Aboriginal Procurement Policy and Aboriginal Participation in Construction Policy 2019 Review Report released
The Aboriginal Procurement Policy and Aboriginal Participation in Construction Policy 2019 Review Report makes 37 recommendations across the following key areas:
- merging the APP and APIC policy
- simplifying and aligning requirements and targets
- introducing a target requiring clusters to direct 1% of addressable spend to Aboriginal-owned businesses by the end of 2021
- retaining the target to award 3% of goods and services contracts to Aboriginal-owned businesses by the end of 2021
- allowing P-card transactions and subcontracts to count toward the contract target
- assigning targets to each cluster to improve accountability, and publishing their progress toward achieving the targets
- requiring 1.5% Aboriginal participation across all high-value contracts over $7.5 million
- retaining purchasing permissions that allow agencies to buy directly from Aboriginal-owned businesses for relevant procurements
- simplified reporting requirements
- providing significantly more support and guidance to Aboriginal-owned businesses and government staff to apply the policy.
The NSW Procurement Board has approved the recommendations. NSW Treasury will work with agency and industry stakeholders to implement the recommended changes.
The revised policy will be released in March 2020 and come into effect from 1 July 2020.