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Make it easier for local business

Make it easier for local business. Icon of hand shake.Better collaboration with local industry, greater visibility of procurement planning and simplifying and streamlining purchasing processes will make it easier for businesses across the state to work with government.

Action items

  • Improve our forward planning and provide advance notice of procurement activities.
  • Improve accessibility for smaller suppliers by breaking down larger packages of work or combining opportunities.
  • Provide greater access to procurement opportunities by exempting contractors from the pre-qualification system for building contracts under $1 million.
  • Advocate for small businesses through a small business champion.
  • Allow procurement to occur outside trade agreement confines.
  • Reduce complexity and provide resources to help industry prepare for government tenders.
  • Be more accessible and actively engage with peak industry and trade union associations.
  • Allow agencies to procure outside of whole-of-government supply arrangements for regional and remote locations.
Simplifying and streamlining purchasing processes will make it easier for business.

Delivering local jobs

Supporting local workforces is the primary focus of our new approach to Queensland Government procurement. Reducing the barriers businesses face when seeking government work will provide greater opportunities for local industry and workforces to win work. This includes supporting the capacity and capability of businesses in regional centres to work with government through low-cost training and working with industry to increase innovative procurement solutions.

We will streamline the application process for consultants and contractors seeking pre-qualification for building contracts by providing for online applications. We will work to match capability and expertise with project requirements at a local level.

Making tendering easier

We will make it easier and cheaper to bid for building contracts under $1 million.

1. 414,000 small businesses employ 44% of Queensland private sector workforce* 2.	99.86 per cent of Queensland businesses are small to medium-size enterprises* *Source: 8165.0 Counts of Australian Business, including Entries and Exits, ABS, February 2017 

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