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Further Information

Below are links to websites that may be useful for obtaining further information for businesses considering selling to the Australian Government.


AusTender advertises all forms of openly available business opportunities with the Australian Government.

Search facilities on AusTender help you identify individual tenders or contracts which may be of interest. For example, you can search for relevant business opportunities based on a variety of indicators including the agency name, category of goods or services, or keywords.

Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)

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 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 that agency. 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 search engine also provides a search across all Australian Government websites, letting you find information from many agencies at once. is an online government resource for the Australian business community. 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.

Commonwealth Procurement Rules

The Commonwealth Procurement Rules are the basic rule set for all Commonwealth procurements and govern the way entities undertake their own processes.

Small Business 

These sites focus on the issues that a small business may face during start-up and as they grow. They also contain links to other useful resources for small business operators.

Whole of Australian Government Arrangements

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.