Current NAFC Procurement

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Future NAFC Procurement Activities

Detailed notifications of NAFC procurement activity will normally be via the following:

  • An Invitation to Tender or a Request for Proposals will be published on the NAFC website
  • Email notification to subscribers of the NAFC Tender Notification mailing list – subscribe here

Please note that for reasons of probity and fairness, NAFC is not in a position to provide detailed information regarding upcoming procurement processes prior to release. General enquires may be directed to tenders@nafc.org.au.

As part of its tender process NAFC usually prepares a Specimen Contract. This Specimen Contract, including various schedules and annexures, is provided as a basis on which to tender. Contracts that are executed with successful Tenderers are likely to be based on but not necessarily be identical to the Specimen Contract.

This NAFC Specimen Contract is available to tenderers to assist them in preparing their tender documentation.

You can also subscribe to our tender notification service (see below). We suggest that you do not rely entirely on the NAFC tender notification service as notification emails can be treated as spam or junk mail by your internet service provider or email program. Alternatively, you may be able to set up your favourite internet search engine to keep checking for changes to this page.

Please also note that from time to time NAFC may invite tenders from a limited group of potential suppliers. Although we will publicly release tenders whenever possible, there may be circumstances (such as urgency, for example) where a limited tender is the only practical approach. Where this occurs, initial communication with potential tenderers will be by email. Documents for these tenders will not normally be available on this website.

You may like to subscribe to our tender notification service (see the subscribe page).

Please note that NAFC uses the web-based electronic tendering system – TenderLink. You will need to register on the system in order to access full documentation, to receive notification of updates and addenda for tenders and to submit a tender or proposal.

Submitting a tender or proposal normally involves registering on TenderLink, downloading template documents, completing these documents and then uploading them back to TenderLink. Respondents will usually need access to Microsoft Word and Excel, running under Microsoft Windows, to complete a response.

If you are considering submitting a tender or proposal, make sure you leave yourself enough time to register and submit your tender or proposal before the relevant closing time/date.