The Australian Made Campaign is continuing to work strategically to link manufacturers with the major projects through Industry Capability Network (ICN). It is doing this as part of the Federal Government's Buy Australian at Home and Abroad (BAHA) initiative.
Importantly, Australian Made and ICN are in the early stages of developing a webinar series aimed at providing manufacturers of Australian products with a greater understanding of the ICN Gateway - an online connection point for buyers and suppliers looking to build partnerships. The ICN Gateway enables suppliers to search major projects and register their company's interest with just a few easy steps.
“Our aim is to provide Australian Made licensees with improved and ongoing access to upcoming project information and opportunities,” Australian Made Supply Chain Advisor, Ben Lazzaro, said.
“In conjunction with the ICN, we are looking forward to developing a webinar series that demonstrates the capabilities of the ICN Gateway, and shows licensees how to navigate and get the most out of it. By providing licensees with better access to project information and business opportunities, together we can maximise local content in major projects.”
ICN Gateway performance (July-September 2012)
- 2503 new suppliers added
- 24 new major projects listed
- 1948 contracts won
- $1.82 billion of contracts awarded
You can download the list of projects available for businesses to participate in (as at December 2012) here.
To stay informed subscribe to ICN’s quarterly newsletter, Capability News. It provides Australian manufacturers with the latest updates on major projects, new opportunities for your business and information about how ICN is introducing Australian companies to the supply chain of major projects. It also includes a handy list of upcoming events.
You can receive Capability News electronically. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘subscribe’ in the subject field.
Also, for those manufacturers of Australian-made products not already registered on the ICN Gateway, make sure you register as soon as possible. If you have already registered, make sure your profile is up to date. Once registered, you will receive automated email updates detailing upcoming project opportunities and news. It can be one of the most effective ways to keep informed and generate new business.
Visit www.gateway.icn.org.au to create or update your profile.