On June 19, 2023, Zoe Bodycoat from the South West Development Commission dropped in to visit the Donnybrook-Balingup Chamber of Commerce & Industry to provided an excellent opportunity to meet with the Chamber’s Executive Officer, and witness firsthand the incredible work being done to support local businesses and share details about her role to support businesses with applying for State Government Tenders. Zoe is the Local Content Adviser for the south west region and available to assist your business with the tendering process and application.
The Western Australian Government spends approximately $14 billion annually for goods and services. TendersWA is a central platform providing access to government contracts across various industries. TendersWA is available to businesses of all sizes and locations.
To access tender opportunities on the TendersWA website, businesses need to register and create an account. Once registered, businesses can search for tenders based on industry, location, or keywords. Signing up for email alerts ensures that businesses remain informed about new tender opportunities aligned with their interests and capabilities.
Local businesses in Donnybrook-Balingup are encouraged to seize this opportunity and register with TendersWA. As the Local Content Adviser, Zoe Bodycoat is available to provide guidance and support throughout the process, ensuring businesses can position themselves for success in both the local and broader markets.
Zoe was impressed with the “Shop Local” campaign, designed to foster community engagement and support local businesses. With over 30 participating businesses in the Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup and over $30,000 worth of vouchers for a small community and the variety of businesses participating in the program encouraging everyone to explore and experience the unique offerings of our community.
- Shop Locally: By consciously choosing to buy goods and services from local businesses, community members contribute directly to the vibrancy and economic sustainability of the community.
- Spread the Word: Sharing positive experiences and recommendations about local businesses with friends, family, and colleagues becomes an influential tool in driving awareness and attracting new customers.
- Engage Online: Actively interacting with local businesses on social media platforms, leaving reviews, and participating in their online communities helps boost their online presence and attracts potential customers.
- Attend Local Events: Marking calendars for upcoming local events and festivals not only supports local businesses but also strengthens community connections.
By working together, we have the power to nurture a vibrant and resilient community.