Procurement Policy

Monash Council is committed to providing Best Value Procurement outcomes for the community. An important element in achieving this is through the responsible procurement of goods, services and works.

Procurement Policy(PDF, 499KB)

When evaluating goods, services and works, a balanced approach will be adopted by Council to give due consideration to multiple factors including, but not limited to:

  • Value for money
  • Benefit to the community
  • Environmental sustainability

Value for money does not necessarily mean the cheapest price. Goods, services and works procured by Council will be considered in the context of price and quality. Consideration will also be given to the life cycle cost including ongoing operating and disposal costs.

When considering benefit to the community, Council will consider opportunities to sustain local employment. When different products are of comparable price and quality, products having more local content will be given precedence.

When considering environmental sustainability, Council will give preference to goods, services and works that will advance the use of resources having higher recycled or reused content and which are responsibly sourced. A whole life cycle cost consideration will also be given to these products in terms of the impact on the environment throughout the entire life cycle.