As a wholly owned subsidiary of Local Government NSW, Local Government Procurement (LGP) was established to help member councils acquire goods and services as efficiently and cost effectively as possible.
Each year, LGP saves NSW councils millions of dollars in the procurement of goods and services through negotiated pricing and bulk purchasing power.
This not only delivers the best possible value for money on sector-specific solutions, but it also streamlines access to reputable suppliers and helps minimise procurement risk for councils.
LGP also provides free advice on issues such as probity, governance, auditing and legislation compliance to member councils. This advice is complemented with a range of business tools, including procurement management resources with guidelines and benchmarking materials.
Benefits of LGP
- Save time procuring goods and services and negotiating with suppliers
- Save money through bulk purchasing power
- Minimise procurement risk
- Free advice on issues relating to probity, governance, auditing and legislation compliance
- The more councils use LGP, the greater the potential returns, which keeps membership fees low
LGP also offers specialised procurement training to council staff. This includes nationally accredited qualifications in procurement and contracting at Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels.
ProcureLearn is LGP’s e-learning program, which complements face-to-face training for council employees involved in different aspects of purchasing. LGP can also design and develop customised e-learning programs for individual councils.
Like to know more?
To learn more about LGP, including current contracts and upcoming tenders, visit www.lgp.org.au
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