Frankston City’s Buy Local Program assists local businesses win work through public and private expenditure in the municipality to underpin business growth and create employment opportunities.
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) and projects external to council such as the South East Water headquarters construction.
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 and Procurement Coaching Workshops
Council delivers a number of workshops covering tender writing skills and understanding the procurement process. These workshops are subsidised by council and offered through the Build Your Business Program.
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. (www.gateway.icn.org.au)
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.
Networking and Events
Frankston City Council has hosted a number of Meet the Buyer/Builder briefing events for major projects in the municipality such as the Peninsula Aquatic and Recreation Centre (PARC), Frankston Hospital Upgrade and the South East Water Headquarters construction.
These events expose local businesses to major construction firms and key procurement personnel providing an opportunity to network and understand the requirements of supplying services and goods to major projects and council.
Business Workshops and Coaching
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
PO Box 490
P. 1300 322 322
F. 03 9784 1094
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