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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 operational on 1 October 2018.

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

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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

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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.

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Aboriginal Procurement Policy

The State Government is committed to supporting Aboriginal owned businesses through the introduction of the Aboriginal Procurement Policy (the Policy). From 1 July 2018, government departments are required to award contracts to registered Aboriginal businesses, consistent with progressive targets increasing to three per cent. The targets will apply to all government agencies when purchasing goods, services, community services and works. The targets are also intended to apply to Government Trading Enterprises.

For more information and a copy of the policy please visit the Aboriginal Procurement Policy web page.

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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 Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth).

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.

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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.

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Sponsorship in Government

A copy of the Sponsorship in Government Guidelines is available for download.

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State Fleet Policy

The Western Australian Government Fleet Policy and Guidelines give government agencies guidance on policies and practices relating to their passenger and light commercial motor vehicle fleet.

For more information on the Western Australian Government Fleet Policy and Guidelines, and to read the Policy and Guidelines, visit the State Fleet Policy and Guidelines page.

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