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Small business

ASD 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.

ASD’s procurement practices to support small and medium enterprises include:

  • adoption of standing offers such as the digital marketplace, which provides access to a large number of small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • selection of small and medium-sized enterprises, under ASD’s standing-offer panel arrangement, to provide contractors with ICT capability and support roles.
  • use of the Commonwealth Contracting Suite for relevant procurements valued at less than $200,000.
  • use of electronic systems to facilitate the Department of Finance’s Procurement On-Time Payment Policy for Small Business, including payment cards.