Brisbane City Council is committed to building our local economy while creating new and innovative jobs.
Council works with hundreds of small, medium and large suppliers to help deliver goods and services to residents. With tender opportunities ranging from grass cutting and CityCat construction, through to creative design and print services, Council’s suppliers cover diverse industries and backgrounds.
But what about goods and services that fall outside of tender opportunities, or don’t necessarily fit into one or any existing category?
Recognising that a good idea shouldn’t have to wait for a tender, the Better Brisbane Proposals initiative ensures Council remains agile, responsive and always open for business.
Introduced in 2015, the Better Brisbane Proposals policy was updated in late 2017 to remove restrictions and broaden the scope of acceptable proposals, to encourage and nurture innovative submissions. As part of this commitment to nurturing innovation, Council has developed clear guidelines and step-by-step processes, helping to break down barriers and ensure this initiative is accessible to all residents, entrepreneurs, business owners, not-for-profit organisations and academics.
Since its inception, 207 Better Brisbane Proposals have been received, six have been implemented and 18 proposals are in the proof of concept trial or detailed proposal stage. Successful proposals include Shootsta, a video production platform, and Max Kelsen Pty Ltd’s development tracker, which detects change in aerial imagery.
If you have an idea to help make Brisbane an even better place to live, work and relax, or a proposal that solves a problem and could enhance Council's services, then we want to hear from you!