Procurement Data from 2015 - 2020

A retrospective summary of awarded contracts over $200,000 (ex GST)

The Procurement Branch at Ipswich City Council is responsible for the planning, strategy, sourcing, and management of Council’s contracts.

This retrospective look will show all contractual arrangements executed by Council with an identified value over $200,000 (excluding GST) at the time of contract execution. Ipswich City Council’s contracts are diverse in nature and span several procurement categories. These categories and sub-categories enable the council to analyse its contracts and spend to achieve value for money in the expenditure of public funds.

Data is shown for the estimated full value of the life of the contract in the year of commencement only. Multi year agreements do not show expenditure in the subsequent years of the agreement. As such the data at times has peaks and troughs inline with the execution of multi year agreements.

Ipswich City Council’s procurement at all times strives to achieve value for money for residents while ensuring probity, transparency, and accountability.

The following principles apply to Council when purchasing goods, services, and works:

  • Value for money
  • Open and effective competition
  • Development of competitive local business and industry
  • Environmental protection
  • Ethical behaviour and fair dealing

Just over half of Ipswich City Council contracts since 2015 have related to building, construction, and maintenance activities. This has seen Council deliver a number of exciting projects and necessary maintenance for the community.

Some key projects have been:

  • The Nicholas St Redevelopment
  • Various major road resurfacing, rehabilitation, and intersection upgrades such as:
    • Old Toowoomba Road Upgrade,
    • Brisbane Street, West Ipswich Multi-Lane upgrade
    • Brisbane & South Station Road Intersection Upgrade
  • The construction of the Rosewood Library
  • The fit-out of the Springfield Library
  • Environmental protection