Australian Industry Participation Plans - Commonwealth Government Procurement

Successful tenderers may be required to prepare and implement an Australian Industry Participation (AIP) plan for Commonwealth procurements valued at $20 million or more. These plans help companies familiarise themselves with the capabilities of Australian small and medium enterprises and identify suitable Australian suppliers.

AIP plan summaries which relate to current contracts for Government procurement are published on this website

Information for Commonwealth Government Agencies 

Commonwealth Government agencies preparing a tender valued at $20 million or more should contact the department on 02 6213 6404 or at aip@industry.gov.au to discuss whether an AIP plan should form part of the tender process.

  1. Seek advice from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science regarding the requirement for an AIP plan
  2. If a plan is required for an approach to market, the department can provide model clauses to include in the agency’s approach to market documentation. Please contact the department on 02 6213 6404 or at aip@industry.gov.au.

Information for companies tendering for a Commonwealth procurement

Successful tenderers may be required to prepare an AIP plan for Commonwealth procurements.

  1. Read the tender documents available from AusTender or the Commonwealth Government agency’s website to determine if an AIP plan is required for the successful tenderer(s) or panellist(s).
  2. Confirm with the Commonwealth Government agency the specific requirements of each tender.
  3. If your company is successful in a tender with an AIP plan requirement, contact the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science on 02 6213 6404 or at aip@industry.gov.au for assistance in preparing an AIP plan.
  4. Read the User Guide and Frequently Asked Questions, when preparing the plan:
  5. Prepare a draft AIP plan using the approved template:
  6. Email your draft AIP plan to the department at aip@industry.gov.au and allow sufficient time for a response.
  7. Make any necessary changes to your plan as suggested by the department, develop an Executive Summary to reflect the recommended changes and seek approval from the department:
  8. Submit approval documents to the Commonwealth Government agency as required.
  9. Once awarded a contract, you will be required to develop an Implementation Report within an agreed time frame that provides evidence of the implementation and outcomes of an AIP plan. Companies should call 02 6213 6404 or email aip@industry.gov.au for assistance when preparing an Implementation Report.
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