A mining giant awarded a contract to an Indigenous-Australian business.
BHP recently offered an automotive tender to Cedrent Enterprises.
The successful bidder will spend the next three years delivering light vehicle hire services to the proponent across South Australia and Western Australia. QMEB can reveal the deal is worth $8 million.
“[We are] providing a portion of our profits to Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation in SA, or Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation in WA, which are both devoted to giving back to their communities through programs that upskill youth, support local businesses and create a growing demand for Indigenous goods and services,” Cedrent general manager Dan Walmsley said in a public statement.
“It is the first time an Indigenous-owned business has been awarded a contract of this type with BHP, and we look forward to working together to help empower more Indigenous businesses and communities across Australia,” BHP head of global indigenous procurement Chris Cowan added.
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