Other Policies & Procedures
There are a number of other policies and procedures that are relevant to State Government procurement. These include:
Aboriginal Procurement Policy
The State Government is committed to supporting Aboriginal owned businesses through the establishment of the Aboriginal Procurement Policy. From 1 July 2018, government departments will be 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 and Government Trading Entities when purchasing goods, services, community services and works.
Building Local Industry Policy and the Buy Local Policy
From October 2018, the Building Local Industry Policy will continue in a modifed form, applying only to private sector projects. The Buy Local Policy has been retained for non-WAIPS supplies but is currently under review.
State Supply Commission Policies
State Supply Commission (SSC) policies provide a framework for procurement that reflects best practice principles. The Western Australian Jobs Act 2017 requires the WAIPS to be consistent with SSC policies.