Council is in the process of drafting a Procurement Policy to replace the current one.

This new procurement policy is required under Section 108 of the Local Government Act 2020 (the Act). The Act requires each council to prepare, and adopt, a new procurement policy by 31 December 2021. The policy will promote open and fair competition, and provide value for money. It will specify principles, processes and procedures for the purchasing of goods and services. It also applies to carrying out works by Council.

To achieve this, and to build on the collaboration between councils, in line with collaboration embedded in the Act, Council has worked with the Northern Councils Alliance (NCA) to prepare a standard procurement policy for adoption by each Council. The NCA consists of:

  • Hume City Council
  • Banyule City Council
  • Darebin City Council
  • Moreland City Council (now Merri-bek)
  • City of Whittlesea
  • Mitchell Shire Council
  • Nillumbik City Council

This establishes a procurement policy aligned to the Act, procurement best practice and consistent standards across the region and allows for collective procurement activities.

The Appendices contain content that is specific to Hume City Council. The purpose of this consultation is to inform you of the Policy that is being developed, and to consult with you. We welcome, and will consider, feedback about the content in the draft Policy.

The Draft Procurement Policy

The Draft Procurement Policy applies to all contracting and procurement activities at Council and is applicable to Councillors and Council Staff. It provides direction for the sourcing and management phases of procurement. This will enhance achievement of Council’s objectives such as:

  • sustainable and socially responsible procurement
  • supporting local economies
  • obtaining value for money.

Thus leading to a better result in providing goods, services and works for the community.

How to participate

People could give feedback by 5.00pm 19 October 2021 by:

leaving comments in the draft document
filling out the online survey to help us understand the balance you would like to see for some aspects of the Draft Policy
propose input by emailing