Indigenous Procurement Policy

The Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) is a mandatory procurement-connected policy under the legislative instrument of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

The Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) is a mandatory procurement-connected policy under the legislative instrument of the Commonwealth Procurement Rules.

The purpose of the IPP is to leverage the Commonwealth’s annual multi-billion procurement spend to drive demand for Indigenous goods and services, stimulate Indigenous economic development and grow the Indigenous business sector.

Since 2018, almost 600 contracts have been awarded to Indigenous SMEs through the DTAs Digital, Hardware, and Software marketplaces, with a 1300% increase in contracted value from 2018-19 ($13M) to date ($188M).

IPP Exemption 16:

Did you know that procuring directly from an Indigenous-owned business is the easiest and fastest way for a Federal Government department or entity to procure any good or service.

Whilst you will have mandatory threshold limits in place; exemption 16 allows you to procure items over your department’s threshold.

Provided you can prove market value and are sure the supplier can deliver, exemption 16 allows you to procure up to any value of an item provided you get the appropriate level sign-off.

This means that with a single quote you can get work out the door pretty much in the space of an afternoon. Great for urgent tasks or keeping in mind if you have a lot of procurement on your plate.