Buy Queensland 2023 harnesses government’s significant procurement investment to support more quality, local jobs and businesses.
From a small purchase to a major project, we use our procurement investment to support genuine, quality, local jobs and businesses employing a local workforce. This is a key part of how we determine value for money and is integral to our responsible public procurement approach.
Building on the success of Buy Queensland 2017, we will continue to use our procurement to:
- create genuine, quality, secure ongoing jobs for Queenslanders
- apply Buy Queensland first by prioritising food and beverages made, grown or produced in Queensland (and identifying potential suppliers using the Queensland Government Food and Beverage Supplier Directory)
- apply the best practice principles to projects worth $100 million and above and declared projects.
Through Buy Queensland 2023, we are taking it to the next level to support more quality, local jobs. For example, we will apply a local benefits approach to all procurement:
- for low value and low risk procurement, we will invite at least one local supplier to respond to every quote or tender, except where the goods or services are not able to be supplied by a local supplier
- for high value and/or high-risk procurement (significant procurement), we will apply a streamlined Local Benefits Test with a focus on supporting the local workforce and apply a local benefits evaluation weighting of between 10 to 30 per cent.
For more information on how we are supporting quality, local jobs through our procurement, refer to the following resources:
- Queensland Procurement Strategy 2023 – Jobs, Economy, Legacy, Confidence
- Queensland Procurement Policy 2023
- Last updated:
- 12 December 2023