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.

Function and Subject

Procurement (1)

Detailed Outline

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.

On 13 September 2017, the NSW Procurement Board extended the time period for this Direction. It now applies until 30 March 2018. 


Part 11, Public Works and Procurement Act 1912


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

AR Details

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