Responding to tenders

If you’re running a business in the building and construction industry, tenders are great opportunities for you to get work.

We've put together a list of the best places to look for tenders in Queensland.

Department of Housing and Public Works

The Department of Housing and Public Works’ Online Project Search provides a quick and easy way to find current and upcoming tender opportunities.

To tender on government projects you must be registered under the Prequalification (PQC) System. For more information about PQC, call the PQC Infoline on 1800 072 621 or go to the Department of Housing and Public Works website.

The Queensland Government has two eTender websites, which can be accessed through QTender and eTender within the Department of Housing and Public Works website.

Queensland Government

From 1 July 2014, the key requirement of the new Queensland Government Building and Construction Training Policy is for contractors on eligible Queensland Government building and civil construction projects to ensure that a minimum of 10 per cent of the total labour hours on the project are undertaken by apprentices and trainees and through other workforce training.

The Training Policy replaces the Queensland Government Building and Construction Contracts Structured Training Policy (10% Training Policy) and the Indigenous Employment Policy for Queensland Government Building and Civil Construction Projects (IEP 20% Policy).

The contract thresholds under the new Training Policy are different to the previous policies and now apply to Queensland Government building projects with a contract sum of $500,000 or greater and for civil construction projects with a contract sum of $3 million or greater.

There are a suite of helpful resources available.


You can register online to work for QTender under the area of work you are capable of performing under your licence.

Forward Procurement Schedules are published on the Queensland Government QTender website. To be eligible to supply any goods and services to QBuild, you must be a registered contractor or supplier with BAS.

Go to QBuild website for more information about working with QBuild.

Local Government

The LG tender box is the Queensland Local Government's online tendering web portal. LG tender box streamlines council procurement processes and provides a single point of entry for organisations wishing to do business with local government in Queensland.

Registered businesses can download tender documents, participate in tender forums and lodge electronic tender submissions.

Go to the LG tender box website for more information.

Defence Housing Australia

Defence Housing Australia (DHA) advertises for expressions of interest on a periodic basis seeking qualified home builders to become pre-qualified to tender for the construction of project homes. In between advertising campaigns, builders seeking to become pre-qualified can submit an expression of interest for evaluation by DHA. Read the requirements for pre-qualification.

To view and receive DHA tenders, you'll need to register with AusTender, the Australian Government procurement information system.

Go to Defence Housing Australia website for more information.


Cordell Tenders Online provides tender information for all industries. You can register online to receive notification of tenders on a daily basis.

Go to Cordell Tenders Online for more information.

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