Join our Local Supplier Register

Our local supplier register helps us to purchase from local suppliers and social enterprises.

If you are located in Darebin or in Melbourne’s greater north region, you can register for our "Local Supplier Register". This is for local suppliers and social enterprises, including Kinaway Commerce businesses and disability enterprises.


Join our Local Supplier Register


Our purchasing staff will use this register to locate local suppliers and social enterprise. We can’t guarantee you will be contacted to provide us with a quote, but if your details are registered then you give yourself every chance.

The table below details what our staff need when we are purchasing goods and services:

Threshold (inc GST)


Under $10,000

Under $1,000 - verbal quote to justify the one-off purchase

Over $1,000 - obtain at least one written quotation for one-off purchase


Minimum of three written quotes are to be invited from suppliers who are considered able to meet the requirements

Mandatory: a minimum of one local and social business supplier must be invited, depending on availability of local suppliers


  • Undertake a formal Request for Quote (RFQ)
  • More than three written quotes are to be invited/received from suppliers for evaluation.
  • Publish formal Request for Quote using our eTender website and other commercial business eTendering websites

Mandatory: inclusion of S&S objectives

Over $300,000

A public tender process is required for goods, services or works, which will be published on our eTender website and other commercial business eTendering websites

You will only be contacted for purchases that are less than $300,000 (ie., for quotes where a public tender is not required).

Receive notifications from our eTender website

When you have completed the registration form, you will be prompted to create "subscription alerts" by choosing the goods and services categories that relate to your business.

You only need to do this if you would like to receive public tender notifications for purchases over $300,000.