• Aboriginal Procurement Policy

    The State Government is committed to supporting Aboriginal owned businesses through the establishment of the Aboriginal Procurement Policy (the Policy). From 1 July 2018, government departments will be required to award contracts to registered Aboriginal businesses, consistent with progressive targets increasing to three per cent. The targets will apply to all government agencies and government trading enterprises when purchasing goods, services, community services and works.

    external website  Media Statement: Aboriginal Procurement Policy to drive Aboriginal entrepreneurship and business opportunities

    PDF  Aboriginal Procurement Policy

    Implementation of the Policy

    The Department of Finance will undertake engagement activities throughout the state to support both Aboriginal businesses and state government departments with the implementation of the Policy in 2018. This includes an Aboriginal Business Expo proposed to occur in March 2018, which will allow Aboriginal businesses to connect with state government departments prior to the 1 July 2018 commencement of the Policy. An education and training program, including regional engagement, will take place in the second quarter of 2018 allowing consultation and training to occur with both Aboriginal businesses and state government departments throughout the state.

    In addition to the support outlined above an Implementation Guide will be available to assist in preparation for the commencement of the Policy on 1 July 2018. A draft Implementation Guide will be released on the Department of Finance website in January 2018 for consultation. Please check back in January 2018 for further information on the Policy and the Implementation Guide consultation.

    More information

    If you have any queries please feel free to contact the Department of Finance, Social Procurement Initiatives team – spi@finance.wa.gov.au or (08) 6551 2475.