Community & Business

7 September, 2023

Collective buying yields savings

A COLLECTIVE arrangement between Far Northern councils for works such as sewer relining and bitumen reseals is yielding financial benefits for Mareeba Shire and Tablelands Regional Council.

Collective buying yields savings - feature photo

Both councils ticked off on contracts to undertake the works as part of the collective arrangement which not only delivers on price but also eliminates the risk of individual councils competing against each other for the limited suppliers operating in the region.

The arrangements, managed by the Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (FNQROC), also include performance bonds to ensure works are completed within the agreed timeframes and a program coordinator to oversee the delivery of the works.

Mareeba Shire has awarded its 2023-24 bitumen reseal program contract to FGF Bitumen Pty Ltd for $274,217, while Tablelands signed off on a $2.168 million contract for its reseal program.

Mareeba Shire also approved a $564,758 contract for Relining Solutions to undertake its sewer relining program for this year, while Tablelands approved a $483,537 contract to the same operator.


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