Special Business Support Session with Deputy Mayor Denise Sims

The Kallangur Business Association are proud to facilitate a special online Business Support Session with Moreton Bay Regional Council (MBRC) Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Division 7, Denise Sims.

This Business Support Session is designed to have questions answered from Businesses all around the Moreton Bay Region, about the COVID-19 support packages, grants and other initiatives provided by the Council.

The Kallangur Business Association are collecting questions now for this event. If you are a business and have any questions or concerns you would like us to present, please send us an email to secretary@kallangurbusinessassociation.org.au or via a private message on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/kallangurbusinessassociation/.

The Online Meeting will be conducted on Thursday 18th June, with invitations to be sent to all Kallangur Business Association members.

After the meeting the footage will made available on this Website, as well as on the Kallangur Business Association Facebook page.

Earlier the MBRC released a Stimulus Package, consisting of $5 million for grants to community groups and clubs, $1 million refund on food licensing fees for businesses and $2 million in accelerated asset maintenance work. For the latter the MBRC are encouraging businesses to register with Council’s supplier marketplaces through their supplier portal.

Yesterday, the 28th of May, the Council voted unanimously to introduce a Local Preference policy, which means:

  • Council will award contracts worth $50,000 or less to local businesses, in the first instance. If the local businesses cannot supply, does not have the capability or does not provide value for money, then contracts may be awarded to non-local businesses.
  • For contracts greater than $50,000, a local preference weighting of 15% will be applied to the tender evaluation scores. This means a local business could get up to 15 additional points added to the tender evaluation score, giving them a ‘leg up’ in the tender assessment.

For more information on the MBRC Procurement policy visit here: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Council/Procurement.