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Procurement initiatives to support small business

Throughout 2019–20 we adhered to the CPR and associated policy and guidelines. Our compliance was monitored through our Audit and Risk Committee.

No significant issues were identified, and overall compliance was acceptable.

ASIO supports small business participation in the Australian Government procurement market. Small and medium enterprises (SME) and small enterprise participation statistics are available on the Department of Finance’s website.

Our procurement practices to support SME include:

  • standardising contracts and approach-to-market templates, using clear and simple language;
  • ensuring information is easily accessible through the electronic advertisement of business opportunities and electronic submission for responses; and
  • using electronic systems to facilitate the Department of Finance’s Procurement On-Time Payment Policy for Small Business, including payment cards.

We recognise the importance of ensuring that small businesses are paid on time.

Statistics on SMEʼs participation in Commonwealth Government procurement are available on the Department of Finance's website at https://finance.gov.au/government/ procurement/statistics-australian- government-procurement-contracts

This incorporates our annual reporting requirements for Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014—17AG ‘Information on management and accountability’.