Applying for the eServices Register? This might help

The Victorian eServices Register is an important government prequalification tool for ICT suppliers. To assist with the sign-up process, we’ve created the eServices Register Checklist.

Established in 2013, the eServices Register is a list of ICT service providers that have provided information about their business and solutions in order to prequalify as a supplier to the Victorian Government. As such, the eServices Register provides the process for Government procurement specialists to engage with prequalified ICT service providers.

The eServices Register is therefore the primary tool for the Victorian Government to purchase any type of ICT service.

In fact, its use is mandatory for the core Victorian government departments and agencies. The register is also open to any Victorian pubic entity, including health bodies, water authorities, universities and local councils seeking to procure ICT services.

Thus, it is very important that any business wanting to deliver ICT services to the government sector is listed on the eServices Register.

Registration is a simple online process. But it must be said there are quite a number of questions to answer. Moreover, just as for a tender response, the way these questions are answered is critical to make sure you differentiate yourself from all the other businesses already registered.

eServices Register checklist

We’ve found the key to a painless eServices registration process is to prepare all your responses ahead of time, which has the added benefit of understanding the ‘whole picture’, so to speak. To make this easier, we’ve prepared a spreadsheet containing all the questions asked by the registration process.

Our eServices Register Checklist spreadsheet gives businesses a checklist of things they need to prepare before heading to the eService site to register. While some questions require a simple yes/no response, others require lengthy descriptions (for example, please describe your methodology), and other questions require documentation (such as certificates of currency for insurance) to be uploaded.

As with tender responses, it’s important to take care with your answers, particularly when it comes to differentiating your service offerings. Describe your services in as much detail as possible so your value proposition is clear to government. With close to 2000 businesses registered, you need to stand out from the other businesses operating in your categories.

You can download our eServices Register Checklist here, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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