Council & City

Local impact procurement policy

This policy acknowledges that value for money goes beyond choosing the cheapest price and instead considers the potential investment in local business and genuine employment opportunities and contributions to the Palmerston North economy and community.

Council recognises there are benefits to the community from purchasing locally and wishes to encourage businesses who support the local community, the local economy, and Council’s strategic objectives.

For local communities to thrive, local government needs to take a holistic planning and placemaking approach that recognises the intertwined nature of physical infrastructure, public services and broader community wellbeing outcomes including economic wellbeing and the impact suppliers of goods, works and services make on the local economy, community and region.

Council adopted this policy in September 2019.

This policy is further supported by our overarching procurement policy.