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.