Cairns businesses can find out how to tender for billions of dollars worth of government work at a half-day workshop later this month.

Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham said the Tendering for Government Business Workshop was designed to educate local businesses on the Government’s procurement processes and helped to maximise their chances of securing work.

“It gives participants practical advice on how to tender for government business, including insights into how tenders are evaluated and awarded,” Dr Lynham said.

“The workshop also provides information about current and future procurement opportunities.”

Member for Cairns Rob Pyne encouraged local businesses to take advantage of this workshop. “Each year, federal, state and local governments make thousands of tender requests to the private sector for the supply of goods and services,” Mr Pyne said. “It’s important that our local businesses have the ability to access and compete for government tenders. “I would strongly encourage Cairns-based businesses to attend this workshop.”

The half-day interactive workshop run by the Department of State Development will provide businesses with the skills required for developing and submitting tenders including:

  • The principles of government procurement policies and processes
  • How to interpret and respond to offer and tender documents
  • Where to look for current and upcoming tendering opportunities
  • How to conduct market research and maximise your chances of success.

The workshop will be held in Cairns on 24 September at the Cairns Port Authority Building from 8am to 1pm. Participants will also hear guest speeches from representatives of Cairns Regional Council and Building and Asset Services.

The cost of the workshop is $50 per attendee. For more information and to register visit: