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Grow Gippsland inspiring business to create change

Fast, simple and compliant

On May 15th, VendorPanel Marketplace met with three GROW Gippsland Compact Members, TAFE Gippsland, Latrobe City Council and Federation University Australia to run through the pilot Regional Procurement Platform. Using geolocation to enable buyers to identify best-fit local suppliers to include in their RFQs, the marketplace makes finding new suppliers easy. The platform supports GROW…

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“Anything is possible, as long as you have drive”

Startup Gippsland’s sister program Work My Own Way provides free business coaching to Gippsland residents who want to start their own business or need some assistance with their existing operations. Watch Gippsland local, Shaun Little, explain his drive to start his own business after being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Find out more about Work My…

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The Regional Procurement Platform is here!

The GROW Gippsland Regional Procurement Platform pilot, powered by VendorPanel Marketplace, is now live! Buyers simply select a category of work and refine the search by postcode. RFQs can then be sent to multiple suppliers at once, making it easy to open up your local sourcing. Available for GROW Gippsland Compact members. Contact cameron.t@vendorpanel.com to…

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Socialising with social enterprises

On May 8th, GROW Gippsland Compact Member Latrobe Valley Enterprises (LVE), met with two social enterprises employing community members with barriers to work in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The morning began in Officer at the Outlook Environmental E-waste facility, where employees work with electronic materials and break them down into recyclable parts. As LVE…

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‘Income is like a scoreboard in footy, it is a reflection of how well your business is doing’

GROW Gippsland held an Aboriginal Business Networking event to 21 attendees in Sale on March 29th, combining the expertise of Kinaway Chamber of Commerce, Industry Capability Network and Gippsland Business Connect as platforms for connection and collaboration. Aboriginal business owners and representatives from government, health, education, energy, technology, construction and mining, also heard from GROW…

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Are you wanting to achieve social and local outcomes through procurement?

After consultation with local businesses, GROW Gippsland has created user-friendly templates as guidance on topics including contracting, evaluation criteria, text to include in RFx documents and the RFx returnable schedule. Download the documents on the For Buyers page https://bit.ly/2GzmQtC

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