LOCAL PREFERENCE: To help local businesses get the upper hand, the council will hold an information session next Wednesday at the GECC.
LOCAL PREFERENCE: To help local businesses get the upper hand, the council will hold an information session next Wednesday at the GECC. Campbell Gellie

Gladstone business' to learn how to apply for projects worth thousands

WITH the introduction of the "local preference" policy off to a flying start, the council will now hold an information session next week to help give local tenders a leg up.

The Capital Plan information session is aimed at designers, contractors and suppliers interested in securing the council's capital project contracts.

Mayor Matt Burnett said the information session would give local contractors an insight into the type and scope of capital projects the council is putting out tenders for.

"Those attending the session will learn what water, sewerage, roads, waste and parks capital projects are to be delivered by the council in the 2016-17 financial year," Cr Burnett said.

"The session will also cover how to apply for council tenders, how tenders are evaluated and provide information about the council's local procurement plan."

The information session will be held next Wednesday at 10am at the GECC.

To register interest in attending the session email the council at contracts@gladstonerc.qld.gov.au