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What is a Unique Selling Point?

One of the main reasons government organisations and private companies issue a request for tenders is to make sure they are selecting suppliers and service providers that are perfect for their...


Posted: 14/01/21 06:00 What is a Unique Selling Point?

5 strategies to take advantage of the 2021 tender boom

The tendering market is set to boom in 2021 as part of the nation’s COVID-19 recovery response, representing significant opportunities for small-medium-enterprises (SME) to expand or pivot their...


Posted: 08/12/20 07:08 5 strategies to take advantage of the 2021 tender boom

How to Present Your Value to Win Tenders

There is a view that you need to be the cheapest to win a tender. My response to that opinion is always the same. “When did you last buy a house? Did you buy the cheapest house you were shown?”...


Posted: 11/11/20 09:24 How to Present Your Value to Win Tenders

Capability Statement

During a tender process, there may come a time when buyers and contractors request a capability statement. Read on to see what a capability statement is, the benefits, and how to create one for...


Posted: 11/11/20 09:13 Capability Statement

Commercial Cleaning Tenders

When writing your proposal or tender response for commercial cleaning tenders, it’s important that you respond in a way that shows the client exactly how you’ll deliver the services if you win the...


Posted: 09/10/20 15:07 Commercial Cleaning Tenders

Panel Tenders

Have you come across words like panels, panel arrangement and panel tenders? Find out what they're all about here in this article. 


Posted: 09/10/20 15:06 Panel Tenders

What tender documents do I need for tendering?

I often get asked – I am new to tendering, what tender documents do I need to have to compete for work?


Posted: 07/09/20 15:41 What tender documents do I need for tendering?

Difference Between a Tender and a Quote

Tenders and Quotes have many common characteristics but have subtle differences. This article clarifies the differences in a deeper understanding of tendering.


Posted: 28/08/20 08:07 Difference Between a Tender and a Quote

The Tendering Process

Once you've found the tender suitable for your business to take part in, you may be asking: What is the tender process? We've identified eight steps to a standard tender process. The shortest...


Posted: 10/08/20 22:00 The Tendering Process

How to Write a Winning Tender Response

If you haven’t written a tender before, you might find the process quite daunting. Here are a few top tips on writing a successful tender response.


Posted: 05/08/20 11:33 How to Write a Winning Tender Response

Six Key Steps for Developing a Winning Tender Price

Developing a tender price is no easy task. It is an all-encompassing activity that draws upon significant amounts of information, data and costs, and is extremely involved and time consuming


Posted: 14/07/20 09:20 Six Key Steps for Developing a Winning Tender Price

Where can I find information on tenders?

Finding and winning government and local council contracts is a great way to restore life to your organisation if you have been impacted during this time of economic uncertainty. We explain how to...


Posted: 30/06/20 09:40 Where can I find information on tenders?

Tips for Writing a Winning Tender

If you’re new to the tender response process, Dawtek's Kristine Daw has the following tips to help you write a winning tender. This is the first in our posts from tender industry experts. Kristine...


Posted: 18/06/20 11:01 Tips for Writing a Winning Tender

Invited Tenders

You may have seen an 'Invited Tender' on our website with very little information and no useful link and wondered what are they and how to get an invite.  An Invited Tender can also be called a...


Posted: 03/06/20 09:45 Invited Tenders

Projects fast-tracked to support jobs during COVID-19

As we start to see a light at the end of the tunnel from the current isolation restrictions, governments from all levels look to measures that are set to rebuilding the economy.


Posted: 26/05/20 14:38 Projects fast-tracked to support jobs during COVID-19

Business responds to COVID-19 through tender

As we become accustomed to the new normal that is life in a pandemic, we take a look at how the world of tendering has changed and responded during these early days of COVID-19.


Posted: 28/04/20 10:02 Business responds to COVID-19 through tender

Resources to Help Your Business Survive the Coronavirus

 

The coronavirus is causing financial difficulties for businesses across the nation,  here are five resources that can help you navigate this difficult situation.


Posted: 26/03/20 10:03 Resources to Help Your Business Survive the Coronavirus

The Tender Response Process

Your tender response process guides the essential steps you need to take to submit a winning tender. Australian Tenders has provided the following guide, which covers that process and can help you...


Posted: 09/03/20 07:15 The Tender Response Process

Difference Between a Tender and Expression of Interest

Do you find it confusing to find a Buyer advertising a Tender and another asking for an Expression of Interest (EOI)? This handy guide spells out the difference simply for you.


Posted: 14/02/20 07:15 Difference Between a Tender and Expression of Interest

5 Top Tips to Prepare Your Business for the New Year

Whether this year has been a good year or a bad year of tendering for your business, we encourage you not to quit and to keep your tender response knowledge and skills up. In 2018-19 there were...


Posted: 18/12/19 10:48 5 Top Tips to Prepare Your Business for the New Year

Should I Subscribe to a Tender Notification Site?

Do you really need to subscribe to a tender notification service? The answer is: it depends. Here's a quick breakdown of how much bang you get for your buck to make your decision an easy one.


Posted: 28/11/19 10:33 Should I Subscribe to a Tender Notification Site?

Should We Respond to this Tender?

In recent years more than 73,000 contracts with a total value of $71 billion were awarded to businesses throughout Australia. Was your organisation one of them? Read on to find out. Did you...


Posted: 30/10/19 12:14 Should We Respond to this Tender?

New Zealand Tenders - Now at Australian Tenders

Australian Tenders is excited to announce the addition of New Zealand tenders, keeping you in the loop for tender notifications right across the land of the long white cloud. New Zealand...
Posted: 15/08/19 16:29 New Zealand Tenders - Now at Australian Tenders

How to price your tender: Tips for pricing tenders

One of the most important and challenging tasks during your tender response process will be in pricing the tender (pricing the bid). As to what the price should be, there is no straight answer...


Posted: 27/05/19 08:00 How to price your tender: Tips for pricing tenders

Election 2019 – What it Means for Tendering

Both the Liberal Party and the Australian Labor Party (ALP) have made significant commitments in the election campaign to upgrade existing and build new infrastructure across Australia.


Posted: 13/05/19 13:52 Election 2019 – What it Means for Tendering

10 Tips for Analysing a Tender Request

Once you have found a suitable tender and downloaded the tender documents, read the tender request. A thorough read is necessary for analysing the tender request, also known as Request for Tender...
Posted: 29/04/19 06:02 10 Tips for Analysing a Tender Request

Reading Tender Documents - What's Important?

A great tender opportunity has come up and you think you have a shot at winning it. Read on to find out exactly what to do next.


Posted: 19/03/19 16:57 Reading Tender Documents - What's Important?

Awarded Contract Info: How It Helps

Awarded contract information can be extremely useful data to help your business understand your market and your competitors, get alerted of awarded tenders with Australian Tenders today!


Posted: 01/02/19 09:26 Awarded Contract Info: How It Helps

Why Tender? Benefits of Tendering in 2019

2019 is approaching fast, maybe you're thinking about a new business venture, maybe you've stumbled upon tendering recently or maybe you're a tender veteran. Either way, we recommend reading this...


Posted: 11/12/18 14:13 Why Tender? Benefits of Tendering in 2019

Is this tender right for me? Use our Tender Decision Chart as your guide.

When you find tenders that might be right for you, how do you proceed to the next stage?  The answer requires strategic thinking. We've created a a few questions and a simple chart to help...


Posted: 30/11/18 08:48 Is this tender right for me? Use our Tender Decision Chart as your guide.

6 Steps to Tendering: Read Our Quick Guide

Before you spend hours drafting a tender response, make sure the tender is really right for your business and ensure you've got all the tools you need. This quick guide will help you in...


Posted: 22/10/18 11:42 6 Steps to Tendering: Read Our Quick Guide

Tendering Mistakes: Top 10 ways to lose a tender

Have you have put a mammoth effort into a tender response, then wondered why you weren't shortlisted, or selected? And worse - you knew  you could complete the job being tendered with no problems?...


Posted: 11/09/18 10:23 Tendering Mistakes: Top 10 ways to lose a tender

WA Industry Participation Strategy launched

A new government strategy for WA industry launched on October 1 2018 aiming to provide local businesses with full, fair and reasonable opportunity to access and win State Government supply...


Posted: 21/08/18 13:53 WA Industry Participation Strategy launched

Downloading Tender Docs: Helpful tools for Suppliers

How often do you want to download a tender document only to be asked to log in or register?  Do you almost weep as you hit the ‘forgot my password’ link and wait for that reminder email?


Posted: 01/08/18 12:31 Downloading Tender Docs: Helpful tools for Suppliers

How to Write a Tender Response Well

How do you write a tender response that will win you that contract? Read this simple and effective advice and respond to tenders with confidence.


Posted: 04/04/18 06:25 How to Write a Tender Response Well

What is a tender?

Understanding tender requests, buyers and suppliers, tenders in contract law and the tendering process gives you a greater chance of a winning bid. Know the system to make it work for you.


Posted: 21/02/18 09:00 What is a tender?

Tender Ready: Kick Goals in 2018 With a Fresh Look at Your Business

Do you ever see a tender that you think could be a good one…but you’re not quite sure? To be ready for any tender that ticks all the boxes, first have a clear picture of those boxes. Know the...


Posted: 28/11/17 07:00 Tender Ready: Kick Goals in 2018 With a Fresh Look at Your Business

Tenders Peak in November (Updated 2019)

In 2018-19 there were 78,150 government contracts published with a combined value of $64.5 billion *.  These figures don't include the thousands of non-government tenders also published. The...


Posted: 01/11/17 12:58 Tenders Peak in November (Updated 2019)

How to Win Tender Bids

How do you win tenders? Winning tenders involves far more than submitting the lowest price with a nice covering letter. Winning tenders is a bit like passing an exam, you need to be prepared, read...


Posted: 31/10/17 08:54 How to Win Tender Bids

New Queensland Government Procurement Policy - An Overview

The Queensland Government introduced a new procurement policy which came into effect on 1 September 2017 which will provide a significant advantage to local suppliers looking for Queensland...


Posted: 25/10/17 13:16 New Queensland Government Procurement Policy - An Overview

Local Benefits Test - Make the Most of Queensland's New Procurement Policy

The Queensland Government has introduced a local benefits test as part of it's new procurement policy which came into effect on 1 September 2017. Local suppliers, especially those in remote and...


Posted: 25/10/17 12:43 Local Benefits Test - Make the Most of Queensland's New Procurement Policy

Tendering Tips - Top 10

Tendering is a great way to increase your bottom line and get new work. The process can be daunting but following these tried and tested tips will help you in your quest to win.


Posted: 20/09/17 10:41 Tendering Tips - Top 10

What is an Expression of Interest?

How is an Expression of Interest different to a Request for Tender and why? The answers to these questions are a must-know when tendering.


Posted: 18/09/17 12:09 What is an Expression of Interest?

Awarded Tenders - Who Won?

Who won that tender? One way of staying in the loop with the tendering process is keeping an eye on who is winning which tenders in your industry.


Posted: 29/08/17 15:08 Awarded Tenders - Who Won?

WA Government Tenders and Procurement Guide - Easy to Understand

How the Western Australian Government buys your services - all about open tenders, common use arrangements and more.The Western Australian Government buys goods and services for around $14 billion...


Posted: 23/08/17 14:47 WA Government Tenders and Procurement Guide - Easy to Understand

Tenders and Contracts Straight to Your Inbox

Create unlimited alerts for tenders, contracts, subcontracts and awarded jobs with Australian Tenders.


Posted: 17/08/17 11:45 Tenders and Contracts Straight to Your Inbox

How To Win Subcontractor Jobs

Improve your next subcontractor bid and win more jobs. Understanding why contractors win or lose and how a primary contractor makes a choice will get you working the jobs you want.


Posted: 16/08/17 16:34 How To Win Subcontractor Jobs

Government Tenders: Resources to Help Win

Below are some links to help you with your government tender response across Australia.


Posted: 03/08/17 10:28 Government Tenders: Resources to Help Win

What is tendering?

Tendering is a process where are an organisation responds to a request for information or pricing related to the supply of goods and services from another organisation.


Posted: 01/08/17 08:32 What is tendering?

The Basics of Procurement Explained to a 7 Year Old

The following detail was written by a tender expert Celia Jordaan. She explains the important details and insights to understanding the basics of procurement.


Posted: 29/02/16 06:20 The Basics of Procurement Explained to a 7 Year Old