Businesses tap into information flow

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Great Southern business people are tapping into information provided through the GSDC to identify growth opportunities. The Commission recently supported a WA Industry Participation Strategy communication forum, presented by the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

State Government departments that administer significant contracts in the region attended the forum to advise business people about upcoming opportunities. Presenters included Main Roads Western Australia, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, and the Department of Communities.

Main Roads WA recently called for expressions of interest in the design and construction of the Albany Ring Road. The ring road project is expected to create a range of opportunities for local suppliers and contractors.

More information about tendering is always available from the Local Content Adviser based at the GSDC or through the local content links on the Commission’s website. People can also follow the GSDC on Facebook to see updates on new opportunities for government tenders.

Businesses also benefited from another recent forum supported by the GSDC. Tactics for Engaging with Retail Buyers was a three-hour workshop presented through the Food Industry Innovation team at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. Great Southern food and beverage producers and processors were coached on interactions with current and potential buyers for major retail chains.

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Top photo: Andrew Duffield, the regional manager for Main Roads WA Great Southern, presented information on tender opportunities at the WA Industry Participation Strategy forum.

Bottom photo: Retail buyer expert Sam Watson gave regional producers insights into the buying needs of major retail chains at the Food Industry Innovation event.

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