Local Government Procurement

 

LGP Procurement Capability Grants Program

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NSW councils are being given an opportunity by LGP to enhance their procurement capability by taking advantage of our new Grant Program.

Exclusively created to help fund new projects and professional development in procurement, the LGP Procurement Capability Grant Program is the first for the Australian local government sector.

This program has been designed to incentivise the design and implementation of impactful initiatives that advance capability in procurement practice across the NSW local government sector.

The Grant Program online application process has been deliberately designed to take less than 10 minutes to complete. Any NSW Council, Regional Organisation of Councils or Joint Organisation can make a submission, and bid for between $3,000 and $25,000 for their procurement capability initiatives. 

LGP is looking to support initiatives that fall within the criteria of Procurement Capability, Process Improvement, or Procurement Project Funding. 

To qualify your proposed procurement project or initiative must be completed inside a 12 month period.  Projects underway, or already completed will not be considered.

How to Apply

We have designed the process to access the Grant Fund to be simple yet agile.

Step 1: Lodge your Expression of Interest (EOI)

Submitting the EOI is simple and short, making it a quick and streamlined process. 

Our submission template simply asks for a brief outline of the procurement initiative or project to be funded, along with the associated benefits and milestones. 

To make sure the initiative has the right Executive support from LGP and your organisation, a senior council executive is required as the Project Sponsor and sign off the submission. 

Step 2: Submission Review & Decision

All submissions will be reviewed by a high level LGP panel, those successfully meeting the criteria may be asked to provide further details to clarify the initiative or project prior to making a final decision.  

All applicants will be advised in writing of the outcome. 

Grant Funds will be dispersed by LGP in a method that best supports the delivery of a timely and effective outcome.

Enquiries can be made via your LGP Business Development Manager.

Strong interest is expected for these grants.  We encourage you to lodge your EOI by 15 April 2022 to ensure you are in the running. 

To lodge your EOI, click here

For an in-depth understanding of the program, please watch the launch video.