Committee Member Knowledge Bank - Purchasing

Procurement Policy and Purchasing Process

Council's Procurement Policy seeks to:

  • define the methods by which Council can acquire good and services;
  • demonstrate probity, accountability and responsibility of Council to all stakeholders;
  • be fair and equitable to all parties involved;
  • enable consistency of approach in the application of procurement processes: and
  • ensure that the best possible outcome is achieved for Council.

Example of a manual purchase order; white copy to supplier or contractor, green copy to Council (Manager Administrative Services).

The Purchasing Process provides an overview on how to go about Committee purchasing activities: