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Procurement initiatives to support small business
OPC 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 at www.finance.gov.au/procurement/statistics-on-commonwealth-purchasing-contracts/.
OPC’s procurement practices support SMEs by using the Commonwealth Contracting Suite for low-risk procurements valued under $200,000. OPC also supports SMEs through the use of electronic systems and processes (including payment cards) to facilitate on-time payment performance.