Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Procurement opportunities for local businesses at the Buy Queensland 2020 Roadshow

Buy Queensland 2020 Roadshow

14 March, 2020 –

A new series of roadshows is being used to promote the Queensland Government’s procurement opportunities and Buy Queensland approach to Queensland business.

This follows a highly successful series of similar roadshows last year that provided businesses in many centres across Queensland with information on the government’s procurement process and opportunities.

More than 32,500 Queensland businesses have supplied goods and services to the Queensland Government to the value of approximately $17 billion for the period October 2017 to June 2019.

Each year, Queensland Government departments and statutory bodies invest more than $14 billion in goods and services, and a further $7.6 billion of capital expenditure is used by government, including its government-owned corporations, to build and maintain the state’s infrastructure – that’s plenty of reasons to do business with us.

Businesses that deliver local benefits for Queensland communities, such as employing local workers and using local products where they can, are encouraged to tender.

I’m please to acknowledge local artisan producer, Wendy from The Cheeseboard here in Stafford, who supplies cheeses to the Queensland Parliament Strangers Dining Room.

The Palaszczuk Labor Government is committed to keeping as much government spending as possible in the state. Between September 2017 and June 2019, 84 per cent of all Queensland Government investment through QTenders went to businesses with a Queensland presence.

Every dollar that stays in Queensland flows through to communities, sustaining businesses and backing Queenslanders in jobs.

The Buy Queensland Roadshow is an opportunity for suppliers and buyers to meet and extend their networks. Roadshow sessions contain practical information on doing business with government, as well as tools and tips that could help the process.

No matter what field your business is in – from office supplies to food and beverages, the Queensland Government has something to offer.

For more information visit www.hpw.qld.gov.au/about/strategy/buy-qld/engage/roadshows-and-events