Department of Finance

Tendering for agency contracts

Goods or services that are required by a single agency are procured under agency-specific contracts. Think medical equipment, animal feed, fire trucks, patient transport, grounds maintenance and more.

There are monetary thresholds in place for agencies to determine what process to follow when making a purchase.

For purchases of $250,000 and above, an agency must undertake a competitive procurement process through an open tender. Open tendering offers accountable, consistent and objective outcomes for Government and suppliers alike.

When tendering, you present Government with an offer addressing a set of selection requirements. An evaluation panel then assesses all offers against these requirements and a preferred supplier is chosen. Following the endorsement of the tender committee, the contract is then awarded to the successful respondent.

Where to start?

As a supplier, you can find all tenders of $250,000 and above on the Tenders WA website. To gain full access to the website, simply register your business.

On Tenders WA, you can find:

You can register to receive alerts for tenders that are relevant to your business. Registration is free.

A Request for Tender is usually advertised on Tenders WA for a minimum of 10 working days, with tender documentation available for download.

To learn more about tendering, go to the Overview of the tendering process web page.

Tip: To get up to speed with quoting and tendering, attend one of the regular, free New to Quotes and Tenders seminars.


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