We connect local Victorian business to project and networking opportunities to help local win.
Partnering with government to implement the Local Jobs First policy and Social Procurement Framework (SPF) our role is to activate fair opportunity for SMEs to compete for work on major projects.
Our expertise in business capability and identifying local content opportunities is through our extensive engagement with Victorian industry by our team of Industry Advisers, making us the trusted adviser to government and industry.
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The Victorian Government has appointed John Holland to deliver the new central energy plant and support services building as part of stage two of the $541.6 million Ballarat Base Hospital redevelopment.
With 2022 almost over, and nearly three years of the challenges a global pandemic brings, here at ICN we are excited about the opportunities for local and regional suppliers with a huge range of infrastructure projects on the go across the country. Australia is truly in the middle of a construction-led recovery.
“Polytec actively engages with ICN Victoria and would recommend to any business wanting to better understand the Government and private project tendering processes to do the same. In addition, their knowledge and contacts continue to open up other business opportunities for us.”
“Insulpak has enjoyed many years of working with ICN and its collaborative partners to better understand commercial air-conditioning projects and government requirement for Victorian projects and tenders.
Being able to access the ICN Industry Advisers for support is something that is valued by Insulpak estimators and all our local subcontractors and suppliers.”
“The Barwon & Great South Coast Showcase webinar has been another successful event by ICN, which helps connect businesses like John Holland to regional and local companies who have shown interest in our projects. It is important to us to engage local businesses and social enterprises on our projects, especially in a time where we need to see small and medium enterprises supported throughout the current pandemic”
Industry Adviser, ICN Victoria
“If you’re interested in social procurement, this is an absolute must read!! Well done to the Industry Capability Network – Victoria and the various organisations that contributed to this outstanding publication which highlights the impact and opportunities of Victoria’s social procurement framework.”
Chair, JobsBank Victoria | Executive Director, WoMEDA
“Offering someone a job and being able to witness the positive changes it makes in their lives, is an extremely powerful experience… It’s the flow-on affect a job creates for individuals.
It provides a sense of purpose and self-worth and a reason for someone to get out of bed every morning.
ICN Victoria’s Social Procurement Program provides support and guidance on making these opportunities happen.”
“Winning work on projects such as Chisholm Road, available through ICN Gateway, has allowed Wamarra to employ more people and has provided a training ground for our people to gain new skills in a range of construction areas.”
One of the problems we have as an SME is how do we project ourselves out into the marketplace. We think we’ve got some good expertise in certain areas, and how do we get people to understand our capabilities and what our business is.
The networking part of it (industry events) is quite important to us and the ICN, over the journey since 1984 – what’s that 36 years – the ICN has always been a completely valuable part of our network and getting our name out there.
“ICN has supported John Holland by connecting us with local suppliers, and in particular suppliers that can help us deliver the social procurement targets on the Chisholm Road Prison Project. The Industry Briefing that ICN ran for us was a fantastic forum for the project team to engage with interested local suppliers.”
“VMC is a valuable system that helps us to be more efficient with policy processes and reporting.”
“A Ministerial information request that would have taken 2 days to compile pre-VMC, only took 10 minutes to answer with data from VMC”
Systems Development and Business Analytics Manager, ICN Victoria
Government Agency & Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
“I was very impressed with the level of assistance and support provided by both James Ewenson on the LIDP and indeed Nelson Feng on general monitoring/reporting requirements. All were very professional and could respond to my queries comprehensively, yet in an easy-to-understand manner. It was a pleasure dealing with all of them.”
Peter Kreitals – Australian Corporate Jet Centres
Industry Adviser ICN Victoria
Senior Systems Consultant, ICN Vic
“Through ICN, we’ve won work on the Metro trains project, the Cross Yarra Partnership and the GovHub. We were also introduced to Downer Group by ICN. We now have a 5-year contract working on a metropolitan roads asset maintenance program in Melbourne.”
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