In this Part:
appropriate person, in relation to a tender submitted to a council, means a person designated by the general manager to receive or deal with tenders submitted to the council and, if a person is not designated, means the general manager.
electronic means includes electronic communication within the meaning of the Electronic Transactions Act 2000.
formal tender document means a standard form document issued by a council for completion by tenderers in connection with the submission of tenders to the council.
goods includes materials.
instalment contract means a contract requiring the payment of instalments by or to a council over a period of 2 or more years.
public authority includes a council.
relevant newspapers, in relation to a council, means:(a) a Sydney metropolitan daily newspaper, and(b) either or both of the following:(i) a newspaper circulating in the council’s area,(ii) a newspaper circulating in the district where potential tenderers are likely to be carrying on business or to be residing.
tender means a tender submitted or proposed to be submitted to a council in accordance with this Part.Note. Part 2 of the Electronic Transactions Act 2000 facilitates the use of electronic communication as a means of effecting certain transactions, such as contracts.