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 Queensland Charter for Local Content ( 67 KB) and Agency Guidelines ( 747 KB) are designed to support government agencies to incorporate the principles of the charter into their procurement processes and procedures. Additionally, the Queensland Charter for Local Content Tenderers Guidelines ( 155 KB) has been designed to assist managing contractors delivering projects for the Queensland Government that fall within the charter.
1. Is my procurement subject to the charter?
Do any of the following apply to your procurement?
- 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 information and communications technology (ICT) products and services
- any Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for projects and capital asset acquisitions with a Queensland Government capital value contribution of $5 million (exclusive of GST) or greater
- determined strategically significant 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.
2. How do I acknowledge the charter and reporting requirements?
- Complete a Procurement Notification ( 567 KB) and submit to DSD
- Insert an acknowledgement in the tender that this procurement is bound by the principles of the Queensland Charter for Local Content
- Insert local content outcomes reporting clause in tender Special Condition of Contract Clause ( 155 KB)
3. Applying the charter - is a Statement of Intent required?
Consider the Agency Guidelines on the best application option for your procurement Queensland Charter for Local Content Best Practice Guidelines - Agencies ( 155 KB)
4. Statement of Intent options
Procurement for direct goods and services. Charter applied through agency completing an Agency Statement of Intent ( 561 KB).
Procurement for managing contractor who will be appointing sub-contractors. Charter applied through tenderers completing Tenderers Statement of Intent ( 561 KB) (refer to Queensland Charter for Local Content Guidelines – Tenderers ( 155 KB) ).
5. Monitor and report
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 www.qgcio.qld.gov.au
Charter, Best Practice Guidelines and Templates
- Queensland Charter for Local Content ( 67 KB)
- Agency guidelines ( 747 KB
- Tenderer’s guidelines ( 155 KB)
- Procurement notification ( 567 KB)
- Statement of intent ( 561 KB)
- Statement of intent – Tenderer's ( 561 KB)
- Example special conditions of contract clause ( 155 KB)
- Early supplier engagement plan ( 561 KB)
- Project outcome reporting template ( 649 KB)
- Commonwealth Games project outcome reporting template ( 750 KB)
- Printable flowchart ( 140 KB)