Procuring from Indigenous Businesses
The Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) is a mandatory procurement-connected policy formed by the Legislative instrument of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules. The purpose of the IPP is 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. The IPP and Exemption 16 of the Commonwealth Procurement rules allows a Federal Government agency to single source with an Indigenous owned business providing value for money is achieved For contracts between $80k to $200k it is mandatory to engage Indigenous owned businesses first before approaching the wider market. Similar policies exist in most of the other states including the Aboriginal Procurement Policy (APP) in NSW and WA, the Queensland Indigenous Procurement Policy (QIPP) in Queensland and the Aboriginal Procurement Strategy in Victoria.