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Local Content Program

The Peel Development Commission has a strong commitment to diversifying the region’s economic base, growth of business and entrepreneurship and the development, attraction and retention of skilled people.

To support this focus, the State Government has launched a Local Content Program to maximise the participation of regional industry in regional supply or works contracting opportunities.

Recognising that it can often be challenging for businesses to access and engage as a supplier, Local Content Advisers have been appointed in each Regional Development Commission to take a lead role in promoting supply opportunities and facilitating regional business capability and growth.

At a regional level Local Content Advisers work with a range of stakeholders including government, industry groups and local businesses to tailor activities to respond to the unique requirements of their communities.

Peel Local Content Adviser aims to:

• Connect local businesses to supply opportunities in the region
• Enabling regional business to be competitive in regional procurement processes
• Inform the design of government procurement activities to maximise local business participation.

 

Peel Local Content Adviser

For further information contact the Peel Local Content Adviser, Therese Ejsak, on 9535 4140 or therese.ejsak@peel.wa.gov.au

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Local Content Advisers are available to provide advisory and referral services to businesses in regional areas. Their focus is on helping support regional businesses compete for regional supply opportunities. This role is an essential component of the WA Industry Link initiative under the Western Australian Jobs Act 2017.

Peel Local Content Adviser can assist with:

  • Understanding how to sell to Government
  • Find assistance to build supply chain capability and capacity
  • Identify upcoming government supply opportunities
  • Identify State and Federal Government financial assistance programs
  • Understand your rights and responsibilities under the Western Australian Jobs Act 2017 and the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy
  • Facilitate connecting head contractors with subcontractors
  • Participate in productivity and business capability activities

For further information contact the Peel Local Content Adviser, Therese Ejsak, on 9535 4140 or therese.ejsak@peel.wa.gov.au

 

WA Industry Link Initiative 

 WA industry link

The WA Industry Link initiative comprises of the Western Australian Participation Strategy, the Industry Link Advisory Service, a statewide network of regionally based Local Content Advisers and a web portal.

The Local Content Advisers work in collaboration with the Department of Jobs, Science and Innovation to deliver the WA Industry Link initiative in the regions.

For more information on WA Industry Link and to access a range of resources please visit industrylink.wa.gov.au

For further information contact the Peel Local Content Adviser on 9535 4140 or therese.ejsak@peel.wa.gov.au

Peel Local Content Adviser will help develop, promote and maximise opportunities for local businesses, contractors and jobseekers in the regions by connecting to relevant government, industry, businesses, Aboriginal Corporations, employment and training stakeholders.

Local Content – Local Opportunities

Peel Local Content Adviser aims to promote scheduled major upcoming contracts in the Region to support early identification of opportunities to local business and industry.

Below is an overview of the key projects across Peel and opportunities to get involved:

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State Government

Western Australian government departments use Tenders WA to advertise their public requests and publish contractual awards, including sole source purchases.

To register as a supplier, click Register Your Business to enter your business details and select the products/services that relate to your industry. This will enable your business to access the range of tender opportunities across the Peel Region.

To access a range of State Government tender platforms and register as a supplier go to Western Australian Government Opportunities.

Local Government

The Peel Region consists of five local governments. Information on tenders for each local government please click on the links below:

City of Mandurah – Tenders and Quotations page
Shire of Boddington
Shire of Murray – Tenders page
Shire of Serpentine/Jarrahdale – Tenders page
Shire of Waroona – Annual Tenders page

To access a range of Local Government tender platforms and to register as a supplier go to Local Government Opportunities.

The government has in place a range of financial and advisory programs to help businesses build capability, capacity and competitiveness in the supply chain. Local Content Advisers promote these programs and support local businesses to access these opportunities. Over the next few months such programs will be advertised.

Local Capability Fund

Both Local Capability Fund (LCF) rounds – Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS) and Regional Aboriginal Business are currently closed, but it is anticipated that both will reopen.

The LCF is an initiative under the State Government’s Plan for Jobs. The purpose of the fund is to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Western Australia to increase their capability and competitiveness as suppliers of products, services and works to the Western Australian State Government, major projects and other important markets.

The LCF typically provides funding assistance on a dollar for dollar basis for activities such as planning, improvements to internal infrastructure, plant and equipment and training.

For further information visit WA Industry Link

Aboriginal Procurement Policy support

Aboriginal Business Development Forum in August 2018,

In the photo: (Left) Katina Law, Managing Director, Indigenous Professional Services; Maitland Hill, Owner/Operator, Kaarak Dreaming – Maitland’s Cultural Tours; Paddi Creevey, Chair, Peel Development Commission; Robyn Clarke MLA, Member for Murray Wellington.

The Aboriginal Procurement Policy came into effect from the 1 July 2018. This policy requires government departments 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.

To support the launch of this policy the Peel Development Commission delivered an Aboriginal Business Development Forum in August 2018, which provided an opportunity for Aboriginal business owners to learn more about how they can access Government contract opportunities and get practical support for growing their businesses.

The Aboriginal Business Development Forum was an important first step in providing that networking forum, bringing awareness to the Aboriginal Procurement Policy and the opportunities it presents, as well as the support mechanisms that are available. When our Indigenous business sector is supported in its growth and development, our entire region benefits.

For further information contact the Peel Local Content Adviser, Therese Ejsak, on 9535 4140 or therese.ejsak@peel.wa.gov.au

Further information, resources and support

The WA Industry Link portal is an online source of information on how local businesses can maximise their opportunity to supply to government. The portal offers businesses and agencies a range of useful information, resources and access to Advice and Programs to Build Capability.

For more information on WA Industry Link please visit industrylink.wa.gov.au