A group of councillors will oversee Logan City procurement processes in a move they say will support Council staff and ensure ratepayers aren’t ripped off.

The Procurement and Appropriations Special Committee will meet quarterly and will report to the City Governance Committee.

“Logan City Council has always been committed to making its procurement as effective and beneficial as possible for both contractors and the wider Logan community,” City Governance chief Lisa Bradley said.

Legislation prevents councillors from becoming involved in operational matters of Council.

Cr Bradley said the committee was designed to provide checks and balances to ensure the best and most appropriate services are provided to the City of Logan.

Council spends about $500 million on goods and services each year, with more than 90 large-sized contracts to be awarded in 2020/2021.

Division 8 Councillor Jacob Heremaia chairs the committee.

At a meeting earlier this month,  council staff promised to review procurement processes.

“I was pleased to see that the organisation wants to make it easier for external suppliers to do business with Council by being more innovative, flexible and sustainable,” Cr Heremaia said.

“A project is underway to overhaul Council’s current practices to be less bureaucratic and inflexible.”

The next meeting is December 1.

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