There’s no doubt that many may enter into government contracts with some trepidation, however, government work can come with many benefits. Reputation and experience are two key aspects that a company can profit from. Tim & Lachlan will share their experiences from years of both tender submissions and project managing government and infrastructure supply contracts.
The presentation will be followed by an in-depth Q&A session where Chris Richardson (Skyline Landscapes), will ask industry leaders Steve Simpson (Simpsons Landscapes) and David Bambridge (The Gardenmakers) key questions around winning government tenders, including:
Tim Carroll, Local Government Account Manager, Andreasens Green
Tim is a horticulturist with 27 yrs experience in the Nursery / Landscape industry. He has spent the last 15 years developing relationships with Local Government, Developers and contractors building large infrastructure projects. Some of the key projects he has been involved in are Barangaroo Headland Park, the North West Rail Rapid Transit (Light Rail) and the current 5 Million Trees funding to local councils.
Lachlan Howe, Senior Estimator, Andreasens Green
Lachlan is a horticulturalists with 15 years experience in the Landscaping industry. He has been with Andreasens Green for the past 7 years as their Estimator, playing a key role in the tender process for government and private based supply packages. Success bids he has worked on include the Crown Barangaroo Resort, North West Rail Rapid Transit (Light Rail), and Stockland Elara P5 Riparian Planting.
Stephen Simpson, Managing Director and owner of Simpson Landscapes and Consultants
Stephens horticulture qualification in Nursery and Landscape, together with a qualification in Agricultural Science and Arboriculture has enabled Simpson Landscapes to successfully construct large open space landscape works for over 50 years, working with numerous local and state government agencies, large private and public developers, builders and contractors and Tier 1 contractors across Sydney and NSW regional areas
David Bambridge, Director, The Gardenmakers
Involved in the landscaping and associated industries for over 46 years, David has worked across a number of areas including public domain and urban greening, natural area rehabilitation, commercial and government sectors in both design and construction during this professional career. Tendering to Local Government, State and Federal Government Agencies has been an integral part of his business. David holds qualifications in Diploma in Applied Science –Landscape, Cert 3 Horticulture and Cert 4 Workplace Training and assessment
Chris Richardson, Managing Director, Skyline Landscapes
Chris is focused on the long term. What began with a Landscape Diploma grew into the business that he and Colin started over 27 years ago, and has now become one of Australia’s leading providers of horticulture services and grounds maintenance management solutions. In the meantime, Chris has consistently exposed himself to innovation and inspiration in order to develop his managerial abilities and enhance the company’s operations.