The Contracts Unit is responsible for all procurement and contract management processes at Council. Council regularly enters into competitive arrangements for the purchase of works, goods and services needed to provide 'best value' procurement outcomes to ratepayers and others in the municipality.
Council is committed to conducting its tender processes with fairness and probity in accordance with State Government Guidelines for Procurement Best Practice, and guarantees the commercial confidentiality of any individual or Company submitting a tender for Council services.
Please refer to Greater Dandenong Code of Conduct for Contractors, which covers the responsibilities of both the employer and employee, including contractors.
Doing business with Council
The City of Greater Dandenong uses VendorPanel Marketplace to find local suppliers and to invite them to quote on work.
It's entirely free for suppliers and, once registered, your business profile will be visible to Greater Dandenong buyers and to others searching the Marketplace for suppliers in the area. Registering provides you with an opportunity to do business with Council but does not automatically make you a supplier to Council.
Quotations will be sourced via VendorPanel Marketplace. To have an opportunity to receive an invitation to quote, suppliers must register on VendorPanel Marketplace below.
In compliance with the Local Government Act 1989 (VIC) and Local Government Regulations 2015, Council advertises tenders in the relevant newspapers (generally The Age), Council's website and via VendorPanel.
Get started in four easy steps:
- Click on the register now button below
- Select the most appropriate category for your business
- Click on the link in your email to complete your profile and be visible to buyers
- Create a great supplier profile - to find out more, read this guide
Need help registering?
This short video will guide you through the registration process, including how to register to multiple lists and complete your profile so it is visible to buyers.
Local Buy VendorPanel for Local Business
The City of Greater Dandenong is pleased to invite you to prequalify your organisation to provide goods and services to Council. This initiative will provide your company with opportunities to quote and secure new business.
It is expected that procurement via this process will not exceed $100,000 inclusive of GST.
After approval, you will be registered on our open prequalified quotation lists. It is very important that you keep the information on your company profile on VendorPanel (e.g. Insurances) up to date to maintain your prequalification status.
When quotations are advertised in our community you will be alerted of new business opportunities via email and invited to bid directly for work with the City of Greater Dandenong.
Contractor and Risk Management Compliance
Prospective tenderers can view tender documents to determine whether they are interested in submitting. If you are going to submit a tender and if Rapid Global registration is a mandatory requirement (as per tender document), then you must register and become compliant with all requirements prior to lodging any tender or quote. Please refer to the tender documentation for further information.
If you are already registered with Rapid Global, please ensure that you are associated with Amalgamated Councils of Victoria in Rapid Global.
If you require any technical assistance, please contact the Rapid Induct Client Services Team. Contact the office on 1800 307 595, Monday to Friday from 8.30am - 6pm(AEST), or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairtrade supportive workplace
Council is proud to be recognised as a Fairtrade Workplace by both the Fairtrade Association of Australia and New Zealand and Fairtrade Australia New Zealand.
Fairtrade supports marginalised workers and the environment in developing countries. This support helps them to build a better and more secure life for themselves, their families and communities.
The Fairtrade Mark shows that the Fairtrade ingredients in the product have been sourced in line with and meet internationally agreed Fairtrade social, economic and environmental standards.
Council strongly believes in fair and ethical procurement for our organisation and buys Fairtrade certified products where it can.