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 may be engaged during the development of the QGCSR to help advance understanding of Queensland’s 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 key Queensland Government agencies to support future opportunities for local businesses, including a commitment to obtain up to 25 per cent of PPE for the Reserve from local manufacturers.
Queensland businesses will play a key role in the procurement of locally manufactured materials, which 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.
The Reserve strategy looks beyond the traditional supply and buy model to an approach that includes all components of the market value chain: