This is the website that government has set up to aid industry and manufacturing gain supply preference for projects in Australia - it is called Industry Capability Network. There's newsletters and project lists, suppliers and a page called the Gateway. This gateway is set out as per below and specifically for Steel and its associated industry and manufacturers.
|Search page at the ICN Gateway|
|Search for steel purlin supplier in Queensland.|
This is where the companies (most are listed) have to go back into their supplier settings in the YOUR COMPANY area above and cover all products available so companies searching can locate your company and hence gain a chance to tender and specify for upcoming projects.
In the News section of the ICN website - the following is revealed:
The appointment of the Hon Peter Beattie as the Resources Sector Supplier Envoy to maximise Australian participation in the resources sector. Mr Beattie will visit Perth in November to hold industry consultations and facilitate the inaugural Resources Sector Supplier Advisory Forum meeting.So now is the time to contact Mr. Peter Beattie and make sure he earns his $1,000 a day plus the money he pulls in from this position. The contact details can be obtained through this page on the ICN Website or phone 1300 961 139.
Also update your company details and insist on a new category for rollforming!
Also below is the results for a rollforming Lobby Group to be formed - somewhat disappointing number of votes - but consideration of some form of this lobby group should be discussed as the industry needs help in securing Australian projects.
|Rollformer Lobby Group Poll results|
- Joining fee - FREE
- Open to all of the above industry members
- Trial 12 month period