Conducting Business with Council

Procurement Structure

Procurement is the process of buying goods, services and contract works and includes a range of items for roads, footpaths, community facilities, parks and trees to heavy vehicles, office equipment, professional services, trades services, utilities and more. 

The City of Launceston operates a centre-led Procurement department wherein all strategy, corporate policy, and direction for Council Procurement are outlined. The Procurement department undertakes a strategic approach to all procurement, applying a strong commercial consideration to achieve best value for money outcomes for the City of Launceston ratepayers.  

Procurement within the City of Launceston is extremely varied and provides services for general council requirements, an AFL stadium, a world class aquatic centre, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, a crematorium and garden cemetery plus a visitor travel centre and heritage buildings, parks and gardens.

Read about
Council's Standard Terms and Conditions of Purchase(PDF, 83KB)
Council's General Condition of Tender(PDF, 76KB)
Code of Tendering(PDF, 148KB)

Please email or contact us for more information. 


Council procurement is guided by State Government guidelines, plus in-house Policies inclusive of the points below:

  • The Council will enter into business contracts, only with approved suppliers or tenderers who conform to City of Launceston Business, Quality, Safety Standards, and comply with all State and National Legislation.
  • The Council will conduct all procurement activities in a legal, financially responsible manner, reflecting principles of probity and transparency.
  • The Council aims for overall value for money, plus efficiency of transactions while maintaining accounting traceability through to the processing of payments.
  • Council requests for goods and/or services will be made via the issue of an approved Council Purchase Order and from an authorised Council Purchasing Agent. Suppliers must receive an actual PDF attachment emailed from the City of Launceston. Any goods supplied, or works undertaken without such notification of approval and authorisation, will not be the liability of the City of Launceston. 

For purchases or contracts equal to or greater than $250,000, Council uses a public tender process. 
Read about Council's Standard Terms and Conditions of Purchase here(PDF, 83KB)

For purchases less than $250,000 a series of corresponding quote requirements are strictly adhered to.

*Please note the State Government allows some exceptions to the above processes.

Payments to suppliers will be made on presentation of an approved invoice payable as per Council requirements. Invoices received will also need to comply with the Australian Taxation Office Invoicing Requirements. See the Requirements here

When invoices are received from suppliers, a three-way document match is required between:

1. The purchase order
2. The goods/service receipt
3. The suppliers invoice stating the relevant Purchase Order

On the exact match between all three documents, the invoice will be accepted and paid against as per Council terms.

Completed Tax invoices are recommended to be emailed to 

Read our Procurement Policy here(PDF, 139KB) or please email any questions to

Open Tenders, Requests for Quotations and Expressions of Interest

Council use Tenderlink to post new tenders, and to manage all potential suppliers. Visit to register and view open projects.

All submissions will be held in strictest of confidence. 


The City of Launceston has an annual expenditure of approximately $50M on Goods and Services, Maintenance activities, Council Services and Projects throughout the Municipality. 

Currently the Council has contracted arrangements in place for the services detailed in the following document:


The Council Procurement department takes a commercial approach to the engagement of contractors, and encourages quality, value for money contractors to partner with, for the benefit of the City of Launceston ratepayers. 

The long term objective is to increase the number of services under contract to ensure greater cost control and management of Council funds.

Please email for more information.