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Procurement initiatives to support small business

We support small business participation in the Australian Government procurement market. Statistics on the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises are available on the Department of Finance’s website: www.finance.gov.au/procurement/statistics-on-commonwealth-purchasing-contracts.

Our procurement practices support small and medium-sized enterprises by:

  • Using electronic systems and processes to facilitate on-time payment, including the use of payment cards
  • Communicating in clear, simple language and presenting information in an accessible format
  • Providing standard 30-day payment terms for all suppliers.

These practices are consistent with paragraph 5.4 of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.