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Supplier FAQ

Suppliers are encouraged to regularly check this website for information about working with TAFE NSW or alternatively can email the TAFE NSW Procurement Team at

View the TAFE NSW Annual Procurement Plan

TAFE NSW carries out its tender evaluations based on value for money outcomes. This means that the cheapest offer doesn’t necessarily win. The assessment is made against both price and non-price criteria. Suppliers are encouraged to read the tender documentation to ensure the requirements are fully understood before submitting an offer. If you are unsure about any information in the tender documentation it is best to email the registered to seek clarification. Suppliers are also encouraged to respond to any non-price criteria with concise and relevant information that clearly addresses the questions.

Given the diversity of our procurement profile, insurance requirements are tailored to the goods and services being procured and insurance requirements are listed within the procurement documentation.

If you are unclear of the requirements, contact the TAFE NSW Contact Officer who can advise you in writing.

The length of a procurement process depends on the complexity of the procurement activity and the process that needs to be undertaken including availability of resources. A timetable for each procurement process is specified in the invitation to supply document to provide you some guidance.

Yes, you are able to seek feedback in relation to your tender response, whilst we can't disclose information about other offers received, we will focus on the quality and competitiveness of your offer in relation to our evaluation criteria. This process is intended to assist you in future tender responses. The process for obtaining feedback will be detailed in the tender documentation, however if you are unsure please email the Contact Officer.

The Enforceable Procurement Provisions are legal requirements for NSW Government agencies arising from international procurement agreements. TAFE NSW are exempt from these provisions, however we strive to apply best practice principles when undertaking any procurement process with our suppliers.

The Deputy Ombudsman (Aboriginal programs) has a legislated function to independently monitor and assess the implementation of prescribed Aboriginal programs including OCHRE- the NSW Government’s Aboriginal Affairs plan. This function is an integral part of the overall accountability framework for OCHRE.

Please send any feedback relating to our procurement process to care of the General Manager, Procurement.

Where a complaint cannot be resolved at an agency level it may be referred to the NSW Procurement Board for further investigation.

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