Submit a tender

Make a formal offer to perform work for the City of Sydney.

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

If you’re responding to construction work projects

When responding to construction work projects, please also review the following documentation:

  • WHS construction standards
  • WHS management plan review
  • Guide – preparing a WHS management plan.
WHS construction standardsDOCX · 56.1 KB · Last updated
WHS management plan reviewXLSX · 136.5 KB · Last updated
Guide – preparing a WHS management planDOCX · 31.84 KB · Last updated

Before you start

Tender checklist

  • Have I read the document in full and understood it?
  • Have I sought clarification on any points I don't understand?
  • Have I completed every field required?
  • Have I answered all criteria?
  • Have I signed every field that requires a signature?

After you finish

Awaiting review

Every tender will be reviewed by a panel in accordance with the criteria listed in the request for tender documents.

We’ll examine it for compliance with the conditions of tendering. Each tender is read in detail and examined. The strengths and weaknesses of each tender are recorded. You will be advised in writing that your tender was received and then whether your bid was successful or not, once we have considered the responses.

Conforming tenders

A conforming tender is one that meets the conditions outlined in the request for tender document and all requirements of this specifications. A tender may be ruled non-conforming if it's incomplete, does not meet the requirements of the specification or contract as required under the request for tender.

A tender that fails to achieve the stated value in any one assessment criteria will be deemed as non-compliant, as it is considered the risk of engaging that organization is considered high. Details of the mechanism for non-compliance are outlined in the request for tender document.

Procurement decisions

We base procurement decisions on a principle of value for money rather than lowest costs. The organisation will also give preference to, and purchase, environmentally performing products that are cost competitive, and organisations that operate in an environmentally responsible manner.

There’s no opportunity to negotiate the contract after the tender has been accepted. If you wish to offer substitute terms they must be submitted in full as part of your tender.

Lobbying councillors or employees is prohibited and may disqualify you from the process.

Make an appointment to speak to a procurement manager

If you're a potential supplier of future tenders, we'd like to hear from you. Enquiries about existing tenders must be directed to the contact nominated in the document.