Under the Local Government (Functions & General) Regulations 1996, public tenders must be invited for purchases with an expected value of more than $250,000. The Shire may also call for public tenders under the $250,000 threshold if it believes that in doing so, a better outcome shall be attained for the Shire.
Tender opportunities are advertised via TenderLink.
Tenders are also advertised state-wide in The West Australian newspaper on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and locally in the Augusta Margaret River Times newspaper on Fridays.
Regional price preference
A price preference is given to tenderers who are based in, operate from or source goods or services from within the Shire of Augusta Margaret River boundaries in relation to tenders for provision of goods, services and construction (building) services.
This price preference is outlined in our Regional Price Preference Policy and enables local tenderers to be evaluated as if their proposed tender bid price were reduced in accordance with the limits outlined in the policy.