CSIRO Supplier Portal - our new way of doing business
As part of our procurement upgrade, we have now transitioned to our new supplier management process through SAP Ariba Business Network (SAP Business Network or ‘SAP Ariba’). This transition means that, as of 29 March 2023, our valued current and new suppliers are required to transact with us via the CSIRO Supplier Portal, hosted by SAP Ariba.
Through our new Supplier Portal, hosted by SAP Ariba, suppliers will have the opportunity to manage their own data, submit invoices and to receive CSIRO purchase orders and goods receipt confirmations.
There is no charge to our suppliers to make this transition with us when using the SAP Ariba Business Network ‘Standard Account’. This platform caters to small, medium and large businesses.
More information can be found at CSIRO Supplier Portal Information. Suppliers can email enquiries to Payment Support via: firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
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.
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
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.