Queensland Charter for Local Content - Queensland

Service summary

The core objective of the Queensland Government's Local Content Unit is to maximise Queensland's employment and business growth by ensuring full, fair and reasonable opportunities are available for local suppliers to participate in major government procurements.
The Unit provides services to assist local suppliers prepare for tender opportunities through capability training and a range of supply matching activities.  The Unit works with the lead government agencies to break down work packages into smaller sized packages allowing more businesses to access tender opportunities.
The unit's purpose is underpinned by the Queensland Industry Participation Policy Act 2011, Queensland Charter for Local Content (the Charter) and government best practice guidelines.  The Charter is designed to maximise local content through greater participation of local industry in major Government procurement activities.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.

Eligibility requirements

The following procurement categories are captured under the charter:

  • A Queensland Government contribution of $5 million and above, or $2.5 million and above in regional Queensland,
  • Public Private Partnerships (PPP) with a Queensland Government contribution of $5 million or greater,
  • strategically significant procurements as determined by the procuring government agency,
  • standing offer arrangements where expenditure is projected to exceed $5 million over the life of the arrangement,
  • Queensland Government grants greater than $2.5 million, and
  • previous application for a duty-free tariff concession under the Enhanced Project By-law Scheme.

Publications Details

The department has supporting documents and templates available through the department's website and the Business Queensland website.

Additional information

  1. All amounts stated in the Charter Eligibility Requirements are GST exclusive
  2. ICT procurement is excluded from the Queensland Charter for 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 http://www.qgcio.qld.gov.au/products/qgea-documents/3212-ict-sme-participation-scheme-policy

The department has created guidelines and templates to assist project proponents and suppliers prepare and meet the requirements of the Charter.

The department can also assist agencies meet the objectives of the charter through an agreement it has with ICN Queensland. Available services include:

  • supply market analysis
  • forward procurement
  • business matching
  1. Services provided to project proponents and managing contractors of major projects falling within the Charter eligibility requirements.
    • Provide profiles of local suppliers to support your operations.
    • Assist with developing local content plans.
    • Identify competitive local content suppliers, including verification of capabilities against work package specifications.
    • Number of work packages won by local suppliers.
    • Number of local content as a proportion of total expenditure.
  2. Services provided to potential suppliers
    • Capability building workshops to local supplier.
    • Registration on ICN Gateway for tender opportunities.
    • Early notification of work opportunities on major projects in Queensland.

Administering agency

Department of State Development
Economic and Industry Development
Industry Development Division

Contact details

Local Content Unit
Department of State Development

Operating address:
Level 18
1 William Street
Brisbane, Queensland, 4000
Mailing address:
PO Box 15009
City East, Queensland 4002


07 3452 7259

Supporting information


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