eQuotes

eQuotes is the online tool used to access WALGA Preferred Suppliers.

eQuotes is an easy to use online system that guides users step-by-step through the process of:
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  • Developing a brief for purchasing goods or services.
  • Selecting potential WALGA Preferred Suppliers based on relevant credentials.
  • Requesting a quote from WALGA Preferred Suppliers.
  • Assessing quotes received and deciding on the successful supplier.
  • Providing feedback to all suppliers involved in the process.
  • Keeping records of all requests for quote- related information.
Introduced in 2011 to WA Local Government, the majority of Local Governments are now using eQuotes to request supplier quotes.
 

Marketplace

Marketplace is the online procurement platform for local suppliers.

WALGA is underwriting all Member Local Governments free access to an online platform which will make it easier for local businesses to access Local Government contracts, provide greater transparency over quotation processes, and show support for local businesses by providing a new opportunity to access contracts.

Free to use for members and suppliers the VendorPanel Marketplace platform allows users to identify local suppliers using geolocation technology and invite them to submit quotes and proposals for minor purchasing and project activity.

Buyers, learn more  here .

Suppliers, learn more here .
 

What are the benefits for Local Government?

User-friendly  and Efficient

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eQuotes is a simple, easy-to-use tool designed for use by individuals with a broad range of skills and technical backgrounds. The tool prompts users at each step and describes the information that needs to be entered.
Access to Preferred Suppliers
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All WALGA Preferred Suppliers are available in eQuotes. The tool provides Local Government staff direct access to all Preferred Suppliers, including being able to view company profiles, insurances, pricing and contact details. Relevant contract information such as Price Schedules, Contract Summaries and Conditions of Contract are also available within eQuotes.

Transparency

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eQuotes facilitates absolute transparency in all purchasing decisions, as each stage of the process is recorded, easily auditable and can be converted to hard copy reports if required.

Compliance
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Using eQuotes ensures Local Government compliance requirements are met. Compliance is achieved by accessing Preferred Suppliers, being able to capture all decisions and the ability to provide detailed reports about vendors, buyers and goods or services categories.

Free Training Provided
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As well as providing free access to eQuotes, WALGA also provides free demonstrations and training for Local Government staff to kick start the use of the system. WALGA also provides access to user support via telephone and email, in addition to online videos and FAQs available in eQuotes.


What are the benefits for Suppliers?

  • Increased visibility
  • Increased number of quotation opportunities
  • Streamlined and simplified quotation response process
  • Reduced effort and time spent responding to quotations
  • The ability to monitor all Local Government quotations together in one secure web-based application 24/7 from any location
  • Streamlined compliance and performance monitoring