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Sustainable Procurement

Sustainable procurement refers to the purchase of goods or services that have a lesser or reduced affect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose.

Such products or services may include, but are not limited to, those which contain recycled content, minimise waste, conserve energy or water, and reduce the amount of toxics disposed or consumed.

Recycled Bench SeatLocal residents enjoying the view from a recycled plastic seat, at an off-leash dog exercise area

Through its Environmental Management System, Council is progressively implementing a range of initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of its purchasing decisions. Examples of sustainable procurement initiatives include:

  • use of recycled plastic products for park and street furniture
  • recycled office paper
  • low toxicity office stationary products
  • green cleaners
  • water/energy efficiency standards for white-goods and tap-ware.

Please download Council’s Environmental Performance Schedule (57kB PDF) to view the criteria that forms part of quote assessment for purchases greater than $50,000.

Please download Council's Sustainable Procurement Products List (31kB PDF) to view the minimum standards for a range of energy and/or water consuming products.

Procurement Policy

Tweed Shire Council has implemented a Procurement Policy (170kB PDF) that outlines the Local Preference amendments.
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