• Other government policies impacting on procurement

    In undertaking any activity to meet their procurement needs, public authorities should consider the application of the following Government policies:

    Western Australia Industry Participation Strategy

    The Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS) has been developed to give effect to the objectives within the Western Australian Jobs Act 2017 (WA Jobs Act). The WAIPS represents a new era in State Government purchasing for both agencies and industry, as it applies to all State Agencies and all forms of procurement. The Minister for Jobs is responsible for developing and implementing the WAIPS, and may also revise and provide exemptions to the WAIPS if required.

    The WAIPS became fully operation on of 1 October 2018.

    For more information on the WAIPS, and to read the strategy itself, visit the WA Industry Link website.

    Buy Local Policy

    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.

    Buy Local Policy October 2018 Addendum

    This addendum:

    • deals with the removal of the requirement to consider Local Content in all quotation and tender evaluations, for consistency with the WAIPS.
    • applies to all purchases covered by the Buy Local Policy which commence after 1 October 2018.


    Buy Local Policy December 2017 Addendum

    This Addendum deals with:

    • the operation of the Buy Local Policy in the context of international agreements; and
    • the removal of provisions relating to countertrade.

    This Addendum supersedes addenda December 2009, January 2015 and January 2016.


    Buy Local Policy July 2013 Addendum

    Addendum - July 2013 specifies amendments to the Buy Local Policy to increase the Regional Price Preferences.

    Download this Addendum

     PDF Buy Local Policy July 2013 Addendum

    Buy Local Policy (July 2002) Version

    The Buy Local Policy as at July 2002, in full text.

    Download this Policy

    pdf Buy Local Policy (July 2002)

    Superseded Buy Local Policy documents

    Government Intellectual Property Policy

    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 Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation on (08) 9222 0555 or visit the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation website.

    Access for people with disabilities

    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 with 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 Department of Communities Disability Services on (08) 9426 9200 or 1800 998 214.

    Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy

    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.