Tenders and Expressions of Interest

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

Tenders, addressed to the General Manager, are to be lodged via Council's e-tendering portal, Tenderlink

For further information contact Council's Manager Corporate Business on 6850 2300.

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


Tender are invited for the design and construction of the Multi-Purpose Equestrian Centre. Tenders are to be lodged through Council's e-tendering portal, Tenderlink. For further information, contact Council's Governance Officer - Procurement on (02) 6850 2300 (Option 4). 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. Submissions close 5pm, 9 March 2023.

 2pm, 9 March 2023

Tender Documentation (PDF 1.6MB)

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
Expression of Interest
Submission Period Closes
Restaurant/Café operator at the new Forbes Visitor Information Centre. 

Forbes Shire Council is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for a restaurant/café proprietor at the new Forbes Visitor Information Centre, at the former Lachlan Vintage Village, opening early 2023. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious tenant to develop their business in a truly exciting location right on the Newell Highway, in a unique venue that has been freshly renovated with a fully appointed kitchen. Forbes is an iconic rural town in a vibrant community and the customer base will be loyal locals as well as visitors making their way along one of Australia’s key transport routes. Tours of the premises can be arranged. Call us today to book yours and make the leap to develop your dream.

Expressions of Interest close 5pm 28 February 2023. Download an information package here (PDF 1.9MB) and EOI form here. (PDF 137.4KB)

5pm, Tuesday 28 February 2023
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