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Two Australian SME’s awarded places on key government panels

Engineering Business was instrumental in helping IT companies, Anitcom and Ecothought be appointed to the Defence Support Services Panel (through the Department of Defence) and the IT Services Panel, earlier this year.

The Defence Support Panel is a 5-year term set up to procure a broad range of services to support the acquisition and sustainment of the Department of Defence (Air, Joint Systems, Land and Maritime) capital equipment and system projects.

The IT Services Panel (through the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development) is a 3-year term established to provide IT contract personnel on an as-required basis to deliver IT services and specialist services such as app development, ICT security, systems integration, cabling, systems analysis and training.

Engineering Business, with its extensive government expertise, was approached by Anitcom based in Canberra and Ecothought from regional Victoria, to assist them to apply for the two government panels. Neither company had the panel tendering skillset in-house and recognised the future need to utilise Engineering Business’ resources when required.

Engineering Business worked with them to create clear and compelling company profiles highlighting their strengths and expertise and assisted in drafting their full tender submission. Whilst Anitcom and Ecothought had previous experience working on government projects as subcontractors to a larger prime, these government panels were their first direct contracts with the government.

Tendering on government panels is a significant first step in government tendering. Once appointed a place on the panel, you have the opportunity to build a reputation and use it as a stepping stone for future government tenders. The investment and time in panel preparation and attendance is balanced with a higher likelihood of tender success.

Engineering Business’ experience in the public sector on key projects in major acquisitions and long-term sustainment contracts, can give your business the boost it needs to successfully compete on tenders in the government sector.

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