Western Australian Buy Local Policy 2020

The Western Australian Buy Local Policy 2020 contains a range of initiatives and price preferences that provide local businesses with an enhanced opportunity when bidding to supply to the Western Australian Government.

In July 2020, the Premier launched the revised Buy Local Policy, known as the Western Australian Buy Local Policy 2020 (PDF, 547KB). The Buy Local Policy 2002 is being phased out as part of a planned transition across to the WA Buy Local Policy 2020. The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation is now the lead agency for the administration of the Buy Local Policy.

The Policy contains a range of initiatives and price preferences that provide local businesses with an enhanced opportunity when bidding to supply to the Western Australian Government.

The following state government agencies are now operating under the WA Buy Local Policy 2020:

 
Agency Date of WA BLP 2020 commencement Agency’s upcoming supply opportunities
Department of Finance: Buildings and Contracts 12 August 2020 Department of Finance - upcoming opportunities
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development 21 September 2020 Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development - upcoming opportunities
Pilbara Ports Authority 16 October 2020 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Fire and Emergency Services 16 November 2020 Department of Fire and Emergency Services - upcoming opportunities
Forest Products Commission 16 December 2020 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Southern Ports Authority 12 January 2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Western Power 8 March 2021 Tenders and registrations of interest
Department of Training and Workforce Development 25 March 2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
DevelopmentWA 26 March 2021 DevelopmentWA Forward Project Opportunities
Water Corporation 7 April 2021 Major capital works
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation 13 April 2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Kimberley Ports Authority 23 April 2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
North Metropolitan TAFE 5 May 2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Education 7 May 2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Finance: Goods and Services 25 May 2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage 1 June 2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA

Until agreement is formalised between an agency and the department, agencies will continue to operate under the Buy Local Policy 2002 (PDF, 1MB). If you are from an agency or are a prospective supplier and require further clarification, contact the Industry Link Advisory Service by phoning +61 8 6277 2999 or email industrylink@jtsi.wa.gov.au.

For agencies with contracts in operation that were tendered prior to entering into an implementation agreement with the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, the Buy Local Policy 2002 will remain in use for those contracts. The 2002 policy and its addenda can be accessed below.

WA Buy Local Policy 2020

Buy Local Policy 2002 and Addenda

Page reviewed 2 June 2021