Victorian Government teaches SMEs to tender

Victorian Government teaches SMEs to tender

The Victorian Government has designed a series of workshops to educate small- to medium-sized information and communications technology (ICT) companies on how to improve the chances of winning government tenders.

The scheme has been developed by the Victorian department of ICT. Minister for Information and Communication Technology, Marsha Thomson, urged operators to register for the workshops to gain a better understanding of tendering processes within the ICT department.

Thomson said the workshops would educate businesses about the details of government ICT tender, selection and the relationship building processes.

“These workshops are a great opportunity for our ICT SMEs to gain working, practical, knowledge of how government procurement works,” she said.

The government-funded program will be run by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA).

Thomson said the government was keen to ensure companies based in Victoria had the best opportunity to be in the running for tenders and Victorian government spending.

The program is a first of its kind and will cost the government $30,000. Numbers for the course are limited.

The first series of workshops will run on October 28 and consist of four half-day sessions.

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