Training for suppliers

How to access training and support for suppliers to the Western Australian Government. Seminars and workshops opportunities include Aboriginal business training, disability enterprises training, works and goods and services contractors training.

The Department of Finance offers training to businesses looking to find work with the Western Australian Government. There are seminars available for suppliers of goods and services, and works. Suppliers of community services should go to training for the community services sector


Aboriginal business capability building

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Capability building training programs delivered to Aboriginal businesses throughout Western Australia.

These programs seek to empower Aboriginal businesses to tender for more government contracts.

Topics included

  • Tendering skills
  • Business development
  • Internal governance
  • Contractual compliance requirements

Training providers

Three Aboriginal businesses were awarded the contracts across specified regions. 

Aboriginal business Specified regions Contact 
Indigenous Professional Services Pty Ltd Perth, Peel, South West, and Great Southern  
+61 9721 7057 

Keogh Bay People Pty Ltd Pilbara, Mid West, Gascoyne, Goldfields-Esperance, and Wheatbelt

Neil Fong, Project Manager
+61 488 218 222

Morrgul Pty Ltd Kimberley

Klari Kadar, Executive Director
+61 437 705 700

The contractors will consult with Aboriginal business and not-for-profit communities in their specified regions in order to design the program and develop a strategy for providing the program in a culturally respectful way. Service delivery will ensure that the varied needs of Aboriginal entities across the state are addressed.

Contact the relevant business in your region for information relating to services available.


Aboriginal business training

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The Aboriginal Procurement Policy Education and Training Program offers workshops designed for representatives from the Aboriginal business sector.

The Aboriginal business training sessions provides information on the new Aboriginal Procurement Policy and explains the procurement process, relevant policies, how to submit quotes and tenders, how bids are evaluated, and hints and tips for working with government.


These workshops are designed for the Aboriginal business sector. If you are a public sector employee seeking information on the Aboriginal Procurement Policy and requirements, contact the Social Procurement Initiatives Team to access the Aboriginal Procurement Policy e-learning module.

Topics included

  • The Western Australian Government procurement process and relevant policies for goods and services and works
  • Considerations for submitting a quote or tender
  • How to connect with the Western Australian Government
  • Additional information and support


Sessions are currently planned for:

Location  Venue  Dates  Register
Broome Broome Lotteries House, Hall 2,  620 Cable Beach Road, Broome Tuesday 3 September 2019
Register for Broome training
Bunbury Koombana Room, Quality Hotel Lighthouse, 2 Marlston Drive, Bunbury Wednesday 28 August 2019

Registrations closed

Geraldton Meeting Room,  Geraldton Multipurpose Centre, 254 Marine Terrace, Geraldton Tuesday 13 August 2019

Registrations closed

Kalgoorlie   Function Room, Goldfields Arts Centre, 35 Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie

Thursday 19 September 2019

Register for Kalgoorlie training


Tambrey Pavilion, Tambrey Oval, Tambrey Drive near Primary School, Karratha  Wednesday 5 June 2019     Registrations closed
Kununurra Conference Room,  Mirima Language Centre, Speargrass Road, Kununurra Tuesday 2 July 2019 

Registrations closed


The Shed, 58 Sutton Street, Mandurah Friday 20 September 2019  Register for Mandurah training
Perth  Training Room 2, Albert Facey House, 469 Wellington Street, Perth 

Friday 27 September 2019

Friday 1 November 2019

Register for Perth training for 27 September

Register for Perth training for 1 November


Click on the links above for training. 


Contact the Social Procurement Initiatives team  or phone 61 8 6551 2475 to register your interest or enquire about training opportunities in another regional area. 

Contracting with government for Building Management and Works

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This seminar introduces businesses to the Western Australian Government tendering process for works and maintenance procurement.

This seminar provides information to help businesses understand the Building Management and Works (BMW) tendering process for works and maintenance procurement, including how tendering applications are evaluated and how businesses are assessed for prequalification

Works procurement covers any services contracted that involves non-residential structures such as the building and maintenance of schools and hospitals.  


This seminar is designed for businesses who are involved in, or would like to be involved in, directly tendering for BMW's minor and capital works projects, such as builders, architects, facilities managers and electricians.

Please note, this seminar is not designed for businesses who intend to provide goods and services, or community services to government.

Training for the community services sector lists relevant courses available to community service suppliers.  Training for contracting with government for goods and services is also available.

Topics included

  • BMW works procurement policies
  • Prequalification of head contractors
  • Contractor performance reporting
  • Tender request documents
  • Tender management process


Contracting with government - Building Management and Works
When: 15 October 4.30pm-6.30pm
Where: Optima Centre Town Hall, 16 Parkland Rod, Osborne Park WA 6017.


Registrations are essential as places are limited.

Register for the event here.


For further information on this seminar contact the BMW Industry Liaison Unit.

Contracting with government for goods and services

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This seminar explains the quoting and tendering process for the supply of goods and services to the Western Australian Government.

This seminar introduces businesses to the Western Australian Government quoting and tendering process for goods and services procurement. 


This seminar is designed for businesses that are new to quoting and tendering for government processes, as well as providing current suppliers with further information.

Please note, this session is not designed for businesses who intend to provide building or maintenance services, or community services to government.

There is also training for the community services sector and if you’re a business that would like to provide building or maintenance services that information is covered in the Contracting with government for Building Management and Works seminar.

Topics included

  • Quote and tender request documentation for goods and services
  • Government policies such as Buy Local and Value for Money
  • Common selection criteria
  • The evaluation process for quotes and tenders
  • Where to access information and further assistance


Cost: Free
Date: Tuesday 12 November 2019
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: The Boulevard Centre, Lower Level, Cambridge Library, 99 The Boulevard, Floreat
Prerequisite: None
What to bring: Pen and writing paper


Register for contracting goods and services training 

Registrations are essential as places are limited. 

Tenders WA support and guides

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A series of documents that take you through the supplier experience from registering your business, searching for contracts and submitting tenders.

The Tenders WA library is an access point to documents, policies, user guides and further information on contracting to government through Tenders WA. 


Business employees interested in tendering to Government.

Topics included

  • Register as a new supplier
  • Tender search 
  • Invited requests
  • Electronic tender lodgement


Cost: Free

To open the Tenders WA online library simply click the title link.


For more information email Procurement Systems Support or phone 61 8 6551 2020.

Page reviewed 8 October 2019