Amendments to Purchasing Policy

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The City of Vincent Council resolved on 15 September 2020 (Item 11.2) to invite public comment on the proposed amendments to Purchasing Policy (1.2.3).

The substantive changes to the City’s Purchasing Policy are as follows:


  • a focus on sustainable procurement has been included to emphasize the City’s commitment to sustainable procurement and long-term sustainability;
  • the City’s commitment to support and provide a fair opportunity to all local businesses has been reflected on the proposed amendments. The City is encouraging local businesses to register on Vendor Marketplace which provides an important database for City’s officers to refer to;
  • commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Disability Enterprises has been added. The City understands the importance of supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Disability Enterprises. These disadvantaged groups have so much to contribute to the City. It is worth noting, Regulation 11(2) (h) of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996 allow for goods and/or services to be directly purchased (i.e. without having to go through a competitive tender process) from a person registered on the Aboriginal Business Directory WA and from a Disability Enterprise; and
  • the City’s recognition and commitment to the importance of workplace gender quality has been reflected in the proposed amendments. The City does not procure organisations who are listed as a non-compliant employer under the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s Non-Compliant List.

The amended policy with tracked changes is available to view from the document library here.

Have your say

To share your thoughts on the proposed amendments to Purchasing Policy, complete the feedback form below or contact us on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au


Comment period closes: 9am Monday 26 October 2020.

Questions can be directed to Vanisha Govender, Executive Manager Financial Services on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

The City of Vincent Council resolved on 15 September 2020 (Item 11.2) to invite public comment on the proposed amendments to Purchasing Policy (1.2.3).

The substantive changes to the City’s Purchasing Policy are as follows:


  • a focus on sustainable procurement has been included to emphasize the City’s commitment to sustainable procurement and long-term sustainability;
  • the City’s commitment to support and provide a fair opportunity to all local businesses has been reflected on the proposed amendments. The City is encouraging local businesses to register on Vendor Marketplace which provides an important database for City’s officers to refer to;
  • commitment to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Disability Enterprises has been added. The City understands the importance of supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Disability Enterprises. These disadvantaged groups have so much to contribute to the City. It is worth noting, Regulation 11(2) (h) of the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996 allow for goods and/or services to be directly purchased (i.e. without having to go through a competitive tender process) from a person registered on the Aboriginal Business Directory WA and from a Disability Enterprise; and
  • the City’s recognition and commitment to the importance of workplace gender quality has been reflected in the proposed amendments. The City does not procure organisations who are listed as a non-compliant employer under the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s Non-Compliant List.

The amended policy with tracked changes is available to view from the document library here.

Have your say

To share your thoughts on the proposed amendments to Purchasing Policy, complete the feedback form below or contact us on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au


Comment period closes: 9am Monday 26 October 2020.

Questions can be directed to Vanisha Govender, Executive Manager Financial Services on 9273 6000 or mail@vincent.wa.gov.au

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