NOTIFICATION OF APPROACHES TO THE MARKET

Practice

1. Notices of open approaches to the market are to include:

  • the name and contact information of the procuring entity;
  • information necessary for a potential supplier to obtain all relevant documents relating to the procurement;
  • a description of the procurement and conditions for participation;
  • the address for the submission of responses (including whether they can be submitted electronically);
  • the closing date and time for the submission of responses;
  • the anticipated commencement date and duration of the contract;
  • whether the procurement is for a standing offer arrangement; and
  • whether other entities may be able to access the procurement arrangement and, where known, who those entities are.

2. To the extent practicable, entities should make relevant documentation available for download from AusTender

3. An entity may choose to publish notices elsewhere after the notice is published on AusTender, for example in the print media.  If the notice is published elsewhere, the details selected for inclusion in that notification must be the same as those contained in AusTender and should include a reference to AusTender. 

4. For multi-use lists:

  • requests for application for inclusion on a multi-use list must be either published continuously or re-published annually on AusTender;
  • entities may choose to publish the same notice elsewhere in addition to AusTender, for example on their website; and
  • if the multi-use list will be open for use by other entities to conduct prequalified tenders, the notice must include a statement to that effect.