When it comes to supporting Brisbane local businesses, Brisbane City Council has your back! Our Buy Local initiative focuses on providing you with the support you deserve.
With our record investment of nearly $1.6 billion into the Buy Local initiative, Council continues to direct over 86% of our annual procurement spend into South East Queensland businesses (based on last financial year).
Our local businesses are the 'bread and butter' of the Brisbane economy. Council's investment helps support and protect growing local businesses in trade, transport, building and construction, food and graphic and fine art industries.
The program continues to benefit the community year on year. In 2023 we hit an exciting new record, trading with over 3000 local businesses across many industries. Our top 3 categories of contracts in 2022-23 were buildings and facilities, waste and resource recovery, and transport and civil works.
Want to make sure your business is able to be considered in future Council Buy Local searches? Read on.
What you need to do
1. Find out about upcoming tenders
Read our current tenders page to learn about what's planned for the current financial year.
2. Register for our Supplier Portal
Keep ahead of the game by receiving email alerts and notifications on all upcoming tenders.
Register for our supplier portal.
3. Register your business on the Brisbane app
Grow your customer base and promote your business on the Brisbane app to let residents know about your business.
4. Interact with experts at our quarterly supplier forums
Attend one of our webinars, procurement discussions, or forums to learn about our Buy Local initiative, registration and evaluation process, and tips and tricks on tender opportunities. Find out about upcoming supplier events.