The Buy Local Policy (BLP) is being enhanced to make it easier for Western Australian businesses when bidding for State Government contracts.
BLP is a WA Government policy designed to support local businesses through a number of initiatives aimed at maximising participation of locally based businesses in supplying to government.
As the BLP has remained relatively unchanged since its inception in 2002, the State Government decided to overhaul the policy, with the aim to simplify it.
A key feature of the updated BLP is the transfer of the current administrator from the State Supply Commission, to the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI).
As with the Western Australian Jobs Act 2017, JTSI will be the lead agency responsible for the development, implementation and administration of the BLP.
JTSI’s review of BLP will also ensure the policy is aligned with the Western Australian Participation Strategy (WAIPS).
JTSI will undertake a review of the operation and effectiveness of the BLP on an annual basis.
As part of this process, there will be regular consultation with public and private sector stakeholders and greater scrutiny of policy outcomes.
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