Current and upcoming tenders
Take a look at our current and upcoming tenders. If you're a supplier, bookmark this page as we update it with the latest information.
Frequently asked questions
Check out our most frequently asked questions for suppliers:
- Does it take long to register?
Activation of a supplier’s registration in eSource, Lifeblood’s tender management and evaluation online portal, will take approximately one day.
Registration involves entering your details into the online eSource portal and agreeing to a Confidentiality Agreement. Access to the tender documentation will be allowed once the tender has been released to all participants.
- Can Lifeblood accept late submissions?
No, we can’t. We need to ensure a transparent and equitable process, so we generally don’t accept late tenders. If there’s a good reason you were unable to meet the deadline and can clearly document it, you may be offered an exception by the National Procurement Manager.
- How do I submit a tender?
Please review the terms and conditions set out in the tender documents. If you need more information about submitting a tender, the online eSource portal contains a useful help function. If you require further assistance, please email StrategicProcurement@redcrossblood.org.au.
- How do you evaluate a tender?
The procurement process (including the evaluation criteria) is in the tender documents. We always evaluate in a comprehensive, equitable, auditable and transparent manner.
- How will I know if I’ve been shortlisted?
You’ll be notified by the relevant party. The tender documents will list important dates.
- Can I find out why I was unsuccessful in a tender?
Yes, you can request feedback on your submission, but only after the contract is executed.