Council has implemented Local Buy's e-tendering solution, LG Tender Box. Local Buy is a commercial entity wholly owned by the Local Government association of Queensland (LGAQ), which provides procurement services to Local Governments throughout Queensland.
LG Tender Box is accessed via the website http://www.lgtenderbox.com.au/. This website provides an online interface for businesses and Queensland Councils. Businesses are able to view tender opportunities and download documents at no charge. The system is also capable of lodging electronic submissions, however this functionality will not be implemented by ICC at this time.
In order for a supplier to download documents they first need to register their company details on the website As part of this process, suppliers are able to register their interest against various products and services categories and the region they operate in. This registration enables the supplier to be sent automatic notifications of any new tenders lodged against these categories from any of the participating councils. Council's can then search for suppliers who are registered against the categories. This on-line supplier registration facility will provide a valuable resource to Council when sourcing quotations.
The site provides a full audit trail of companies who have downloaded documents, and thus in the case of addendums needing to be issued, can be sent to all suppliers at once via email and loaded onto the website. A forum is available for potential suppliers to clarify any requirements of the tender, and remain anonymous, with responses being available to all who have downloaded the document.
As part of the service offered, Local Buy provide support to users of the site through downloadable user guides, a help desk number and email address. These details are:
LG Tender Box Help Desk Free call 1800 779 027
In the event that suppliers are unable to access any part of the LG Tender Box website ie: registering, downloading documentation, submitting proposals etc they should contact either the LG Tender Box Help Desk or the Contracts/Strategic Sourcing Team on the numbers listed below.
Documentation will still be available from the Cashiers at Ipswich City Council's Customer Service Centre at 143 Brisbane Street, Ipswich (top of the Ipswich City Mall), but will incur a document fee. Documents will then be posted out or can be collected in person. These purchases can be made over the phone with payment by Credit Card. The contact number for this option is 3810 6270.
If you have any questions concerning the tender request please contact the relevant procurement team within Ipswich City Council for assistance.
|Procurement Contacts - Corporate Procurement|
|Procurement Manager||Barbara Clarke||3810 6197|
|Senior Procurement Officer||Wanda Schoenfisch||3810 6821|
|Procurement Contacts - Works Parks and Recreation Procurement Team|
|Principal Officer (Procurement and Contract Operation)||Stephen Bailey||3810 6511|
|Procurement Contacts - ICT Procurement Team|
|ICT Contracts and Governance Manager||David Strangherlin||3810 6762|
|Procurement Contacts - Infrastructure Services Procurement Team|
|Principal Officer (Capital Works Procurement)||Gavin Wright||3810 6243|