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Procurement initiatives to support small business
The AOFM supports small business participation in the Commonwealth Government procurement market. Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Small Enterprise participation statistics are available on the Department of Finance’s website.
Consistent with paragraph 5.5 of the CPRs, the AOFM’s procurement practices provide appropriate opportunities for SMEs to compete and ensure that SMEs are not unfairly discriminated against.
The AOFM recognises the importance of ensuring that small businesses are paid on time. The results of the Survey of Australian Government Payments to Small Business are available on the Treasury’s website: www.treasury.gov.au.