Is your business looking for extra work?
  • Tuesday 02 August 2016

Come along to a suppliers forum and find out which council projects your business can win work from during this financial year.

Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Stephen Robinson said council is hosting two free suppliers forums to provide businesses with an overview of upcoming contract opportunities within the 2016/17 Capital Works program.

“Council will host a Capital Works suppliers forum on Tuesday, August 30 at the Lake Kawana Community Centre. This forum will be suitable for businesses that provide construction, engineering or other consulting services relevant to council’s 2016-17 Capital Works Program,” Cr Robinson said

“A services suppliers forum will be held the following day on Wednesday, August 31 and this will be suitable for businesses that provide services like mowing and landscaping, marketing, public relations, community engagement and photography.

“Attendees at this forum will hear from people who coordinate council’s panel of suppliers and those who attend Tuesday’s capital works forum will hear from people who manage council’s capital works projects.

“Both forums will also include presentations from procurement specialists and local business owners who have been successful in securing council projects.

“These forums also aim to make it easier for businesses within our region to work with council to improve their chances of earning work through our procurement process and helping to keep jobs local and build our local economy.”

In the 2015/16 financial year, Council spent $180 million with local providers which represented 68% of council’s available procurement spend.

ENZED Sunshine Coast owner Andrew Fraser said attending a recent suppliers forum relating to work opportunities at the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Valdora Solar Farm had been a highly valuable experience.

“We’re a provider of anything to do with construction or maintenance services so if there’s any major projects going on we’d like to know who is in charge of it, who is running it and who might be working on it because they’re our potential customers. So to come to an event like this gives us that kind of information,” Mr Fraser said.

“It can be quite difficult to dive in and find out who you actually need to speak to so this forum puts you in touch with all the right people.”

For more information about the Capital Works Suppliers Forum on Tuesday, August 30 and the Service Suppliers forum on Wednesday, August 31 or to register, click here