"This new program will enhance our existing efforts to support small business and will also provide some benchmarks for the Pilbara against regional WA. There is a wealth of talent and entrepreneurial spirit in the region already, this is a great opportunity to ensure we are making the most of local skills and talent.”

Justin Fromm, Director Economic Development, Land & Infrastructure, Pilbara Development Commission

Subscribe to the Pilbara Local Content mailing list

* indicates required

Pilbara Local Content

The Pilbara Development Commission has a strong commitment to diversifying the region's economic base, supporting business growth and maximising local jobs.

To support this focus, the State Government has launched a Local Content Program to maximise the participation of regional industry in regional supply or works contracting opportunities.

Recognising that it can often be challenging for businesses to access and engage as a supplier, Local Content Advisers have been appointed in each Regional Development Commission to take a lead role in promoting supply opportunities and facilitating regional business capability and growth.

At a regional level, Local Content Advisers work with a range of stakeholders including government, industry groups and local businesses to tailor activities to respond to the unique requirements of their communities.

The Pilbara Local Content Advisor aims to:

  • connect local businesses to supply opportunities in the region
  • enable regional business to be competitive in regional procurement processes
  • inform the design of government procurement activities to maximise local business participation

For more information contact Pilbara Local Content Advisor Eliza Carbines via email on eliza.carbines@pdc.wa.gov.au or via telephone on (08) 6552 2159.

Join the Pilbara Local Content mailing list to stay informed of upcoming opportunities.

Pilbara Local Content Advisor

Local Content Advisers are available to provide advisory and referral services to businesses in regional areas. Their focus is on helping support regional businesses compete for State Government supply opportunities. This role is an essential component of the WA Industry Link initiative under the Western Australian Jobs Act 2017.

The Pilbara Local Content Adviser can assist with:

  • understanding how to sell to Government
  • finding assistance to build supply chain capability and capacity
  • identifying upcoming government supply opportunities
  • identifying State and Federal Government financial assistance programs
  • understanding your rights and responsibilities under the Western Australian Jobs Act 2017 and the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy
  • connecting head contractors with subcontractors
  • participating in productivity and business capability activities

For more information contact Pilbara Local Content Advisor Eliza Carbines via email on eliza.carbines@pdc.wa.gov.au or via telephone on (08) 6552 2159.

WA Industry Link provides businesses, in particular small and medium sized enterprises, with more opportunity to compete for State Government contracts.

The WA Industry Link initiative comprises of the Western Australian Participation Strategy, the Industry Link Advisory Service, regionally based Local Content Advisers and a web portal.

The Local Content Advisers work in collaboration with the Department of Jobs, Science and Innovation to deliver the WA Industry Link initiative in the regions.

For more information on WA Industry Link and to access a range of resources please visit industrylink.wa.gov.au

For more information contact Pilbara Local Content Advisor Eliza Carbines via email on eliza.carbines@pdc.wa.gov.au or via telephone on (08) 6552 2159.

Connecting to local opportunities

The Pilbara Local Content Adviser will help develop, promote and maximise opportunities for local businesses, contractors and jobseekers in the regions by connecting to relevant government, industry, businesses, Aboriginal Corporations, employment and training stakeholders.

Stay connected

Join the Pilbara Local Content mailing list to stay informed of upcoming opportunities.

State Government

Western Australian government departments use Tenders WA to advertise their public requests and publish contractual awards, including sole source purchases.

To register as a supplier, click Register Your Business to enter your business details and select the products/services that relate to your industry. This will enable your business to access the range of tender opportunities across the Pilbara.

To access a range of State Government tender platforms and register as a supplier go to Western Australian Government Opportunities.

Local Government

To access a range of Local Government tender platforms and to register as a supplier go to Local Government Opportunities.

Building local capability

There are currently two rounds of the Local Capability Fund (LCF) available to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Western Australia to increase their capability and competitiveness as suppliers of products, services and works to the Western Australian State Government, major projects and other important markets.

Local Capability Fund – Regional Aboriginal Business Round

The Regional Aboriginal Business LCF round will focus on competitive regionally-based Aboriginal businesses to better prepare to participate as suppliers of products, services and works to State, Federal or Local Government agencies and the private sector.

Local Capability Fund – WAIPS Round (for SMEs)

This WA Industry Participation LCF round will focus on competitive SMEs in Western Australia who are seeking to specifically enhance their capabilities, increase their competitiveness and better prepare to participate as suppliers of products, services and works to Western Australian State Government agencies, Government Trading Entities and Local Government – the market.

Further information, resources and support

The WA Industry Link portal is an online source of information on how local businesses can maximise their opportunity to supply to government. The portal offers businesses and agencies a range of useful information, resources and access to Advice and Programs to Build Capability.

For more information on WA Industry Link please visit industrylink.wa.gov.au

All contents copyright © Government of Western Australia. All rights reserved.

Home | Privacy | Disclaimer | Copyright