We use our TenderLink portal to advertise our request for tenders and expressions of interest to the market and to manage the procurement process through to the contract award stage. Businesses looking for opportunities to do business with us are encouraged to:
We may hold site inspections or briefings as part of the tender process. These may be mandatory or non-mandatory and are generally conducted while the tender is being advertised.
Throughout the assessment period, we may ask for more information to clarify your tender. If you do not give us the information we request, we may deem your tender as non-conforming and exclude it from consideration.
Post tender negotiations
We may enter into negotiations with a preferred tenderer or a short listed number of tenderers.
When we have decided to award a contract, we will let the successful supplier know by sending documentation as soon as possible.
Unsuccessful suppliers will be notified of the outcome of their tender.
We are not bound to accept the lowest price or any tender. We may accept any tender in whole or in part.
We may not consider any tender which:
was not lodged in line with the requirements of the tender conditions by the closing date
does not conform with the requirements of the tender documents
requests changes or variations based on any condition or qualification.
We encourage tenderers to request a debriefing for feedback on their offer.
Debriefing sessions are not an opportunity to raise complaints. They are an opportunity to see what you did well and what needs some improvement. If you wish to make a formal complaint, please use our complaints process.
We will not compare your tender with the successful tender or justify the selection of the successful tenderer.