April 14, 2021
Promising start to Maori procurement database
Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson says initial indications are a push to increase the number of Māori firms doing business with government is going well.
The minister today received a report from officials monitoring the Amotai database, which verifies Māori and Pasifika-owned businesses which are ready to supply goods and services.
"Tremendously successful so far which is really good because we know Māori business at times has just been factored out and sidelined and not given enough support by government in the past so our intention is to make sure those businesses can get into the procurement process and every indication tells us that is happening," Mr Jackson says.
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