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Government procurement - how low is too low

A 2013 ASIAL member survey found that 27% of respondents chose not to tender for government contracts because they simply couldn’t compete with the contract prices quoted by others and couldn’t make a sustainable profit.

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National Terrorism Public Alert level increased

The Government has raised the National Terrorism Public Alert level from Medium to High. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said there is no knowledge of a specific attack plan but evidence points to increased likelihood of a terrorist attack in Australia.

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  • Webinar - Fair Work Ombudsman Local Government Procurement

    Date: 17/09/2014

    This webinar is part of an education campaign providing information and resources to the security industry and to local government on procurement and tendering practices and on identifying dubious practices. This is particularly aimed at security providers in regional areas who may not be able to attend face to face meetings in the capital cities and anyone involved in procurement for local government.

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  • ACT Industry Briefing

    Date: 24/09/2014

    Speakers will include Phil Marsh, Assistant Director, Fair Work Ombudsman speaking about the local government procurement education campaign.

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  • TAS Industry Briefing

    Date: 25/09/2014

    Robert Steedman, Manager, Licensing & Accreditation (Department of Justice, Tasmania) will be giving a regulatory update and Ray Smith, Assistant Director, Fair Work Ombudsman will be speaking about the local government procurement education campaign.

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  • VIC Industry Briefing

    Date: 16/10/2014

    Hear from the new manager of Licensing and Regulation Division, Superintendent Brett Curran, and Lowri Burman, Senior Education Officer, Fair Work Ombudsman speaking about the local government procurement education campaign.

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  • 2014 Security Industry Awards for Excellence Dinner

    Date: 23/10/2014

    Announcement of the winners of the 2014 Industry Awards for Excellence Dinner will take place at The Ivy, Sydney.

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  • Government procurement – how low is too low?

    Doing business with government can be a both rewarding and challenging experience. A 2013 ASIAL member survey found that 27% of respondents chose not to tender for government contracts because they simply couldn’t compete with the contract prices quoted by others and couldn’t make a sustainable profit. Of the 73% who stated that they did compete for government work, price was by far the most important factor in determining the outcome. Quality service provision and the requirement to provide proof of the ability to deliver the service ran a distant second and third.

  • False billing scams hit small businesses

    False billing scams were the most common scam affecting small businesses in 2013.   According to the ACCC’s latest Targeting scams report, over 3,600 reports were received about this scam in 2013 – an increase of 45 per cent from 2012 – and almost $725,000 was lost.

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Update: Cash in Transit industry inquiry

Written submissions to the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal have now closed, however RSRT are accepting oral submissions in most capital cities.

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