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LOCAL businesses have an opportunity to improve the way they Do It In Douglas next month.

Douglas Shire Council is hosting a meet and greet at the Port Douglas Community Hall on Wednesday 6 April for local business owners who are looking to supply goods or services to Council.

The session gives business owners a chance to meet Council’s procurement team and a representative from Local Buy to better understand the local government quote and tender process.

Businesses can also learn about how to become a pre-qualified supplier on a Local Buy Panel which simplifies the process to get Council work.

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said the session aims to reduce red tape for local businesses.

“We want to give our local business owners the best opportunity to succeed when bidding for Council work,” he said.

“Douglas Shire has more than 1300 local business who support local jobs and contribute to our regional economy. These businesses help us create attractive and liveable communities.”

“Our friendly procurement team will be there to talk to anyone interested in supplying goods and services and offer advice about how they can better position themselves when providing quotes or responding to tenders.”

The session follows the re-launch of a new business-to-business talent directory on the Do It In Douglas platform which is designed to connect local businesses with local talent. Local businesses can register their details here:

Click Here For More information about Local Buy

Local Buy Session Details 

Local business owners are invited to attend the Port Douglas Community Hall at the following times:

– Walk-in sessions: 10.30am to 12pm.

– One-on-one appointments: 1pm to 3pm

To confirm your attendance and/or book an appointment, RSVP to

Can’t attend? Find out all you need to know about Local Buy here.


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