Energy Efficient Street Lighting
A milestone for councils around Australia was reached on 7 March with the 300,000th energy efficient street light installed. This has been a remarkable achievement, especially considering that only five years ago the number was a fraction of this.
MAV Procurement is proud to have worked with Ironbark Sustainability and councils across the state to achieve this significant milestone.
In March we kicked-off the MAV Procurement Contract Management and Excellence Series. The Procurement Essentials course was a huge success for all of our participants; some examples of feedback:
“The trainer knows his stuff, keeps it relevant and easy to follow. Great pace and left room for lots of discussion.”
“I will be attending future Procurement sessions!”
“Would recommend this course to others wishing to gain basic understanding of procurement.”
Our next course in the series is Planning and Specification Development on 12 April. This course provides more details on good practice principles in procurement planning and specification development, to ensure that the resulting contract arrangements are effective and practical.
Registrations can be made online. For further information, contact Zara Ahmed on 9667 5524.
What’s happening with LEAP?
The six Gippsland regional councils participating in the Gippsland Local Government Network (GLGN) LEAP project will be having their first regional workshop on 22 April where the focus will be the launch of the GLGN regional dashboard, and identifying potential collaborative opportunities at a regional level to support GLGN strategic objectives.
Benefits for councils and regions participating in the MAV LEAP Program include:
- Visibility of category and contract savings opportunities
- Inform regional collaborative procurement projects
- Driving shared services delivery of procurement and other core services
- Delivery of targeted support to each council and regions to continuously improve
- Ability to monitor compliance with policy and probity performance.
If you would like more information on the LEAP program, or to arrange an information session/demonstration at your council, please contact Rachel Ferretto on 9667 5552.
ICT Professional Services and Leasing
The evaluation has been completed for ICT Professional Services and Leasing (ES8111) and preparation of contracts is now underway. The evaluation panel has appointed 21 suppliers, with a further 11 suppliers progressed to further negotiations due to non-compliances.
Suppliers will be available to councils via VendorPanel as soon as contracts have been executed.
If you would like to sign up to access this contract and/or receive a copy of the recommendation report, please complete the expression of interest form on Survey Monkey.
For further information, email Paul Taylor, or call 9667 5545.
MAV Procurement and VMware will soon hold a session to present the bundle options to councils for the new VMware Enterprise License Agreement which will be in place from 1 July. Keep an eye on your email inbox for the invite and make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to provide your feedback before the bundles are finalised. We will hold the session at the MAV office and will also try to provide online access for those unable attend.
If you would like to sign up to access this contract and/or receive a copy of the recommendation report, please complete the expression of interest form.
For further information, email Paul Taylor, or call 9667 5545.
Permanent Recruitment: stage two
The tender for Permanent Recruitment Classified Level (RS8017-2015PR) closed on 29 January.
Evaluation is currently underway and is expected to be finalised shortly. The next update regarding the status of this tender will be provided in the April edition of the bulletin. For further information, contact Alison Hawkins on 9667 5518.
Contaminated Land and Landfill Consultancy & Environmental Audit Services
Finalisation of contracts for successful providers for the provision of Contaminated Land and Landfill Consultancy Services and Environmental Audit Services (CL7700) is currently underway. Six suppliers have been contracted to date and are now available via VendorPanel.
The panel of suppliers will be incrementally updated as outstanding contracts are finalised and non-compliance items are negotiated.
Of the remaining 13 suppliers, six contracts are pending execution by the suppliers, with the remaining seven still undergoing non-compliance item negotiations.
To obtain a copy of the tender evaluation recommendation paper, please complete the expression of interest form. MAV Procurement will issue a status update in early April. For further information, contact Alison Hawkins on 9667 5518.
Debt Recovery Services
The contract for Debt Recovery Services (DR8410-2015) commenced on 1 March.
The contractors on the new panel are:
- AMPAC Debt Recovery
- Australian Receivables Ltd (ARL)
- Midstate CreditCollect
- ML+C Collections
- Recoveries & reconstruction (Aust.)
If you would like more information on the contract, please contact Rachel Ferretto on 9667 5552.
Web Content Management System
The tender for the Provision of a Web Content Management System (CMS) (CM4323-2015) closed on 8 December. The evaluation is now complete and a tender evaluation recommendation report will be circulated to all councils who returned an expression of interest form.
The remaining timeframe for the contract is:
- Agreements/contract negotiations: early April
- Contract commences: mid-April
If your council would like to access the contract, please contact Rachel Ferretto on 9667 5552.
Records Storage and Imaging Services
The MAV contract RM7813 Records Storage and Imaging Services, with Grace Records Management, has been extended taking the contract expiry to 30 April 2018.
If your council is not currently accessing the contract and would like to, please contact Rachel Ferretto on 9667 5552.
Panel refresh for Energy Efficient Street Lighting Hardware (luminaires and associated PE cells)
MAV Procurement has undertaken a tender refresh process for contract SL9311R2 - Panel of Providers for Energy Efficient Street Lighting Hardware. Aldridge Traffic Systems Pty Ltd has been successfully appointed to the panel. Vendor Panel has been updated with product and pricing schedules to reflect this change.
For further information, contact Alison Hawkins on (03) 9667 5518.