes or projects in scope of this contract a Request for Quotation (RFQ) can be requested from contractors on the panel.
Councils should note that LGP panel members update insurance on a cyclical basis. LGP will expedite any outstanding information, but regardless, insurance policies can be cancelled or lapse at any time and councils should always seek confirmation directly from contractors where-ever contract risk is high.
The preferred method of seeking a quote is via VendorPanel. A RFQ template is available to assist with completing a well considered specification.
For more information on making purchases see our How to Guide.
Forward your purchase order to the contractor including the agreed rate as set out in the price schedule. This should be undertaken in accordance with your organisation’s procurement policy. Ensure that the LGP contract number is included on the purchase order.
The full benefits of a contract can be realised by making a commitment to it.
Commitment can be demonstrated by completing the notice of participation form. This will be used to notify contractors that all purchases made via the approved contractor will be done so under the contract, provided it is within scope.
Note. The Participation Form is not a contract, nor does it lock council into using this arrangement. Council may alter this arrangement at any time.
Yes, via a Nominee Authorisation. Customers may appoint an entity to make purchases from LGP approved contractors on their behalf. These purchases are for goods and/or services that are within scope of the LGP contract and are required for works and services that the entity is undertaking on behalf of the LGP customer.
Please contact your Business Manager for more information and a copy of the authorisation and acceptance form.
Customers will be supplied a tax invoice directly by the contractor. All payments will be made to the contractor in accordance with clause 26.3 of the Standard terms of Contract between a Customer and Contractor (Schedule 5 of the Head Agreement (standing offer deed)) i.e. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, a Customer must make such payment by the end of the month following the month of invoice.
Contact the contractor directly. If the issue cannot be resolved, contact your Business Manager.
Yes, some LGP contracts have purchasing thresholds. If a contract has a purchasing threshold this information can be found on the LGP Website at the top of the relevant LGP Contract page, and on VendorPanel under the Local Government Procurement Lists Contact Details.
This video tutorial will teach LGP Approved Customers how to locate LGP contract information on the LGP website.
Notice to Participate
Please note: that the Notice of Participation is for council use only. Any business interested in becoming an LGP-approved supplier should refer to How do I become an Approved Contractor.
The purpose of the Notice to Participate is to:
• Provide announcement to LGP approved contractors of a Council’s intention to participate in the use of a contact;
• Demonstrate compliance with the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) (Section 55 Tendering);
• Facilitate the ability to track all purchases under the named Local Government Procurement (LGP) contract; and
• Ensure that Council accurately receives any LGP rebate applicable to this contract.
Completion of this form DOES NOT ‘lock’ your Council into a contract. Rather, this Notice of Participation is an instrument used to demonstrate your Council’s intention to purchase goods and/or services under the agreed LGP contractual conditions until otherwise notified.
Please ensure that any Council staff authorised to issue purchase orders are aware of Council’s intention to access this LGP contract and that they can access information in order to follow the LGP process.
Full explanation on how the Notice of Participation operates