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Queensland Government procurements can deliver genuine opportunities for local businesses.

The Queensland Charter for Local Content aims to provide all businesses with full, fair and reasonable opportunities to tender for Queensland Government procurements.

The charter and its best practice guidelines are designed to support government agencies to incorporate the principles of the charter into their procurement processes and procedures.

Note: In accordance with the Australia and New Zealand Government Procurement Agreement, government agencies include departments, statutory authorities and special purpose vehicles.

Procurements subject to the charter

  • Queensland Government procurements with a total Queensland Government contribution of greater than $5 million (exclusive of GST), or greater than $2.5 million (exclusive of GST) in regional Queensland, excluding ICT products and services.
  • Any Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for projects and capital asset acquisitions greater than a capital value of $5 million (exclusive of GST).
  • Strategically significant procurements as determined by the procuring government agency.
  • Standing Offer Arrangements where expenditure is projected to exceed $5 million (exclusive of GST) over the life of the arrangement.
  • Queensland Government grants greater than $2.5 million (exclusive of GST).
  • Large infrastructure projects where funding of over $20 million is provided by the Commonwealth through the Queensland Government.

Charter, Best Practice Guidelines and Templates

Document name Date Type and size
Queensland Charter for Local Content 13 October 2015 PDF icon 691 KB
Queensland Charter for Local Content Best Practice Guidelines 13 October 2015 PDF icon 974 KB
Procurement Notification 23 July 2015 Word icon 126 KB
Statement of Intent 23 July 2015 Word icon 122 KB
Project Outcome Reporting Template 01 July 2015 Excel icon 653 KB
Commonwealth Games Project Outcome Reporting Template 01 July 2015 Excel icon 747 KB

Support Available

The department can assist agencies meet the objectives of the charter. Available services include:

  • supply market analysis
  • forward procurement
  • business matching.

Note: ICT procurement is excluded from the Queensland Charter of Local Content. Information Standard 13 sets out the ICT SME Participation Scheme and details the local industry participation requirements for Queensland Government procurement of ICT products and services. Details can be found at