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How your procurement can help support bushfire and drought affected communities

Updated: 28 Feb 2020
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There are new policy requirements to use local businesses for bushfire-related works and to consider regional suppliers first.

NSW Government launched the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and Regional Procurement Policy (the Policy) in February 2019.

The Policy aims to increase participation of SMEs and regional businesses in supplying to government. This includes:

  • making it easier to buy directly from small businesses for values up to $50,000
  • allowing agencies to purchase up to a maximum of $10,000 from any supplier
  • first consideration of SMEs and regional businesses for values up to $250,000
  • making it easier to engage SMEs to do proof-of-concept testing or outcome-based trials valued up to $1,000,000
  • requiring agencies to consider small and medium business in all procurements valued above $3 million through specific evaluation criteria
  • giving SMEs a voice through a new feedback tool.

Update to the SME and Regional Procurement Policy to better support regional businesses

From 1 January 2020, NSW government agencies must first consider purchasing from regional businesses for procurements up to $250,000 in regional areas.

View the Policy for more information about the ‘SME or Regional First’ and other policy requirements.

New Board Direction – PBD 2020-01 Support for bushfire affected communities

From 28 January 2020, NSW Government agencies must use local businesses wherever possible for clean-up, repair, rebuilding, remediation and enhancement works related to the bushfires in calendar year 2020.

View PBD 2020-01: Support for bushfire affected communities for more information on this requirement.

NSW Procurement Support

Contact NSW Procurement Service Centre for enquiries and help.
Email: nswbuy@treasury.nsw.gov.au
Phone: 1800 679 289
Hours: 8.30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday