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What Do We Achieve

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 - OneSteel Manufacturing and Integration Having a strong advocate in South Australia is allowing the state to take a strong leadership position in support of the local steel supply chain inclusive of Whyalla. The industry applauds the role as it is achieving positive outcomes for the industry. The role of the industry advocate has been instrumental in encouraging contractors tendering ... - Neil Gibson, Executive General Manager
  • 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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