Tenders and Expressions of Interest

Council invites submissions for the following tenders, request for quotations and expressions of interest.

Please note that canvassing of any of Council’s Officers or Councillors will disqualify applications from the tendering, quotation and expressions of interest process. The lowest of any tender, quotation and expressions of interest will not necessarily be accepted.

Submission Period Closes


Supply and Install Sports Lighting to Existing Poles at Spooner Oval Rugby League Field

Tenders are invited for the Supply and Install Sports Lighting to Existing Poles at Spooner Oval Rugby League Field. Tenders, addressed to the General Manager, are to be lodged either by hand, post or Council's e-tendering portal, Tenderlink, by 9:30am Thursday 6 May 2021. Interested parties are required to register via Council’s E-tendering Portal, Tenderlink, via https://portal.tenderlink.com/forbes/ to download the relevant tender documentation. For further information contact Council's Records and Risk Officer on 6850 2300. Canvassing of any of Council's staff or Councillors will disqualify tenderers from the tendering process. The lowest of any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

9.30am Thursday 6 May 2021.


As part of its decision-making processes,  Forbes Shire Council frequently puts significant proposed changes of policy or direction on public exhibition to invite comment from the community, before a final decision is taken.

Other opportunities to engage with the council are put openly to the whole community when the Council seeks ‘expressions of interest’ on a proposal. On this page, you can find details of a number of matters which are currently up for public comment or seeking expressions of interest:

Expressions of Interest
EOI Submission Period Closes

Expression of Interest -  Provision of Bar Services 

Council is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from community groups and other interested organisations for the Provision of Bar Services for a large upcoming community event. Organisations must be willing to obtain relevant licencing and insurance requirements.  

For more information please contact Council’s Events Officer, Jolene Jones on 02 6850 2300 or at events@forbes.nsw.gov.au by 01 April 2021. 

Forbes Shire Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified experienced parties for the commercial lease of the Forbes Central West Livestock Exchange Canteen Facility for a two (2) year term with a three (3) month probation period. Start date: 1 July 2021. 

For further information please visit Forbes Shire Council Website www.forbes.nsw.gov.au

Expression of Interest proposals, addressed to the General Manager, are to be submitted via email to forbes@forbes.nsw.gov.au, by hand or by post to PO Box 333, Forbes NSW 2871.

Expression of Interest Form (PDF 279.3KB)

For more information, contact Councils Manager Property & Investment, on 02 6850 2300.

Closing date: 14 May 2021.


Forbes Shire Council invites responses from parties who may be interested in securing a Licence Agreement over the second vendor site (Council is open to all possible opportunities and this is not limited to food) at Lions Park, Junction Street Forbes NSW.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) should be a complimentary business to the existing vendor.

Lions Park is located on the shore of Lake Forbes - a tranquil relaxing place where residents and visitors alike can meander along 4.8 kilometres of walk and cycle ways while enjoying the areas natural aquatic beauty and wildlife. Lions Park contains new children’s play equipment, beautiful green space and shaded areas and is a favourite spot for events and occasions.  This section of the Lake is popular for canoeing and fishing. Not far away is a free water park for families which is accessible via Bandon Street.

Forbes Shire has abundant open green space and Council is committed to providing quality outdoor recreation and leisure opportunities to residents and visitors.

This is the first time Forbes Shire Council is offering this amazing opportunity.

For more information on Forbes Shire Council's plans for the Shire refer to the following documents:
Lake Forbes Activation Plan
Community Strategic Plan
Forbes Prospectus

For more information, contact Councils Manager Property & Investment, on 02 6850 2300.

Closing date: 21 May 2021.

 Disposal of Motor Vehicles - Expression of Interest

Council invites expressions of interest for the following vehicles:

  1. Plant # 1575, 08/2018 Holden LTZ Trailblazer Wagon. 2.8 Diesel 4x4 Automatic. Steel Bullbar, Towbar, Approx 84,000 km, April 2022 rego
  2. Plant # 1559, 07/2017 Mazda BT50 Dual Cab Utility. 3.2 Diesel 4x4 Automatic. Steel Bullbar Bull bar, Tonneau Cover Approx 33,000 km, April 2022 rego
  3. Plant # 1527, 10,2016 Toyota Kluger GX Wagon. 3.5 V6 Petrol 2WD Automatic. Towbar, Approx 61,000 km, April 2022 rego
  4. Plant # 1550, 09/2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST-L Wagon 3.5 V6 Petrol Automatic. Towbar, Approx 43,000 km, April 2022 rego

Expression of Interest Form (DOCX 52.3KB)


Expressions, addressed to the General Manager, are to be lodged either by hand, post or email by 4:00pm, Friday 30th April 2022. The vehicles are available for inspection by appointment only.

For further information or to arrange an inspection please contact Council’s Manager Fleet, Anthony Davies, on 02 6850 2300 or by email to forbes@forbes.nsw.gov.au

There are routinely a number of planning matters, including proposed Development Applications, on display for comment. Details of these planning matters can be found here.

Have your say

Forbes Shire Council seeks community input and feedback on a range of issues. Stakeholder engagement is an important element of the Council decision-making process. Comments and submissions must be made in writing so they can be seriously considered and the information collated into a report to be considered by a council meeting. Comments can only be considered as formal submissions if the author’s details are included.

People who wish to have their say should keep the mind that written submissions from the community may be made public as part of a report to a Council meeting. Because a number of matters are always up for public comment, submissions must make it clear which topic is being addressed. You can find more information here about making a submission to Forbes Shire Council.

Submissions can be sent by mail to:

General Manager
Forbes Shire Council
PO Box 333
Forbes NSW  2871

Submissions can also be made by email to: forbes@forbes.nsw.gov.au