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Local Jobs First - Policy Implementation

ICN Victoria is funded by State Government to administer Local Jobs First Policy (LJF).

We play an integral role delivering on Victorian Government policy that ensures Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are given full and fair opportunity to compete for work on major projects and supports industry to create jobs.

In administering the Policy, ICN Victoria:
  • Advises the Victorian Government of current market and local industry capability to contribute to different procurements, maximising value to the local economy and identifying opportunities for SMEs to contribute to the project
  • Identifies suitable local products and services that meet the scope of works requirements, maximising value to local industry
  • Assesses compliance and achievability of the ANZ value-added activity commitments made by bidders in their Local Industry Development Plans (LIDPs)
  • Monitors and reports on outcomes for Victorian industry involvement, including changes in market capability
  • Produces evaluation reports at a project’s practical completion
ICN also provides a pivotal link between principal contractors and local suppliers and manufacturers. This involves:

• Liaising with industry to identify products and services where there is local capability to manufacture, supply and value add

• Providing and promoting a data base of projects to assist local companies, especially SMEs, to express interest on upcoming tenders and showcase expertise through ICN Gateway

• Providing advisory services to local companies with the aim of increasing local industry engagement, capacity, and capability

• Advising industry on requirements and measures for maximising local industry engagement

• Supporting Agencies and Suppliers to report local, social, sustainable and employment outcomes from projects.

For more details, please contact us:

Agency Support

Email PolicyAdmin@icnvic.org.au
Phone 03 9864 6700 (Select option 2 "LIDP" then option 2 "Agency")

Bidder or Supplier Support

Email Info@icnvic.org.au
Phone 03 9864 6700

Social Procurement Program

ICN Victoria’s Social Procurement Program supports industry understanding of Victoria’s Social Procurement Framework, general social procurement and how this aligns with respective business models.
ICN Social Procurement Specialists:

• Provide strategic advice and guidance on social procurement strategy, requirements and delivery

• Review and provide feedback on social procurement policy frameworks and documentation

• Provide advisory support to local companies on queries and challenges with social procurement implementation

• Facilitate partnerships with social and sustainable suppliers and industry associations

• Help report on local, social, and sustainable impact delivered through procurement activities

Industry Engagement Advice

Our team across Victoria assists to:

• Activate local industry engagement and connections

• Provide advice on Local Jobs First Policy and Social Procurement strategies

• Maximise local, social, sustainable and employment outcomes for project opportunities

Our team brings extensive experience and knowledge across a broad range of industry sectors which enables us to offer well rounded advice whilst adhering to the strictest probity rules.

From working with bidders to identify local suppliers to post tender award support, our team are out and about in the marketplace every day engaging with suppliers and building supplier knowledge.

On key Victorian Government Strategic Projects, we allocate an Industry Adviser to each Bid Team to assist with policy and project requirements. Each of these experienced Advisers will be able to assist in connecting suppliers directly to their respective Bidders. Upon award of the contract the ICN team will continue to support the company on the delivery of project commitments.

Having one of our experienced Industry Advisers involved with the project can assist with the planning and delivery of contracted localisation outcomes.

ICN also provides a pivotal link between principal contractors and local suppliers and manufacturers. This involves:

• Liaising with industry to identify products and services where there is local capability to manufacture, supply and value add

• Providing and promoting a data base of projects to assist local companies, especially SMEs, to express interest on upcoming tenders and showcase expertise through ICN Gateway

• Providing advisory services to local companies with the aim of increasing local industry engagement, capacity, and capability

• Advising industry on requirements and measures for maximising local industry engagement

• Supporting Agencies and Suppliers to report local, social, sustainable and employment outcomes from projects.

For more details, please contact us:

Bidder or Supplier Support

Email Info@icnvic.org.au
Phone 03 9864 6700 (Select option 2 “LIDP" then option 1 “Bidder”)

Local Government
Authority Engagement

With the shared goal of advocating for positive outcomes for the Victorian economy, ICN Victoria works with Local Government Authorities to:

• Connect local suppliers to their Local Government Authorities and project opportunities, such as precincts, urban revitalisation and community clubs

• Advocate for Social and Sustainable Procurement initiatives to improve social and economic outcomes within businesses and councils

• Assist with the creation of local industry engagement policies and compliance with the Victorian Government’s Local Jobs First Policy

Events

Whether in-person or webinar, ICN Victoria consistently gets high numbers of attendees to our Industry Briefings, Showcases and other flagship events at the Australian Grand Prix and Avalon Airshow.
This is through our longstanding reputation of partnering with likeminded advocates of local, social and sustainable outcomes to manage events that:

• Promote opportunities

• Promote local capability

• Connect local companies at all levels of the supply chain

• Maximise local industry engagement for project opportunities

For more information on engaging with us to manage or appear at an event, please email or call:

ICN Victoria

Email Info@icnvic.org.au
Phone 03 9864 6700 (Select option 2 “LIDP" then option 1 “Bidder”)

Tariff Concessions

ICN is recognised as a ‘prescribed organisation’ under the Customs Regulations 1926, which means we can determine whether ‘substitutable goods’ or ‘potentially substitutable goods’ subject to a tariff concession are manufactured in Australia.

When making applications to Customs, ICN can provide industry research on a fee for service basis to determine if there are any Australian businesses that manufacture or can manufacture goods to meet the definitions of substitutable goods under the Customs Act.

Complete the research request form to request a quote for ICN to undertake industry research.

Return the completed research request form to John Cameron via email: jcameron@icnvic.org.au.

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