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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: www.skybridge.com.au

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

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
yes/no
Overseas
yes/no
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.