ICN Victoria’s next edition of the Victorian Prospect is out! Featuring a farewell from Grant Anderson, on his last day with us, Grant shares his reflections on the past two plus years and pays tribute to the team and all other stakeholders that have supported him. Grant has been our Executive Director since August 2018 and … Continued
26 November 2020
It cannot be understated how significant the challenges our State has faced this year but now it’s time to rebuild and recover by encouraging industry and supporting jobs. ICN Victoria has a critical role in our economic recovery and this Budget reinforces our mandate of administering, maximising and encouraging local industry engagement and good job creation. With funds committed to industry, … Continued
Industry Capability Network (ICN) Victoria is delighted to announce Ms Dianne Smith as its new CEO. On behalf of the Board, Chairman, Tim Piper has today confirmed the appointment. He acknowledged the significant contribution by outgoing Executive Director, Grant Anderson, and thanked him for his stewardship of ICN over the past two years. “As Victoria … Continued
10 September 2020
9 September 2020
In 2018 the Victorian State Government determined that it had an opportunity to use its buying power to enter into procurement contracts that could make a real difference to all Victorians. As a result, the Social Procurement Framework (SPF) was released, encouraging project proponents to acknowledge that value-for-money in purchasing contracts shouldn’t be decided by … Continued
1 September 2020
Lockheed Australia Lockheed Martin Australia is an Australian company that is engaged in research, design, development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. We employ around 1000 people with a presence in every mainland state and territory. Lockheed Martin Australia’s programs and projects support a further 3,000 Australian industry jobs across the … Continued
4 August 2020
Hunter Class Frigate Program remains on target A word from Craig Lockhart, Managing Director ASC Shipbuilding: “ASC Shipbuilding is committed to maximising Australian Industry Capability (AIC) on the Hunter Class Frigate Program and in doing so contributing to a Continuous Naval Shipbuilding capability in Australia. Our strategy for delivering AIC over the life of the … Continued
3 July 2020
What is it: A platform for supporting Local Jobs First, Social Procurement Framework and Victorian Government reporting Who can use it: Victorian Government Bidders of Victorian Government projects with Local Jobs first applied Suppliers reporting on Local Jobs First Suppliers reporting on Social Procurement Framework Why use it: To access support from ICN specialists To … Continued
What is it: A search tool that allows you to access ICN Gateway according to Local Government Authority regions Who can use it: Local governments and authorities Why use it: To find the best local suppliers To restrict registrations to the LGA you define To access and control all your tenders and contracts you make … Continued
What is it: A tool that provides enhanced analysis of industry capability data to gain a greater understanding of the capability, capacity, and opportunities associated with an Australian industry sector or supply chain. Who can use it: Government departments, agencies and authorities Project proponents Market analysts Why use it: For project proponents Receive real time … Continued
What is it: A powerful networking database that supports Australian productivity and economic development Who can use it: Buyers Suppliers Why use it: To find the right service providers for your project, with over 80,000 suppliers registered around Australia To find work, with billions of dollars of listed projects To promote your business, with over … Continued
What is it: A B2B marketplace that makes it easy to connect with suppliers and manufactures to solve your service and supply needs. Who can use it: Buyers Sellers Why use it: To maximise the exposure of your listing – with automatic notifications sent to all registered companies once listed To promote your listing, allowing … Continued
What is it: A secure network platform that collects, analyses and presents your local content and jobs data, providing a solution to the challenges in supply chain monitoring and reporting. Who can use it: Any project proponent and buyers Why use it: To enable the collection, analysis and reporting of local content and jobs data, … Continued
What is it: A search tool that provides accurate, up to date, verified data on supply capability Who can use it: Government departments, agencies and authorities, across Australia and New Zealand Why use it: To ascertain business capability on a national, state or regional level by: Industry / sector Turnover Employee numbers Indigenous status Assess … Continued
The recent news from General Motors that it would discontinue the famous, Australian cultural phenomenon, car brand Holden opened old wounds and fears around the state of homegrown manufacturing. Whilst it is perfectly understandable to feel nostalgic and even sadness around this announcement, we can safely say that the rumours of manufacturing’s death have been … Continued
18 March 2020
ICN helps SRX find opportunities to grow and thrive with connections, contracts and component sourcing
Thanks to an ongoing partnership with Industry Capability Network (ICN), Dandenong-based electronic manufacturers, SRX, has seen its revenue grow by 35 per cent in the past year, despite significant pessimism about manufacturing in Victoria. Operating for nearly 25 years, SRX produces a wide range of electronic manufacturing services to clients in sectors as diverse as … Continued
1 July 2019
Q&A With Industry Adviser Chris Reilly. Chris has been with ICN since 2007 and is one of the organisation’s longest serving employees. Chris grew up in Leeds, UK, before moving to Australia in 1981.
24 June 2019
Q&A With Industry Adviser Phil Davrain. Phil has been with ICN since 2015 and has an extensive professional background in the Rail Sector, predominantly working for Downer.
Q&A With Senior customer relationship Officer Grace Gwee. Grace has been with ICN since 2015 and has an extensive professional background in Marketing, Advertising and Business Development.
Q&A With Policy Analyst Louis Ziras. Louis has been with ICN since 2004 and is one of the organisation’s longest serving employees.
Q&A With Industry Adviser John Sands. John has been with ICN since 2016 and has had an extensive career within the fashion and textiles industry
The Local Jobs First Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) is an industry development procurement policy established under the Victorian Industry Participation Policy Act 2003. The policy is designed to ensure local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are given full and fair opportunity to compete for Victorian government contracts, while still ensuring value for money, competitiveness … Continued
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