$180 Billion 2032 Opportunity: Winning Government Business with Gov Ready

On July 25, 2023, Queensland Government announced that over the next 9 years they will be procuring over $180 billion of goods and services from the private sector leading up to the 2032 Olympic games.

Queensland State Government have also announced that 30% of everything they buy from this $180 billion pool must be purchased from small and medium-sized businesses – with preference going to Queensland-based businesses under the ‘Buy Queensland Policy’.

Join us to find out how your business can find and secure lucrative government contracts. During this event you’ll:

  • Hear from three amazing Queensland small business-owners (led by Deb Bauer from Urban Metal) who have already succeeded in winning and fulfilling government business. Find out how they achieved this, their advice and insight for other businesses looking to supply government, and often most importantly, the mistakes they made that you should try to avoid!
  • Receive insight into what Government look for in their small business partners, and how best to engage with them
  • Understand the big ‘myths’ preventing many businesses from looking to supply Government, and why these myths are no longer barriers for smaller businesses.


Thomas Pollock

Thomas has spent almost 20 years immersed in the Australian small-to-medium business world.

In his recently published book, Winning Government Business: The 6 Rules and 9 Absolutes, Tom shares almost 20 years of knowledge and experience and outlines how small and medium businesses can win the struggle against Big Businesses when targeting government organisations.

In 2019 Thomas founded Gov Ready. This growing company helps other Queensland businesses strengthen their Government capability, compete against Big businesses for profitable Government contracts, and win them.

Deb Bauer, Founder, Urban Metal

Deb is a designer with over 10-years experience in the industry and a passion for art, design and architecture, Deborah’s mission for Urban Metal is to enhance experience through creativity and design, elevating spaces to bring people together. Deb runs a very successful business and over the last 18 months has been successful in winning and fulfilling several Government Contracts.

David Burkett, Director, WorkingMouse and Coebots

David Burkett is a director at WorkingMouse and Codebots, and he specialises in marketing, sales, and software development. His experience spans 7 years, growing the business from a startup to a multi-million-dollar SME with a proprietary process and technology. Along the way, he has managed over 50 software projects across a variety of domains in organisations ranging from startups to state and federal government.”


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