Improving access to procurement opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses through the Aboriginal Procurement Policy.
Aboriginal Procurement Policy (APP) commenced on 1 January 2021 and supports:
- employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
- sustainable growth of Aboriginal businesses by driving demand via Government procurement of goods, services and construction.
The APP introduces NSW Government cluster spend and contract targets, sets minimum requirements for Aboriginal participation on all contracts valued at $7.5 million and allows NSW Government agencies to give first consideration to Aboriginal businesses for procurements up to $250,000, even if there is a mandated prequalification scheme or panel in place.
More information on the APP can be found at: https://buy.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/aboriginal-procurement-policy