27 July, 2020
The arrival of a new Council purchasing and procurement platform has been met with enthusiasm by local businesses.
Gunnedah Shire Council launched its partnership with VendorPanel at a business breakfast last week, attended by more than 50 people.
Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said it was great to see a solid representation from a large range of industries at the breakfast.
“The number of people who made it to the breakfast event showed there is a demand for this innovative platform where businesses can list themselves on a register available to councils across the Namoi region and beyond,” Cr Chaffey said.
“VendorPanel allows staff from the Walcha, Tamworth, Liverpool Plains, Gunnedah and Gwydir councils to find and select registered local and regional businesses.
“This is an exciting opportunity for any registered business that might have a service or product required by local government – from builders to caterers, and from water services to advertising – to ensure they are considered by local government.
“I urge any businesses that might benefit to book in for a virtual information sessions on Tuesday, July 28 at 9am or 6pm or Wednesday, July 29 at 9am or 6pm to learn more about how to register.
“Bookings are already strong for these events, and we would like to see as many suppliers as possible register. It is free to register and is open to any registered business.
“VendorPanel is one of the strong measures Gunnedah Shire Council is taking to ensure our businesses – and our economy – remain resilient during this challenging time. We have also recently announced the Invigorate Gunnedah package with a range of community and business initiatives to support revitalisation throughout the Shire. Along with programs such as the Section 356 Community and Sports Small Grant program, Council is doing its utmost to ensure we continue to grow and diversify, both in our economy and our community life.
To register for the VendorPanel information sessions, visit https://gunnedahshire.localised.com.au/ and scroll to the Newest Projects section.
Media contact: Eliza Gallen (02) 6740 2100.