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Announcement: Doing Business with CSIRO from November 2022

From November 2022, our valued current suppliers and new vendors are required to register on our new CSIRO Supplier Portal (hosted by SAP Ariba Business Network). Learn more below.

Annual Procurement Plan (APP)

The Annual Procurement Plan (APP) provides information on significant procurements CSIRO plan to undertake over the next twelve months. The APP includes a concise strategic procurement outlook statement, which broadly discusses any key, major or strategic initiative from which CSIRO expects procurement to arise.

You can view CSIRO’s current financial year procurement plan on AusTender.

Suppliers are encouraged to visit the AusTender website to register their interest and obtain notification of planned procurements being released to the open market.

How to respond to CSIRO tenders

CSIRO conducts procurements over $400,000 through the Australian Government’s AusTender System and tenders are published on the AusTender website.

Tenders must be submitted electronically through AusTender by the closing time and date specified in the tender documents. Late applications will not be accepted. At the sole and absolute discretion of CSIRO, the closing time and date may be extended.

How to use AusTender

For more information regarding using AusTender, see the AusTender Terms of Use. Refer to section 1.7 - Lodgement Process Guidance and click on the 'Help guidance' link for the up to date AusTender Public User Guide.

Tendering to Government

For more information regarding how to submit a tender response to a CSIRO Request for Tender, view the Department of Finance Procurement page and see the guidance listed under Information for Industry.

CSIRO terms and conditions for purchase of goods and/or services

You must read the Terms and Conditions for Purchase of Goods and/or Services as a requirement of the purchase order.

Important Information for Suppliers & CSIRO Employees: Changes to Doing Business with CSIRO & Managing Supplier Data

CSIRO is transitioning to a new Vendor Management process through SAP Ariba Business Network (SAP Business Network or ‘SAP Ariba’). Commencing from 9 November 2022 new and existing suppliers who may have transacted with us in the past, will be required to join SAP Ariba.

There is no charge to CSIRO suppliers for the SAP Business Network ‘Standard Account’.

The safety of supplier information is important to us which is why the registration link we will send suppliers at the time of transacting, or as part of our 2022 -2023 progressive SAP Business Network onboarding, will be valid for a maximum of 7 days. The link should only be activated by the supplier’s nominated contact we hold on file at CSIRO.

When suppliers receive the CSIRO invitation to register, we ask that the registration is completed as quickly as possible to avoid any delays in processing. Suppliers will then be able to manage their business data directly within the SAP Ariba Business Network.

Future procurement activities with CSIRO

Please note that registering and updating of vendor information on the SAP Ariba Business Network does not guarantee any future procurement activities with CSIRO.

Suppliers can email enquiries to Payment Support via: or by clicking on the link below to contact our team.

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