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Queensland Charter for Local Content

The policy that provides businesses with full, fair and reasonable opportunities to tender for Queensland Government funded projects.

The Queensland Charter for Local Content ( 882.3 KB) is the local industry policy under the Queensland Industry Participation Policy Act 2011 and is administered by the Department of State Development and Infrastructure. View our fact sheet ( 719.8 KB) for an overview of the charter and services available.

The charter is in line with the principles of Buy Queensland 2023 which is about stewarding Queensland Government procurement investment to support quality, local jobs, boost the Queensland economy and leave a lasting positive legacy for current and future generations of Queenslanders.

The charter and Agency guidelines (PDF icon 1.1 MB) have been designed to support government agencies to incorporate the principles of the charter into their procurement processes and procedures.

Additionally, the Tenderer and grant applicant guidelines (PDF icon 837 KB) has been designed to assist grant applicants, tenderers and managing contractors to address how they will adopt the principles of the charter and comply with reporting requirements. If you have recently been awarded a Queensland Government Grant or Tender, download the Factsheet for successful tenderers and grant applicants ( 502.5 KB) for an overview of the charter and services available along with the charter Reporting Flowchart ( 669.2 KB).

Check to see how the charter applies to you

Follow the steps to see if the charter applies to your project and how to comply with the charter’s principles and reporting requirement.

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 Australian Government through the Queensland Government.

2. How do I acknowledge the charter and reporting requirements?

  1. Complete a Procurement Notification and submit to
  2. Insert an acknowledgement in the tender that this procurement is bound by the principles of the Queensland Charter for Local Content
  3. Insert local content outcomes reporting clause in tender Special Condition of Contract Clause

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.


4. Statement of Intent options

If the procurement is for direct goods and services, the charter is applied through the agency completing an Agency Statement of Intent.


If the procurement is for a managing contractor and/or will be appointing sub-contractors, the charter is applied through tenderers completing Tenderers Statement of Intent or grant applicant completing a Grant Applicant Statement of Intent.

The Tenderers and Grant Applicants’ Guidelines to the Statement of Intent has been developed for both tenderers and grant applicants to assist completing a statement of intent.

TIP: Contact a DSDI Regional Office to see how they may be able to assist with your project.


5. Monitor and report

Complete the Project Outcome Report at intervals determined in your agreement or contract and email

Services and support available

DSDI has a range of industry capability development services that will benefit your supply chain partners including the following programs:

  • Supplying into Major Projects workshop
  • Capability development workshops
    • Writing an effective capability statement workshop
    • Tendering for business workshop
    • Contract delivery workshop
  • “Why Choose Your Business” webcast series
  • Cyber security webinar series

For more information visit Industry support workshops.

To discuss the charter and guidelines please contact the Local Content team at:

Tel: 07 3452 7259

Charter, guidelines and templates

Last updated: 11 Jun 2024