All active, registered NSW government suppliers are being migrated to the buy.nsw supplier hub, a digital service aimed to make it easier for businesses to register to sell to government and manage their information.
Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said the new platform would make it easier for government departments and businesses to connect.
“For a business, the supplier hub is a dashboard providing them with access to all procurement-related actions. The dashboard allows businesses to update their information, edit their profile and view their opportunities in a single place,” Mr Tudehope said.
“For a government department, the supplier hub offers a complete list of all the suppliers who have registered to do business with the NSW government. It is easy to navigate the website and shows a complete business profile.”
Mr Tudehope noted that the new hub also gives the state government an opportunity to highlight Aboriginal, small to medium and start-up enterprises to help government departments find and engage with them and encourage a diversity of businesses.
According to new data from the NSW government, nearly half of the $40 billion spend on goods, services and construction in 2019–20 went to small and medium businesses.
Figures collated from government agencies showed $19.1 billion was spent with small and medium businesses — from food catering to technical consulting and construction work — an increase of more than $3 billion from the previous year.
Reiterating that small and medium businesses continued to be a key focus for the success of NSW, Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the supplier hub will set a new benchmark for how the NSW government engages with its suppliers.
“There are approximately 82,500 active suppliers registered to do business with government for all types of goods and services, including construction,” Mr Dominello said.
“The current process can be overwhelming and time-consuming, with a number of systems for sellers to register and find government opportunities.
“NSW is open for business and this one-stop shop platform will make life easier for suppliers by bringing all the relevant information under the one roof.”
To find out more about the buy.nsw supplier hub including how to register, visit https://suppliers.buy.nsw.gov.au.