Have you heard about the changes to the Aboriginal Procurement Policy which was announced by the Minister for Finance on 1 July 2021? This Policy includes mandatory targets for Government contracting with Aboriginal businesses and will create new opportunities for the Aboriginal business sector.
Additionally, there have been changes to the State Supply Commission’s Open and Effective Competition policy. In simple terms, these changes make it easier for government agencies to buy goods and services from Aboriginal businesses directly. This “procurement flexibility” enables Local and State Government procurement officers the ability to request a quote or tender response from an Aboriginal business without going out to a competitive tender process. However, an Aboriginal business must be registered on the Aboriginal Business Directory WA to be eligible to participate.
Visit the Government of Western Australia website for details on the Aboriginal Business Initiative. https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/general-procurement-direction-202108-aboriginal-procurement-policy
Morrgul Awarded Department of Finance Aboriginal Business Capability Building Services for the Kimberley and Pilbara
The Aboriginal Business Capability Building Program, funded by the WA Government’s Department of Finance assists Aboriginal businesses to build capacity in several areas through one-on-one mentoring. Morrgul have the contract to deliver the program in the Kimberley...