Your business also needs to demonstrate that
they have good business practices in place such as an occupational health
and safety policy and these can be
incorporated into the company profile in the form of a
you cannot supply these policy documents you cannot proceed with your tender
Looking for tender opportunities?
If your company
is thinking about submitting a tender and you want to know what is involved
in tender preparation, here is some useful information.
Firstly, your each
state government tender or
procurement office wants to see you submit a relevant and competitive tender
and offers comprehensive support.
You need to register with your State Procurement Office. For
example in WA it is "Tenders WA" within
Department of Treasury and Finance. It replaced Gem Tendering as the central online source of
information on Western Australian public sector tenders and awarded
Tendering Information Sources
Currently in WA for example, several government
departments provide information on tenders.
Supply Commission is the
regulatory body. It is a statutory authority established under the State
Supply Commission Act to co-ordinate and oversee the purchase of goods
and services across the Western Australian Government. Its primary role is
to set policy. It also deals with complaints
received from clients or the general public regarding Commission activities
You can also use this site to keep up to date with
what is new, for example, how other government departmental policies can
affect your tender submission. At the time of this review there was
important information on "The Department of Consumer and Employment
Protection plans to release new contract conditions for all cleaning
contracts." You can also see tender opportunities
is imperative to understand tender policies
such as the "Buy Local
Policy "and "Value for Money Policy".
The Buy Local Policy is
aimed at local areas and geographical regions. If you can fulfill these
policies you have a better chance of succeeding with your tender submission. All these need to be in
place before you begin to prepare your tender submission. So when you get your tender document you can visit this site to see exactly
what is needed to write a tender from a policy point of view.
Department of Treasury and Finance was the administration arm of government that implements policies relating to
tenders. It is now the
Department of Finance and is a one stop
On 1 July 2011, the Department of Treasury and
Finance was renamed to the Department of Treasury. At the same time,
the State Revenue, Government Procurement, Building Management and
Works and Shared Services functions of the Department of Treasury
and Finance were transferred to the newly created Department of
When you are on the
site you need to go to
They have useful website links to the State Supply
Commission. This department implements and manages various government
procurement systems and processes, including a the Governments online
Tenders WA is the State Governments online
This is the
department that you work with to find and submit a tender. You will need to
register on their website. Search for tenders in your area. To quote, " It
is the central source of information on Western Australian public sector
tenders and awarded contracts. Western Australian government departments
use the Bulletin Board to advertise their public tenders and publish all
their contractual awards, including sole source purchases over $20,000".
While there is no generic policy guidelines in WA there are some key documents required
for most tenders. Buy local
and value for money
(above) are two. Business practices are also important. Generally a
business will have to have in place
- an occupational health and safety
- business structure or
- business accreditation
- quality assurance
These can be included in your capability statement or business
tenders that are current to
see exactly what their requirements are. Basically they will indicate the
type of business policy documents that are needed. There is no
point in waiting until you want to apply for a tender that requires you to
have an occupational health and safety policy if you don't have one.
Specific tender requirements
Each tender will have different specifications. Some may require you to
be a "preferred provider". That is you must go through a process with a
department separate to the tender process. You need to go into Tenders
WA and have a look
around at various tenders. Look up "preferred provider status."
Tendering Information Sessions
offer very comprehensive
information sessions on the tendering process. These are extremely useful
and you will be provided with lots of written information that is
invaluable. To find out more about these training sessions go to
Department of Treasury and Finance, On the left hand index you will see a
link for Events. Go into Supplier and you will find
information on the next session.
Pro-Active Human Resource
Management is no longer offering services due to retirement of the
Principal through illlness. I hope this site has provided useful tender information for
Western Australia. More information on other provides will be added shortly
so please come back to our site.
Do you want a career in procurement?
Curtin University Graduate School of Business offers postgraduate studies in
strategic procurement at the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and
Masters levels. For more information please visit Curtin's
Graduate School of Business website
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