A workshop for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enterprises interested in learning how to win State Government contracts will be held in Mount Isa on Tuesday, 13 October and Dalby on Thursday, 15th October.

The Palaszczuk Government is committed to increasing the representation of Indigenous-owned enterprises in government procurement activity.

Acting Premier and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Curtis Pitt said the purpose of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business Capability Statement Workshop was very specific. “At the end of this workshop participants will be able to develop concise and relevant capability statements, these are critical documents for submitting tenders for government contracts,” Mr Pitt said

Procurement investment is worth approximately $18 billion annually and for too long, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enterprise has been under-represented in this investment. It’s time that changed.

“This second workshop in Dalby is another chance for locals to gain greater insight into tendering for government and private sector contracts, in this case preparing effective capability statements and better positioning them in the tendering process, while building their knowledge and capabilities along the way.

“For those who attended the initial Business Procurement Workshop, this session will enhance their overall procurement knowledge with the central aim of improving successes and outcomes in their businesses moving forward.”

Delivered by the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, along with the Department of State Development, the workshops will be held on

  • Thursday, 15 October at the Drover’s Motor Inn, 87 Drayton Street Dalby, from 3pm to 8pm.

Registration closes on Friday 9 October, so for more information and to register your interest in attending the workshop visit: www.datsip.qld.gov.au/programs/enterprise-development.page

  • Tuesday, 13 October 2015 in the Moondarra Room – Ibis Styles, corner of Camooweal Street and Rodeo Drive Mount Isa, from 3pm to 8pm.

Registration closes on Thursday 8 October, so for more information and to register your interest in attending the workshop visit www.datsip.qld.gov.au/programs/enterprise-development.page