Tendering & Supply


Federation Council engages with hunderds of external suppliers, contractors and consultants each year. 

Federation Council’s procurement processes include information on:

  • How to register to become a supplier for Council,
  • How to access the online tendering portal, and
  • Council’s terms and conditions. 

Federation Council uses the electronic tendering system through Tenderlink to advertise and manage the tendering process. This system improves the tendering cycle and reduces the cost of tendering for both potential suppliers and Federation Council.

Council invites organisations to bid for the supply of goods and/or services contained within the system. Once you become a registered supplier, you can receive email notification of any new tenders or expression of interest opportunities we publish.
Respondents to Quotations, Tenders, Expression of Interest (EOI) should ensure that their submissions satisfy the requirements in the invitation documents.

Please also refer to Council's Procurement Policy adopted by Council on 19 November 2019 and reviewed annually.

In addition to this policy, for all procurements over $150,000.00 in value (which means all Public Tenders) that one mandatory evaluation criteria for a 10% weighting being a ‘Local and Community’ Schedule has been prepared for inclusion in all RFQ and RFT documentation for contractors to address the key selection criteria and tender response. 

Examples of how this evaluation criterion is defined to include, but is not limited to:

  • (Any) Businesses that support  the local economy in the execution of the tender;
  • (Any) Businesses that obtain their sub contract work or purchase materials from the local market in the execution of the tender;
  • (Any) business that undertakes delivery of social outcomes in their tender response, such as employment of indigenous people or people with disabilities in the execution of the tender.