The City of Melbourne has developed an Aboriginal Procurement Strategy to assist First Peoples-owned businesses supply their services to council. They set a target of 0.9% of their annual budget to be spent on goods and services from First Peoples-owned businesses over three years. The City of Melbourne has also partnered with Supply Nation to host an Aboriginal Supplier Expo that showcased a wide range of service providers including recruitment, catering, horticulture and construction. Open to all City of Melbourne employees, the expo was an opportunity for staff to meet First Peoples-owned suppliers and better understand how they might procure goods and services from them.
Aboriginal Procurement Strategy | Department of Land, Environment, Water and Planning
Indigenous Procurement Strategy | Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Indigenous Business Fact Sheet | National Indigenous Australians Agency
Beyond Value for Money: Social Procurement for Victorian Local Government | Municipal Association of Victoria