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This page contains a number of links to help you better understand government procurement processes. Although we try to make this a one-stop-shop to businesses looking to branch into government procurement, the list is not final and is constantly being updated. For further information about Local Content please contact Kimberley Development Commission  via email on localcontent@kdc.wa.gov.au or phone Simon Marwick, Local Content Adviser on  08 9194 3004 or 0438 090 194.

Aboriginal Business Links

ADBWA Aboriginal Business Register
Supply Nation Aboriginal Business Register

Tenders and Opportunities

Access Jobs WA 
Access Kimberley tenders
Australian Government tenders
Early Tender Advice 
Kimberley Government Grant Opportunities
Local Government tenders
Register as a new Supplier with Tenders WA
Shire of Broome tenders
Shire of Derby West Kimberley tenders
Shire of Halls Creek tenders 
Shire Wyndham East Kimberly tenders
West Australian Government Opportunities  
ICN Gateway  – Private sector business opportunity register

Other tools

Building Capacity Resources : for financial assistance and advisory programs available to help your business

Government Procurement Information Pack: for Department of Finance information guide on Government procurement and includes templates

Guide to Tendering: for “Guide to Tendering with WA Public Authorities” booklet by the Department of Finance

How to Complete a Participation Plan: for Guide to on “How to Complete a Standard Participation Plan”

Other Template and guides : for templates and guides used in the procurement process from the Department of Finance

Reporting Template: after you’ve won the contract, you will need to report on it. Here you can find a template from WA Industry link.

Who buys what and how report  : for annual report from the Department of Finance to see where the Government is spending.

Podcasts

Episode 1 featuring Minister for Regional Development Hon. MacTiernan MLC, where she introduces the Local Content Adviser Network and the aim of the program. Other episodes include (click on the link to listen and download the podcast):

Episode 2: Megan Creagh, LCA for the Wheatbelt explains government buying process and Tenders WA.

Episode 3: Allan Smith, Shire of Murray, Director of Infrastructure Services, explains application process and criteria to undertake local government work, weighting, selection/evaluation process.

Episode 4: Alison Maggs, Strategic Sourcing Manager at Western Australia Local Government Association (WALGA), explains qualitative criteria.

Episode 5: Megan Creagh, LCA Wheatbelt, explains why marketing your business is important to the selection process during procurement.

Episode 6: Dean Baker, Construction Manager, provides an industry perspective on how an Indigenous business can succeed in government procurement and the importance of registering on Aboriginal Business Directory WA (ABDWA).

Episode 7: Tony Halberg, Director of Policy and Procurement Service Department of Finance (DoF), explains pre-qualification with Building Management and Works (BMW), the preference for regional builders pre-qualification when tendering, Aboriginal Business preferencing, the Buy Local Policy and more.

Episode 8: Western Stabilisers (soil stabilising business in Corrigin), perspective from a regional Small Business Enterprise (SME) on dealing with government.

Episode 9: Premier Mark McGowan explain the Jobs Act progress and how it has impacted Local Content, long term plan of the Jobs Act and the benefits and touches on Western Australian Industry Participation Plans.

Episode 10: Megan Creagh recaps on the Local Content Network (LCAN) purpose and aim of the program. What we do and what is in store for the future.

Transcripts for podcasts can be provided upon request.

Page last updated: Thu Jan 30 2020 2:52:07 PM

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