In undertaking any activity to meet their procurement needs, public authorities should consider the application of the following Government policies:
The Western Australian Government is committed to maximising opportunities for the development of both Western Australian and Australian businesses by means that are consistent with achieving value for money. To achieve this, the Buy Local 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.
Further information or assistance regarding the Buy Local Policy can be provided by the Commission on (08) 6551 1500.
There are Buy Local reporting frequently asked questions available on the Finance website, under Government Procurement.
Addendum – January 2016 deals with:
This Addendum supersedes addenda December 2009 and January 2015.
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Buy Local Policy January 2016 Addendum
Addendum - July 2013 specifies amendments to the Buy Local Policy to increase the Regional Price Preferences.
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Buy Local Policy July 2013 Addendum
The Buy Local Policy as at July 2002, in full text.
Buy Local Policy (July 2002)
Superseded Buy Local Policy documents
Buy Local Policy January 2015 Addendum - Superseded
Buy Local Policy December 2009 Addendum - Superseded Buy Local Policy December 2009 Addendum - Superseded Buy Local Policy (April 2001) - Superseded Regional Buying Compact (2000) - Superseded
The Government Intellectual Property Policy creates a comprehensive framework for the management and commercialisation of intellectual property assets, which are either created by or for government agencies.
Further information or assistance regarding the Government Intellectual Property Policy can be obtained from the Department of Commerce, Industry and Innovation Division on 1300 13 62 37 or visit the Department of Commerce website.
The Disability Services Act 1993 (WA) and the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) recognise that people with disabilities are entitled to the same level of service as other members of the community and require public authorities to develop disability service plans, which address any access barriers experienced by people with disabilities.
Premier’s Circular 2003/08 requires government agencies to fulfil their social and legislative obligations to ensure all customers, including people with disabilities, can access their services. This includes a requirement to comply to the Disability Services Act (1993)(WA), the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) and the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act (1992).
Advice regarding access to services for people with disabilities more generally should be directed to the Disability Services Commission on (08) 9426 9200 or 1800 998 214.
The Building Local Industry Policy affirms the Western Australian Government’s commitment to maximise the opportunities for local businesses in major development projects and government procurement in Western Australia. The Policy integrates the Australian Industry Participation National Framework with the Western Australian Government’s activities to promote and facilitate higher levels of local content. In particular, it requires the development of Industry Participation Plans for all Government-funded projects or contracts valued at over $20 million or where the value of capital equipment exceeds $1 million.
Further information or assistance regarding the Building Local Industry Policy can be obtained from the Industry Development Division, Department of Commerce on 1300 13 62 37. View a copy of the Policy here: Building Local Industry Policy (external website) opens in new window.
The Delivering Community Services in Partnership (DCSP) policy has been jointly developed by the public and not-for-profit sectors to build and support a more mature funding and contracting relationship between the sectors. The Policy has been endorsed by Cabinet and applies to all Public Authorities that provide funding for, or purchase community services from, not-for-profit organisations.
The Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy (DCSP) rescinds the Funding and Purchasing Community Services Policy.
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