Networks & Partnerships

LGA Procurement works closely with a range of organisations and government partners and is a member of the National Procurement Network (NPN) and the Network of Procurement Professionals (NPP).

Click below to find out more! 

National Procurement Network (NPN)

Established in 2005, the National Procurement Network (NPN) is the name given to the collective of all Australian state and territory local government association procurement arms. It is an informal, non-registered group that operates under a memorandum of understanding.

The aim of the NPN is to coordinate a combined tendering approach to leverage the buying power of the entire Australian local government sector. The NPN assesses whether there is benefit in supply arrangements that would cover the entire sector across Australia or groups of states and territories (preferred provider panels) and if so, tenders to establish such arrangements.

The NPN comprises:NPN Logo
New South Wales - Local Government Procurement
Northern Territory - Local Government Association of the Northern Territory
Queensland - Local Buy Pty Ltd
South Australia - LGA Procurement
Tasmania - Local Government Association of Tasmania
Victoria - MAV Procurement
Western Australia - Western Australian Local Government Association

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) also maintains involvement with the network.

Network of Procurement Professionals (NPP)

The Network for Procurement Professionals (NPP) is a professional group for South Australian local government procurement. 

Network of Procurement Professionals (NPP) - New LogoThe NPP recognizes the increasing significance procurement plays in enhancing the performance of local government, and the importance of having a formal voice through which to promote, support and coordinate procurement strategies and activities across the sector.

The NPP is steered by a committee providing input and advice on the training and other support activities to develop the skills and capacity of council procurement staff.

If you are interested in becoming a committee member or you would like to be part of the LinkedIn closed group, please contact any of the committee members below. 

Kathryn Johnson - kjohnson@pirie.sa.gov.au
Michael Knowles - mknowles@playford.sa.gov.au
Karishma Reynolds - kreynolds@burnside.sa.gov.au
Debra Scott - dscott@barossa.sa.gov.au

The Network of Procurement Professionals SA has a change in logo and new direction for 2019.

The Network of Procurement Professionals SA Working Group has recently focused on rebranding this valuable networking and facilitating group in the form of a new logo and Terms of Reference which have been adopted and nominations are now open to become a member of the Working Group.

Calling for Nominations on the Working Group

The Network of Procurement Professionals SA Working Group is responsible for promoting procurement practice improvements, holding forums and sharing of knowledge and experience to benefit local government professionals.  During 2019 we will be working on a variety of items around policy development, review of sector wide resources, training, mentoring & professional development, centralised prequalified contractor database and forward procurement plans.  

We strongly encourage you to consider nominating to be on the Working Group for this new and exciting phase that the Network of Procurement Professionals SA is moving towards and if you would like further information on any of the above matters please do not hesitate contacting Debra Scott on 0409 046 898 or dscott@apc.sa.gov.au

SAVE THE DATES! 

Forums are currently four (4) times a year so please consider Saving the Date for the forums listed below. Forums commence at 1.00 pm and conclude at 4.00 pm and are a valuable way to stay informed of current developments in procurement and the Guest Speaker’s worlds, as well as networking with like-minded procurement professionals. 

Forum 1 - 28 February 2019
Forum 2 - 23 May 2019
Forum 3 - 22 August 2019
Forum 4 - 21 November 2019

Upcoming Network of Procurement Professionals (NPP) Events

Where:
City of Playford, “Playford Room”, 12 Bishopstone Road, Davoren Park
When:  Thursday, 28 February 2019
Time:   1:00pm (registration for 1:15pm start) – 4:15 pm

Optional Lunch:  Attendees are invited to join the NPP Working Group for an informal lunch prior to meeting.  Lunch will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 pm at the Grand Central Tavern, Central Districts Football Club, My Money House Oval, 12 Goodman Road, Elizabeth.

REGISTER HERE

The Forum will include presentations by:
     - State Procurement Board – Future Direction in Government Procurement
     - Wallmans Lawyers – Insurances and Indemnities in Action – Liability Claims Experience
     - Workshop – How to Apply Indemnities/Liability

Please note: The Workshop will be an interactive discussion on processes, templates, etc that will be available via our Website.  If you have any documentation you would be willing to share please forward to dscott@apc.sa.gov.au for collation or provide on the day.

The Working Group would like to extend a warm thank you to the City of Playford for hosting the event.

Local Government Information Technology South Australia Incorporated (LGITSA)

LGA Procurement has enter into a memorandum of understanding with Local Government Information Technology South Australia Incorporated (LGITSA) to enable collaboration on various ICT projects that may provide significant benefits for the local government sector in South Australia.

The goal of the MOU is to establish a partnership group to work together on various projects that may provide improved technology to the sector which will then form the basis of a collaborative approach to the market. To find out more contact LGA Procurement.

Contact LGA Procurement

LG House
148 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000
GPO Box 2693, Adelaide SA 5501

Telephone 08 8224 2000
Facsimile 08 8232 6336
procurement@lga.sa.gov.au

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