With Christmas around the corner, and a new year looming, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide some tips on how to write a winning tender and up your online presence to help you ensure your business is in the best possible shape in 2022.
This edition will also bring you news of two exciting renewables projects.
ICN SA is working GE Renewable Energy Australia and Elecnor Group’s Green Light Contractors to ensure local suppliers can get be involved in the $423 million first stage of Neoen’s Goyder Renewables Zone. The Goyder Renewables Zone is a planned large hybrid renewable energy project. It’s part of a new generation of projects that combine wind with solar and battery storage to provide renewable energy 24/7.
Meanwhile, the Rye Park Wind Farm, near Yass, is calling for expressions of interest for a range of work packages for the $700m project.
Still in regional NSW, ICN is working with the Lendlease Joss Project team to identify local capability for the redevelopment of the Kapooka Military Area, Albury-Wodonga Military Area and RAAF Base Wagga as part of a $10bn Australian Government commitment to NSW defence facilities.
In Sydney, John Holland Rail is calling for expressions of interest from local suppliers with capability to supply goods and services to the Botany Rail Duplication project, which will duplicate the remaining single-track section of the Port Botany rail line and deliver a new passing loop on the Southern Sydney freight line.
As many companies experience slight downturns over the Christmas-New Year period, it creates a perfect opportunity to work on, not in, your business.
From all of us at ICN, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas, and a safe and prosperous New Year.
Chair, ICN Executive Directors
Articles in this newsletter
1. Top tips to win your next tender
There’s no doubt that preparing a tender response can be daunting, especially the first time your company decides to through this very formal process. But, like most things in business, it helps to break it down into several smaller steps.
Follow these 6 simple tender response tips to help your business position itself for tender success. Read more
2. Simple steps to a better online presence
You probably already know that you need an online presence to be competitive these days. You likely use online directories, such as ICN Gateway, or social media to generate leads.
But if you are among the 50 per cent of Australian small and medium businesses that don’t have your own website, you’re leaving money on the table. Read more
3. How your credit score can predict business success
According to June 2021 data from Illion, Australian small businesses are not great at paying their bills on time. Not surprisingly, the effects of the COVID pandemic shows a general worsening in late payment times, after almost a decade of improvements.
This, in turn, compromises their competitiveness and survival. After all, late payments are a possible indicator of solvency. Read more
Keeping the lights on in South Australia
ICN SA is working GE Renewable Energy Australia and Elecnor Group’s Green Light Contractors to ensure local suppliers have the opportunity to be involved in the $423 million first stage of Neoen’s Goyder Renewables Zone. Read more
Shifting freight from road to rail
John Holland Rail is calling for expressions of interest from local suppliers with capability to supply goods and services to the Botany Rail Duplication project. The project will duplicate the remaining single-track section of Sydney’s Port Botany rail line and deliver a new passing loop on the Southern Sydney freight line. Read more
Investment in Defence facilities
In July 2020, the Australian Government committed to an investment of $10bn over the next decade into New South Wales Defence facilities. This includes money to redevelop Kapooka Military Area, Albury-Wodonga Military Area and RAAF Base Wagga. Read more
New wind farm for Southern NSW
Local suppliers have the chance to be involved in the 396 MW Rye Park Wind Farm, near the NSW Southern Tablelands township of Rye Park. The site 11km north of Yass was selected for its exposed windy ridges, grazing land and proximity to the national electricity grid. Read more
AMW 2022 – Where technology meets innovation
Preparations are well underway for the inaugural Australian Manufacturing Week exhibition, taking place in Sydney in June 2022.
Owned and operated by AMTIL, AMW is Australia’s premier manufacturing solutions event. Under the theme ‘Where technology meets innovation’, AMW 2022 will take place at the International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) in Darling Harbour from 7-10 June 2022. Read more