Supplier Resources

Resources for TAFE NSW Suppliers

TAFE NSW procures a diverse and unique range of products across the categories of general goods and services, building and construction, facilities maintenance and information communication and technology.

As a NSW Government agency, TAFE NSW operates in accordance with the NSW Government Procurement Policy Framework and aims to achieve quality, sustainable and value for money outcomes for its stakeholders. TAFE NSW is committed to undertaking transparent, fair and equitable procurement with reputable suppliers. All suppliers that undertake work on behalf of TAFE NSW must do so in accordance with the TAFE NSW Statement of Business Ethics.

Currently TAFE NSW spends over $600 million per year with third party suppliers and contractors located across NSW, Australia and internationally. TAFE NSW employees procure a diverse range of commodities in order to effectively resource and support quality teaching and learning outcomes. TAFE NSW offers over 700 courses and we purchase all the consumables needed to deliver them, ranging from the building trades to beauty therapy, horticulture, hospitality, computer programming, business administration and many more. We also procure a range of corporate goods and services such as professional services, marketing and advertising services, facility and asset maintenance, contingent labour, etc.

Coming soon to TAFE NSW - SAP Ariba eProcurement Solution

In 2020, TAFE NSW is implementing SAP Ariba eProcurement, that will transform the way TAFE NSW transacts with suppliers.

Suppliers will start to see a difference in the look of purchase orders as we begin the transition process. The SAP Ariba eProcurement solution will result in many benefits for both TAFE NSW and suppliers including a reduction in manual processing and paperwork, tailored approaches to supplier management, and faster invoicing and payment processing timeframes.

To learn more about the TAFE NSW eProcurement solution and how it may change the way you transact with TAFE NSW please watch this video: A Day in the Life: Supplier with SAP Ariba.

Please check this page regularly for updates and key information regarding the SAP Ariba Network. If you have any questions please email

How will this impact your transactions with TAFE NSW?

As TAFE NSW moves closer to implementing SAP Ariba, the team are contacting TAFE NSW's most frequently used suppliers by email to join the Ariba Network. The email will come from and may go to spam or junk folder initially so please keep an eye out. It will include information on establishing a trading relationship with TAFE NSW on the Ariba Network and configuring your Ariba Network account. Please action any requests that come through within five business days. TAFE NSW are targeting a cutover date from our existing accounts payable process by April 2020.

Our remaining suppliers will be invited to register for an SAP Ariba Network Account when they receive their first Purchase Order from TAFE NSW Checkout. Once registered they will be able to fulfil the Purchase Order.

Key messages to suppliers

26 September 2019 - Email spoofing scam imitating NSW Government

The NSW Government has been notified by the Australian Cyber Security Centre of a spoofing email:

  1. inviting suppliers to quote for supply of goods and services
  2. with a purchase order for the supply of goods and services

The scammers register realistic-looking NSW government websites and email addresses and use these to communicate with suppliers. The emails include the contact details of the Chief Procurement Officer, Chief Information Officer and Secretary. If you believe you have received a scam email, please forward it to

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