Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to many of the questions you will have regarding our Tenders.Net services and tendering in general.

 

Our Top Questions

Here are a few of our top questions and their answers

What access does the Free Registered User access give me?
Those who sign in as a Free Registered User of Tenders.Net are able to search across our entire database of current tenders (excluding selective tenders) - this is a great way of seeing available tenders which may be relevant for your business.

Once you have searched our database and see the list of matching opportunities, all tenders that are marked with the green coloured 'REG' button are available for viewing by our Free Registered Users.

** Note: ALL local government tenders will be available for you to select and view full details. There are also a number of tenders from the private sector which have been made available for viewing by our Free Registered Users.

Tenders.Net Free Registered Users are also able to request a search of our extensive archives, and have access to our subscription services and prices, should they be interested in upgrading to a paid subscription.

What do I do if I’m interested in a particular tender?
Contact details will be provided with your tender information, so you can simply get in touch and ask any questions you have, or request the tender documents.

Is the tendering process only used by government organisations?
Tenders are commonly advertised by all levels of governments, and increasingly over recent years by the private sector. The number of private sector opportunities has doubled over the past decade.

Is tendering only for large companies?
Not at all. Many of our subscribers are small business, some sole traders, and they are successfully submitting on tenders.

 

Tenders and Tendering

Will you help me prepare my tender submission?
You will find that tender documents are quite structured and specific. As no one knows your business as well as you do, you are the best person to prepare your tender submission.

Be sure to set up your tender response exactly as per the tendering specifications outline - this will make it easy for the tenderers to assess your responses. Answer all questions.
If you obtain the tender documents and you're not confident in submitting your response, we can certainly put you in touch with organisations who specialise in this area.

How do I get the tender documents?
Contact details for documentation will be provided with each tender, and often you will be able to click a link and download documentation electronically.

What do I do if I’m interested in a particular tender?
Contact details will be provided with your tender information, so you can simply get in touch and ask any questions you have, or request the tender documents.

Is the tendering process only used by government organisations?
Tenders are commonly advertised by all levels of governments, and increasingly over recent years by the private sector. The number of private sector opportunities has doubled over the past decade.

How many open tenders do you have on your system?
We have more opportunities than any other source in Australasia and advertise around 1,000 more opportunities at any one time than our closest competitor. Not only do we have tenders being advertised directly through our portal, our network is also comprehensive, so if there is an open (publicly advertised) tender from the public or private sectors anywhere throughout Australasia, you can expect to see it on our network.
Each year there are around 20,000 opportunities advertised through Tenders.Net that are not available through any other source.

Is tendering only for large companies?
Not at all. Many of our subscribers are small business, some sole traders, and they are successfully submitting on tenders.

How do I know if tendering is suitable for my business?
Sign on to our website as a Free Registered User and search all current tenders using any keywords (or categories, or tendering firms) that would flag any opportunities in your industry. The results will speak for themselves!
And if you're still unsure, request a Free search on our extensive archives. You can do this when you sign on to our site as a Registered User, by clicking on 'Free Archive Search offer' when you first log on. We will run a search using your keywords and show you what tenders would have been relevant for you over the last 6 - 12 months.

 

Advertising a Tender

I want to advertise a tender, can I do that on Tenders.Net?
Absolutely, you can advertise any public tender on our network free of charge. You can place it directly onto Tenders.Net yourself, or you can have our staff put up your advertisement and manage it for you.

What are the costs to advertise a SELECTIVE tender?
Advertising a tender restricted to a list of your specific suppliers will cost you only AU $100 + GST. Your selected suppliers are able to access that tender free of charge.

It is also free of charge for you to advertise an opportunity restricted to only Tenders.Net paying subscribers.

How can Tenders.Net help me if I advertise tenders regularly?
As a frequent Advertiser on Tenders.Net you can get a free customisable mini-site set up just for your tenders, which can even be embedded directly into your own website for seamless interaction. This Direct Tendering Portal (or DTP) makes the perfect spot to manage your opportunities or to direct your suppliers to for accessing your tenders without cost.

There is ZERO cost to you for the design, setup, and running of this DTP. Tenders.Net provide this service for you, free of charge.

What are the costs to advertise a PUBLICLY available tender?
Advertising a publicly available opportunity on Tenders.Net is completely free of charge. It is also free for your suppliers to access from our system.

 

Searching Tenders

What access does the Free Registered User access give me?
Those who sign in as a Free Registered User of Tenders.Net are able to search across our entire database of current tenders (excluding selective tenders) - this is a great way of seeing available tenders which may be relevant for your business.

Once you have searched our database and see the list of matching opportunities, all tenders that are marked with the green coloured 'REG' button are available for viewing by our Free Registered Users.

** Note: ALL local government tenders will be available for you to select and view full details. There are also a number of tenders from the private sector which have been made available for viewing by our Free Registered Users.

Tenders.Net Free Registered Users are also able to request a search of our extensive archives, and have access to our subscription services and prices, should they be interested in upgrading to a paid subscription.

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