New South Wales Procurement Board
NSW Procurement Board Direction
PBD 2013-04

PBD-2013-04 Scope for government agencies to support Aboriginal businesses


Procurement requirements when purchasing goods and services valued up to $150,000 (including GST) from a recognised Aboriginal business.


This Direction deals with:                                              

  • procurement of goods and services by or for a government agency within the meaning of the Public Works and Procurement Act 1912
  • NSW Procurement Board’s policy commitments under the NSW Government’s Plan for Aboriginal Affairs, OCHRE.

This Direction does not deal with the procurement of construction or infrastructure.

A government agency may purchase goods and services valued up to $150,000 (including GST) from a recognised Aboriginal business, provided:

  • the supplier’s rates for the goods or services are reasonable and consistent with normal market rates; and
  • the agency obtains at least one written quotation. 

Goods and services available through whole-of-government procurement arrangements are included in this Board Direction.

A ‘recognised Aboriginal business’ is one which:

Agencies may be requested by the Board to report periodically on the accessing of goods and services as permitted by this Direction.

This Direction applies until 30 September 2017.