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?
Following are details of services provided by Australian Governments and associated organisations:
- The Victorian Government has developed a series of directories to help identify suitable suppliers of locally manufactured products to assist both Government and Industry in their sourcing needs. These can be found here.
- The Queensland Government is supporting businesses impacted by the pandemic. More information here.
- Additionally, the Queensland Government is assisting businesses to supply essential goods and services to both Government and industry. More information 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.
- 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.
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|Personal Protective Equipment Buyers Guide COVID 19|
Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to clothing and equipment used to protect the wearer from injury and infection. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some organisations might need to buy PPE for the first time or buy PPE from new suppliers. This guide is intended to help buyers of PPE be more confident in their purchasing decisions,
by providing information on PPE and factors to be aware of when buying PPE. This guide is not intended to replace information from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), Safe Work Australia or other health authorities. This guide does not contain exhaustive information on PPE certifications and standards, and does not constitute legal
or other professional advice. Readers should seek out further and specific advice to inform their purchasing decisions
and use of PPE.
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