Tender with other businesses

If you are a business, you can partner with other businesses to bid on Northern Territory Government work.

There are a number of ways businesses can work together.  These can include:

  • head contractor and subcontractor arrangements
  • supply agreements
  • partnerships
  • joint ventures (incorporated or unincorporated).

Before you bid for work

Before working with other businesses on government tenders, you should consider the below factors:

  • Your business relationship.
    • Consider how well you know the other party and their business and whether you are confident that you will work effectively together on the project.
  • Communication.
    • There must be open and honest communication between businesses.
    • You should all commit to completing the project to a high standard.
  • Project goals and objectives.
    • Each of the parties must understand the objective and goals of the arrangement and the conditions of their participation. This will help avoid possible disputes and conflicts of interest.
  • Using the right skills and resources.
    • Consider if the participants have the right skills, resources, accreditation, certification and insurance requirements for the project.
  • Professional financial, taxation and legal advice.
    • Each business should get their own independent advice to make sure the union is right for their organisation.

How to tender as a joint venture

Find out more about the process for tendering as a joint venture.


Last updated: 02 March 2020

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