Ararat Rural City Council recognises the role of procurement in facilitating the provision of goods, services and works that provide benefits to the community, either directly or through the services provided by Council. Council seeks to optimise value to the community through processes that are open, fair, transparent, efficient and timely.

Council’s procurement procedures are undertaken with regard to the Local Government Act and in accordance with its procurement policy. The procurement policy provides a comprehensive framework for obtaining best value through ethical practices that meet audit requirements.