Tenders may be invited at any time by Council for the acquisition of goods and services or the disposal of assets (as per the Disposal of Assets Policy). However, tenders must be invited by Council when it is intended that Council enter into a contract for any of the following which is estimated to be in the amount of $150,000 or more, including GST:
(a) Work Council is directed or authorised to carry out by or under any current Act;
(b) Performance of any service or provision of any facilities which any current Act directs or authorises be performed or provided by Council;
(c) Provision of goods and services to Council or disposal of Council property as specified under the relevant policies;
(d) instalment payments by or to the Council over a period of two (2) years or more.
The calling of tenders will not be required when Council enters into contracts for or with the following:
(a) the Crown or its representative
(b) another Council
(c) purchase, sale or lease of land
(d) purchase of goods, materials or services from a supplier at a time and maximum rate specified by the State or Commonwealth
(e) recruitment to the workforce
(f) emergency situations such as when there is a disruption to an essential service or when there are public safety risks
(g) where, by resolution of the Council, it is determined that remoteness or the unavailability of competitive or reliable tenders will preclude a satisfactory result.
Requests for Tenders are advertised in the Barrier Daily Truth (Broken Hill's local newspaper), in relevant local and national publications and on Council's Website.