The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson is examining the impact of the implementation of the 1 July 2022 changes to the Commonwealth Procurement Rules on small and family businesses.

The Inquiry was referred to the Ombudsman by the Minister for Finance, Katy Gallagher. A final report with recommendations will be provided to the Australian Government in December 2023.

To help this inquiry we would like to hear from you and have developed an issues paper. The paper seeks to draw out more experiences and insights from small and family businesses and interested individuals about the challenges they face when approaching government for procurement and where things might be improved.