Supply Management

Supply Management offers three significant benefits to the region:

  • Aggregated purchasing offers cost savings
  • A regional forum for new products and servcies to be analysed
  • Information sharing among members to develop best practice

Centroc aims to implement strategies to improve supply management in Councils and achieve savings through joint procurement of goods and services. Central NSW Councils, through their participation in the Supply Management Team initiatives continue to deliver both significant cost savings across the region, as well as an income stream. The seventeen Councils of Centroc and other non-member Councils, such as Wagga Wagga, have taken advantage of the significant savings made available through the joint tender approach.

Supply Management Team

The Supply Management Team was established in June 2003. The objectives of this team are:

  1. Networking of professional purchasing staff
  2. Achieve savings through joint procurement of goods and services
  3. Generate income through rebates to Central NSW Councils
  4. Facilitate professional development and training of Council purchasing staff
  5. Encourage use of the latest technology for communication and purchasing functions

All Centroc regional tenders utilise the tender portal Tenderlink to post all tenders done on a regional basis. Many Centroc members also use Tenderlink to advertise tenders. Click here for the Centroc TenderLink

The Centroc Management Plan identifies the following priorities for achieving cost savings and improving established supply arrangements of Councils by cooperating at a regional level on the procurement of goods & services:

  1. Provide networking opportunities for purchasing staff.
  2. Provide a forum for suppliers to showcase products & services.
  3. Achieve savings through joint procurement of goods and services
  4. Generate income through rebates.
  5. Facilitate professional development and training of Council purchasing staff.
  6. Encourage use of the latest technology for communication and purchasing functions
  7. Provide a forum for facilitating inter-regional cooperation and sharing of knowledge, expertise and resources

The Supply Team is made up of staff in Purchasing, Stores Management and Depot Management. The team meets quarterly at rotating Council venues.

For more details on recent activities please view Centroc’s Annual Report

If you have a product or service that you would like the Supply Management Team to consider please fill in our Cold Call Survey and your information will be passed on for their consideration.

This Supply Management Team is sponsored by Mr Brian Steffen, General Manager of Forbes Shire Council and chaired by Mr Peter Heffernan, Purchasing Officer at Cabonne Shire Council

For more information on the Supply Management Team contact Lee Chapman