MPSC introduces online process to procure local goods and services

MOREE Plains Shire Council is introducing a new eProcurement process designed to boost the local economy and drive business to local suppliers.

“Local councils in Australia spend $20 billion a year on products and services and we want to make sure that as much of that as possible goes to our local traders. VendorPanel Marketplace will help make that goal a reality,” said director of corporate services Mitchell Johnson.

VendorPanel Marketplace is an online procurement system enabling council employees to directly contact local suppliers for quotations in an equitable manner, from one centralised location.mpscsign

“For council, it’s a way to efficiently administer the request for quotation process with complete transparency and compliance,” says James Leathem, CEO and founder of VendorPanel, the company delivering VendorPanel Marketplace.

“For businesses, it’s opening up another source to generate potential sales opportunities.”

Moree Plains Shire Council is seeking for all local traders – be it a café, handyman, electrician or cleaning service – to register their business details on VendorPanel Marketplace so Council staff members have access to a wide source of suppliers they can approach for quotations on upcoming work.

“When the council has the need for any products or services, they will be able to search, nominate and invite local suppliers registered on the system,” Mr Leathem said.

“In turn, businesses will receive an email notification informing them they have been invited to submit a quote. All they need to do is log in for details and then upload their quotation.”

“It’s simple and it’s free.”

VendorPanel Marketplace is powered by the award-winning VendorPanel technology, which council is already using to manage panels of preferred suppliers.

Local businesses can register via the VendorPanel website

For more information call VendorPanel directly on 03 9095 6181.

Links are also provided on Council’s website:

Media Release November 24, 2016