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.
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.