Before you can apply for an opportunity, first complete the following steps:
- sign up as a seller on the Digital Marketplace
- submit a case study and pricing for the category you’re interested in
- request an assessment of your case study
Preparing and submitting your response
The information you provide depends on the type of opportunity you’re responding to.
Buyers are given the option to choose what sellers need to submit. You can find out exactly what you need to provide on the opportunity page or through the ‘Apply now’ button at the bottom of the page.
Buyers will either request that you submit:
- 500 word responses to each evaluation criteria or
- a response template provided by the buyer and/or a written proposal. The proposal may include a breakdown of costs, case studies, references and/or résumés.
You can submit up to 3 specialists for each role, including the following details for each specialist:
- a 150 word written response demonstrating how the specialist meets the required skills, including ‘essential’ and ‘nice to have’, plus the experience listed in the opportunity.
- a résumé
- daily rate (including GST)
At the bottom of each opportunity, you can ask the buyer questions. You must be signed in to ask a question. All questions and answers will be publicly visible. It’s a good idea to check back daily for updated questions and answers.
Each opportunity has a deadline for asking questions. This gives the buyer enough time to respond before the opportunity closes.
After you’ve applied
Providing additional information
Depending on what you supplied initially, the buyer may email you to request additional information. This helps them with their evaluation once the opportunity has closed. These may include written proposals, references, interviews, demonstrations and/or presentations.
Finding out if you are successful or unsuccessful
If you are selected to perform the work, the buyer will develop and agree to a work order with you. This will form the contract for the work.
We ask buyers to let sellers know if they’ve been unsuccessful, which usually happens after the buyer awards the contract. Unsuccessful sellers can request feedback from the buyer. Buyers often receive a large number of submissions for opportunities, so individual feedback can be quite limited.
Help and support
We’re here to help. If you have questions or need guidance, contact the Marketplace.