Australian Industry Participation in Petroleum Developments
The Australian Government facilitates opportunities for Australian industry to participate in the development, operation and maintenance of petroleum projects in Australia. The Australian Government's policy is to encourage project developers to maximise opportunities for Australian industry participation in major projects in Australia and overseas. This includes encouraging project developers to develop and implement an Australian Industry Participation (AIP) Plan. An AIP Plan outlines the actions the project will take to provide Australian suppliers with full, fair and reasonable opportunity to participate in major projects through all tiers of the supply chain.
AIP initiatives do not mandate levels of local content, and recognise that decisions on the supply of goods and services are properly made by the project developer. These initiatives include:
- Enhanced Project By-law Scheme (EPBS);
- Supplier Access to Major Projects (SAMP); and
- Industry Capability Network Limited (ICNL).
Information on Australian Industry Participation is available at: www.aip.gov.au
Enhanced Project By-law Scheme
The Enhanced Project By-law Scheme (EPBS) offers a tariff duty concession to major projects on imported eligible goods, provided they meet the program eligibility requirements, including developing and implementing an approved AIP Plan. Eligible industries include mining, resource processing, agriculture, food processing, food packaging, manufacturing, power, water and gas supply.
Guidelines on how to apply for the EPBS, including how to develop an AIP Plan are available on the AusIndustry website under apply for a tax or duty concession, at: www.ausindustry.gov.au
Supplier Access to Major Projects
The Supplier Access to Major Projects (SAMP) program saves companies time and money. SAMP assists major projects to reduce their search and transaction costs by helping to identify capable and competitive Australian suppliers.
SAMP provides funds for existing networks and specialist consultants with expertise in global services, design, engineering, procurement, construction, management and through life support aspects of major projects. These networks and specialist consultants work with project developers and Australian industry to match capable Australian suppliers with project opportunities, and to achieve increased Australian industry access to global supply markets for major projects.
SAMP is administered by Industry Capability Network Limited (ICNL). Information on SAMP is available at: www.aip.gov.au and www.icn.org.au
Industry Capability Network Limited
Industry Capability Network Limited (ICNL) works to facilitate participation of Australian industry in resources and energy projects. Industry Capability Network offices have a central role in matching Australian capability with the needs of industry. ICNL is a national body that coordinates the work of the State based and New Zealand Industry Capability Network offices. ICNL manages a national online, real time database with an extensive listing of around 40,000 Australian and New Zealand companies through its Supplier Showcase. Project Gateway lists project opportunities and allows managers to publish and manage work packages, and suppliers can register interest at: www.projectgateway.icn.org.au
The Industry Capability Network is an independently managed network of non profit organisations financially supported by Australian, State/Territory, and New Zealand governments. Throughout industry and government the Industry Capability Network is recognised as a credible source of independent advice on Australian industry capability. Its services include:
- identifying Australian capability to match specified criteria within a purchaser's time frame;
- identifying, assessing and encouraging local companies with potential for licensed manufacture of overseas technologies, joint ventures or other partnering arrangements;
- providing assistance to companies/organisations during all stages of the tendering process; and
- assisting Australian companies to tap into global supply chains.
Contact point for SAMP and ICNL:
Industry Capability Network Limited
PO Box 130
DEAKIN WEST ACT 2600
Telephone: +61 2 6285 2033
Facsimile: +61 2 6285 2842
Web page: www.icn.org.au