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Help Queenslanders prosper

Icon of three people. Help Queenslanders prosper.Queensland Government purchasing will drive genuine local employment for Queenslanders and help build capacity and prosperity in regions. By prioritising local businesses and improving the way we work with small and medium business, we will deliver greater results for the investment we make on your behalf.

Action items

  • Apply a local benefits test for all significant procurement where a weighting of up to 30 per cent may be applied.
  • Invite one regional and one Queensland supplier to quote or tender for every opportunity, where possible.
  • Deliver a more visible pipeline of opportunities for small and regional business and social enterprises.
  • Encourage innovation in procurement for small to medium businesses.
  • Use local contractors and manufacturers, where possible, in significant projects valued at $100 million and above.

Improving local outcomes

The new approach to procurement will give local suppliers greater access to opportunities created through government investment in their region.

This includes acknowledging that value for money goes beyond choosing the cheapest price and instead considers the potential investment in local business and genuine employment opportunities for Queenslanders.

Government agencies will also be allowed to purchase outside of whole-of-government supply arrangements in regional and remote locations to deliver improved local investment and better social outcomes.

Putting locals first

We will apply a local benefits test for all significant procurement where a weighting of up to 30 per cent may be applied.

Two information circles. 1: $42.75b Capital works over 4 years. 2: 40,000 jobs in 2017-18* 



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