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Read the latest tips and advice to help you get on with business.
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Have you considered tapping into the steady flow of state and federal government projects to build your business?
South Australian small businesses can take advantage of opportunities for growth by bidding for work with government.
To ensure a fair tender process, every government department is required to comply with a set of strict guidelines and policies that govern their decision-making.
Understanding these rules is the first step to becoming tender ready.
For example, in South Australia, government agencies and private parties contracting to the South Australian Government are required to comply with the South Australian Industry Participation Policy and the supporting Procedural and Reporting Guidelines.
The digital economy is equipping small businesses to become more competitive and agile and better able to compete for government work.
If your business is capable and competitive in the private sector, you are well-placed to win government work.
You could even partner with other small businesses that complement your offering to collaborate on a bid.
The South Australian government recognises the massive contribution of small businesses to our economy and our community and is increasing opportunities for you to claim your share of state government work.
For South Australian Government tenders and contacts, go to the South Australian Tenders and Contracts.
You can find all publicly available bidding opportunities within the South Australian Government, and see details of all South Australian Government-awarded contracts for goods, services and works.
You can make electronic submissions using the Electronic Lodgement Service.
Tips for bidding for state government work:
The Industry Advocate also manages the SA Product + Services Register, an online directory which can promote your business for free to state government agencies and prime contractors.
The Industry Capability Network South Australia (ICNSA) promotes local businesses to government agencies and private industry.
Registering with ICNSA helps boost your business’ profile and attract the attention of government procurement officers. ICNSA runs workshops advising businesses how to boost their profile and their opportunities to win work.
For Australian Government work go to AusTENDER.
You can find business opportunities advertised by Australian Government agencies and all successful contracts and standing offers over $10,000 in value.
You can also register to be notified of the latest opportunities, and view standing offer arrangements and contracts awarded by agencies to other suppliers.
The Australian Department of Finance website features valuable information about the procurement process and how to plan, prepare and submit your tender.
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