Supplying to us

The department partners with suppliers throughout NSW to provide goods and services to schools and to corporate offices, including Aboriginal Affairs and the NSW Education Standards  Authority.

This section provides information on:

Statement of business ethics

The statement of business ethics sets out the expectations of the department for suppliers to act with probity in their transactions and explains the mutual obligations, roles and constraints of all parties.

Tendering for our business

Access the NSW eTendering site  for current opportunities and further information on tendering for our business.

Selling to us directly

Suppliers can sell some products to the Department directly. There are policies and guidelines in place that govern the supply of these products.

Unsolicited proposals

Suppliers should refer to the Unsolicited Proposals – Guide for Submission and Assessment to understand how they are able to approach the government with innovative infrastructure or service delivery solutions. This covers situations where the government has not requested a proposal and the supplier considers it is uniquely placed to provide a value for money solution.

Existing supply arrangements

Contracts that the department enters into with the private sector valued over $150,000 are recorded in the register of government contracts, which is published on the Department of Education section of NSW eTendering website as well as on this page.

Working with schools – asbestos register

Search the department's schools asbestos register for information about the existence and location of any known or presumed asbestos-containing materials on school sites, based on advice from experts.

Small business registration

The NSW Government has introduced a policy requiring government agencies to pay small businesses within 30 days of receiving a correctly rendered invoice.

Online Catalogue Guideline

The Online catalogue guideline (PDF 186 KB) outlines the vendor access requirements and category treatment plans and options for those vendors who have been selected to supply to the department through its online catalogue channels.


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Contact us

Help and support for eTendering and state government contracts:
phone: 1800 679 289

Procurement enquiries for NSW Department of Education:
phone: 1300 32 32 32 (option 4)