Tenders and expressions of interest

Open tenders

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To download tender documents, you'll need to register with Tenderlink. Registration is free.

Tenders will be called when it is anticipated that expenditure will be greater than $250,000 (including GST) over the life of the contract.

More about the tender process

Submitting your tender

When submitting a tender of Council there are some important points to remember:

  • Read through the tender schedule instructions carefully.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to submit. We suggest uploading your submission several hours before the 2pm deadline.
  • Ask questions – contact us on 4921 0333 or email your questions to tenders@lakemac.nsw.gov.au.
  • Contact Tenderlink on 1800 233 533 if you need assistance uploading your submission.

Doing business with Council

We are committed to undertake procurement activities in a fair and ethical manner, and to ensure that the best value for money is obtained. All our procurement activities are conducted in accordance with our Procurement Policy and Business Ethics Policy.

Methods of procurement

We are required to conduct procurement activities according to the following thresholds:

  • Under $10,000: verbal or written quotation(s) if appropriate
  • $10,000 - $50,000: a minimum of two written quotations
  • $50,000 - $250,000: a minimum of three written quotations or public quotation process, dependent on complexity
  • More than $250,000: formal tender process

We utilise a number of procurement tools to promote public tenders, such as VendorPanel, Tenderlink and aggregators. If you are interested in doing business with Council, we encourage you to register with the above online tools to learn more about upcoming procurement activities.

Working with Council

We generally need our suppliers to meet the following requirements:

  • $20 million Public Liability Insurance
  • Workers Compensation Insurance for all employees
  • other insurances where appropriate
  • documented Work Health and Safety management system

You can browse our current property and purchasing contracts via our Contracts Register.


Expressions of interest

Cultural Collection Consultative Committee

Animal Management Services

Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Cessnock councils are collectively seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from service providers to fulfil parts or all of the various animal management services required by local government organisations.

The councils are interested in understanding the various service offerings available in the market. We encourage all providers to respond with the services and council areas that they are able to service. The councils are considering all contract management options including but not limited to:

  • Single service provider to satisfy all scope requirements
  • A panel or panels of service providers to satisfy all scope requirements
  • A combination of single service providers and panels of service providers to satisfy all scope requirements.

Service providers are also able to respond to all councils or the specific council(s) that they are able to service. Each council may choose to pursue different providers to satisfy requirements. However, a collaborative approach is being undertaken, as there may be providers who can service multiple areas.

Find out more or obtain documents by viewing the EOI    

Alternatively, please call the most relevant council:

  • Cessnock – Jason Mullee – 02 4993 4132
  • Lake Macquarie – Derek Poulton –4921 0333
  • Maitland – Cindy Littlewood – 0448 287 975  

EOI submissions close at 2pm on Wednesday 9 December 2020.