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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.


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.


South Australia’s economy is driven by small businesses with over 90% being in that Small to Medium Enterprise category. A large number of these businesses want to tap into State Government contracts. That’s why the government established the Industry Advocate to help 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.

The Industry Capability Network is a business network that introduces companies to projects large and small, they offer a business source for suppliers and a search service for project managers – click here to learn more today.

  • Corporate Connect We are very appreciative of the practical and strategic work that the Office of the Industry Advocate does in supporting the potential for our Aboriginal owned SME business. It is this kind of strategic support that will help our business to grow and increase in capacity to employ more Aboriginal workers across SA where we deliver projects. And a massive ... Read More
  • Steventons Construction Group Steventons Construction GroupSteventons Construction is a family owned and operated business that has been building in South Australia for 20 years. Since commencing as a boutique design and construction company, Steventons have grown to become one of Adelaide’s successful and award winning builders. The company continues to work with local small to medium ... Read More
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