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New milestone for Indigenous Businesses

New milestone for Indigenous Businesses

Indigenous Affairs Economic Development Indigenous Procurement Policy
Thursday, 16 July 2020

National Indigenous Australians Agency

Indigenous Procurement Policy | Performance Snapshot. More Indigenous owned business than ever before are winning Australian Government Contacts. 1,998 Indigenous business, 20,803 contracts valued at over $3.14 billion. The Australian Government's Indigenous Procurement Policy drives Indigenous entrepreneurship and business development. Find out more at

Since the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) launched in July 2015, Indigenous businesses have won contracts valued at over $3 billion.

The minimum mandatory requirements for Indigenous participation has expanded to cover 11 additional industry sectors, bringing the total to 19.  As a result, even more large businesses, across more industries, will be looking to engage Indigenous businesses and job seekers.

The Indigenous Procurement Policy Guide has been updated to show the new sectors and provides additional advice on IPP rules and policy settings.

New guidance material has also been released to support implementation of the expanded IPP. 

Read more about updates on the Indigenous Procurement Policy.