Online supplier tool
The City of Greater Bendigo, Victoria, has found an easier and quicker way to obtain quotes from local businesses for proposed goods, works or services by encouraging them to register their services on a centralised online tool.
Director Corporate Performance, Andrew Cooney, said that the City had subscribed to VendorPanel Marketplace, an online tool which provided new opportunities for businesses in the region.
“This is a simpler centralised online purchasing system which enables the City to search, nominate and invite local businesses to provide quotes for goods, services and works for upcoming jobs where there is no contract or agreement in place.
“The City is committed to supporting local businesses and looking at ways to boost the local economy and this new system will help to give suppliers better access to Council.
“We believe that this will make it easier to engage with local businesses and give small and medium operators better opportunities in an equitable and transparent manner.”
The online tool is modelled on an open market approach therefore other subscribers to VendorPanel Marketplace, including Parks Victoria and other local councils, can also have access to the details of businesses located in this region if quotes are needed.