Details of a new CQ Supplier Portal will be revealed at the Gladstone Supply Chain Expo on Wednesday (April 10).
The Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) in partnership with Online Procurement Services and Industry Capability Network Queensland are creating the portal to provide opportunities for local SME suppliers.
GEA chief executive officer Julie Gelder said the portal would give primes a centralised database to identify local suppliers able to assist with their tactical procurement needs.
“The Central Queensland region produce some of the most innovative contractors, manufacturers and service providers in Australia and although they are all different they all have one thing in common, the constant search for new business,” Ms Gelder said.
“Likewise, many of Australia’s exciting projects are happening right here in central Queensland and each of these projects needs the right local suppliers.
“What if there was an organisation that brought all of these talented companies and lucrative projects together – the Gladstone Engineering Alliance is passionate about doing just that.”
Ms Gelder said the portal would ensure suppliers were aware of opportunities for work and projects across the entire region.
“For projects managers the CQ Regional Supplier Portal will make it easy to find the right local suppliers, save time and money in project development and ensure local supplier support for the life of the project,” she said.
“For suppliers we plan to offer easy access to the best projects large and small both locally and throughout Central Queensland, including access Australia wide to a comprehensive online system containing more than 60,000 suppliers and around $247 billion of dollars in contracts.”
To find out more about the CQ Regional Supplier Portal visit the exhibition stall at the GEA Gladstone Supply Chain Expo on April 10 at the Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre.