The Industry Advocate Act will provide the Industry Advocate the ability to recommend reforms to State Government and ensure commitments made by contractors through Industry Participation Plans are acted upon.
Approximately 96% of South Australian businesses are small to medium sized businesses and many are seeking to participate in a larger number of government contracts.
The South Australian Industry Participation Policy (SAIPP) focuses on the economic benefit to the State. The SAIPP has been recently been revised to incorporate into a single, comprehensive framework the strategic procurement policies regarding steel, regional development, Aboriginal participation, innovation and growth, investment attraction and economic participation regions.
The Act sets out the objectives of the South Australian Industry Participation Policy and confirms the South Australian Government’s commitment to the establishment and maintenance of the policy. It also establishes the Industry Advocate as a statutory position with specific functions and powers to further the objectives of the South Australian Industry Participation Policy.
Read more on the functions of the Act and how it can help your business here.
- 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.