Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes. is working with Aboriginal communities to promote local economic development and develop local skills to build and manage housing.
The program has a focus on developing Aboriginal Business Enterprises (ABEs), opportunities for joint ventures, and local employment.
An Aboriginal business enterprise is an organisation that is 50% or more Aboriginal-owned or controlled, and that is operating as a business (including a company, incorporated association, trust, social enterprise, or registered charity operating a business).
An incorporated joint venture is one that is 25% or more Aboriginal-owned.
Local employment means employing Aboriginal people from the community where the work is happening, where possible.
A minimum of 40% Aboriginal employment is required for work under the program.
Procurement under Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes.
The Northern Territory Government has a commitment to Aboriginal business enterprise development, local employment, and sustainable training and apprenticeships.
Procurement strategies are prioritised as:
- Directly engaging local/community-based ABEs via select tender
- Directly engaging regional ABEs via select tender
- Engaging Territory organisations through an open tender process.
In some communities, long-term agreements will be created for ABEs to provide sustainable training and apprenticeships.
Requests for tenders are to comply with:
- NT Government Procurement Governance Policy and Procurement rules
- a minimum 40% Aboriginal employment for works delivered, with Aboriginal people employed from the community where works are happening, where possible
- developing local Aboriginal businesses to enable sustainable training and apprenticeships.
The Aboriginal Business Enterprise Development team within Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes:
- works with ABEs to build capacity to deliver work under the program
- provides linkages to business support and grants from government and non-government organisations
- provides information to the construction and housing sector on work opportunities
- coordinates an annual remote housing industry forum to allow ABEs and industry stakeholders to connect, learn about the program and its economic opportunities.
For work opportunities:
Visit Quotations and Tenders Online for upcoming work. Follow the registration process to register your business. Any business can submit a tender advertised on this site. There is a smartphone app available.
Register your business with the Industry Capability Network NT: ourfuture.icn.org.au and set up notifications to be alerted when new program opportunities are listed.
Subscribe to the program bulletin.
If you are interested in starting a business relating to remote housing or would like more information about the program, contact us.