Department of Treasury and Finance

Unsolicited Proposals

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What is an Unsolicited Proposal?

When a business or not-for-profit organisation approaches the government with a proposal that hasn't formally been requested, it’s known as an unsolicited proposal.

The Government of South Australia welcomes unsolicited proposals from the community. We know we don’t have all the ideas and we want to work with the private sector to identify new and innovative ways to drive our state’s development.

Unsolicited proposals can cover a wide range of areas, including:

  • the delivery of services to or on behalf of government
  • the provision of infrastructure
  • access to government assets
  • requests for government support (financial, regulatory or other) to undertake an activity

To ensure the government’s assessment process is transparent and protects the intellectual property rights of applicants, a set of Guidelines for the Assessment of Unsolicited Proposals has been developed.

The current composition of the Committee is:

  • Nicolle Rantanen, Chair of the Committee and Chief Operating Officer, Department of Treasury and Finance
  • David Reynolds, Chief Executive, Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Chris Gray, Chief Commercial Counsel, Crown Solicitor’s Office

Learn more about the assessment process, including how to submit an unsolicited proposal.

Unsolicited proposals currently being assessed in Step 2 (Exclusive Negotiations and Business Case)

ProjectProponentLocation Assessment status
Craft Distillery/Microbrewery Bickfords Australia Kingscote Wharf Precinct Department of Environment and Natural Resources leading Step Two assessment
Detonator Manufacturing Facility Australian Explosive Technologies Leigh CreekDepartment of State Development leading Step Two assessment
APY Lands Solar Storage Co-Gen Project Unity Property & Power Pty Ltd APY Lands Department of State Development leading Step Two assessment
Adelaide Creative Industries PrecinctUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaide City WestDepartment of State Development leading Step 2 assessment
Bolivar Greenhouse ProjectAustralian Food SystemsNorthern AdelaideSA Water leading Step 2 assessment
Viterra Acquisition or Lease of Interstate Mainline SitesViterra Operations Pty LtdSouth Australian interstate mainline railway lineDepartment of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure leading Step 2 assessment
Port Adelaide Car ParkNeville Smith GroupPort AdelaideRenewal SA leading Step 2 assessment


Contact

Unsolicited Proposals Team

Department of Treasury and Finance

Telephone: (08) 8429 0586

Email: DTFUnsolicitedProposals@sa.gov.au

Enquiries

+61 8 8226 9500