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50% Off Fees

The NT Government will be subsidising membership & renewal fees by 50% for all Aboriginal Businesses

The Blak
Business Directory

Promoting and elevating NT Indigenous Businesses through
improved economic growth and prosperity

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Upholding verification integrity through process

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Application

Quick and Easy

Complete the online form and upload evidence. Ensure you have your Certificate of Aboriginality and Business information handy (e.g., status, type, location, proportion of Indigenous staff, ownership structure, evidence of trade and core activities).

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Assessment

Ensure Authenticity

Through assessment we confirm the authenticity of the Aboriginal Business owner. No Stat Dec’s. We verify management and control of our Aboriginal businesses and confirm via Interviews. No turnover limit. Recognising microenterprise as authentic Aboriginal businesses.

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Provisional Cert

Immediate Recognition

When the NTIBN membership assessment team has verified your application you will receive immediate recognition through provisional certification. This means that there is no wait period between this step and the NTIBN Board ratification of your certification. You can immediately access member benefits during your provisional period and tender for work as a certified Aboriginal business.

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Live Profile

Online Presence

Complete your business and owner profiles to go live on the BBD. Your online presence will demonstrate capability and prequalification identifiers for industry and procurers. Professionally market your business and make it easy for potential clients to engage you for supply of goods and services.

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Board Ratification

Ratify Application

NTIBN Board, made up of Aboriginal Business owners, makes a final decision to either ratify, extend your provisional certification or deny your application.

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Full Certification

Badge Supplied

Congratulations! You have now been fully ratified as an iNDiSTRY Certified business. This is recognised through provision of a member badge to use in your materials as evidence of your authenticity as a robust Aboriginal Business Enterprise.

Subscriber benefits

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Indigenous Supply
Chain Diversity

Access the premier marketplace for
#BlakVendors; unlock new business
opportunities and strengthen support of
the Aboriginal Community.

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Indigenous Procurement
Policy (IPP) Fulfilment

Search for and connect with certified
Indigenous suppliers easily to meet necessary
IPP compliance requirements.

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Enhanced Blak Business
Search Capability

Clearly identified registration status and
certified Indigenous ownership of Blak
Businesses searchable by industry
and location.

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Support Aboriginal
Economic development

NTIBN is at the forefront of Aboriginal
economic development, putting Aboriginal
businesses in the leadership position for
economic development to unlock the NT’s rich
and grand Aboriginal estate.

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Connect with Blak Business
for RFQ’s and EOI’s

Quickly source required skill sets for RFQ’s or
EOI’s via Blak Business profiles and then easily
connect to create new business partnerships.

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Preferred Certifier for
Blak Businesses

Our robust multi stage verification process
makes NTIBN the preferred certifying
authority in NT with guaranteed authenticity
of Indigenous Businesses.

Subscription

Membership

iNDiSTRY Connect profile on the Blak Business Directory

Member discounts for NTIBN’s services and products

Member discounts to networking opportunities and events

Member discounts to premier events and Industry Briefings

Access to NTIBN’s #BlakFirst policies

Advocacy at the local and national level

Authenticity as a positive #BlakBuyer, #Blakgrower and #Blakemployer

Collaborative and promotional opportunities

Govt visibility for procurement opportunities

Access to the National Indigenous Chamber of Commerce Networks.

Access to iNDiSTRY North – NT Indigenous Business and Employment Hub

Access to NTIBN’s network - The Blak Business Directory

Visibility and recognition as a certified Aboriginal Business

50% Off Fees

Certified Member

Certified Membership are for majority Indigenous controled businesses that are a minimum of 51% Indigenous owned

Sole Trader*$150

$75

/year

Billed annually

Not for Profit$250

$125

/year

Billed annually

Company$300

$150

/year

Billed annually

*Monthly billing available for $20 $10 per month

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Ally Member

For businesses that don’t meet the Certified criteria but supports Indigenous business and/or employment

$500

/year

Billed annually

Add Blak Business Directory access for $1000 $800/year

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The Blak Business Directory

Support Blak Business and subscribe now to iNDiSTRY Connect – the BBD #BuyBlak #GrowBlak #EmployBlak

$1000*

/year

Billed annually

*Quarterly billing available for $275 per quarter

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The Blak Business Directory

Support Blak Business and subscribe now to iNDiSTRY Connect – the BBD #BuyBlak #GrowBlak #EmployBlak

$1000*

/year

Billed annually

*Quarterly billing available for $275 per quarter

Membership

50% Off Fees

Certified Member

Certified Membership are for majority Indigenous controlled businesses that are a minimum of 51% Indigenous owned

Sole Trader*

$75

/year

Billed annually

$150

/year

Sole Trader*

$125

/year

Billed annually

$250

/year

Sole Trader*

$150

/year

Billed annually

$300

/year

*Monthly billing available for $20 $10 per month

Ally Member

For businesses that don’t meet the Certified criteria but supports Indigenous business and/or employment

$500

/year

Billed annually

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Add Blak Business Directory access $1000 reduced down to $800/year

Benefits

iNDiSTRY Connect profile on the Blak Business Directory

Member discounts for NTIBN’s services and products

Member discounts to networking opportunities and events

Member discounts to premier events and Industry Briefings

Access to NTIBN’s #BlakFirst policies

Advocacy at the local and national level

Authenticity as a positive #BlakBuyer, #Blakgrower and #Blakemployer

Collaborative & promotional opportunities

Govt visibility for procurement opportunities

Access to the National Indigenous Chamber of Commerce Networks.

Access to iNDiSTRY North – NT Indigenous Business and Employment Hub

Access to NTIBN’s network - The Blak Business Directory

Visibility and recognition as a certified Aboriginal Business

Certified
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Ally
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Apply

Eligibility Criteria

Is 51% or more Indigenous owned.

Is Aboriginal controlled and managed.

Hold a current and valid ABN

Registered Australian Business

Evidence of Trade

They must have an Aboriginal Supply Chain Commitment or Procurement Policy (or similar)AND 2 or more of the following:

+ RAP;

+ Aboriginal Engagement Strategy;

+ Aboriginal Employment Policy;

+ An Aboriginal person on the Board;

+ An Aboriginal person in a senior position;

+ Regular Aboriginal Cultural Safety training;

+ A partnership with an Aboriginal Business;

+ An Aboriginal employment rate above 15%

Hold a current and valid ABN

Registered Australian Business

Evidence of Trade

Eligibility Criteria

Is 51% or more Indigenous owned.

Is Aboriginal controlled and managed.

Have either an Aboriginal Supply Chain Commitment or Procurement Policy (or similar).

AND 2 or more of the following:

+ RAP;

+ Aboriginal Engagement Strategy;

+ Aboriginal Employment Policy;

+ An Aboriginal person on the board;

+ An Aboriginal person on the senior position;

+ An Aboriginal person on the senior position;

+ An Aboriginal person on the senior position;

+ An Aboriginal person on the senior position;

Evidence of Aboriginality

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Have either an Aboriginal Supply Chain Commitment or Procurement Policy (or similar).

AND 2 or more of the following:

+ RAP;

+ Aboriginal Engagement Strategy;

+ Aboriginal Employment Policy;

+ An Aboriginal person on the Board;

+ An Aboriginal person in a senior position;

+ Regular Aboriginal Cultural Safety training;

+ A partnership with an Aboriginal Business;

+ An Aboriginal employment rate above 15%

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Hold a current and valid ABN

Registered Australian Business

Evidence of trade

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Aboriginal Business Enterprise?

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What is an Aboriginal Business Enterprise?

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An Aboriginal Business Enterprise is a business or community organisations that meets the following criteria:

. Is 51% or more Aboriginal owned;

. That is operating as a business, including companies, incorporated associations, sole traders, partnerships, trusts and social enterprises or registered charities if they are operating as a business;;

.Can demonstrate that Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people are involved in the daily operation of the Enterprise and have effective control at least equal to the degree of ownership; and;

. Is registered with a Certifying authority.

What is a Certifying Authority?

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What is a Certifying Authority?

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A Certifying Authority is an Aboriginal Organisation which provides services to confirm the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ownership and control of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Enterprises.

Who is the peak certifying authority in the NT?

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Who is the peak certifying authority in the NT?

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NTIBN is recognised as the peak and preferred certifying authority in the NT.

What evidence do I need to be certified?

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What evidence do I need to be certified?

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. Proof of Aboriginality for business owner/majority business owner

. Certified Company Registration

. Company Extract

. Certificate of Incorporation (if relevant)

. Business Name Registration Certificate

. Evidence of majority ownership

. Company Organisation Chart

I am Supply Nation Certified, does this count?

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I am Supply Nation Certified, does this count?

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Supply Nation Certification is recognised by governments, however, Certification through NTIBN provides for a more rigorous and local NT Certification.

NB: Supply Nation Certification is mutually recognised by NTIBN, when the Aboriginal majority owner provides an authentic Certificate of Aboriginality.

Are statutory declarations accepted by NTIBN as proof of Aboriginality?

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Are statutory declarations accepted by NTIBN as proof of Aboriginality?

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No.

Proof of Aboriginality certified by an appropriate and recognised Aboriginal Organisation is required. Refer NTIBN’s Individual Aboriginal Identity Certification and Register process (currently under development).

What does NTIBN do to validate your application? What are the checks?

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What does NTIBN do to validate your application? What are the checks?

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. Validation of Aboriginality certificate with the certifying body.

. Viewing of shareholding documents.

. ASIC/ORIC checks.

. Referee check with clients.)

Do I have to re-apply annually?

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Do I have to re-apply annually?

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No. But you do have to pay your membership fee annually.