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Relevant Treasurer's Instruction(s)Back to Top

Treasurer's Instructions 1106, 1107, 1119, 1206, 1207 and 1225

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The Buy Local Policy is aimed at increasing awareness of the requirements for, and benefits in, buying locally and in improving access to Government contracts for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

The Policy applies to inner-Budget agencies and other entities subject to the Financial Management and Audit Act 1990. In summary, the Policy requires agencies to:

  • undertake an assessment of the impact of the procurement on local suppliers (Treasurer's Instructions 1119 and 1225);
  • approach Tasmanian businesses for a quote or tender, where local capability exists (Treasurer's Instructions 1106, 1107, 1206 and 1207);
  • disaggregate substantial procurement opportunities (Treasurer's Instructions 1119 and 1225);
  • adopt a local benefits test for all procurements with a value of more than $50 000 (Treasurer's Instructions 1119 and 1225); and
  • ensure that, where required,  a Tasmanian Industry Participation Plan is prepared (Treasurer's Instructions 1119 and 1225).

Further information is contained in the relevant Treasurer's Instructions and in the publication, Buy Local Policy: A Guide for Government Agencies.

Relevant Government GuidelinesBack to Top

Guidance information relevant to the Buy Local Policy is contained in the following publications:

Relevant templates are:

 



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