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Procurement Initiatives to Support Small Business

The Authority supports small business participation in the Commonwealth Government procurement market. Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Small Enterprise participation are available on the Department of Finance’s website.

The Authority’s procurement practises support SME’s by the use of the Commonwealth contracting Suite for low-risk procurements under $100,000. This reduces the process costs for SMEs by creating consistency and simplifying liability, insurance and indemnity requirements. Practices also support the use of electronic systems or other processes to facilitate on time payment, including the use of credit cards.

The Authority’s purchasing activities are undertaken in accordance with the
Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) and the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.