If you are feeling unwell and think you may have COVID-19 symptoms, contact Health Direct on 1800 022 222 (Freecall). Official information about COVID-19 from the NSW Government. Resources and information on support for Aboriginal people can be found at the COVID-19 and Aboriginal Communities – Essential Information page.

Procurement Policy

The NSW Government is seeking to utilise the considerable economic power of its procurement activities to deliver social and economic benefits to the State’s Aboriginal residents. Two policies have been established to guide this work:

Aboriginal Participation in Construction Policy (APIC)

In 2015, the NSW Government agreed to move from voluntary guidelines to mandatory targets for Aboriginal participation in government funded construction projects. From 1 July 2016 NSW Government construction contractors are required to identify Aboriginal participation initiatives within projects to a value equal to 1.5 per cent of project design and construction costs. The APIC policy was reviewed in 2017 and the updated APIC policy is effective from 1 July 2018. The APIC policy contributes to a target across all government procurement, of 3000 additional employment positions going to Aboriginal people by 2021.

Find out more about the Aboriginal Participation in Construction Policy

Aboriginal Procurement Policy (APP)

The Aboriginal Procurement Policy (APP) was introduced on 1 July 2018. The policy establishes a target of at least 3 per cent of NSW Government domestic goods and services contracts going to Aboriginal-owned businesses by 2021.

Together with the APIC policy, the APP contributes to a target across all government procurement, of 3000 additional employment positions going to Aboriginal people by 2021.

Find out more about the Aboriginal Procurement Policy




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