Supplying the Games

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) presents one of the most significant procurement programs over the next decade which will offer a wide range of opportunities for business.

The 4 steps below are a good way to get your business involved.

1

Check the forward procurement schedule

The Forward Procurement Plan and Schedule provides suppliers with an early indication of opportunities available, including estimated timeframes for approaches to market.

As procurement planning continues, details associated with GC2018 work packages in the Forward Procurement Schedule will be routinely updated.

Find out what opportunities are coming up and when they are likely to be going to market, by viewing the Forward Procurement Schedule (PDF, 363KB) here. Find information on awarded contracts here.

2

Register with the Industry Capability Network (ICN)

All GC2018 work packages in the Forward Procurement Schedule are listed on the ICN Gateway, and online database of project opportunities. By creating a free company profile on ICN Gateway, businesses can register interest against one or more GC2018 work packages.

Registering interest against GC2018 work packages on ICN Gateway enables you to:

  • receive notifications about changes to GC2018 work packages of interest to your business, including the release of tenders to market
  • receive notifications about Embracing 2018 business development activities related to your industry
  • express interest in sponsorship opportunities.

While ICN Gateway offers subscription services, you can register against GC2018 work packages and make your business visible to Games partners by using the free service.

If you are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business, registering on ICN Gateway will make your business visible to suppliers and project owners through the Black Business Finder.

Note: If you are already registered with ICN, check your details to ensure they are up to date.

3

Register on the QTenders website

All open tender and public Expression of Interest (EOI) opportunities for GC2018 will be published on the Queensland Government QTenders website. Register with QTenders to:

  • receive notification when a public tender is advertised in a category that is relevant to your business
  • view current, closed and awarded tenders
  • tender against published tender opportunities (download and upload tender documents).

Note: If you are already registered with QTenders, check your details to ensure they are up to date.

4

Local government procurement

Local government authorities may also advertise tender opportunities on their websites. You can find out more by contacting your local authority.

Be sure to check the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation's Supply Terms and Conditions, including their sustainable sourcing code and materials and packaging guidance.

You can also read general business information on tendering, including determining your business's capability and developing a tender response.

Procurement enquiries

If you have an enquiry about an open tender contact the project manager named in the invitation to offer.

For general procurement enquiries, email betterprocurement@hpw.qld.gov.au.

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