On 29 July 2016 Onpoint 365 has achieved a significant milestone by becoming a Supply Nation certified business. This has been an important achievement for Onpoint 365 as it provides us with greater exposure to potential work opportunities around the country.
Onpoint 365 is a 100% Indigenous owned Australian business. We are proud to provide Indigenous employment, 57% of our employees identify as Indigenous Australian’s. Onpoint 365 is well above the minimum standards to be Supply Nation certified.
To be Supply Nation Certified, an Indigenous business must be majority owned, controlled and managed by Aboriginal people or Torres Strait Islanders. To become a Supply Nation Certified Supplier we underwent a rigorous evaluation and audit process. This is a higher level standard than what is required for Supply Nation Registered Businesses. Supply Nation Certified Suppliers ensure the continuing ownership of the business by verified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander owners.
To be eligible for Supply Nation certification, Onpoint 365 had to verify and demonstrate certification criteria:
- At least 51% owned by an Indigenous Australian/s
- Executive role is held by an Indigenous Australian owner
- Controlled by an Indigenous Australian with whom rests the key business decisions regarding the company’s finances, operations, personnel and strategy
- For profit – the company is not a registered charity and the company generates the majority of its revenue by providing goods or services
- Trading as a business with a minimum annual revenue demonstrated recent history of trade
- Located in Australia
About Supply Nation
Supply Nation is the Australian leader in Indigenous supplier diversity, established in 2009 to connect Australia’s leading brands and government with Indigenous businesses across the country.
Supply Nation’s rigorous registration and certification processes ensure purchases can be confident of Indigenous ownership. With Indigenous businesses active in every state and territory, in every industry sector, Supply Nation has been central to the growth of a new economic force.
Supply Nation is endorsed by the Australian Government as the key provider of pre-qualified Indigenous businesses to assist Australian Government Departments and Agencies to meet Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) targets announced as part of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS). This strategy has mandated that APS buyers and procurement officers consult the Indigenous Business Direct supplier listing to identify Indigenous businesses for procurement suppliers in the first instance. Under the IPP, APS buyers are required to search and provide Indigenous businesses the first opportunity to provide the product or service. This includes before approaching existing panel arrangements.
Endorsed by the Australian Government as the leading directory of Indigenous businesses for their procurement teams to fulfill their targets under the new Indigenous Procurement Policy, Supply Nation is an equally trusted partner for their corporate members.
About the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP)
The primary purpose of the Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP) is to stimulate the Indigenous business sector by leveraging the Commonwealth’s purchasing power to boost Indigenous businesses.
The IPP has three main parts:
- A target number of contracts that need to be awarded to Indigenous businesses.
- A mandatory set-aside of contracts for Indigenous businesses to apply in certain situations.
- Mandatory minimum requirements for Indigenous employment and Indigenous supplier use applying to certain high value Commonwealth contracts.
About the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS)
The IAS is a new approach to engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to achieve real results.
The Australian Government is committed to achieving better results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in three priority areas – getting children to school, adults into work and building safe communities.
The Australian Government has set three clear priorities to make sure efforts are effectively targeted:
- The positive impact that education has on the future success of individuals, families and communities is clear. Children who go to school have better life outcomes.
- Employment, economic development and social participation improves the lives of families and communities. The right conditions and incentives need to be in place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to participate in the economy and broader society.
- Growing up in a healthy and safe home and community is essential for families to thrive and reach their full potential. In particular, the violence that too many women and children face must be addressed.