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Industry & Economic Development


A fundamental objective of the Industry Participation Policy is to deliver a greater economic benefit to the State through more jobs, supply opportunities and investment arising from Government’s expenditure by focusing and measuring:

  • employment for residents of South Australia;
  • investment and capital expenditure that builds capacity in the South Australian economy; and
  • use of businesses and supply-chains that employ South Australian residents and invest in the State.

It is about driving employment and investment in goods and services contracts as well as the State’s capital works program. The South Australian Industry Participation Policy has strengthened the economy through industry development and investment attraction.

An important aspect is for procurement staff to move the focus from process compliance to long term impacts and benefits to the State. The Office of the Industry Advocate will be investigating whether some procurement practices are limiting industry development opportunities.

To learn more on the how the policy works and how your business can be more successful when quoting and tendering for government contracts, register to attend one of our Supplying to Government Workshops.

  • Testimonial - Liddiard Group We are very appreciative of the practical and strategic work the Office of Industry Advocate does in supporting the potential for our Aboriginal owned small to medium enterprises. It is this strategic support that will help our business to grow and increase in capacity to employ more Aboriginal workers across South Australia. - Andrea Harms, Executive Director
  • Case Study - Northern Connector/ SEM Group As the massive Northern Connector road project moves into full swing opportunities for local businesses and local jobs continue to grow. Recently a traffic control contract was awarded to Salisbury Earth ... Read More
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