The role also oversees the delivery of local content commitments that maximize opportunities for the local industry. The bidder receives a high risk rating if it has provided limited or inaccurate information in its LIDP or if it has made a commitment to local content that the ICN considers difficult to achieve. It is therefore recommended that the procurement agency endeavour to clarify all issues reported so that an achievable commitment to local content can be decided. Local Jobs First (LJF) aims to create local jobs and opportunities for Victorian businesses and workers, and to ensure they have the full and fair opportunity to apply for Victorian Government contracts, large and small. The risk assessment report shall not assess or rank one LIDP against another, but shall only indicate the relative benefits and/or potential risks in terms of local content and employment commitments that will not be met, based on the information provided by the tenderer. As part of its Local Employment First policy, the Victorian Government has established local content requirements for 227 strategic projects since December 2014. The Victorian government is the largest supplier of goods, services and construction to the state, contributing to the development of local industries, job creation and economic stimulation. Through this policy, Victoria has a strong mandate to promote local jobs and skills for large-scale projects funded and supported by the government. LIDPs are used to inform the bid evaluation process, including the evaluation of bids for their local content commitments, taking into account the likelihood of completion. Industry development has a weighting of 10 per cent in the evaluation criteria as well as a weighting of 10 per cent for the performance of jobs.
Victoria`s new local employment commissioner first will ensure that local businesses and workers are given roles in major infrastructure, manufacturing and government service projects. Colin Young is the regional industry consultant for Gippsland. Colin has extensive experience in the energy sector, including over 25 years as Director of Engineering at Victoria`s largest power station, Loy Yang A. As a long-time resident of Gippsland, Colin is passionate about regional businesses with a particular focus on their transition to renewable energy as soon as they emerge. Noel Morton is a Regional Industrial Advisor for Loddon Mallee. Noel has a strong background in the defence sector and is passionate about the history of Australian manufacturing. Noel is a trained fitter and machinist and worked for about 28 years for the Commonwealth Government Ordnance Group and later for Australian Defence Industries in Bendigo. Noel`s involvement during this period included, for example, the development and manufacture of heavy military munitions and large civilian infrastructure components. Noel also holds a graduate degree in mechanical engineering. During his career in the defence sector, working on specialized military vehicles, Noel worked directly with ICN Victoria (then ISO) and saw the great value he had in helping buyers on large-scale projects as well as increasing opportunities for local manufacturers.
Chris has over 48 years of experience in all industry sectors, including skilled boilermaker, sales and engineering marketing roles for large manufacturing and machining, as well as consulting and business development roles, and now one of our highly experienced industry consultants. Since joining the team in 2007, he has been instrumental in managing stakeholder engagement on a number of key projects, including the Australian supplier group for Team Australia Automotive (TAA) exporting to North America, secondment to the procurement team for the Victorian Desalination Project, working with the procurement team to maximise local content for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, coordinated the bi-monthly Victorian Local Content Roundtable with the Australian Steel Institute, InfraBuild and BlueScope Steel. Chris not only has extensive experience, but also excellent networking and customer relationship skills that can help our clients achieve procurement results. A low risk rating means that there is a low risk that the bidder will not meet its local content and employment obligations. The bidder will have provided detailed and accurate information in all sections of the LIDP. The bidder will have conducted extensive research on the local industry and developed local content figures that accurately reflect current capabilities in Victoria, Australia and New Zealand. “I would like to welcome Ms. Moana Weir to her role as local employment commissioner first, as she supports our state`s economic and social recovery by bringing more Victorians into local jobs.” Garry Holding is the regional industrial consultant for Ballarat and the Grampians. He lived and worked there for most of his life.
Garry`s career has spanned a variety of areas, including business ownership and management, on-the-job training, managing an RTO that provides government programs for business, business development and manufacturing. Garry is passionate about helping local profits. He truly enjoys this role and being part of a dedicated professional team focused on supporting the growth of the business is full of rewards. Minimum local content requirements will be set for government projects valued at $50 million or more, or for other agreed projects. Victoria`s Local Jobs First Act 2003 is Australia`s oldest mandatory local content law, requiring all government departments and agencies to apply local content for contracts valued at $1 million or more in the Victoria area or $3 million or more in the greater Melbourne area. It also requires the creation of employment opportunities for Victorian apprentices, interns and cadets on projects worth more than $20 million. A medium risk rating means that there is a medium risk that the bidder will not meet its local content and employment obligations. The Bidder will have provided a reasonable (satisfactory) amount of information, but there will be some inconsistencies and a moderate amount of clarification may be sought from the Agency to resolve these issues.
A Local Industry Development Plan (LIDP) is a key document in the delivery of Local Jobs First. The size and complexity of the CAAD required for a project reflects the needs of each project. Bidders must detail how they will work with local industry and also clear commitments to local content and jobs to be delivered as part of a project. For Jobs First local strategic projects, IDPs must meet the minimum prescribed local content requirements established by the government. “I look forward to working closely with industry and across government to drive economic recovery and promote opportunities for local workers through the Victorian Government`s procurement.” To ensure compliance, a completed LIDP must be confirmed by the ICN prior to submitting your tender documents. Our role and policy could not be more important as Australia recovers from the effects of COVID-19 and the desire for sovereign capabilities has never been stronger. Weir replaces the first Commissioner, Don Matthews, who retired in 2021. The CAAD is completed as an online form through the Victorian Management Centre (MVC). Examples of CAIPs are provided for informational purposes. Grant Jennings is Regional Industrial Advisor for Greater Shepparton and Hume.
Grant has extensive manufacturing experience in a variety of industries, including technology, biomedical, construction and recycling. This included several years in the U.S. for a major global technology company, including as a manufacturing manager and plant manager. Formal qualifications include a degree in Commerce from Charles Sturt University and Certificate IV in Electronics from Box Hill TAFE. Growing up on a dairy farm in the Victoria area created the context to understand regional life and the importance of regional economic opportunities and growth. Peter McCracken is the regional industry consultant for Barwon and Great South Coast. Peter has extensive manufacturing experience – particularly in the automotive sector – with roles in business development/sales, training, installation and production. Peter worked at Ford Motor Company, where he held a number of positions, from electrical to plant manager. Peter then moved into technical and business development at companies such as Clipsal, Schneider Electric and Eaton Industries. Grant Jennings Grant Jennings is the regional industry consultant for Greater Shepparton and Hume. Grant has extensive manufacturing experience in a variety of industries, including technology, biomedical, construction and recycling.
This included several years in the U.S. for a major global technology company, including as a manufacturing manager and plant manager. Formal qualifications include a degree in Commerce from Charles Sturt University and Certificate IV in Electronics from Box Hill TAFE.
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