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IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT POLICY CHANGES IMPACTING ABORIGINAL BUSINESS

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...

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Aboriginal Procurement Policy to be extended

The McGowan Government has announced it will extend the Aboriginal Procurement Policy for another 3 years. So far the policy has exceeded all its targets and has been extremely successful. The policy will have updated targets for...

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Procurement changes extended

In July, the Government announced changes to the way local Aboriginal owned businesses can win contracts with government agencies in 2020. These measures have now been extended and will be in place until May 31st 2021. These changes include: No need for a tender...

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WAIPS improvements mean more work for local businesses

The McGowan Government has announced improvements to the Western Australian Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS). These changes aim to ensure more government contracts and funds are awarded to local WA businesses. The aim of WAIPS is to create more jobs and...

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$27 billion in government contracts announced

Yesterday the McGowan Government announced its ‘Pipeline of Work’ initiative. This work plan outlines all the government’s upcoming infrastructure projects, for a total of $27 billion over the next four years. This will give Aboriginal businesses time to plan for...

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Record number of contracts awarded to Aboriginal businesses

As part of the government’s Aboriginal Procurement Policy, the McGowan government committed to award 2% of all government contracts to Aboriginal businesses. Yesterday it was announced that this target was nearly tripled, with 5.5% of government contracts being...

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New training centre construction creates 1,000 jobs in Broome

The North Regional TAFE is building a new training centre in Broome. This centre will be designed by a Broome architectural firm, and building is set to begin in August 2021. The $10 million centre will create 1,000 new jobs. Keep an eye out for more updates on this...

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Exciting new business on the Dampier Peninsula

About Bilingurr Transit One of the Kimberley’s newest businesses, Bilingurr Transit was established in 2020. Based in the Broome suburb of Bilingurr, the business takes its name from the location’s Indigenous area. It operates a modern 45 seat airconditioned bus,...

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Get on Horizon Power’s Preferred Supplier List!

The WA state government have announced a $21 million recovery plan to be delivered by Horizon Power to provide renewable energy to the Kimberley. This package will create many job opportunities for local Aboriginal businesses in the region. Horizon Power wants to...

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Changes to Tender Contracts

Earlier this week the government announced some exciting changes to the way local Aboriginal owned businesses can win contracts with government agencies. So what are these changes? No need for a tender application if the contract is less than $250,000 (agencies can...

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