Australian Industry Participation Related Programmes and Policies

Supplier Access to Major Projects

Supplier Access to Major Projects (SAMP) funding closed on 31 December 2014 and the final project reports are expected to be provided before 31 March 2018, once all projects are completed. 

SAMP provided funds for the state-based Industry Capability Network (ICN) to assist in identifying capable and competitive Australian suppliers for major projects. The ICN administers SAMP on behalf of the Commonwealth Government.

For further information on SAMP, please call 02 6285 2033 or email

Industry Capability Network Limited

The Industry Capability Network Limited (ICNL) receives funding from the Commonwealth Government though the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to nationally coordinate the Industry Capability Network (ICN) and to manage the national database of Australian industry capabilities and project opportunities on ICN Gateway.

ICNL also develops and markets information on Australian industry capability.

The state-based ICN offices are funded by their respective governments to maximise opportunities for Australian companies. They have experienced technical consultants with extensive knowledge of the resources and capability of Australian industry. These technical consultants use ICN Gateway to identify prospective Australian suppliers of goods and services for project proponents.

For further information on ICNL and ICN Gateway, visit the ICNL website.

Australian Industry Participation National Framework

The Australian Industry Participation National Framework (the Framework) commits all Commonwealth, state and territory industry ministers to incorporate in their industry development policy the following principles: full, fair and reasonable opportunity, free of interstate preferences, regional development, competitive neutrality, value for money, transparency of process, policy consistency and consistency with Australia’s international obligations.

The Framework encourages Commonwealth, state and territory governments to adopt a consistent national approach to maximising Australian industry participation in investment projects, nationally and overseas. In addition to the Framework, each jurisdiction has its own industry participation policies aimed at increasing Australian industry participation in public and private sector investment projects:

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