ICN has established this portal as a forum for managing supply chain shortages due to COVID-19, including identifying gaps in the supply chain and how we can facilitate local businesses that can help fill these gaps.
How can ICN help?
Industry Capability Network (ICN) is working with Australian governments at all levels in the response to COVID-19.
We are receiving requests for information on local supplier capability in order to address the anticipated potential shortages for medical devices and PPE required to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 in Australia and globally. ICN is also receiving anecdotal information on supply chain gaps for local suppliers, and other organisations are seeking and receiving similar requests.
This portal provides a mechanism to collate and address those needs, as well as linking suppliers with other forums that are seeking these capabilities, all in one place.
Please submit your EOI in relevant work packages below.
What are Australian Governments and other organisations doing?
The following Requests for Information and Expressions of Interest are currently open:
- The Queensland Government is linking businesses in need with other Queensland companies which may be able to supply the required products or services. More information here.
- Queensland State Government has a project page, which allows businesses who are able to supply to other businesses experiencing supply chain issues, to register their details, when specific supply chain opportunities are identified that match your business capabilities based on your company profile. The project page is available here.
- The NSW Government is calling for local manufacturing of medical supplies, even if re-tooling is required. There is an urgent need for hand sanitiser, examination gloves, disinfectant, cleaning products, handwash, masks, eyewear, gowns and paper products like toilet and tissue paper. More information is available here.
- The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has launched a portal for Australian manufacturing, component suppliers and skilled design, engineering and manufacturing experts to register their interest and core competencies in support of the national response to COVID-19. This portal also provides business to business connection.
- The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation in WA is seeking to identify businesses with transferable technologies to develop and support local manufacturing or supply capability in key health industry sectors. Register your interest here.
- The Defence Economic Stimulus Works Program is available to support businesses so they can maintain employment. Broadspectrum, as the principal contractor for Estate Maintenance and Operational Services (EMOS) for the Department of Defence, is managing this program and is looking to establish a panel of SME vendors across seven (7) work categories.
Work is at various Defence bases in the Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. The following categories of work are available: Air conditioning and HVAC services (general works); Hydraulic and plumbing (general works); Civil services (roads, footpaths, kerbing, bitumen); Interior specialists (joinery and painting; Electrical (general low voltage to RC replacements); Land Management (Landscaping, bird proofing); General building, construction and demolition. Existing suppliers register here; new suppliers register here.
- For information on the regulation of medical devices (including personal protective equipment) please refer to the regulatory guidelines or contact the Therapeutic Goods Administration.