In July 2020, the Premier launched the revised Buy Local Policy, known as the Western Australian Buy Local Policy 2020. 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|
Until agreement is formalised between an agency and the department, agencies will continue to operate under the Buy Local Policy 2002. 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 Industry Link.
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.