Government contracts for small business

We'll be supporting business through better government

What we’ll do

A Marshall Liberal Government will improve the ability of South Australian businesses to compete for and win government contracts, enabling these businesses to grow and create jobs, while delivering the same or better outcomes for taxpayers.

Specifically, we will:

  • allow big contracts to be broken into smaller contracts, meaning smaller local businesses can successfully bid for and deliver the work
  • introduce a requirement that at least one local supplier must be involved in every selective tender process
  • make the process of bidding for government tenders quicker and easier by establishing a pre-registration system where business details can be pre-loaded and saved
  • improve transparency for tender processes
  • establish a unit to assist small to medium businesses in preparing their tenders.

Why we’re doing it

The South Australian Government spends over $4 billion a year purchasing goods and services.

This spending is a significant investment made on behalf of taxpayers who expect their government to deliver the best outcomes possible from their hard-earned tax dollars.

Using more South Australian goods, services and labour in government purchases means more local jobs and more opportunities for South Australians.

That’s why we will ensure South Australian businesses can effectively participate in this process.