How to do business with Council

Published on 05 December 2017

Supplier Forum

Local suppliers are being urged to take advantage of a forum next week which will help them do business with Rockhampton Regional Council.

The sessions are free to attend, and will cover upcoming tender opportunities, how to navigate the tender document, and how Council makes its decisions. There will also be Council staff on hand to provide hints to suppliers about how to improve their submissions.

Chair of the Planning and Regulatory Committee, Councillor Ellen Smith, said Council wanted to spend ratepayers’ money with local suppliers wherever possible.

“We obviously need to ensure value for ratepayers’ money, but we are absolutely committed to supporting local businesses and to nurturing and growing our Region’s economy.

“Our Local Preference Policy has a 12% buy local rating, which last year saw us spending over $70m in our Region.

“I would urge any local businesses and suppliers to register for a place, come along, and learn how to put themselves in the best possible position to secure these contracts.”

Date: Wednesday 13 December 2017

Time: Session 1 | 7am – 8am & Session 2 | 4pm – 5pm

Location: Walter Reid Cultural Centre - Cnr. Derby and East Streets, Rockhampton

RSVP no later than Monday 11 December 2017. Free tickets are available through