Deputy Mayor Tony Perrett encourages Gympie region businesses to tender for the multi-million projects coming up in Gympie this year.
Deputy Mayor Tony Perrett encourages Gympie region businesses to tender for the multi-million projects coming up in Gympie this year. Craig Warhurst

Get your slice of $4.4 million projects up for grabs

MILLIONS of dollars worth of major construction jobs will be carried out in Gympie this as part of the Year 7 transition to high school and other government initiatives.

Gympie businesses wanting in on that action have been encouraged to greatly increase their chances by attending a Tendering for Government Business workshop on Thursday, February 13, from 8am-12.30pm in the old bank building in Nash St.

"If you have ever considered tendering to supply goods or services to government and were not sure how to start, then this workshop is essential and will provide information for existing and potential suppliers to government departments and agencies," Deputy Mayor Tony Perrett said.

"Work packages currently on offer in the Gympie region range from projects to the value of $4.4m at Gympie State High School to $5m at the Gympie Trade Training Centre," Cr Perrett said.

"Businesses in the Gympie region are renowned both locally and internationally for the quality of products and services they provide and council is working to promote and provide the opportunity to access workshops such as this to help increase their chances of success when tendering to supply for major projects."

The workshop is interactive and provides practical information about interpreting and effectively responding to offer and tender documents, how to find out about current and upcoming tendering opportunities and how to conduct market research to maximise your chances of tendering success.

It will be conducted by the Queensland Government's Department of State Development, Infrastructure and Planning with support from Gympie Regional Council.

Registrations close 5pm, Monday, February 10.

For more information or to register your attendance, contact Helen Hughes on 4151 9746 or visit the Business section of council's website - gympie.qld.gov.au.