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Awarded Contracts

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The City, in establishing and carrying out contracts (for the carrying out of works, the provision of goods and services or the disposal of non-current assets), may accept the most advantageous to it, consistent with and supporting the achievement of the strategic direction of the Corporate Plan. In making this decision, Council must have regard to the five sound contracting principles set out in section 104 of the Local Government Act 2009.

Acceptance of contracts

City Procurement delegates can generally accept recommendations and enter into contracts where the City has provided for the expenditure required to service the commitment the contract gives rise to in its approved budget.

Council approval is required to accept a recommendation and enter into a contract where the City Procurement delegate does not have the power to make such decisions, and/or where the expenditure required to service the contractual commitment has not been included in an approved budget.

For a contract to be formed, the offer of the recommended supplier(s) must be accepted. A formal contract (contract header), or purchase order can be used for this purpose. Each of these documents must be signed by a City Procurement delegate.

Reporting on contracts

The City, in accordance with section 237 of the Local Government Regulation 2012 'Publishing Details of Particular Contracts', publishes the following relevant details, for contracts worth $200,000, for a period of at least 12 months:

  • the person/entity with whom Council has entered into the contract
  • the worth of the contract
  • the purpose of the contract
  • the contract commencement date.

Download and view our Awarded contracts document, which provides a list of awarded contracts over $200,000.

Termination of contracts

All contracts entered into by the City will contain provisions entitling the City to:

  • terminate for convenience
  • terminate for breach of contract or no-performance.

The City must follow the procedures specified in the contract to terminate the contract.

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