COVID-19 Response



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  COVID-19 Response Team
  1300 961 139
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  Locations: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Australia
  Project Status: Information gathering
  Project Owner Industry Capability Network Limited (ICNL)

Project Details


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 Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has released a Request for Information to obtain information in connection with gaining an understanding of Australian manufacturing of medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), closing 7 April 2020. More information is available on AusTender.
  • The Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has released an Expression of Interest for the supply of nasopharyngeal and/or oropharyngeal swabs suitable for COVID-19 sample collection, closing 25 March 2020. More information is available on AusTender.
  • 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 Department for Education requires essential hygiene products for South Australia's schools and preschools. More information 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.


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Work Packages


To submit an expression of interest, select the icon next to the work package scope you are interested in.
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest shown below are subject to change.

OPEN LISTINGS    AWARDED    CLOSED LISTINGS    OTHER
OPEN FOR EOI    INCOMPLETE EOI    EOI COMPLETED
STATUS   GENERAL    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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RFI - test facilities to support the domestic manufacture of PPE26 Mar 202005 Apr 2020 
If you are able to provide any of the following testing capabilities within Australia, please respond to this Request for Information (RFI):
- Synthetic Blood Penetration testing (applicable standards: ISO 22609 or ASTM F1862/F1862M-13)
- Bacterial Filtration Efficiency (BFE) (applicable standards: ASTM F2101-14 or EN 14683:2015 Appendix B or ATCC 6538)
- Differential Pressure Drop (Delta P) (applicable standards: EN 14683:2014)
This information will be provided to the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC)
Keep me informed23 Mar 202030 Apr 2020 
Submit an EOI to be notified about updates to this page, including information on requests published in other forrums.
Vic - Deep Cleaning - Facilities02 Apr 202031 Dec 2020 
ICN Victoria are seeking companies who have existing capability and capacity to provide deep cleaning services for facilities.
STATUS   MEDICAL    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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WA Medical PPE and Equipment24 Mar 202004 Apr 2020 
WA Health is seeking suppliers who have existing capability and capacity to manufacture and/or supply a number of items.
Medical PPE and equipment23 Mar 202030 Apr 2020 
Provide information on Medical PPE and equipment with a focus on COVID-19 that you currently supply or manufacture, or would be interested in supplying or manufacturing, as well as gaps in raw materials and capabilities to scale up. This includes sanitiser, ventilators and thermometers. ICN is planning to share this information with buyers seeking goods and services where appropriate.
STATUS   SUPPLY CHAIN    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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Experiencing Supply Chain Shortages23 Mar 202030 Apr 2020 
If you are experiencing supply chain shortages due to COVID-19, please provide information here. ICN will collate this information and may publish work packages to seek EOIs where there are relevant types of shortages, in order to provide you with information on possible local suppliers. ICN may also provide EOI details to government agencies for the purposes of providing support to manage supply chain gaps.
General offer of assistance for supply chain shortages25 Mar 202030 Apr 2020 
This work package is for unsolicited offers of assistance for potential supply chain shortages. Please also check this portal for future work packages to address specific supply chain gaps.