Brewarrina Shire Council is committed to ensuring a fair, transparent and accountable process in its procurement of goods and services that it utilises in the delivery of services to the Brewarrina community.

The purpose of this policy is to document clear guiding principles for Council in its procurement of goods and services to assist in:

  • ensuring best value for money and cost effectiveness,
  • meeting the needs of the community,
  • promoting good management practices,
  • ensuring transparency and probity,
  • promoting sustainability.

The policy also describes the legislative framework within which Council operates, procedures and practices within Council, staff responsibilities, and expected behaviour of both Council staff and suppliers and contractors to Council.

The policy applies equally to elected Councillors and Council staff.

This policy incorporates Council's policies - Local Purchasing, Purchasing Guidelines and Tendering Guidelines - which were revoked at the December 2013 Council meeting.