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Local Buy has had another very successful year in 2014/15 with strong returns back to the shareholder.

The civil construction contract launched last financial year has had a full year of operations and the take up rate of the contract has been better than expected. Councils previously accessing the flood damage contracts have moved seamlessly across to the new arrangement.

Local Buy has undertaken a minor restructure which has provided capacity for a Client Relationship Manager based in North Queensland which will provide us with a greater scope to service the North and North West Queensland councils

Local Buy has undertaken a minor restructure which has provided capacity for a Client Relationship Manager based in North Queensland which will provide us with a greater scope to service the North and North West Queensland councils.

Local Buy has also developed a number of training packages this year to assist those councils with their procurement training needs. Six modules that have been developed and many councils have already taken advantage of the training. Modules are Basic Procurement, Stores & Inventory Management, Specification Writing, Contract Management, Tendering Requirements and Advanced Purchasing.  In 2016 we will be launching the first every local government-specific Cert IV Procurement.

The Board of Local Buy has revised its strategic plan this year and over the next three years we are looking at entering into an expansion phase from a contract perspective and expenditure flow through the contracts on offer.