Local Content Policy
As a significant partner within the regional community, we recognise that Karara has the potential to support, enable or generate diverse and sustainable opportunities across the community including business development, skills development, direct and indirect employment, contracting, and the supply of goods, materials and services. We are always interested to receive expressions of interest from potential suppliers of goods or services at any of our locations at the mine, the Port of Geraldton or in our Perth office.
Under our Local Content Policy commitments, we undertake to:
- Invite local/regional businesses to tender and ensure equal opportunity for participation in our business under consistent terms, standards and conditions for all tenderers.
- Work with local government, industry advocates and businesses to provide commercial or other feedback to assist the development of local businesses.
- Provide transparent information to local businesses as early as possible about potential procurement, supply or service opportunities and tendering requirements.
- Promote and support opportunities for the participation of indigenous workers, indigenous businesses and indigenous community groups.
- Consider the capability of local businesses in the development of procurement strategies and contract work scopes to identify and support opportunities to increase local content.
- Ensure that local content is a key evaluation criterion in the Karara’s tender and contract award processes and to maintain data and reporting on local content activities and performance.
- Give preference to tenderers who are able to demonstrate the capacity to develop local capability and increase local content in labour or materials, where comparative bids may be determined as acceptable based on safety, commercial, and technical requirements.
- Prioritise safety in all contract review and award processes so that safety performance and outcomes are enhanced through any supply engagement.