Opportunities for Indigenous businesses have recently increased, with $188 million in contracts being awarded to Indigenous small to medium enterprises (SMEs) through the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) marketplaces. Since 2018, almost 600 contracts have been awarded to Indigenous SMEs through the DTA’s Digital, Hardware and Software marketplaces, with a 1,300% increase in contracted value from 2018-19 ($13M) to date ($188M).
The DTA’s marketplaces are making it easier for Indigenous sellers to showcase their services, and in turn, assist government agencies in delivering better government services for Australians. Minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt, said driving more Government annual spend into Indigenous businesses was vital to economic advancement for Indigenous Australians.
The DTA’s marketplaces make buying and selling digital goods and services for government easier. These marketplaces offer a range of products for hardware, software, telecommunications, digital consultancies, data centres and cloud.