Office of the Industry Advocate’s next ‘Meet the Buyer’ event

The Office of the Industry Advocate is holding its next Goods and Services ‘Meet the Buyer’ event for food and beverage to attend on 31 October 2014.

A series of ‘Meet the Buyer’ events have been planned with the aim of bringing together local businesses and senior government project and contract managers.

These sessions will highlight the capabilities of local businesses to help access and secure contracts with government agencies and to raise the awareness of agency procurement staff about who is in the market and what products or services exist that may match their needs.

After these events, government representatives will provide feedback to companies about their business, products and services and how they can better sell themselves in future tenders.

Each Meet the Buyer event will include:

    • Presentations from government buyers about procurement processes, what they are seeking from suppliers and upcoming opportunities
    • Buyer stands where local suppliers can speak directly to purchasers
    • Presentations from companies who’ve been successful in winning government contracts
    • Information about procurement approaches and trends
    • Opportunities to network with other companies with a view to forming joint ventures or identifying sub-contracting opportunities

The Industry Participation Policy (IPP) was updated in August 2014 to reflect on important commitments the Government of South Australia has made to ensure local jobs, local investment and supplier inputs are a critical element of future procurement objectives.

Local participation in government contracting is critical to the Government of South Australia. The Government wants procurement to generate economic activity, work, investment and innovation to grow the State’s economy.

The Government is committed to ensuring that competitive South Australian based businesses are given full, fair and reasonable opportunity to be considered for contracts being undertaken in this State by the public sector. The development of the IPP addresses this commitment.

Industry Participation Policies are used throughout Australia and in many other countries to develop local industry. This policy supports the Government’s desire to provide opportunities to develop globally competitive local firms. The Government of South Australia will continue to work with South Australian based businesses to promote innovation, flexibility and best practice through initiatives to develop the manufacturing and services sectors and ensure that employment; training and skills development programs are aligned to industry requirements.

To register your interest for the Goods and Services event or for further information please contact Hannah Pitcher on 8226 8926 or email

View the Office of the Industry Advocate website for more.

This entry was posted in Industry Events on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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