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Locals awarded waste tenders in competitive market

15 September 2017

Cr Andrew Smith at a Western Downs Regional Council waste and recycling facility.

Local contractors have for the first time been awarded the tenders to manage two Council waste and recycling facilities, holding their own in a competitive field of applicants.

  • Among the eight tenders awarded for Council’s Waste and Recycling Centres were two local contractors for the Kaimkillenbun and Condamine facilities;
  • Smart procurement of contractor services across line haul transfer of waste, landfill and waste and recycling has resulted in the streamlined delivery of value of money services;
  • Council gained significant efficiencies by market engagement to stimulate competition, refinement of contract specifications and better alignment of its service model to meet peak demand; and
  • As a result of widening the procurement net, local tenderers have for the first time secured the contracts for operating both Condamine and Kaimkillenbun Waste and Recycling Centres.

Kaimkillenbun family Judie Myers, her husband Brad Postle and father-in-law Graham Postle have been awarded the contract for the Kaimkillenbun facility.

Judie Myers said the local employment means a lot to her family’s work-life balance.

“It’s good for us because my two kids go to the Kaimkillenbun school, so it fits in with school hours, it’s close to home and it’s easy to access,” she said.

“It gets me back into the workforce and I think it’s great for the ‘little guys’ and it’s really good some locals got the contract.”

Council Spokesperson for Planning and Environment Councillor Andrew Smith said it was great for locals to be involved in providing value for money services across Council facilities.

“We are looking forward to working with Judie and her family at the Kaimkillenbun facility to deliver a great service to the community,” he said.

“By taking a smarter approach to its procurement of eight waste and recycling contracts efficiencies were achieved that align with the “value for money culture” outlined in the 2017-2022 Corporate Plan.”

“Council is committed to reducing unnecessary expenditure and streamlining our service delivery model to ensure we deliver the best possible value for money services to our customers.”

For more information about all Council’s waste and recycling facilities and services visit www.wdrc.qld.gov.au.

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