Selling goods and services to NSW Government

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Let's make it easier for small and medium businesses to sell to NSW Government

We want to do more business with regional, small and medium businesses. You can help by telling us the challenges or pain points you come across when supplying to the NSW Government and how you think these can be fixed.

Your input will help us to better understand:

  • what blocks or helps you when supplying to us
  • how well our current policy to buy from regional, small and regional businesses works and how to improve it.

We'll use what you tell us to develop training and resources for small business.

We're reviewing the rules

The rules are set out in the Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Procurement Policy.

The policy is to help:

  • support local businesses, start-ups and innovation and primary industries
  • build small and medium business capability to supply to government
  • make supplying to government easy for small and medium businesses
  • listen to local businesses and measure participation.

We want to know your thoughts on whether the policy has met its aims and if any changes need to be made.

Tell us what you think

You can choose to remain anonymous as you give your views. Information you provide here will not be linked to any quotes or tenders you make.

The team at the NSW Small Business Commission would like to talk to some small, medium and regional businesses. If you are willing to do this, provide your contact details at the end of the survey and we might contact you.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement closed on 8 April 2021. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas which we are currently reviewing.

Let's make it easier for small and medium businesses to sell to NSW Government

We want to do more business with regional, small and medium businesses. You can help by telling us the challenges or pain points you come across when supplying to the NSW Government and how you think these can be fixed.

Your input will help us to better understand:

  • what blocks or helps you when supplying to us
  • how well our current policy to buy from regional, small and regional businesses works and how to improve it.

We'll use what you tell us to develop training and resources for small business.

We're reviewing the rules

The rules are set out in the Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Procurement Policy.

The policy is to help:

  • support local businesses, start-ups and innovation and primary industries
  • build small and medium business capability to supply to government
  • make supplying to government easy for small and medium businesses
  • listen to local businesses and measure participation.

We want to know your thoughts on whether the policy has met its aims and if any changes need to be made.

Tell us what you think

You can choose to remain anonymous as you give your views. Information you provide here will not be linked to any quotes or tenders you make.

The team at the NSW Small Business Commission would like to talk to some small, medium and regional businesses. If you are willing to do this, provide your contact details at the end of the survey and we might contact you.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement closed on 8 April 2021. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas which we are currently reviewing.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. We are currently reviewing your feedback.

    In November 2020, the NSW Government announced that the NSW Small Business Commissioner would develop and deliver a Tendering Support Program. To inform this program, the NSW Small Business Commission is undertaking an extensive stakeholder engagement to understand what the current challenges are, and to identify potential solutions to current systems and processes to make it easier for small businesses to sell to NSW Government.

    We are seeking feedback and insights from: 

    • government buyers 
    • procurement subject matter experts 
    • members of the NSW Community of Procurement Professionals 
    • those who provide support to small businesses to assist them with NSW Government tendering processes (including Business Connect, the ICN Network, and the Procurement NSW Business Concierge 
    • anyone else within Government who has insights to share in regard to engaging small business in NSW Government procurement.


    To assist us please answer the following questions. You can either register to save your progress, or answer anonymously. Your responses will be treated confidentially.

    Complete our survey
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