Queensland opposition spokesperson on Treasury issues, Curtis Pitt in Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Queensland opposition spokesperson on Treasury issues, Curtis Pitt in Rockhampton. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Rocky workshop improves chances to win govt contracts

A WORKSHOP for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enterprises interested in learning how to win State Government contracts will be held in Rockhampton on October 29.

Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Curtis Pitt said his department had developed the workshop in partnership with the Department of State Development to help give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enterprises improved skills to tender for government contracts.

"I'm hoping Indigenous enterprises in Rockhampton will take advantage of the upcoming workshop," Mr Pitt said.

"The Palaszczuk Government is committed to increasing the representation of Indigenous-owned enterprises in government procurement activity, which is worth approximately $18 billion annually.

"For far too long Indigenous enterprises have been under-represented in this investment and I want that to change.

"This workshop is the first step for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses in Rockhampton to learn about government tenders and is a great opportunity to find out about other programs and services available to grow their businesses."

A series of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business Procurement Workshops are being delivered around Queensland to give participants invaluable knowledge on how to tender for government business, to gain insights into tender evaluation as well as information on procurement opportunities.

The Rockhampton workshop will be held on October 29 at the Centrepoint Motor Inn, from 3pm to 8pm.

Registration closes on October 22, so for more information and to register your interest in attending the workshop visit www.datsip.qld.gov.au/programs/enterprise-development.page.  



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