Winning Government Business workshops for Small Business Victoria

4th February 2020 — 18th December 2020

Tuesday 4 February, 2020 — Friday 18 December, 2020


various - see each session below

If the idea of tendering for government business has you scratching your head about where to start... Mia is delivering Winning Government Business workshops for Small Business Victoria again in 2020.

The Australian government sector spends billions annually procuring products and services. And it’s not just big business that wins government contracts. Small business, too, has an equal chance to make the Victorian Government (one of the largest buyers of products and services in Australia) your next customer.

If you’re not putting your business forward as a potential supplier, you’re missing out. This Winning Government Business workshop will show you, step by step, how to maximise your chances of success.

>> Learn everything you need to know to position your business to stand out and win one of the many tender and contract opportunities regularly available.

>> Understand how each level of government – local, state and federal – is different and get to grips with the terminology, the protocols and processes that must be followed when bidding for government tenders and grants or responding to requests to quote.

>> Learn how to make your proposal stand out and find out how your business will be evaluated.

>> Get the inside story straight from the mouths of the decision-makers on where to source opportunities.

>> Take away useful resources, checklists and templates, hints and practical tips to follow.

Winning Government Business: What you need to know is a workshop developed by Mia in collaboration with Small Business Victoria. Mia has been presenting this workshop since 2014, with many success stories.

Forthcoming dates, times and locations – 2020

Thursday 20 February, 10:30am | Hosted by Melbourne Innovation Centre at Civic Drive, Greensborough VIC, E21865
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Tuesday 21 April, 12:00pm | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (part of DesignBuild Expo) at 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf VIC, E22284
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Wednesday 6 May, 9:00am | Hosted by Eastern Innovation Business Centre at 5a Hartnett Close, Mulgrave VIC, E21754 [CANCELLED]
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Wednesday 6 May, 5:30pm | Hosted by Japara Living & Learning Centre, 54-58 Durham Road, Kilsyth VIC, E22270 [now via ZOOM]
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Friday 8 May, 1:00pm | Hosted by Mildura Regional Development at The Mill, 129 Langtree Avenue, Mildura VIC, E21852 [now via ZOOM]
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Wednesday 10 June, 9:30am | Hosted by Knox City Council at 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South VIC, E21864 [via ZOOM, FULL]
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Friday 26 June, 9:00am | E22509 [via ZOOM, FREE]
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Wednesday 2 September, 9:00am | E22714 or E22661 [via ZOOM, FREE]
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Thursday 17 September, 6:00pm | E22558 or E22617 or E22269 [via ZOOM, FREE]
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More dates and locations to follow


  • Event Speaker
    Deirdre Diamante
    Director Mia
  • Event Speaker
    Jade Leong
    Director Bids and Policy
  • Event Speaker
    Carol Benton
    Senior Consultant, Bids and Policy


Winning Government Business: What you need to know
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