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Local Government News
5 june 2020
Issue 22

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Media Release:

'Return to the Office' Facilities Management
Phase 3 easing of emergency restrictions commence Saturday, 6 June. With operations returning to regular business and a particular need to enhance cleaning and social distancing, WALGA has advanced additional offers to Members for cleaning products.
A range of manufacturer direct supplies has been negotiated on the back of the successful provision of hand sanitiser during the peak of the COVID-19 market disruption. 
Additionally a special offer has been put together for Hygiene Protection Screens.  .
For more information, email Commercial Development Manager, Andrew Blitz.
VendorPanel Marketplace Update
As part of its response to COVID-19, WALGA has implemented the VendorPanel Marketplace platform to immediately assist Local Government buyers to link with local suppliers and support local economic development.
To provide further information and support WALGA Member use of the platform, an Activating Marketplace in your LGA webinar will be held on Wednesday, 17 June at 11:00am. To attend this presentation, register here.
The platform is rapidly growing with the number of WA suppliers approaching 10,000 businesses. 

Supporting staff to use the Marketplace is available with these resources. VendorPanel is also supporting Local Governments to run campaigns to promote their use of the platform to the local business community. For support on launching and preparing for a local campaign, email VendorPanel's Vivek Thilkan.
WALGA Preferred Supply Arrangements are managed on VendorPanel so Local Government buyers can access both suppliers and the public marketplace on the one platform.

Marketplace is aimed at accessing suppliers for low spend, local procurement needs, and does not entail any WALGA process of prequalification or due diligence. The facility has been licensed by WALGA as a Member benefit and entails no cost to either Members or suppliers. 
To register for the webinar or for more information, click here.
Virtual Classroom Training
WALGA Training has the below virtual classroom training courses for Elected Members scheduled for June.
In-person courses will recommence in July.

Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets
Monday, 8 June
CEO Performance Appraisals
Monday, 15 June
Dealing with Conflict
Tuesday, 23 June
For more information and to secure your place for the above courses, click here.
New WADE Services
WALGA supports the operations of Western Australian Disability Enterprises in the post COVID-19 workforce.
WADEs are keen to offer their services and partner to assist in maintaining and monitoring facilities in recreational areas, playgrounds, public BBQs, drinking fountains, outdoor exercise equipment, skate parks and leisure centres to minimise the risk of infection and community transmission. 

Services include cleaning and cloth wipes supply, sand sifting, greenstock supply, litter collection and general grounds maintenance services from organisations including Activ Property Care, Intelife. Paraquad Industries and Workpower. 

All WADEs have in place COVID-19 infection control plans and suitable training for staff.
WALGA is also pleased to advise that Alinea has been awarded an additional term of Contract to supply interloan courier services to the Library Services Preferred Supplier Arrangement.  

Alinea, an organisation dedicated to supporting elderly individuals and people with disabilities, has also been awarded an additional term of Contract to supply interloan courier services to the Library Services Preferred Supplier Arrangement.  
For more information, contact WADE Procurement Manager, Lil Paskos on 0427 905 226.
Capturing the Ideas of Western Australians
WA Local Governments are asked to assist in promoting an online innovation platform, iThink, to support the State's COVID-19 response.
All ideas from Western Australians are being sought via the iThink platform to help in the COVID-19 pandemic response. The platform, including an online community, is open to the public of WA.

Deputy Premier and Health Minister, Roger Cook and highly respected surgeon and researcher Professor Fiona Wood AM are firmly behind the iThink initiative. View the video launch here.

The ideas captured by the iThink platform are to be assessed, developed and implemented through a number of State Government led COVID-19 response teams that have been established across government departments. 

Professor Wood and the City of Canning are leading a new innovation hub that will explore the ideas submitted through the Staying Well challenge on the platform.
An online promotional pack is available here.
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