Guidelines on directly engaging Aboriginal businesses

Guidance
These guidelines explain how agencies can engage a registered Aboriginal business directly, without undertaking a competitive process.

As announced by the Minister for Finance on 27 May 2020, we have implemented temporary changes to the procurement thresholds to maximise contracting opportunities for local businesses and support economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are purchasing from a local business, you can now choose to make a direct purchase up to $250,000 (previously $50,000) or invite quotes up to $500,000 (previously $250,000).

The raised thresholds are available until 31 December 2020 and allow you to streamline the procurement process with local businesses. If you are not purchasing from a local business, the original thresholds apply.

This guide will direct your agency in:

  • where to find registered Aboriginal businesses
  • what key policies to refer to
  • ensuring value for money
  • whether a formal contract is required
  • how the Aboriginal Procurement Policy is related to directly engaging an Aboriginal business

It also includes a flowchart to help you make your decision. 

 

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Guidelines on directly engaging Aboriginal businesses
Guidelines on directly engaging Aboriginal businesses
Page reviewed 2 June 2020