Writing Government Tenders


Writing a government tender is not for the faint hearted! A high level of competition, and an enormous amount of paperwork in addition to answering the tender questions can put real stress on your available time and resources.

Understanding where to start, how to answer the questions and dealing with the myriad of paperwork that comes with government tenders requires expert skill and experience.

Over the past 18 years, we’ve successfully guided hundreds of businesses through the government tender process to win millions of dollars in new business.


We have written hundreds of tenders to government, including to Commonwealth and state government departments, agencies and government-funded organisations, as well as local governments across Australia. Here are just a few recent examples:

Department of Defence
Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Department of Infrastructure and Transport
Department of Employment
Department of Veterans Affairs
Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Department of Community and Family Services
Department of Social Services
Australian Taxation Office

NSW Department of Health
Transport for NSW
Safework NSW
NSW Department of Education
NSW Police
NSW Department of Justice
NSW Department of Families and Communities
NSW Department of Industry

Queensland Treasury
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Work Cover Queensland
Queensland Building and Construction Commission
Queensland Department of Health

Victorian Department of Health
Victorian School Building Authority

NT Power Water
NT Health
ACT Government
South Australian Tourist Commission

City of Brisbane Council
City of Sydney Council
Lane Cove Council
Randwick City Council
Strathfield Council
Launceston City Council
Melton City Council
City of Canada Bay
Fairfield City Council
Auckland City Council


Even if you’re new to tendering to government, there are steps you can take well in advance to be ready. Being prepared means you’ll find the process of writing a government tender much less arduous.

And that’s not all. The great benefit for our clients is that they submit a polished, professional government tender they are proud of and can readily adapt for future tenders. You can be confident we know exactly how to manage the process to ensure your tender response stands up to the competition.

For the clients we work with as their outsourced government tender writer – professional services, law, accounting and business advisory firms and consulting and services businesses – drawing on our experience as government tender writing professionals helps them deal with the demands of the tender process while they focus on their core business.

Contact Rosemary Gillespie and the team for more information

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