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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.

A growth and innovation objective can apply to all strategic public sector and private projects supporting innovation 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 life-cycle.

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 - Seeley International The new SA Product Register not only recognises the important contribution Seeley International makes to the State’s economy, by highlighting products that create the most jobs in the State, but also raises our profile with architects, quantity surveyors, project managers and designers. - Mr. Frank Seeley AM, Executive Chairman of Seeley International
  • 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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