Support for agencies

Help for agencies to better understand the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS) and implement it into your procurement cycle.
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As of 1 July 2024, the WAIPS process will be exclusively online.

Western Australian Government agencies can get help to implement the WAIPS through the Industry Link Advisory Service and the Local Content Advisers.


Regional support (Local Content Advisers)

Local Content Advisers (LCAs) are available to provide advice to WA Government agencies in regional WA. 

LCAs work closely with the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI) and use their local knowledge to provide agencies with: 

  • Guidance on complying with the WAIPS and participation plans.
  • Feedback from small to medium sized enterprises on their experiences in competing for government supply opportunities.
  • Help in promoting upcoming major contracts in regional areas so that businesses in those regions have enough time to consider and prepare competitive bids.
  • Feedback to JTSI regarding any agency concerns.

For more information, contact your nearest Local Content Adviser:

Ph: (08) 9941 7000

Telephone: 61 8 9080 5000

Great Southern
Telephone: 61 8 9842 4888

Telephone: 61 8 9194 3000

Mid West
Telephone: 61 8 9956 8555

Telephone: 61 8 9535 4140

Telephone: 1800 843 745

South West
Telephone: 61 8 9792 2000

Telephone: 61 8 9622 7222

Regional Business Engagement Forums

The Regional Business Engagement forums provide businesses based in regional WA the opportunity to meet with State Government agencies and hear about current policy and initiatives targeted to support small to medium sized businesses.

Hosted by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, the forums include a networking session with agencies, contractors and industry groups providing an opportunity to discuss real time topics, policy updates and upcoming opportunities in their region.

Find out more and view past presentations on the Regional Business Engagement Forums page.