As a potential supplier of goods and services to government, it's important that you know where to look for business opportunities.
The South Australian Tenders and Contracts website provides access to all publicly available bidding opportunities within the South Australian Government.
Electronic submissions can be made using the Electronic Lodgement Service. You can also view the details of all South Australian Government-awarded contracts for goods, services and works.
It is important to ensure you understand all parts of the tender documentation provided. Each tender is evaluated against key factors and may also include evaluation criteria that can be used as a guide in developing your application.
Bids are judged against key factors in order of importance. Bidding documents may also include evaluation criteria that can be used as a guide in developing your application.
Call the nominated contact officer if any information is unclear. Also, suppliers may be invited to attend a pre-application briefing, particularly in complex cases.
Suppliers who are unsuccessful can seek feedback or attend a debriefing if one is held.
Business SA in conjunction with the The Industry Advocate (IA) has developed a Tendering Handbook so small businesses are better equipped to win government contracts. It is also a practical guide to help small businesses with tendering rules and requirements and managing the tender process.
Resources and downloads
Supplying to Government
It is important to ensure you understand all parts of the tender documentation provided. Each tender is evaluated against key factors which should be addressed accordingly.
The Industry Advocate
The Industry Advocate’s primary objective is to increase the number and diversity of local businesses winning government work.
Meet the Buyer
The Industry Advocate runs a series of Meet the Buyer events which provide opportunities for local businesses to match their product or service with the right buyer in the State Government.
Industry Participation Policy
Policies to ensure eligible local businesses are given opportunities to benefit from and bid for work on major government projects.
On AusTender you can view business opportunities advertised by Australian Government agencies.
Industry Capability Network SA
Registering with the Industry Capability Network South Australia (ICNSA) is an effective way of being noticed by government procurement officers.
It’s important to seek help early from the range of advice and support services available to you.
Our friendly team is here to help
If you need any assistance, please call (08) 8226 8956 for information relating to small business or visit us at the Small Business Shopfront, 99 Gawler Place, Adelaide.
Running your business
As an established business you’ll need to have plans and strategies to provide a foundation for your daily business operations and your long-term productivity and growth.
Creating a solid foundation for your business may be the key to your success. It is important to consider more than just your goods or services when running a business.
Business advice services
Agencies and organisations in South Australia that provide or point you to the assistance you need.
Preparing your business plan
A business plan works as a guide when your business is operating; how you operate, planning the future and preparing for risks. It is also often a required document for finance applications.