What is an Unsolicited Proposal?

When a business or a not-for-profit organisation approaches the government with a proposal that hasn't formally been requested and does not fit into existing procurement processes, 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. To submit an unsolicited proposal, please refer to the guidelines first then complete the online form which can be found here.

The current composition of the Committee is:

  • Jim McDowell, Chief Executive, Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Chair of the Committee
  • David Reynolds, Chief Executive, Department of Treasury and Finance
  • Rebecca Parry, Assistant Crown Solicitor, Crown Solicitor’s Office

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

ProjectProponentLocation Assessment status
Port Adelaide Car Park Neville Smith Group Port Adelaide Renewal SA leading Step 2 assessment
Land ExchangeWeeroona Group Pty LtdBlakeviewRenewal SA leading Step 2 assessment

There are currently no unsolicited proposals in Step 3 (Contract Negotiations).


Contact

Unsolicited Proposals Team
Department of Treasury and Finance

Telephone: (08) 8429 0586

Email: DTFUnsolicitedProposals@sa.gov.au