Supporting Local Business

The Shire of Broome is committed to maximising opportunities for the economic development of business and industry in the Shire. 

Council originally adopted Policy 1.2.9 Local Regional Price Preference in December 2001. The most recent review of this policy occurred in December 2015, and the Shire will continue to review the Policy.

Following is an extract of the Guidelines contained within the policy.

1. Goods and services are to be purchased locally provided:

  • Processes have complied with Purchasing Policy 2.3.7.
  • A preference of 5% to a maximum of $25,000 per annum per supplier capped at $50,000 for the term of the contract will be given to suppliers trading continuously for at least six (6) months prior to the closing date of tenders or quotations sought from a recognised business address within the Shire of Broome or Kimberley Region.

2. Purchase of goods and services that are subject to the Local Government (Functions and General) Regulations 1996 are to be dealt with accordingly, but also giving preference of 5% variation to local contractors in accordance with guideline 1.

3. A local price preference applies whenever tenders are called unless the local government resolved otherwise in reference to a particular tender.

4. It should be noted that price is only one factor to be considered when the Shire of Broome assesses tender submissions.  Value for money principles or delivery time will be used to achieve the best possible outcome for every dollar spent by the Shire.  This is achieved by assessing all costs and benefits rather than simply selecting the lowest purchase price.

The full Local Regional Price Preference Policy 1.2.9 can be accessed and read at

The Shire of Broome Purchasing Policy 2.3.7 is also available on the same link.

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