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Digital TV Switchover - Household Assistance Scheme and Satellite Subsidy Scheme - Melbourne

Skybridge Australia Pty Ltd

1. General Project Details

Company name: Skybridge Australia Pty Ltd

Description of the project: Conversion to digital television of Household Assistance Scheme and Satellite Subsidy Scheme customers in Melbourne

Project location: Melbourne, Vic

Link to project information:

Project contact for procurement information (name, phone and email): Jane Williams, +61 3 9330 3922,

2. Opportunities for Australian industry involvement

List of goods and services to be procured for the project and the expected opportunity for industry participation Australia
Antenna and AV Installation Contractors Yes No
Satellite Installations Contractors Yes No
Printing Services Yes No
Terrestrial Antenna Equipment Yes No
Satellite Antenna Equipment Yes No
Terrestrial - Free to Air Set top Box No Yes*
Satellite - Free to Air Set top Box No Yes*
Postal Services Yes No
Freight Services Yes No
Safety Work Wear Suppliers Yes No
Safety Equipment Suppliers​ Yes ​No
​Warehouse and Distribution Services Yes No
Recruitment Services​ ​Yes ​No
​Training Services ​Yes ​No
​Information and Communications Technology Services ​Yes ​No

*Utilising Australian based companies, manufacturers likely to be based overseas

Disclaimer: The information provided in the table above is based on an initial assessment by the company. Any questions or issues should be raised with the project contact.

3. Communication Strategy

  • The Skybridge website will be used to advertise vacancies and communicate supplier requirements. Subcontractors will be encouraged to register interest through the website and complete an engagement process.

  • Skybridge will communicate opportunities through the Australian Digital Television Industry Association and provide contact details for interested suppliers.

  • Information briefings will be conducted in the local areas of project roll-out to promote the use of local subcontractors.

  • An information booklet will be published on the company website detailing requirements for participation in the project.

4. Opportunities through all tiers of supply and in all stages of the project

  • All equipment must meet Australian standards (where a standard exists). Where Australian standards are not available the relevant international standards will apply.

  • Potential suppliers will be assessed against quality and value for money in accordance with Skybridge’s ISO9001 accredited Quality Management System.

  • Skybridge will encourage subcontractors and suppliers to adopt the same requirements detailed in the AIP Plan when sourcing goods and services for this project.

  • Information on opportunities will be provided to all suppliers and subcontractors at the same time through the actions of the communication strategy.

5. Opportunities for longer-term participation

  • Engagement in this project will provide the necessary skills to access similar opportunities with future projects.

  • Subcontractors will receive Australian Quality Training Framework accredited training in:

    • CCPCOHS1001A – Work Safety in the Construction Industry

    • CPCCOHS2001A – Apply OHS Requirements, Policies and Procedures in the Construction Industry

    • CPCCCM1006A – Work Safely at Heights

  • Skybridge will encourage subcontractors to complete formal training through Integracom, a specialised telecommunications training company which will enable business to seek work across the industry.

  • Skybridge will provide feedback to unsuccessful bidders to assist with accessing future opportunities.

  • Skybridge will undertake technical consultation with Australian industry to assist in mastering new technologies.

  • Skybridge will provide in-house training and certification to suppliers and subcontractors.

6. Procedures and Resources

  • A senior staff member has been given overall responsibility for monitoring and implementing the AIP Plan.

  • Skybridge’s management systems will be used to implement the AIP Plan, manage the operations and report on outcomes achieved.