DFAT supplier engagement

DFAT acknowledges the important role that our delivery partners play in delivering our Official Development Assistance goals. Therefore, we are working towards a collaborative relationship with delivery partners to foster an inclusive, supportive and responsible contracting community.

The DFAT Aid Business Engagement Section works collaboratively with our suppliers.

  • We will provide up to date information on LinkedIn.
  • Be a point of contact for industry on ideas and issues
  • We will provide info sessions on different topics throughout the year.
Room full of lots of people sitting at tables and looking towards the fron tof the room
DFAT holds free information session during to provide information on doing business with DFAT and how they can bring value to the Australian Aid Program. Photo: Melissa Kirk / DFAT

DFAT supplier engagement calendar of events (last updated 9th December 2019)

DFAT's supplier engagement calendar of events is updated with up and coming dates regularly.

Aid procurement and supplier events 2019
Date of event Title of event Location Registration / details

5 December 2019
10:00am to 12:00pm

Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program Industry Briefing

Canberra ACT Register for Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program Industry Briefing

5 December 2019
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) Industry Brief

Canberra ACT Register for Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) Industry Brief

10 December 2019
10:00pm to 1:00pm

Industry Brief Indonesia Partnership Towards an Inclusive Society (AIPTIS)

Indonesia DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Jakarta — Diponegoro No.17 Jalan Pegangsaan Timur Jakarta, Jakarta 10310 Indonesia

Register for Industry Brief Indonesia Partnership Towards an Inclusive Society (AIPTIS) Industry Briefing

Aid procurement and supplier events 2020
Date of event Title of event Location Registration / details
17-19 February 2020

2020 Australasian Aid Conference, Australian National University

Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University More information about 2020 Australasian Aid Conference, Australian National University
17-19 February 2020

Meet and Greet DFAT — Australian Aid Program for New suppliers

Would you like to come and chat to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) — Aid Business Engagement team about working on the Australian Aid Program? New suppliers are encouraged to book a time to come and discuss their organisations capability and expertise and where there are opportunities to be involved in the Australian Aid Program.

DFAT Building
255 London Circuit
Canberra, ACT 2601
Sold out — Meet and Greet DFAT — Australian Aid Program for New suppliers

20-21 February 2020

DFAT is hosting the Australia's Development Policy and Practice Masterclass for Indigenous Businesses to demystify DFAT’s requirements and expectations for the management and delivery of Australian aid. This two day course will introduce participants to the aid program, providing an insight into Australia's development policy, what to consider in developing and delivering aid activities. It aims to povide Indigenous businesses with a greater understanding of where there are opportunities to work directly or indirectly with the Department.

This is a free event.

Canberra, ACT 2601 Register for Australia's Development Policy and Practice Masterclass for Indigenous Businesses

20 March 2020

International Development — Practitioner Workshop — 201’s

A deeper dive into the Australian aid program. The workshop will offer in-depth information to increase capabilities of suppliers working in the Australian aid program — best suited to suppliers wishing to enhance their capabilities and program knowledge.

This is a free event.

Canberra ACT, 2601 Register for International Development — Practitioner Workshop — 201’s

Archived events

Big Meet 2019

The Big Meet provided an opportunity to collaborate, engage and maximise business networking with government, industry and the private sector. It included an International Development tradeshow and speaker program focussing on: Innovation, Climate Change and the Pacific.

People standing around talking
Photo: DFAT

Presentations

DFAT Aid Supplier Conference

Initiated in 2017, the DFAT Aid Supplier Conference provides a forum for improved communication between DFAT and suppliers of services to the Australian aid program. It provides aid suppliers with a unique opportunity to network and build on how the Government's development assistance program contributes to Australia's national interest by promoting prosperity, stability and security in our region.

Conference archives

Contact us

If you have any questions, please email supplier.engagement@dfat.gov.au and follow us on LinkedIn DFAT Supplier Network.

Last Updated: 9 December 2019