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 Buy Local Policy) 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. 

The Western Australian Buy Local Policy 2002 was first updated in 2020 to support the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS) under the Western Australian Jobs Act 2017. There is a strong link between WAIPS and the WA Buy Local Policy, with the policy covering procurement below the WAIPS threshold values and focusing more on regional sourcing. 

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation is the lead agency for the WA Buy Local Policy. To facilitate the application of the policy we have signed implementation agreements with the highest spending agencies listed below.

 
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 haven’t signed an implementation agreement, are conducting the majority of their procurement activities through the Department of Finance or the value of their procurement activities does not need an implementation agreement.

The WA Buy Local Policy 2002 is no longer in circulation. Agencies should incorporate the WA Buy Local Policy 2022 into their procurement process as soon as possible.

WA Buy Local Policy 2020

Buy Local Policy 2002 and Addenda

Page reviewed 7 September 2022