Gwydir Shire Council has more opportunities to work with local businesses following the introduction of an innovative digital marketplace. VendorPanel is a purchasing and procurement platform that allows local businesses to register for a broad range of Council tenders.

VendorPanel Marketplace then uses geolocation to help Council staff pinpoint businesses that Council can collaborate with. The platform is free and available to all suppliers with an Australian business number and public liability insurance. Once registered, suppliers can receive invitations to quote on work across dozens of categories.

The platform provides suppliers with direct access to procurement opportunities and suppliers can elect to receive SMS or email notifications for upcoming tenders. The project has been developed in collaboration with Namoi Unlimited, a joint organisation of Councils across the Namoi region. Once established, Vendor Panel will provide Gwydir Shire businesses further opportunity to compete for tenders in neighbouring areas.

Local businesses ready to sign up for VendorPanel can visit www.vendorpanel.com.au/marketplace.