18 December 2014
AUSTRALIA: Mil-tek is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded Pre-Approved Suppliers status under the National Procurement Network (NPN) as approved suppliers to Local Government throughout Australia.
The NPN (National Procurement Network) is the name given to the collective of all Australian State and Territory Local Government Association procurement arms. The aim is to coordinate a combined tendering approach in order to leverage the buying power of the entire Australian Local Government sector. The successful tenderer/s do not contract with the NPN. They contract with each individual State entity separately, but using the same contract conditions. If a NSW Council use’s an NPN contract, LGP will be the Principal to that contract, if a SA council uses a contract, the LGA will be the Principal. The other NPN members have no involvement in the operation of the final contract in NSW and LGP has ensured that the entire process meets the needs of councils in NSW.
Each State and Territory of Australia has a Local Government peak body member organisation (the equivalent of Local Government NSW and LGP). These organisations provide a series of services to its member councils, including the provision of bulk procurement services, via a business arm or a wholly owned business. The purpose of such a procurement service is to harness the collective purchasing power of the local government sector, delivering savings in time and cost to its member councils. The NPN is not unlike a ROC where constituents with similar needs combine resources to reduce red tape on industry and leverage greater results.
The NPN comprises the following peak body member organisations and their business units:
Mil-tek CEO and founder Kristian Skannerup offered a ringing endorsment "This is a terrific development for us as an organisation and I am extremely proud of the work put into this. Mil-tek have been supplying balers and compactors in Australia since 1999 so it just goes to show that it's not something that just happens overnight. I'm very pleased with this award and am looking forward to 2015 when this project will start to bear fruit and for us at least - the real work will begin."
Mil-tek has 6 locations throughout Australia and Tasmania and is run by a fantastic team of individuals, about whom you can learn more here.
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Mil-tek Awarded Pre-Approved Suppliers to Local Government under NPN