Current NAFC Procurement

There are no current procurement processes.

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Future NAFC Procurement Activities

There are no current future procurement processes planned.

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Detailed notifications of NAFC procurement activity will normally be via the following:

  • An Invitation to Tender or a Request for Proposals will be published on the NAFC website
  • Email notification to subscribers of the NAFC Tender Notification mailing list – subscribe here

Please note that for reasons of probity and fairness, NAFC is not in a position to provide detailed information regarding upcoming procurement processes prior to release. General enquires may be directed to tenders@nafc.org.au.

Past Procurement

As part of its tender process NAFC usually prepares a Specimen Contract. This Specimen Contract, including various schedules and annexures, is provided as a basis on which to tender. Contracts that are executed with successful Tenderers are likely to be based on but not necessarily be identical to the Specimen Contract.

For reference and to assist with preparing tenders, other than Call When Needed tenders, this Specimen Contract is available. The Contract has been recently updated and a high level explanation of changes is available here. This update does not affect contracts currently held with NAFC.

Call When Needed contract templates are available on the Tenders>Open Tenders page for RFQ CWN AFS 2022+.

You can also subscribe to our tender notification service (see below). We suggest that you do not rely entirely on the NAFC tender notification service as notification emails can be treated as spam or junk mail by your internet service provider or email program. Alternatively, you may be able to set up your favourite internet search engine to keep checking for changes to this page.

Please also note that from time to time NAFC may invite tenders from a limited group of potential suppliers. Although we will publicly release tenders whenever possible, there may be circumstances (such as urgency, for example) where a limited tender is the only practical approach. Where this occurs, initial communication with potential tenderers will be by email. Documents for these tenders will not normally be available on this website.

You may like to subscribe to our tender notification service (see the subscribe page).

Please note that NAFC uses it’s software solution, ARENA, to facilitate tendering activities. In order to provide a submission to a tender you will need to create a company profile.

ARENA can be accessed here: arena.nafc.org.au 

Instructions on how to use ARENA can be found online at the above address, as well as in the tender documentation.

Submitting a tender or proposal normally involves downloading documents, completing the document and then uploading them to ARENA. Respondents will usually need access to recent versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel to complete the response.

If you are considering submitting a tender of proposal, make sure you leave yourself enough time to register and submit your tender of proposal before the relevant closing time.