Procurement & Contracts

Procurement is the process by which Council engages with suppliers to purchase goods and services, or supply of essential services.

Procurement Methods

Dependent on the need, Council manages procurement by different methods:

  • Request for Tender (RFT) – a formal offer open to the public to bid for the supply of specified goods, services or works, under specified terms. Open market.
  • Expression of Interest (EOI) – a formal invitation to prospective suppliers to provide information and opinions on the methodologies of meeting a specific need. Limited market.
  • Selective Engagement – this approach is used where knowledge of the marketplace exists, with a specified number of representative suppliers invited to tender. Selective market.

Procurement Principles

Procurement Principles that underpin procurement activities:

  • Value for Money
  • Open and Fair Competition
  • Ethical Behaviour and Fair Treatment
  • Risk Management
  • Professional Integrity and Probity
  • Compliance with Statutory Obligations
  • Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability
  • Financial Responsibility.

How to Apply

Council’s tenders and contracts are listed on the SA Tenders and Contracts website, the central source for public procurement opportunities within South Australia.

Please consider the City of Unley Procurement Policy(PDF, 245KB) when applying for tenders and contracts.