The Aboriginal Procurement Policy has entered a new term which is set to continue for a further three years through to 2023-24. Western Australian Government agencies will need to meet new progressive targets, awarding four per cent of their contracts to Aboriginal businesses by 2023-24.
In its first 30 months of operation, the Policy has enabled 179 Aboriginal businesses to win government contracts. With new contracting targets, more businesses will be provided with opportunities as the Aboriginal business sector continues to broaden and grow.
To celebrate the launch of the new Policy term, we commissioned an artwork by YirraKurl, a family-owned Noongar business operated by Deborah-Newenham-Coertse and Melissa Spillman. The painting is a representation of the development of entrepreneurship and business opportunities the Policy provides to Aboriginal people and businesses.
To help support relationship building and networking between government agency buyers and the Aboriginal business sector, we will be holding another Aboriginal Business Expo later this year.
Additions to the Policy are also expected later this year to further support Aboriginal economic development.
Learn more about the Aboriginal Procurement Policy