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 start the process of recovery for their communities. We are showing councils how to deploy rapid Request for Quotations under our contracts to avoid a lengthy tender process. We are also guiding councils on which suppliers are the best to engage for the scope of work they need addressed.
In this edition of LGP News, there is an article that goes into great detail on where, and who you can engage to help with disaster recovery. If you need to speak to us about what support you need to help your community get back on its feet, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Business Development Manager.
New Business Development Manager
While I am on the Business Development Managers, I am sad to share that after 4 years Aisha Ahmed, our Business Development Manager – Western Region has finished up with LGP. Aisha was due to return from maternity leave this month, however for better work-life balance she has secured a role that requires no travel. We understand her reasons for leaving and we wish her all the very best.
I am excited to announce that we have elevated Jerram Fairclough to replace Aisha as the Business Development Manager – Western Region. Jerram has been doing an excellent job backfilling Aisha’s role while she was on leave. So good in fact, we have appointed Jerram permanently. A great opportunity for a great talent. We look forward to supporting Jerram in his work across all our Western Region councils.
Procurement Capability Grant Program
In 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.
We seemed to have generated an incredible amount of interest across the sector with this new program, which is terrific. Submissions are flowing in with a deadline of 15 April. If you are working on your submission, please make sure you have it in on time so you can be considered.
If you have not yet looked at this program, it is very simple to apply, so it is not too late. Please contact us if you have any queries.
Our first event is around the corner, the Procurement & Engineering Network Meeting in Mudgee on the 12th of May. Always great to get our council supporters together, cannot wait to get face-to-face events underway again.
Registrations are open for all our 2022 events including the 2022 Annual Conference in October. Please load these dates into your calendar and we look forward to seeing you very soon.