Local suppliers and manufacturers will play a key role in supplying essential items for the Queensland Government Critical Supply Reserve.
Products for the Reserve will be procured in a phased approach over the next two years, with the first phase commencing in late 2020.
Suppliers and manufacturers will be engaged at various phases of the Reserve development to help advance understanding of Queensland’s current capability to supply and manufacture essential goods.
By working together with the Queensland industry and business community we can help secure the critical goods, equipment, medicines and other supplies vital to delivering essential services—even during periods of global supply chain disruptions.
Queensland Health is working with other Queensland Government agencies, including the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation, to support future opportunities for local businesses, including a commitment to obtain 25 per cent of PPE for the Reserve from local manufacturers.
Queensland businesses will play a key role in stocking the Reserve and the procurement of locally manufactured materials will provide a significant boost for local industry and the community.
Developing local manufacturing capability will enhance a more diverse and sustainable supply market and will minimise reliance on overseas supply networks.
Queensland’s industry and business community will play and key role in helping develop a clear picture of the capabilities, opportunities and challenges at each stage of the manufacturing lifecycle which will help shape future strategies, including investment in sustainable local manufacturing of essential goods.
The Reserve strategy looks beyond the traditional supply and buy model to an approach that includes all components of the market value chain:
View the Directions Statement: Personal Protective Equipment and Other Essential Products to find out how the Queensland Government is working with Queensland businesses to develop the state’s manufacturing capability.