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.