Locals picked over Brisbane company for $400K tender
LOCAL companies have a better chance of landing local government work under the new council who today over turned an officer's recommendation in favour of a Gladstone business.
Despite being ranked third on the list of most suitable tenderers, Roadpak Industries has been awarded a $400,000 council job upgrading a water main on Don Cameron Dr, Calliope.
Roadpak was $19,000 more expensive than the officer's first choice; Brisbane based company
ProSpec Projects who offered to do the same job for $379,203.17.
It was Deputy Mayor Chris Trevor who called for the officer's decision to be overturned because the price difference was only 5%.
"That's within my range that I said I would support local companies (when competing for council work)," Cr Trevor said.