"This new program will enhance our existing efforts to support small business and will also provide some benchmarks for the Pilbara against regional WA. There is a wealth of talent and entrepreneurial spirit in the region already, this is a great opportunity to ensure we are making the most of local skills and talent.”

Justin Fromm, Director Economic Development, Land & Infrastructure, Pilbara Development Commission

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Pilbara 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, 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.

The Local Content Adviser aims to:

  • connect local businesses to supply opportunities in the region
  • enable regional business to be competitive in regional procurement processes
  • inform the design of government procurement activities to maximise local business participation

For more information contact Principal Local Content Adviser Corina Docking via email on Corina.Docking@pdc.wa.gov.au or via telephone on T 6551 7503 / M 0436 443 813.

If you would like to stay informed of upcoming opportunities, please email your details to local.content@pdc.wa.gov.au and you will be added to our Local Content mailing list.

Pilbara Local Content Adviser

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 State Government supply opportunities. This role is an essential component of the WA Industry Link initiative under the Western Australian Jobs Act 2017.

The Local Content Adviser can assist with:

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

For more information contact Principal Local Content Adviser Corina Docking via email on Corina.Docking@pdc.wa.gov.au or via telephone on T 6551 7503 / M 0436 443 813.

WA Industry Link provides businesses, in particular small and medium sized enterprises, with more opportunity to compete for State Government contracts.

The WA Industry Link initiative comprises of the Western Australian Participation Strategy, the Industry Link Advisory Service, 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 more information contact Principal Local Content Adviser Corina Docking via email on Corina.Docking@pdc.wa.gov.au or via telephone on T 6551 7503 / M 0436 443 813.

Connecting to local opportunities

The Pilbara 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.

Stay connected

If you would like to stay informed of upcoming opportunities, please email your details to local.content@pdc.wa.gov.au and you will be added to our Local Content mailing list.

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 Pilbara.

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

Local Government

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

Building local capability

The purpose of the Local Capability Fund (LCF) 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 current information, contact the Pilbara Local Content Adviser or go to the Local Capability Fund web page.

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