Procurement Thresholds: Quotes & Tenders

All suppliers can be engaged for goods and services up to $250,000 through a quotation process as noted in the table below.

Supplier engagement for goods and services over $250,000 will be undertaken by a public advertised tender which is open to all suppliers in accordance with NSW legislation. This occurs via the external TenderLink portal.

The following applies to tendering and quotations, depending on the value of the procurement:

Expenditure  Purchase Types  Method 
 $0 - $1,000 Verbal, online quote- no written quote required  RFQ (Request for Quote) direct to supplier   
 $1,001 - $5,000 One written quote must be sought  RFQ direct to supplier
 $5,001 - $20,000 Two written quotes must be sought  RFQ direct to suppliers 
$20,001 - $249,000 Three or more written quotes must be sought  RFQ direct to suppliers 
$250,000 +  Public tender  Public tender via TenderLink portal 


All goods and services purchased by Council require a purchase order. Accepting verbal requests for goods and services and issuing invoices without a purchase order number may see your payment delayed.

Our standard payment terms are 30 days after the dated invoice month (nett). Please quote the purchase order on the invoice to ensure prompt payment.