In order to provide the maximum flexibility for our Members, SME Gateway operates two tiers of Membership.
Tier 1 is for companies that hold sufficient insurance to participate in government or commercial contracts. This includes Professional Indemnity, Public Liability and Workers Compensation insurance. Note - Sole Traders don't require Workers Compensation insurance.
Tier 2 is for companies that require SME Gateway to provide insurance cover that meet prescribed government or commercial contract requirements.
The only difference, other than insurance provision, between the two tiers is the Management fee SME Gateway charges. This is slightly higher for Tier 2 Members so that the insurance costs can be covered.
There is a joining fee for each type of Membership (the same regardless of which Tier the Member selects). Membership allows you to receive all SME Gateway tender opportunities and the mechanism to submit responses to these requirements. SME Gateway assists in ensuring all submissions are compliant with Deed conditions, meet the requirements of the Request (including providing quality checks) and submitted by the required date.
Risk mitigation is important for contracts and we ensure that our submissions meet client requirements and present value for money. Upon winning a contract, we manage all contractual requirements including purchase orders and contract documentation so that you commence the project as quickly as possible and provides a ongoing contract management service
Our fee is one of the lowest in the market ensuring that the maximum financial benefit is passed onto our SME Members - call 02 6295 7111 for more details.