Doing business with the City
If you are interested in doing business with the City, then you must read this section about how the City selects suppliers for goods and services.
All City officers and employees must observe the highest standards of ethics and integrity in any purchasing activity, and act in an honest and professional manner.
The following principles, standards and behaviours must be observed and enforced through all stages of the purchasing process. This ensures the fair and equitable treatment of all parties.
- Accept full accountability for all purchasing decisions and the efficient, effective and proper use of public monies based on achieving value for money
- Purchasing practices must comply with relevant legislation, regulations, and requirements consistent with City policies and the code of conduct
- Purchasing is made on a competitive basis where all potential suppliers are treated impartially, honestly and consistently
- All processes, evaluations and decisions are transparent, free from bias and fully documented in accordance with applicable policies and audit requirements
- Any actual or perceived conflicts of interest are identified, disclosed and appropriately managed
- Any information given to the City by a supplier is treated as commercial-in-confidence and is not to be released unless authorised by the supplier or relevant legislation.
Value for money is an overarching principle governing purchasing that allows the best possible outcome for the City. This is more important than achieving the lowest price, and should take into account:
- User requirements
- Quality standards
- Life cycle costing
- Service benchmarks.
Become a supplier
In order to become a supplier, you must register as a new provider on the City’s E-tendering system. Please ensure that you select the regions and industries relevant to your organisation, to make sure that you receive relevant tender opening notifications.
Register to become a supplier
WALGA preferred supplier arrangement
State common use arrangement
The City can access Department of Finance common use arrangements (CUA) where appropriate.
For more information on being included as a CUA preferred supplier, please visit the Department of Finance website.
The City of Stirling is committed to sustainable procurement and where appropriate will endeavour to design quotes and tenders to provide goods, services and/or processes that minimise environmental and negative social impacts. Sustainable considerations must be balanced against value-for-money outcomes in accordance with the City's sustainability objectives.