At the Local Buy Government Procurement and Fleet Conference held in Queensland during March the winners of the Government Procurement and Fleet Professionals Awards were announced recognising the significant contribution that staff make within Local Government.
Chief Executive Officers and Executives and Managers were encouraged to nominate their procurement and fleet staff to receive these awards and a professional development opportunity worth $2,500.
There were four awards for eligible fleet and procurement staff from local government.
- Procurement Manager of the Year – won by Brisbane City Council Sourcing Team
- Fleet Manager of the Year – won by Danielle Houston from Mackay Regional Council
- Above and Beyond Award – won by Council Business System Project Team at North Burnett Regional Council
- Inspirational Team Work Award – won by Jennifer Marshallsea and the Strategic Supply Team at Bundaberg Regional Council
The awards were part of the Government Procurement and Fleet Conference held at The Royal International Convention and Exhibition Centre on 14th to 16th March 2016.
Local Buy is owned by the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) and provides procurement services to councils and government entities. It’s core business is focused on establishing common use procurement arrangements, specifically put together for Queensland’s local governments.
Queensland’s State Government departments and entities may also choose to purchase through Local Buy’s contracts. Local Buy also works with other states to provide national procurement contracts.
The Government Procurement and Fleet Conference has been running for six years, and in 2016 featured expert speakers, from the government and private sector, addressing local government issues.
The conference provides an opportunity to hear new ideas, build relationships and network with a targeted audience of local government council officers and State Government representatives who are involved in making purchasing decisions.