If you are considering applying for a tender, there are five key things Government buyers think about and look for when reviewing your tender.
These are the five key things Government buyers think about and look for when reviewing your tender.
Value for money is the primary objective. As a seller it is important you understand what value for money means, and you can demonstrate what you are selling is value for money.
Value for money is not the lowest price nor is it the best bargain. Value for money is all the benefits over the lifecycle of what is being purchased without all the costs.
Whilst what you are selling can be the best on the market and the cheapest - if the Government sees that it may fail or cost more to adopt or maintain then your product may not be the best value for money.
Government agencies must encourage competition and furthermore, they are specifically required to champion new businesses including small businesses to pitch for Government work.
All Government agencies should:
Government agencies should not keep buying the same things time and time again. They are urged to consider innovative options when buying goods and/or services.
All Government agencies need to spend public money wisely - meaning they should only buy what they need and source sustainable alternatives when available.
Additionally, Government agencies must -
The Supplier’s Code of Conduct also applies to buyers. When buying goods and/or services, Government agencies are required to:
If you believe a Government agency has not complied with the Supplier’s Code of Conduct, you can make a complaint to your State Government’s Procurement Office.
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