Great news for Queensland and Northern Territory councils or anyone looking to purchase public use products from a pre-qualified supplier: Civiq is now an approved Local Buy supplier of public drinking water solutions and other products supporting healthy and happy communities.
Local Buy Suppliers: Shorter Tenders, Less Risk
Public procurement is such an important part of any council’s operations. Regardless of who we are, where we live, and what we do, public procurement concerns and affects us all. Tendering is an effective way to ensure the Government and taxpayers get value for money.
But really, do you have time or want to put yourself at risk by issuing a tender when you don’t have to?
Local Government Association of Queensland creates Local Buy
This is why the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) has created Local Buy, a prequalified suppliers platform. The platform is popular with Queensland and Northernn Territory councils. It allows you to select from a validated group of prequalified suppliers. Using Local buy prequalified suppliers means you can get a product quicker, and with less risk. What’s more, this method is much easier than if you were to tender directly from an un-prequalified supplier.
Sourcing public use drinking water fountains and water bottle refill stations
Civiq is a prequalified and approved Local Buy supplier of products supporting healthy, and happy communities. This includes public drinking water solutions, like fountains and bottle refill stations. It also cycling security and maintenance products.
See Civiq’s listing on the Queensland Local Buy website for public spaces by clicking the relevant categories below:
Public Areas Facilities, Parks & Amenities LB304
Sport and Recreational Facilities & Equip LB303
Benefits of using approved Local Buy suppliers like Civiq
- Reduce risk
- Save time
- Save money
- Improve governance
For more information about Local Buy and its benefits, visit their website
Why should I choose Civiq as my supplier?
Safe, healthy, and invigorating experiences create happy communities.
Enabling healthy lifestyles is at the heart of everything we do. As your trusted partner for dispensing smart solutions throughout your public spaces, we take responsibility for your project from design to installation, and beyond.
Civiq products are Australian Made, quality backed by 10-year warranties
Civiq offers a range of public space products that are made in Australia and built to endure the harsh Australian climate. Products that you buy from Civiq are backed by an above industry standard, generous 10-year warranty.
Civiq products are compliant with Australian standards
All the products in the range follow Australian standards. This also means that every drinking water solution is Watermark Certified to ensure a safe end-user experience.
Civiq provides wheelchair-accessible drinking water stations
Are you looking to provide your community with accessible products? Our wheelchair-accessible water station range has been developed to conform to Australian Standards AS1428.1 and the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). They feature correctly proportioned water access points along with detailed notes for correct installation.
Wall-mounted and freestanding designs are available, many of which feature chilled and filtered water options.
Civiq products require minimal maintenance
The extensive range of high-quality products is easy to maintain—so your users can enjoy their experience for years to come!
We have a range of maintenance services that we have allocated into various categories (Bronze, Silver and Gold) depending on how frequent our service is required. Maintenance services include cleaning, check-up and reporting, filter replacement and vandal repairs.
Contact the team to discuss this in more detail.
Civiq offer on-site visits
Did you know you can book a Civiq team member to visit you at your site? These are certified product inspectors that undertake site visits. They have been trained to offer advice on your requirements in a public space environment. It is a great way to get to know more about your community, their needs, and how to achieve the best outcomes for you and your end-user.
Civiq’s after-sales service is second to none
Civiq is committed to providing our customers with access to local public space products that are affordable, high quality, and long-lasting. Our after-sales service is second to none, and we pride ourselves in taking care of our customers.
How do I place an order with a prequalified Local Buy supplier?
Once you have spoken to one of our consultants and you have selected the required products, the order is placed via the Vendor Panel. Hundreds of organisations use the platform to identify and engage with suppliers. It helps them run an efficient and compliant sourcing process. Learn more here. This online environment is accessible by all councils in the state of Queensland.
This detailed guide on the process shows the steps to place your order with a Local Buy supplier like Civiq.
Get in touch
Lastly, we truly pride ourselves on offering excellent customer service; if you have any questions about our products, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.