Procurement requirements when purchasing goods and services valued up to $150,000 (including GST) from a recognised Aboriginal business.
Function and Subject
- Procurement (1)
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:
- is certified as an Indigenous business by Supply Nation (formerly the Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council), or
- is certified as an Indigenous business by the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce, or
- meets the definition of an Indigenous enterprise under the definition used in the Australian Government’s Indigenous Procurement Policy.
Agencies may be requested by the Board to report periodically on the accessing of goods and services as permitted by this Direction.
On 13 September 2017, the NSW Procurement Board extended the time period for this Direction. It now applies until 30 March 2018.
Who needs to know and/or comply with this?
- Executive agencies related to Departments
- Advisory Entities (including Boards and Committees)
- Separate agencies
- Statutory Authorities/Bodies
- Date Issued
- Sep 20, 2013
- Review Date
- Mar 30, 2018
- Replaced By
- 1800 679 289
- Publishing Entity
- Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
- Issuing Entity
- New South Wales Procurement Board