The Local Government Act 1995 and Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996 govern how the City of Albany undertakes its purchases. The legislation provides a guide to officers' decision-making to ensure that purchases are equitable and transparent to suppliers of goods and services, and that the City receives best value for money.

A quotation is conducted in an environment where the level of risk associated with the purchase is low or very low, and valued at under $150,000.

Minor Quotation

Minor quotations can be acquired without the use of a Quotation Form. They can be obtained by a number of methods including telephone, fax, email, mail or over the counter.

A minimum of one verbal quote is needed for amounts from $0 to $2,000.

Two verbal quotes are required for amounts from $2,001 to $5,000.

Two written quotes are required for amounts between $5,001 and $30,000 and these quotes are to be recorded and placed on the relevant file.

Major Quotation

The Request for Quotation form is to be used for this category, which requires a minimum of three written quotations.

This category covers purchases between $30,001 and $150,000 and all quotations will be issued and received by the Procurement Officer.

A Major Quotation received after the advertised closing time shall not be considered unless there exists clear evidence that the Quotation was posted or transmitted before the closing time.

To download advertised major quotations click on 'Current Quotes and Tenders' below.

The City is required to undertake certain statutory procedures when a purchase is expected to be $150,000 or more. For high-risk purchases, less than $150,000, Council will undertake a more stringent assessment. These procedures ensure that an open, fair and competitive process is available to those wishing to supply the goods or services to the City. When performed effectively, the process will result in the City receiving the best value for money for the purchase of significant goods and services (this does not always mean the cheapest).

All or any tenders are not necessarily accepted. Canvassing of elected members, employees of the City of Albany or any member of a selection panel will disqualify the tenderer. Tenders will not be accepted via fax.

A Tender received after the advertised closing time shall not be considered unless there exists clear evidence that the submission was posted or transmitted before the closing time.

To download current tenders click on 'Current Quotes and Tenders' below.

Minor Purchase

  • A purchase from $0 to $2,000 - one verbal quote

Minor Quotation

  • A purchase from $2,001 to $5,000 - two verbal quotes

Intermediate Quotation

  • A purchase from $5,001 to $30,000 - two written quotes

Major Quotation

  • A purchase from $30,001 to $150,000 - three written quotes

Tender

  • A purchase over $150,000 - tender process

To download the policy please click on the link below.

Download:
Council Policy: Purchasing Policy (Tenders and Quotes) (36KB) View File  OR   Download FilePolicy that aims to provide best value to Council and equity and transparency to suppliers of Council goods and services.

The purpose of the City of Albany Buy Local Policy is to facilitate local economic development by encouraging the retention of the City's expenditure within the local economy.

A price preference will apply to quotations of $30,000 value or greater, and all tenders invited by the City of Albany, for the supply of goods and services and construction (building) services, unless Council resolves that this policy not apply to a particular tender.

Businesses located within the municipal areas of Albany, Denmark, Plantagenet, Jerramungup and Gnowangerup (Prescribed Area) can claim a preference of 10% for goods and services and 5% for construction related major quotes and tenders.

To qualify as a local business/contractor, a supplier must meet the following conditions:

  • A permanent office in the Prescribed Area for at least six (6) months prior to bids being sought;
  • Permanent staff based in the Prescribed Area;
  • That bidding and management/delivery of the majority of the quotation/contract outcomes will be carried out from their business location in the Prescribed Area.

To download the policy please click on the link below.

Download:
Council Policy: Buy Local Policy (Regional Price Preference) (43KB) View File  OR   Download FileA price preference will apply to quotations of $30,000 value or greater, and all tenders invited by the City of Albany, for the supply of goods and services and construction (building) services, unless Council resolves that this buy local policy will not apply to a particular tender.

Click the button below to view our current quotes and tenders.

In order to view a quote or tender you will need to register your details first. Once registered you will have access to the quote/tender documents and will receive notification of amendments.   

Register On-line 

Registering on-line is the quickest and easiest way to view our quotes and tenders. To register on-line you will need a valid email account.

  • Click the 'register/view' button on the quote or tender that you wish to view.
  • Complete the registration form.
  • After you register you will receive an email asking you to validate your email address. Click the link in the email and you will be given access to the quote/tender.
  • When amendments are made to the quote/tender you will be emailed a notification.

Register Off-line

If you do not use email then you can still register by calling the Procurement Team on 9841 9333.