Indigenous Procurement Policy - Performance Snapshot 2015-16

Indigenous Procurement Policy - Performance Snapshot 2015-16

Indigenous Affairs Economic Development Indigenous Procurement Policy
Monday, October 31, 2016

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Indigenous procurement policy performance snapshot 2015-16

The Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) aims to leverage the Commonwealth’s annual multi-billion procurement spend to:

  • drive demand for Indigenous goods and services
  • stimulate Indigenous economic development and
  • grow the Indigenous business sector.

Launched on the 1 July 2015 the IPP has exceeded all targets in the first year of operation, with 1509 Commonwealth Government contracts awarded to 493 Indigenous businesses with a total value of around $284.2 million

Further information on the 2015-16 results are available on the Indigenous Procurement Policy page.

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The Indigenous Procurement Policy supports Indigenous economic development

  • 1,509 contracts
  • valued in total around $284.2 million
  • 493 Indigenous businesses

In the first full year of the Indigenous Procurement Policy, targets were exceeded

  • Target: 0.5%>
  • Actual: 2.9%

Commonwealth procurements with Indigenous businesses increased from $6.2 million in 2012-13 to $284.2 million in 2015-16

Contracts were awarded to businesses of all sizes, across Australia:

  • Average value: $188,326
  • 63 valued at over $1 million

Contracts were awarded across a range of industries:

  • 20% Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • 18% Building, Construction and Maintenance
  • 9% Political and Civic Affairs Services

Goods and services provided included:

  • building, construction, and maintenance
  • environmental management
  • workwear and promotional merchandise
  • media and marketing
  • communications
  • recruitment
  • education and training.

The Australian Government’s Indigenous Procurement Policy stimulates Indigenous economic development and helps existing Indigenous businesses to grow and employ more people.

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