Tender

From 1 July 2009 Liverpool City Council commenced e-tendering as its method of issuing requests for quotes valued at less than $150,000 and Tenders valued at greater than $150,000.

Prospective offerers will be able to, following online registration, view a listing of Tenders that are open, download a request for tender document and submit a tender all via Council's e-tendering portal.

Click here to transfer to Council's Tenderlink Portal to see a list of currently open tenders.

Resolution of Tenders

  • To view a list of tenders closed and under evaluation download the Tenders Currently in Evaluation.
  • To see a list of resolutions for tenders valued at over $150,000 please refer to the  Contracts Register available under the Government Information Public Access Act 2009 located on Council Website.

How to Submit a Tender

1. Find and review the tender document

Our open tenders page has information on accessing tender documents.

2. Decide if you are suitable for the project

Read the tender document very carefully and familiarise yourself with the conditions of tendering, the conditions of contract and all specifications or requirements, especially clauses dealing with delivery and price variations.

You must have an Australian Business Number, which needs to be included in your application. You can apply for an ABN via the Australian Business Register website.

If you are unsure about a proposed contract, either discuss it with the contact nominated in the tender advertisement or have the tender reviewed by your legal representative.

3. Lodge your forms

Once you have filled out all the necessary fields from the document, answered each of the criteria and supplied the required number of copies of your submission, you are ready to lodge your tender document.

The questions in the tender are carefully designed to ensure the very best provider is selected for each Liverpool City Council project. If your tender is accepted, the information in your tender forms part of the contract. Failure to answer all mandatory fields can result in your tender being marked as non-conforming.

Tender submissions should be lodged electronically via tenderlink by the closing time on the closing date nominated.

Late submissions will not be considered.

Tender checklist

  • Have I read the document in full and understood it?
  • Have I sought clarification on any points I don't understand?
  • Have I completed every field required?
  • Have I answered all criteria?
  • Have I signed every field that requires a signature?

4. Await review

Every submission will be reviewed by a tender evaluation panel in accordance with the criteria listed in the Request for Tender documents.

The Liverpool City Council will examine it for compliance with the conditions of tendering. Each tender submission is read in detail and examined. The strengths and weaknesses of each tender are recorded. You will be advised in writing that your submission was received and then whether your submission was successful or not, once Council has considered the responses.

A conforming tender is one that meets the conditions outlined in the Request for Tender document and all requirements of this specifications. A tender may be ruled non-conforming if the submission is incomplete, does not meet the requirements of the specification or contract as required under the request for tender. A tender that fails to achieve the stated value in any one assessment criteria will be deemed as non-compliant, as it is considered the risk of engaging that organization is considered high. Details of the mechanism for non-compliance are outlined in the request for tender document.

The Council will base procurement decisions on a principle of “value for money” rather than “lowest costs”. The organisation will also give preference to, and purchase, environmentally performing products that are cost competitive, and organisations that operate in an environmentally responsible manner.

There is no opportunity to negotiate the contract after the tender has been accepted. If you wish to offer substitute terms they must be submitted in full as part of your tender.

Lobbying councillors or staff is prohibited and may disqualify you from the process.

Tenders, EOIs and quotes

All open / closed public tenders and expressions of interest can be accessed and downloaded via the link to Tenderlink, our external e-tendering portal. Submissions may be made through the portal.

Companies can register to be a supplier through the portal, too.

All tenders are advertised in the local edition of Tuesday's Sydney Morning Herald and then in local newspaper publication on Wednesday.

Resolution of Tenders

  • To view a list of tenders closed and under evaluation download the Tenders Currently in Evaluation.
  • To see a list of resolutions for tenders valued at over $150,000 please refer to the Contracts Register available under the Government Information Public Access Act 2009 located on Council Website.

Contacts and Enquiries

For enquiries email quotations@liverpool.nsw.gov.au