Western Australian Buy Local Policy 2022

The Western Australian Buy Local Policy 2022 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 Western Australian Buy Local Policy (WA BLP) 2022 is designed to provide local businesses with enhanced access to the government market through the application of a range of initiatives and price preferences.

In July 2020, the Premier introduced the first updated version of the policy (WA BLP 2020) since 2002, that supported and supplemented the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS) under the Western Australian Jobs Act 2017. There is a high degree of correlation between WAIPS and WA BLP, with WA BLP covering procurement below the WAIPS threshold values and containing more detail on regional aspects.

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) is the lead agency for the WA BLP, and to facilitate the application of the policy, JTSI has signed implementation agreements with the highest spending agencies.

Following the release of WA BLP 2020, the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade wrote to his Cabinet colleagues to highlight the importance of fulfilling the measures contained within the WA BLP and the relevance of the WA BLP to their individual portfolios.

The following table lists the agencies that have signed an implementation agreement with JTSI. 

 
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
Western Australia Land Information Authority t/a Landgate 30/11/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Health 01/12/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Child and Adolescent Health Service 01/12/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
East Metropolitan Health Service 01/12/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Health Support Services 01/12/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
North Metropolitan Health Service 01/12/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
PathWest Laboratory Medicine WA 01/12/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
South Metropolitan Health Service 01/12/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
WA Country Health Service 01/12/2021 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Mid West Ports Authority 31/01/2022 Early tender advice through TendersWA
South Regional TAFE 31/01/2022 Early tender advice through TendersWA
North Regional TAFE 04/02/2022 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety 31/03/2022 Early tender advice through TendersWA
Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries 20/04/2022 Early tender advice through TendersWA

Agencies that are not listed have either advised JTSI that they are conducting the majority of their procurement activities through the Department of Finance or that the value of their procurement activities do not warrant such an agreement.

The 2002 Buy Local Policy is now out of circulation. Agencies should work towards utilising the WA Buy Local Policy 2022 into their procurement processes as soon as is practicable.

WA Buy Local Policy 2020

Buy Local Policy 2002 and Addenda

Page reviewed 23 May 2022