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What is an Unsolicited Proposal?
When a business or a not-for-profit organisation approaches the government with a proposal that hasn't formally been requested and does not fit into existing procurement processes, it’s known as an unsolicited proposal.
The Government of South Australia welcomes unsolicited proposals from the community. We know we don’t have all the ideas and we want to work with the private sector to identify new and innovative ways to drive our state’s development.
Unsolicited proposals can cover a wide range of areas, including:
- the delivery of services to or on behalf of government
- the provision of infrastructure
- access to government assets
- requests for government support (financial, regulatory or other) to undertake an activity
To ensure the government’s assessment process is transparent and protects the intellectual property rights of applicants, a set of Guidelines for the Assessment of Unsolicited Proposals has been developed. To submit an unsolicited proposal, please refer to the guidelines first then complete the online form which can be found here .
The current composition of the Committee is:
- Nicolle Rantanen, Chair of the Committee and Chief Operating Officer, Department of Treasury and Finance
- David Reynolds, Chief Executive, Department of Treasury and Finance
- Chris Gray, Chief Commercial Counsel, Crown Solicitor’s Office
Caretaker Period for the 2018 State Election
From 17 February 2018, the government will enter caretaker mode in anticipation of the state election. During this period decisions on unsolicited proposals will not generally be made until the new government has been appointed and their policy agenda has been confirmed. The Department of Treasury and Finance as well as other government agencies will continue to work with proponents to understand and progress unsolicited proposals where considered to be consistent with normal government administrative practice.
Further details regarding the caretaker period can be found at http://dpc.sa.gov.au/what-we-do/services-for-government/cabinet-office-and-public-value-online/caretaker-conventions.
Unsolicited proposals currently being assessed in Step 2 (Exclusive Negotiations and Business Case)
|Adelaide Creative Industries Precinct||University of South Australia||Adelaide City West||Department of State Development leading Step 2 assessment|
|Bolivar Greenhouse Project||Australian Food Systems||Northern Adelaide||SA Water leading Step 2 assessment|
|Viterra Acquisition or Lease of Interstate Mainline Sites||Viterra Operations Pty Ltd||South Australian interstate mainline railway line||Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure leading Step 2 assessment|
|Port Adelaide Car Park||Neville Smith Group||Port Adelaide||Renewal SA leading Step 2 assessment|
|Power Generation Project||Nexif Energy Australia Pty Ltd||Outer Harbor||Department of State Development leading Step 2 assessment|
Unsolicited proposals currently being assessed in Step 3 (Contract Negotiation)
|Craft Distillery/Microbrewery||Bickfords Australia||Kingscote Wharf Precinct||Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources leading |
Step three assessment
|Detonator Manufacturing Facility||Australian Explosive Technologies||Leigh Creek||Department of State Development leading |
Step three assessment
Unsolicited Proposals Team
Department of Treasury and Finance
Telephone: (08) 8429 0586
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