Hundreds of approved sellers
All sellers on the Digital Marketplace Panel are assessed for corporate stability, digital expertise and value for money before they can apply for an opportunity. You still need to consider if a seller is suitable for your needs, and perform any required due diligence.
Publish quickly and easily
First-time buyers have reported they can create and publish an opportunity within 30 minutes. Response times are either 1-2 weeks or are completely flexible, depending on the opportunity type. In some cases, it is possible to have a proposal or resume from a seller in less than one week if you choose.
Competitive market prices
‘Open to all’ opportunities encourage competition in the market. This promotes better value for money. On average:
- 15 sellers compete for every specialist opportunity
- 8 sellers compete for every outcome opportunity
See pricing and rates for more.
Support meeting diversity aims
Sellers can elect to showcase their Indigenous, disability or diversity status through badges that are searchable. This can help buyers meet certain policy requirements, for example the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP).
Meeting the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) requirements
The Marketplace helps buyers meet their Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) obligations. We do this by listing all currently approved indigenous sellers.
Buyers can filter by 'indigenous business’ in the seller catalogue. This also helps support and grow the indigenous business sector within government. The Marketplace verifies indigenous sellers with Supply Nation — Australia’s leading database of verified indigenous businesses.
Simpler due diligence
The Digital Marketplace provides a single source for seller insurances and financials that you need in your enhanced due diligence. Insurance documentation will be available to you through the seller profile. Financial documentation will be available on request when you are considering awarding a contract.
Filter by area of expertise and business identifier
With new sellers joining daily, you can filter by area of expertise and types of businesses, to help you source the expertise you need quicker.
Have a problem but not sure what you need?
Describe what outcomes you’re trying to achieve and leverage off the expertise in the market for potentially innovative, value for money solutions.
All contracts awarded through the Marketplace fall under our Master Agreement. The Master Agreement allows buyers and sellers to establish contracts that meet the simplicity or complexity of their needs. The Work Order that creates the contract under the Master Agreement, is a modular contract. It’s been designed to scale and provide flexibility for procurements from simple to complex.