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Advocate

The Industry Advocate’s main priorities are to:

  • Promote competitive, capable local businesses to government purchasers and private sector companies delivering contracts on behalf of the government
  • Recommend reforms to procurement and contracting practices to ensure local businesses are not disadvantaged,
  • Ensure local businesses have a full, fair and reasonable opportunity to win work on major projects under the South Australian Industry Participation Policy.

Innovate

An objective for the Office of the Industry Advocate is to support the development of the advanced services sector, and importantly leverage opportunities for innovation.

The Government’s Economic Priority 6, ‘Growth through Innovation’ objective is that all major public and private projects support innovation and local businesses through their procurement decisions.

A key to successful procurement for innovation is the “intelligent customer” who is able to demand, source and identify potential new solutions, and can specify and manage contracts of this kind throughout their lifecycle.

Collaborate

 

South Australia’s economy is driven by small businesses with over 90% being in that Small to Medium Enterprise category and a large number of them want to tap into State Government contracts. That’s why the government established the Industry Advocate to support the thriving small business sector in the State.

 

However, it is acknowledged this will require active collaboration across State Government agencies, firms, and industries to ensure the objectives of local businesses winning State Government contracts are met.
  • Testimonial - Civil Contractors Federation SA Don’t ever think that the role of the Industry Advocate is not making a serious difference, because it is. The Industry Advocate is an important voice for many civil contractors who otherwise wouldn’t get a look in. - Phil Sutherland, Chief Executive Officer
  • Case Study - Lucesco Lighting Australia Lucesco Lighting Australia is a specialist division of Haneco Lighting Group, both companies employ in excess of 70 direct staff and have their Head Offices based in South Australia. With a combined turnover in excess of $50m both businesses are experiencing steady growth which see’s flow on effects to the ... Read More
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