Information for suppliers

Current and upcoming tenders

Take a look at our current and upcoming tenders. If you're a supplier, bookmark this page as we update it with the latest information.

Interpreter Services

Lifeblood is seeking tenders from suppliers to provide interpretation services to support the donation process of blood and blood products for the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood. 

Interested parties, please register here

Please direct enquiries to

Tender closing date: 9.30am AEST 25 October 2021

Frequently asked questions

Check out our most frequently asked questions for suppliers:

Does it take long to register?

It’ll take about a day. You just need to register your details in SmartSource and agree to the Confidentiality Agreement, then you’ll be emailed a username and password within 24 hours. Then you’ll be able to access documentation.

Can Lifeblood accept late submissions?

No, we can’t. We need to ensure a transparent and equitable process, so we generally don’t accept late tenders. If there’s a good reason you were unable to meet the deadline and can clearly document it, you may be offered an exception by the National Procurement Manager.

How do I submit a tender?

Have a look at the terms and conditions set out in the invitation documents. If you need more information about submitting a tender, use the quick reference guide.

How do you evaluate a tender?

The procurement process (including the evaluation criteria) is in the tender documents. We always evaluate in a comprehensive, equitable, auditable and transparent manner.

How will I know if I’ve been shortlisted?

You’ll be notified by the relevant party. The tender documents will list important dates.

Can I find out why I was unsuccessful in a tender?

Yes, you can request feedback on your submission, but only after the contract is executed. 


Supplier code of conduct

Download the supplier code of conduct

We’re committed to acting ethically and with integrity, and expect our suppliers and service providers to do so. For more information, download our Supplier Code of Conduct.