MORE than 30 local businesses from across Perth’s Eastern Region gained insight into competing for local government tenders through a How to do Business with Local Government Forum.
The forum was hosted by the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) in partnership with the City of Bayswater, Town of Bassendean, City of Belmont and Shire of Mundaring on Wednesday, 6 July. Attendees included businesses from all of the local governments involved and ranged in size from single operators to large scale companies.
The workshop presenters, Dale Chapman and Michael McClue, from the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA) acknowledged the benefits of reaching such a varied cross section of businesses in one place.
"It is pleasing to see that sharing information on how to make the most of opportunities for Local Government work was of interest to so many businesses in Perth’s Eastern Region" Mr Chapman said.
The workshop focused on how to best respond to Local Government Tenders, what it means to become a WALGA ‘preferred supplier’ and the process for gaining pre-qualified status.
EMRC CEO Peter Schneider said it was fantastic to see businesses in Perth’s Eastern Region striving to expand their business opportunities.
"The EMRC has worked with our member Councils to support the development of local businesses in the region since 1998. These businesses benefit from a collaborative local government approach provided on a regional scale" he said.
"By working together the EMRC, City of Bayswater, Town of Bassendean, City of Belmont and Shire of Mundaring have been able to provide this opportunity to local businesses."