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Doing Business with Local Government (eLearning)

Program Overview

Doing Business with Local Government is a short eLearning session developed to assist suppliers in building a successful, long-term relationship with local government. The program examines the role of procurement within local government, and the guidelines and legislation which councils must adhere to when making purchasing decisions for goods and services.

The session explores the different methods of procurement, factors in procurement decisions and non-negotiable factors which are expected to be provided by suppliers.

Who should undertake the course

Business owners who are interested in developing a strong and ongoing relationship with local government in order to supply good and services which aid councils in serving their local community.

Learning outcomes

As a result of completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the procurement process and why councils have their own procurement policies
  • Know the different methods of procurement and determine the level of input required for each response
  • Understand the different factors taken into consideration in procurement decisions
  • Know non-negotiable procurement factors which councils require to be provided by suppliers
  • Know other factors which councils take into consideration when comparing suppliers.


Self-directed learning method (approximately 30 minutes).


To begin the module click on the image below. (The course will open in a new window.)


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