Procurement Australasia Limited launched its Indigenous Procurement Policy in 2017, and since then, has continued to develop our business and cultural ties to our first-Australians.
We have been proud to take the lead in supporting Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) through a series of indigenous community start-up meetings and are now working with Ngara Procurement towards extending training services to young indigenous business leaders.
Procurement Australasia has now included ‘indigenous business supply’ as an integral part of our Social and Ethical Procurement Strategy, together with high-agenda issues like Modern Slavery, Sustainability and Environmental Impact.
List of Indigenous Suppliers:
Enigma Indigenous Peoples is owned in majority share by Peter Bligh; Elder and Traditional Owner from Wakka Wakka country in South East Queensland. Enigma has extensive experience in the supply of all computer and printing hardware, software and consumable products to a wide range of commercial, government as well as educational institutions across Australia. Enigma is under the Procurement Australia contract 2103/0839 Multi-Functional Devices and Related Products & Services and service our members nationally.
As a supplier under Procurement Australia contract 2208/0841 Security and Cash Collection Services, Unified Security has become the largest indigenous, Australian-owned security company to become a Supply Nation certified organisation. Unified Security has been built on the foundation of quality, service and excellence.
Boomerang Debt Recovery (Boomerang) is Australia’s first majority Indigenous owned and managed debt recovery enterprise. It is a Joint Venture between Eaglehawk Management Group P/L and Stydall P/L. Stydall brings a wealth of debt collection experience and expertise via its ownership of Executive Collections which has operated in commercial debt recovery since 1987 and for Local Governments since 1991. Boomerang welcomes the opportunity to participate across Federal, State, Local and Commercial procurement programs targeted at closing the Gap for the First Peoples of Australia.
WINYA is a majority Indigenous owned, Supply Nation Certified specialist commercial furniture business, operating in each State*. We are supported by leading Australian companies who have committed to WINYA’s Indigenous employment-focused manufacturing program. Buying your furniture from WINYA directly supports Indigenous employment growth in the Australian Furniture Industry. It also supports employment and skills in the many remote communities that are part of our components supply chain.
Nallawilli Protect is part of The Nallawilli Group, a social enterprise which has been operating since 2009 to improve the quality of life and influence real outcomes for First Nation people, communities and businesses. Their businesses all fund the Pauline E. McLeod Foundation which supports First Nation people in all aspects of life including Mental Health, Sustainable Employment and Education. Nallawilli Protect is a panel supplier under Procurement Australia contract 2211/0906 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Wilard Pty Ltd trading as Cultural Choice was established in 2016. Cultural Choice as a supplier under Procurement Australia contract 2211/0906 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), is a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated business with every dollar spent directly with Cultural Choice being recordable as Indigenous spend under the Federal Government Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) and the NSW Government Aboriginal Procurement Policy (APP) and assists in meeting any organisations internal Indigenous framework or Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
For over 25 years, The Anna Centre (TAC), an Indigenous private practice of psychology, has been based in Bendigo. It has an extensive team of psychologists working across four Victorian sites, and in every state and territory across Australia. TAC is the only Indigenous Psychology service approved by Supply Nation. TAC has a national presence (but is only an awarded Supplier for ACT, NT, QLD, SA and VIC) and provides psychological assessment services to organisations, government departments and the agencies or sections within the Department of Defence Australia wide. TAC has 18+ years’ experience delivering a high quality Psychometric Testing and Skills Assessments service. They have proven able during that time to consistently deliver high quality services that get lasting results within the structured 3 sessions available to the employees and their families. TAC has 47+ direct EAP contracts with SMEs across Victoria, and 6 contracts providing services for the largest EAP, Workcover and TAC organisations in Australia. They delivered over 10,500 individual counselling sessions in the twelve months Jan – Dec 2019. These were for a range of psychological services.
Key Areas of Indigenous Relationships We Continue To Develop:
SUPPLY NATION MEMBERSHIP
This allows Procurement Australasia to engage with indigenous businesses and leaders at all levels.
This is a strategic alliance that provides access to over 4,700 indigenous businesses via FACCI (the First Australians Chamber of Commerce & Industry).
INDIGENOUS PROCUREMENT POLICY (IPP)
Supporting indigenous and other businesses to develop indigenous supply into all levels of government and reporting businesses across Australia.
SOCIAL & ETHICAL PROCUREMENT
Engaging supply-chain partners like Blue-Sky Constructions, Ngara Procurement and Nallawilli Well-being to deliver real indigenous services at a high level.