We have some great businesses in the City of Logan – more than 25,000 of them.

These businesses span a range of industries and employ more than 120,000 people so they’re a valuable part of our community.

Everyone knows it’s a tough economy at the moment.

The cost of living has soared, and it’s no different for people in business who are also seeing their expenses go through the roof.

That’s why it’s important to support local businesses and services whenever you can.

And it’s a philosophy Logan City Council also embraces.

Every year, we spend more than $500 million on a range of goods and services, and where possible we try to Buy Logan.

Over the past year or so, we’ve managed to spend approximately 42 per cent with local businesses, or businesses that provide a local benefit such as jobs for Logan residents.

In dollar figures, that’s been a $216.5 million boost to Logan’s economy over the past 12 months.

But we’d love to procure more goods and services from more local businesses.

Council is a large organisation and we have to follow proper procurement processes under legislation.

But to help simplify these processes, City of Logan businesses are invited to an information session in September about how to become a Council supplier.

There are many different opportunities to supply goods and services, so I encourage local companies to come along and see what is possible.

The information session will cover topics including:

  • Council’s procurement processes and contracting principles
  • Upcoming opportunities to supply to Council
  • How to register with Tenderlink and Vendorpanel

Attendees can also meet Council staff responsible for procurement and network with other local businesses.

The ‘Supplying goods and services to Council: What you need to know’ event is on Friday, September 8 at Logan Diggers Services Club in Logan Central. 

Up to two representatives per company can attend but pre-registration is required at: lccqld.com/supplying-goods-and-services

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