Local Content 

The Pilbara Development Commission has a strong commitment to diversifying the region's economic base, supporting business growth and maximising local jobs.

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, a Local Content Adviser works with the Pilbara Development Commission to take a lead role in promoting supply opportunities and facilitating regional business capability and growth.

Mary Manov, our Local Content Adviser, can help develop, promote and maximise opportunities for local suppliers, contractors and jobseekers in the regions by connecting to relevant government, industry, businesses, Aboriginal corporations, employment and training stakeholders.

Our Local Content Adviser aims to:

  • Increase regional businesses’ knowledge, skills and capability to capture regional opportunities as per the WA Buy Local Policy
  • Increase the portion of State Government and industry contracts secured by regional contractors and businesses
  • Develop specific opportunities for regional Aboriginal business in securing government and industry contracts
  • Provide regional perspectives to support decision making for the awarding of State Government contracts
  • Maximise regional supplier and subcontracting arrangements and outcomes through Industry Participation Plans
  • Engage with lead contractors and suppliers to promote maximum local job-seeker participation
  • Monitor the performance of contracts and report best practice and instances where Buy Local Policy or intent has been overlooked.

Stay connected

If you would like to stay informed of upcoming State and Local government tenders, funding and grant opportunities in the Pilbara, please email your details to local.content@pdc.wa.gov.au and you will be added to our Local Content mailing list. You will also find available tenders listed here

State Government

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

Register your business with Tenders WA to access a range of tender opportunities, download tender documents and provide you with more searching capabilities.

To connect with Mary Manov, Pilbara Local Content Adviser, email local.content@pdc.wa.gov.au or call 1800 843 745.