Carnell said government procurement should support small manufacturing firms ©  Thurtell/Getty Images
Carnell said government procurement should support small manufacturing firms © Thurtell/Getty Images

Small business tsar calls for SME procurement panel

15 June 2020

Australia’s small business and family enterprise ombudsman Kate Carnell has called on the federal government to establish a dedicated SME procurement panel to help them win contracts.

Under Carnell’s Covid-19 Recovery Plan government contracts worth up to $10m would be offered through the panel to SMEs before being extended to the wider market.

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