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 12/08/2020 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development 21/09/2020 Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development - upcoming opportunities
Pilbara Ports Authority 16/10/2020 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Fire and Emergency Services 16/11/2020 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Forest Products Commission 16/12/2020 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Southern Ports Authority 12/01/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Western Power 08/03/2021 Tenders and registrations of interest
Department of Training and Workforce Development 25/03/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
DevelopmentWA 26/03/2021 DevelopmentWA Forward Project Opportunities
Water Corporation 07/04/2021 Major capital works
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation 13/04/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Kimberley Ports Authority 23/04/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
North Metropolitan TAFE 05/05/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Education 07/05/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Finance: Goods and Services 25/05/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage 01/06/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Public Transport Authority WA 01/06/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
VenuesWest 10/06/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
South Metropolitan TAFE 18/06/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions 25/07/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Communities 26/07/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Justice 16/08/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Fremantle Ports Authority 30/08/2021 Welcome to Fremantle Ports E-Tendering 
Rottnest Island Authority 01/09/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Western Australia Police Force 22/10/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Synergy 01/11/2021 Suppliers
Main Roads Western Australia 04/11/2021 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 25 November 2021