Local businesses are being encouraged to register on a new online system that will make it easier for the Mid-Western Regional Council and other organisations to find local suppliers.
Called MarketPlace, the system will provide a one-stop shop of local suppliers and will be the place for council staff to go to when they need to find a supplier.
The council spent $32.7 million on contractors and materials last financial year and we’re sure that most in the community will agree that this money is best spent on local businesses where it can be, and this new system will help the council do just that.
The online MarketPlace system is specifically for non-tendered items less than $150,000.
Council will use the system to obtain quotes and engage suppliers on an ad hoc basis, and local businesses that register will also be exposed to other organisations across New South Wales who use the system.
The system will provide the best way for council to ensure there are as many opportunities as possible available for local businesses.
It’s free to register on MarketPlace, all you need to do is follow the links on the Mid-Western Regional Council website to Business > Doing Business With Us, and read the relevant information and select the appropriate category to register as a supplier.
There are 70 different categories on MarketPlace that businesses can register under.
With 2,561 businesses in the Mid-Western Region, we’re sure there are many that can benefit from the new system, so take the time to go and register.