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The Shire of Esperance has recently signed up to participate in the Small Business Friendly Local Governments initiative. One of the commitments we made as part of this initiative was to participate in training sessions to help local small businesses become preferred suppliers to the Shire.

As part of this we hosted a “How to Win Business in Esperance” workshop jointly with the GEDC’s Local Content Advisor – Goldfields-Esperance. This session included information on how to tender for contracts with the Port, an overview of the approach Sime’s take when looking to win Local and State Government tenders along with details on how to be considered for  a Shire of Esperance Pre-Qualified Supplier Panel. There was also an overview of current and upcoming Shire tenders. These Pre-Qualified Supplier Panels close on 9 April.

One of the important take-outs from all presenters was that while price is important, it is not the only consideration with the majority of decisions being made on a mix of both price and the quality of the products and services offered.

The Shire of Esperance is committed to supporting local businesses in Esperance and encourages all existing and potential business owners and investors to contact the Shire or representative agencies for access to a wide range of resources or answers to specific queries. Visit the Shire website for more information.