Businesses and not-for-profit organisations sometimes approach government with a proposal that hasn't been formally requested. This is known as an unsolicited proposal.
An unsolicited proposal can cover a wide range of areas and may include:
Read the guidelines and ensure you have the information required to complete the lodgement form.
Before lodging a submission, you are encouraged to meet with the executive officer for unsolicited proposals in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. This is not compulsory, but is helpful in deciding whether the proposal is likely to meet the criteria before you commit significant resources to developing a full proposal.
Follow the process outlined in the guidelines. Appendix 1 contains a form to complete.
Email the completed proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals are assessed in three stages.
The initial proposal stage allows a proponent to provide a high level outline of the unsolicited proposal enabling the government to consider whether it meets the criteria.
Once the Coordinator General has sufficient information, the proponent will be advised within 45 days whether their proposal has advanced to the next stage.
This stage involves the government and proponent working together to assess the feasibility of the proposal in greater detail, including how it will be delivered and whether it represents value for money for government.
Once this assessment is complete, advice will be prepared for Cabinet, and the the proponent will be told whether the proposal will proceed to the next stage.
Here all parties negotiate the final legal and commercial terms. Once these terms are mutually agreed, formal project documentation is prepared and executed.
All questions relating to the guidelines, pre-lodgement meetings or a potential unsolicited proposal should be forwarded to:
GPO Box 2343
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone - 8303 2092
Email - email@example.com
Industry Participation Plan - Office of the Industry Advocate website
Guidelines for the Evaluation of Public Sector Initiatives - Department of Treasury and Finance website
Circulars on the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website: