Australian Industry Participation (AIP)

FEPL proudly supports Australian Indigenous Companies and Communities

As a major ICT project providing domestic and global telecommunications services to Australia, Fibre Expressway Pty Ltd (“FEPL”) Project Koete will endeavour to actively support Indigenous Companies and Communities as part of its Australian Industry Participation as a core business policy by striving to provide fair and reasonable opportunity for Australian industry to supply goods and services to the project.

To achieve this, FEPL will, where appropriate, employ the resources of Indigenous and Australian companies able to supply goods or services commensurate with the quality, safety, environmental, reliability and delivery standards and objectives of the project.

FEPL will endeavour to provide information and facilitate briefings to Indigenous and Australian industry and companies in order for local suppliers to have adequate time to identify potential opportunities.

FEPL will encourage offshore manufacturing and service companies who have leading edge technology applicable to the Project to establish local facilities or manufacturing licences and to aid in technology transfer.

FEPL will encourage offshore manufacturing and service companies who have leading edge technology applicable to the Project to establish local facilities or manufacturing licences and to aid in technology transfer.

FEPL will endeavour to assist Australian industry in forming strategic joint ventures or alliances with offshore companies and facilitate contractor and subcontractor alignment with the policy, by including our AIP requirements in all contracts and purchase orders and make it a condition that these are reflected in all subcontracts and contractor placed purchase orders.

FEPL will endeavour to ensure that Indigenous Australian design, engineering, manufacturing, construction and project management capabilities are considered when preparing scopes of work to enhance Australian industry opportunities, without impacting on the Project’s safety, environment, reliability, quality, cost or schedule objectives.

FEPL will establish a supplier diversity program and work with indigenous and regional organisations to establish links between the Project and local business, including capability register and capacity building activities.

FEPL will work to establish a measurement system to track and report the extent to which Indigenous and Australian industry is used.