Gippsland Bushfire Recovery

Recent bushfires in the East Gippsland region have had devastating effects on our community. One way to assist locals to rebuild after the crisis is to boost spending on goods & services with local suppliers. GROW Gippsland provides a range of tools specifically designed to make it easy for buyers to:

  • Find and purchase from local suppliers from East Gippsland and across the broader Gippsland region; and
  • Help make sure East Gippsland and Gippsland suppliers are visible to buyers from anywhere looking to purchase locally.

For Buyers

Information for buyers who are looking to engage local suppliers impacted by the bushfires in East Gippsland.

GROW Gippsland is a collaborative approach to local economic development and jobs growth in the Gippsland region, achieved through local and social procurement and inclusive employment.

GROW Gippsland actively encourages organisations within and outside of Gippsland to seek opportunities to engage local suppliers impacted by the recent bushfires in East Gippsland.

Buying organisations can seek opportunities to support businesses impacted by the bushfire through the following actions:

Register your business on the Gippsland Regional Procurement Platform, powered by Vendor Panel

List RFXs

GROW Gippsland has implemented a regional procurement platform to increase opportunities for local suppliers.

More than 1,300 Gippsland based suppliers are currently registered on the platform and GROW is actively working to on-board suppliers impacted by the bushfires in East Gippsland.

Existing buyers using the regional procurement platform include Tafe Gippsland, East Gippsland Water, Federation University, Latrobe City Council, Latrobe Valley Authority and CPB Contractors.

If you organisation is interested in using the Gippsland Regional Procurement Platform to engage businesses in the region, contact:

Shalene Wilcock
GROW Gippsland Stakeholder Engagement Manager,
P: 0417 133 289
E:  Shalene.wilcock@arcblue.com.au

Locate specific products and services in Gippsland via Gippsland Business Connect (GBC)

Gippsland Business Connect is a digital community that helps local businesses to raise their profile with new customers, to connect and collaborate with each other, and for local suppliers to connect to local procurement opportunities.

Search for products and services in Gippsland through Gippsland Business Connect:

https://growgippsland.com.au/for-buyers/

Buyers can also list projects on GBC to increase awareness for Gippsland based suppliers.  For additional details, contact:

Daley Thompson

P: 0428 978 514

E: daley@localised.com.au

Access Gippsland suppliers for projects through the Industry Capability Network (ICN)

Many government and private project owners list their projects with the Industry Capability Network (ICN) Gateway.

https://gateway.icn.org.au/

ICN also supports Gippsland businesses with access to opportunities and has a dedicated resource in Gippsland. To seek the support of ICN to identify businesses who can support your business or project,  or to alert Gippsland based businesses about your projects by registering them on the ICN Gateway, Gippsland dedicated page, contact:

Colin Young

P: 0438 753 428

E: cyoung@icnvic.org.au

Use the GROW procurement toolbox

GROW Gippsland has developed a suite of procurement tools aimed at maximising opportunities for local and social impact in the region.

Use the GROW Gippsland Procurement toolbox to deliver outcomes for the Gippsland region in your tender and quoting practices:

https://growgippsland.com.au/for-buyers/

Engage GROW to provide Gippsland business briefings about your project

GROW Gippsland provides a range of additional services, events and training for local buyers and businesses seeking to engage Gippsland based businesses and employees.

To keep up to date, visit the GROW Gippsland website and register for the GROW Gippsland newsletter:

Website: https://growgippsland.com.au/

Buying organisations who currently participate in GROW Gippsland include:

Non-Gippsland Gippsland  
  • CPB ContractorsAcciona
  • Coleman Rail
  • Decmil
  • Fulton Hogan
  • Kalbar Resources
  • Boral
  • BMD Construction
  • Rail Projects Victoria
  • VicRoads
  • Health Purchasing Victoria
  • Gippsland WaterFederation University
  • Latrobe City Council
  • South Gippsland Shire Council
  • Baw Baw Shire Council
  • Bass Coast Shire Council
  • TAFE Gippsland
  • AGL
  • West Gippsland Health
  • Energy Australia
  • Alinta Energy
  • Latrobe Regional HospitalBairnsdale Regional Health Service
  • Central Gippsland Health Service
  • Ramahyuck
  • East Gippsland Water
  • Marathon Electrical
  • DELWP
  • Wellington Shire Council
  • Latrobe Regional Hospital

For support with these activities, or to find out more about GROW Gippsland, contact:

Shalene Wilcock
GROW Gippsland Stakeholder Engagement Manager,
P: 0417 133 289
E:  Shalene.wilcock@arcblue.com.au

For Suppliers

GROW Gippsland support for businesses impacted by the East Gippsland bushfires

GROW supports local suppliers to access work on Gippsland projects.

Businesses impacted by the East Gippsland bushfires can access a range of tools and resources to assist in identifying opportunities for work and to build capacity and capability.

The following actions are recommended for suppliers:

Register your business on the Gippsland Regional Procurement Platform, powered by Vendor Panel

GROW Gippsland has implemented a regional procurement platform to increase opportunities for local suppliers.  A number of key buying organisations are currently utilising the platform and GROW will be actively working to on-board additional  buying agencies, including those involved with the bushfire recovery.

Existing buyers using the regional procurement platform include Tafe Gippsland, East Gippsland Water, Federation University, Latrobe City Council, Latrobe Valley Authority and CPB Contractors.

Registering your business on the Gippsland Regional Procurement Platform Marketplace page will provide opportunities to quote for and win work in the region.

For details, visit https://growgippsland.com.au/for-suppliers/

Register your business on Gippsland Business Connect (GBC)

Gippsland Business Connect is a digital community that helps local businesses to raise their profile with new local customers, to connect and collaborate with each other, and for local suppliers to connect to local procurement opportunities.

Register your business on Gippsland Business Connect to increase your visibility in the region:

https://growgippsland.com.au/for-suppliers/

Gippsland business connect also lists upcoming projects in Gippsland on their ‘Projects’ page. Not all projects are listed here:

https://gippsland.businessconnect.io/projects/

Register on the Industry Capability Network (ICN)

Many government and private project owners list their projects with the Industry Capability Network (ICN). Register your business on the ICN Gateway, to submit EOIs for these listed projects:

https://gateway.icn.org.au/  

ICN also has a page dedicated to Gippsland projects:

https://gateway.icn.org.au/project/4059/gippsland-project-opportunities

ICN supports local businesses with access to opportunities and has a dedicated resource in Gippsland.  To access this support, contact:

Colin Young

P: 0438 753 428

E: cyoung@icnvic.org.au

Visit the GROW website

GROW Gippsland provides a range of additional services, events and training for local suppliers.

To keep up to date, visit the GROW Gippsland website and register for the GROW Gippsland newsletter:

Website: https://growgippsland.com.au/

Contact your local small business concierge for further business support

Contact: Sarah Tate

Concierge, Business Support Service

P: 1800 136 762

E: sarah.tate@lva.vic.gov.au

For support with these activities, or to find out more about GROW Gippsland, contact:

Shalene Wilcock
GROW Gippsland Stakeholder Engagement Manager,
P: 0417 133 289
E:  Shalene.wilcock@arcblue.com.au

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