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Government procurement - how low is too low

A 2013 ASIAL member survey found that 27% of respondents chose not to tender for government contracts because they simply couldn’t compete with the contract prices quoted by others and couldn’t make a sustainable profit.

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  • ACT Industry Briefing

    Date: 24/09/2014

    Speakers will include Phil Marsh, Assistant Director, Fair Work Ombudsman speaking about the local government procurement education campaign.

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  • TAS Industry Briefing

    Date: 25/09/2014

    Robert Steedman, Manager, Licensing & Accreditation (Department of Justice, Tasmania) will be giving a regulatory update and Ray Smith, Assistant Director, Fair Work Ombudsman will be speaking about the local government procurement education campaign.

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  • Explosives 2014

    Date: 01/10/2014

    For everyone with an interest in the legal or illegal use of explosives. The forum will be opened by Senator Fawcett Chair of the Defence Sub-Committee of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

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  • VIC Industry Briefing

    Date: 16/10/2014

    Hear from the new manager of Licensing and Regulation Division, Superintendent Brett Curran, and Lowri Burman, Senior Education Officer, Fair Work Ombudsman speaking about the local government procurement education campaign.

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  • 2014 Security Industry Awards for Excellence Dinner

    Date: 23/10/2014

    Announcement of the winners of the 2014 Industry Awards for Excellence Dinner will take place at The Ivy, Sydney.

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  • Government procurement – how low is too low?

    Doing business with government can be a both rewarding and challenging experience. A 2013 ASIAL member survey found that 27% of respondents chose not to tender for government contracts because they simply couldn’t compete with the contract prices quoted by others and couldn’t make a sustainable profit. Of the 73% who stated that they did compete for government work, price was by far the most important factor in determining the outcome. Quality service provision and the requirement to provide proof of the ability to deliver the service ran a distant second and third.

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    False billing scams were the most common scam affecting small businesses in 2013.   According to the ACCC’s latest Targeting scams report, over 3,600 reports were received about this scam in 2013 – an increase of 45 per cent from 2012 – and almost $725,000 was lost.

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