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Finance Circular 2011/02

Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines Exemption for Indigenous Businesses


The purpose of this Finance Circular is to advise all departments, agencies and relevant CAC Act bodies, subject to the CPGs, of the introduction of an exemption to the Mandatory Procurement Procedures of the CPGs for Indigenous SMEs.

The exemption aims to:

  • provide increased opportunities for greater access to the Australian Government procurement market for all Indigenous SMEs; 
  • raise awareness among officers undertaking procurement of the Government’s commitment to the Closing the Gap strategy on Indigenous disadvantage;
  • complement implementation of the enhanced Indigenous Opportunities Policy (IOP) administered by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).Full Publication

2011/02 – Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines Exemptions for Indigenous Businesses [PDF Document500 KB]

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