'Buy Local' Program

Frankston City’s Buy Local Program assists local businesses win work through public and private infrastructure projects in the municipality. The program aims to drive employment opportunities and contribute to the local economy.

Since the commencement of Buy Local in 2012, more than $20 Million in work has been won by local businesses through Frankston City’s Capital Works Program, the Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre (PARC), Frankston Private Hospital and the South East Water headquarters construction.

Exciting and significant opportunities for businesses in the construction sector are on the horizon as both public and private sector developments are underway.

Frankston Hospital Redevelopment ($562m)

The Victorian Government has committed funds to what would become the largest construction project in Frankston’s history, with the $562 million redevelopment of Frankston Hospital.

The redevelopment will transform the existing hospital to include new hospital beds, operating theatres, expanded child and maternal health services, a new oncology ward, oncology day clinic and areas dedicated to mental health services.

Currently in the planning and design stage, Council will be working with the project team to facilitate opportunities for local businesses to tender for construction packages in the future. Stay tuned for further details later in 2020.

Karingal Hub Shopping Centre ($160m)

The $160 million expansion of Karingal Hub Shopping Centre will result in an additional 30% of floor space including three supermarkets (Woolworths, Coles and Aldi), a market-style fresh food precinct, 150 specialty retailers and a vibrant dining and entertainment precinct.

Council is assisting the project team by compiling a list of local suppliers to support the project, particularly in relation to the commercial tenancy fit out components.

Jubilee Park Redevelopment ($35m)

This Council project will be commencing later this year.  For more information regarding this project click here

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Frankston Industry Participation Plan (FIPP)

The Frankston Industry Participation Plan (FIPP) is an assessable component in the procurement process at Frankston City Council for contracts and tenders of $100,000 or more. The component contributes a five percent (5%) weighting to the assessment outcome.

It requires tenderers and contractors to complete a local content (goods and services sourced from within Frankston City) and social procurement statement embedded within tender documentation. Social procurement relates to local employment outcomes and the opportunity for those employees to learn new skills, processes and technology use.

All businesses have access to a range of business development programs offered by Frankston City Council to assist them completing their FIPP submission.

Tender Workshops

Council will be coordinating workshops to support tendering opportunities in mid 2020.

If you would like to express interest in attending a session, contact the Economic Development Unit at business@frankston.vic.gov.au or 9784 1094.

Tender and Procurement Opportunity Alerts

Council regularly posts tenders and other procurement opportunities for large and small purchases on the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway. To receive these alerts register a FREE account on the ICN Gateway.

The Industry Capability Network is a supply chain management and networking organisation funded by the Victorian and Australian Governments. It administers the Victorian Government’s Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) and assist project managers connect to local suppliers across Australia and New Zealand.

Business Workshops and Mentoring