The City of Bunbury has put into place new initiative designed to help local businesses.
The city launched its VendorPanel online quotation tool on November 1, making it easier for city staff to seek quotations and tenders from suppliers in the region.
Businesses can register their services for free as well as provide quotes via VendorPanel Marketplace.
Quotes must fall within the price range of between $2000 and $50,000.
When the city calls for a quotation or tender from a local business, the supplier is then notified via email before being able to review the request and submit a quote.
Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said it assisted the city in finding local businesses.
He added it also encouraged a range of South West suppliers to apply for tenders.
City of Bunbury Senior Contract and Procurement officer David Russell said it helped businesses to effectively engage with the city.
“It is a way of connecting council and businesses,” he said.
“It’s like a register or database that we can tap in to, it’s good for the city to see which suppliers are around that we maybe didn’t know about.
“It’s also not just about connecting to the City of Bunbury, it’s about connecting to the whole system and other councils.
“The best thing for us is that it’s great to engage with local businesses. We would be rather be supporting local business where possible than going further afield.”
Businesses all over the South West can register today by visiting bunbury.wa.gov.au/Pages/Contracts-and-Tenders.aspx