Empowering local business to grow

Friday, 23 November 2018


The City of Mandurah is continuing its push to develop stronger relationships with local businesses.

 

This follows a move by the City in August to increase the local preference for the procurement of goods and services, giving local operators an edge over non-local businesses.

 

The program increases the local pricing preference for procurements over $75,000 to 10 percent, except construction at five percent.  This will enable local businesses to be more competitive in regional procurement processes.

 

The City is currently asking for registrations of interest to supply goods and services to the City’s events, including Crab Fest, Christmas Pageant, New Year’s Eve and Australia Day.

 

The City spends over a million dollars on purchasing goods and services for events every 3 years.

 

City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said events are extremely important to Mandurah as they bring economic benefits to our local businesses and tourism industry and strengthen the fabric of our community.

 

“We’re committed to buying local and I encourage all local businesses to register.

 

“We’d like to hear from local businesses who are either equipped to supply, or would like additional funding and support to help them develop into becoming a supplier,” Mr Williams said.

 

Events require many goods and services including: audio visual, security, generators and electrical, toilets and water tanks, musical stages, marquees, chairs, tables, furniture, plumbing and gas facilities and catering equipment.

 

The City is working in partnership with Tahlia Jones, Local Content Advisor from the Peel Development Commission to maximise participation of local businesses in government supply and works contracts.

 

Registrations of interest close at 5pm, 3 December 2018 via www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/buylocal or for more information on the program visit www.peel.wa.gov.au/im-looking-for/local-content-advisor/local-content-adviser.