Below are links to websites that may be useful for obtaining further information for businesses considering selling to the Australian Government.
AusTender provides centralised publication of Australian Government business opportunities, annual procurement plans and contracts awarded.
The office of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has two key functions: to assist and to advocate for small businesses and family enterprises.
If a problem arises between you and your prime contractor which you are unable to resolve yourself you may request assistance from the Office of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.
The Ombudsman is able to offer assistance in order to resolve your issue via an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process. Alternatively, if another government agency (Commonwealth, State or Territory) can otherwise more appropriately deal with your matter (e.g. because it involves an action taken by a state government), the Ombudsman can assist in referring you to the right agency that can assist you.
Australia.gov.au puts you on the right path by linking to information and services on around 900 Australian government websites as well as selected state and territory resources.
The australia.gov.au search engine also provides a search across all Australian government websites, letting you find information from many agencies at once.
Business.gov.au is an online government resource for the Australian business community. business.gov.au offers you simple and convenient access to all of the government information, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.
The Commonwealth Procurement Rules are the basic rule set for all Commonwealth procurements and govern the way in which entities undertake their own processes.
These sites focus on the issues that a small business may face during start-up or as they grow. They also contain links to other useful resources for the small business operator.
These are arrangements established to benefit most if not all non-corporate Commonwealth entities (NCCEs) when they procure goods and services. Whole-of-government arrangements may take the form of a contract, standing offer and/or template documentation.