Doing business with the City of Hobart


The City of Hobart conducts an open tendering process to buy products and services, and is governed by its Code for Tenders and Contracts.

Details of current open tenders and access to the City’s electronic tendering facility are at the TenderLink website. There is no charge for registration.  

Tenders are invited by one of the following:

  • an open tender 
  • a multi-use register (panel of providers)
  • a multi-stage tender.

All public tenders for expenditure greater than $250 000 are advertised in the Wednesday or Saturday edition of the Hobart Mercury newspaper in the Tenders section. Public tenders remain open for a minimum period of 14 days.

Purchases under $250 000 are not advertised but go through a tender process or request for quotation process which are advertised on TenderLink.

For more information contact the central procurement team on 03 6238 2163 or email

All tenders initiated before 21 November 2016 are governed under previous versions of the Code for Tenders and Contracts. A copy is available from the central procurement team.

Local Preference Policy

The City is committed to supporting local businesses and industry, and encouraging local economic business activity for the benefit of local communities.

Find more information in the Local Preference Procurement Policy.