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									                                    Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) Plan
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Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) Plan

1      Company name: Forest Logging Pty Ltd

       1.1    Date: 28 August 2009

       1.2    Version No.: V 1

2      Tender details

       2.1    Tender Name: Thinning Harvest and Haul Services

       2.2    Tender Number: RFT2009

       2.3    Tender Due Date: 9 September 2009

       2.4    Agency Name: VicForests

       2.5    Agency Contact: Project Manager

       2.6    Industry categories:
              Identify and select from the following list of industry sectors the one most relevant to the
              contract.


                Agriculture, forestry                                        Transport
                Environment                                                  Communications
                Mining                                                       Finance
                Manufacturing                                                Property
                Utilities                                                    Education
                Construction/Infrastructure                                  Health
                Wholesale Trade                                              Events and Tourism
                Retail Trade                                                 Other [Please specify (if selected)]
                Research/Innovation/Design



       2.7    Contract description
               Contract is to supply harvest thinning or haul services in regrowth forest stands in supply zones
               of Orbost, Bendoc and Cann River in East Gippsland.




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3      VIPP Commitments
      The table below should be completed to enable ICN to provide assessment on the VIPP Plan local content commitments. Insert or delete extra items and include further
      descriptions if/ where required.
Tender                                         ANZ Value-Added Activity                                    Employment           Training,     Skills    Development       and
                                                                                                                                Technology Transfer Outcomes increased
                                                                                                                                or secured
Tender Lot/s          Specify the level of ANZ (Victorian/Australian/New Zealand) value-added Provide details of number Identify opportunities for increasing the
                                                       activities.                                 of    jobs     (Full    Time training and skills development of
                                                                                                   Equivalent - FTE) that will Victorians, Australians and New
                                                                                 Total ANZ         be created or retained in Zealanders and any technology transfer
                                                                Item’s total ANZ
                                                                                 activities of the Australia and New Zealand that will result from:
                                                                activities
                                                                                 tender package as a result of the contract           innovation
                                                                expressed as a
                     Item’s name            Item’s supplier                      expressed as a
                                                                percentage of                                                         research and development
                                                                                 percentage of
                                                                the overall item                                                      transfer of IP
                                                                                 the overall bid
                                                                price.                                                                transfer of know-how
                                                                                 price.
                                                                                                                                      apprenticeship training
H57 and T57         Harvest Capital                                                                    Number of new jobs        - We employ regionally located staff and
                    (base machine, fit William Adams                   20%                                 created (FTE)           invest in their training and accreditation
                    out, other)                                                                                  0                 in order to retain them in the area.
                    Haul         Capital                                                                                         - We are always interested in any industry
                                           Kenworth
                    (prime       mover,                                30%                                                         developments that may improve our
                                           Kennedy
                    trailer                                                                                                        productivity, OHS and environmental
                    Replacement            Beaurepaires                                               Number of existing jobs      performance, and are raised in industry
                    (tyres,       hoses, Enzed                        100%              86%               retained (FTE)           journals,    by     equipment      supplier
                    undercarriage)         William Adams                                                         7                 representatives, by industry associations,
                                                                                                                                   VicForests      and     forest    research
                                                                                                                                   organisations.
                    Other          (Fuel,                                                                                        - We invest in staff development so that
                                           Local Services             100%                                                         the business is not entirely dependent on
                    Wages, Admin)
                                                                                                                                   the directors. Training of apprentices

H57, H58, T57         Harvest Capital                                                                           Number of new jobs   - We employ regionally located staff and
and H58               (base machine, fit   William Adams           20%                    86%                     created (FTE)        invest in their training and accreditation
                      out, other)                                                                                       5              in order to retain them in the area.


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                      Haul       Capital                                                                                       - We are always interested in any industry
                                           Kenworth
                      (prime     mover,                     30%                                                                  developments that may improve our
                                           Kennedy
                      trailer                                                                                                    productivity, OHS and environmental
                      Replacement          Beaurepaires                                              Number of existing jobs     performance, and are raised in industry
                      (tyres,     hoses,   Enzed            100%                                        retained (FTE)           journals,    by     equipment      supplier
                      undercarriage)       William Adams                                                       7                 representatives, by industry associations,
                                                                                                                                 VicForests     and      forest    research
                                                                                                                                 organisations.
                      Other      (Fuel,                                                                                        - We invest in staff development so that
                                           Local Services   100%
                      Wages, Admin)                                                                                              the business is not entirely dependent on
                                                                                                                                 the directors. Training of apprentices




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4      How will you identify local products and capabilities that meet contract
       requirements?
       Your response may include:
        A proposal for consulting with the ICN, Government organisations, local industry and other groups
           to identify the availability of local goods and services to meet the requirements of the contract;
        Detailing the means by which local industry is alerted to upcoming tenders and contract
           requirements;
        Methods for promoting the concept of local industry participation with consultants, subcontractors
           and others involved with the contract;
        A commitment to liaising with international suppliers to increase opportunities for local industry
           including manufacturing under overseas licensing arrangements and technology transfer;
        Establishing procedures and policies that encourage local industry participation;
        Identification of work packages and items with the potential for import replacement.

        We will request the assistance of ICN in identifying local goods and services that can replace currently
        used imports.
        We are based in regional Victoria and support local small business wherever possible.
        We will continue to assess whether imported excavator bases with local guarding and harvest head
        packages present better value than imported harvesters.




5      How do you assess and compare local products and capabilities with overseas
       equivalent/s?
       Your response may include:
        Procedures to be based on ”whole-of-life” cost parameters and appropriate quality and
           performance indicators;
        Benchmarks for the evaluation of proposals and alternatives;
        Procedures for assessing the local content in a product or service;
        Procedures for ensuring that local products and services are evaluated against imported goods and
           services.

         Local versus overseas equivalent equipment and products are evaluated in terms of reliability or
         downtime, standard of after sales service, productivity and cost.


6      What is your policy/ procedure for product/ service selection?
       Please describe the procedures or policies for the selection of products and services that provide the
       best value for money over the life of the contract.

         Value for money products and services are selected following evaluation of price, reliability, proven
         performance in the same or similar type of contract situation


7      How will you monitor and report on outcomes for local industry involvement?
       Your response may include:
        VIPP commitments secured against contract levels;
        Frequency of monitoring and reporting and associated mechanisms;
        Procedures for corrective action should inappropriate or ineffective action be determined
        Frequency and level of internal assessment of the effectiveness of the implementation of the Plan;
        Frequency of external assessment of sub-contractor and supplier commitment to local industry
           participation;
        Level of use of ICN and other organisations to assist in the identification of competitive local sources
           of supply.
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             Using Attachment A: VIPP Monitoring Table to monitor VIPP outcomes.
              This table represent a method for which the monitoring of the VIPP outcomes can be implemented.
              However, this is merely a guide and tenderers are welcome to come up with a feasible method in
              consultation with ICN to monitor the VIPP outcomes.

       The ICN can assist in the monitoring of compliance with VIPP commitments as part of overall
       performance management

           Local industry involvement will be reported on annually or as requested.
           The use of overseas products and services will be monitored, and local replacement alternatives sought
           out and evaluated.
           VIPP Monitoring Table in Attachment A will be used for monitoring and reporting.



8      Statement of Compliance
       Tenderers must state that in submitting a tender and a VIPP Plan they agree to take all reasonable steps
       to comply with VIPP principles.

       Should Forest LoggingPpty Ltd be the successful tenderer for this project, we shall:

             Take all reasonable steps to comply with VIPP principles;
             Agree to be monitored by the Department or Agency for compliance with VIPP commitments as
              part of overall performance management;
             Agree to allow ICN to certify the VIPP outcomes at the completion of the contract;
             Acknowledge that the VIPP Plan shall be centrally recorded by the Victorian Government.
             Agree to the Terms and Conditions as set out in Attachment B of this document.

       To confirm that you agree to the Statement of Compliance as listed above, please sign below.
       Note# If submitting a VIPP Plan online via the VIPP Management Centre, acceptance of the Terms and
       Conditions must be acknowledged and agreed to prior to submission, therefore no signature is required
       within the VIPP Plan.



           Signed on behalf of: Forest Logging Pty Ltd:




                  Signature:    (Note# If submitting VIPP Plan online, a signature is not required here)

                      Name:     Fred Forest
              Position Title:   Director
                       Date     28 August 2009




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Attachment A: VIPP Monitoring Table

Local Content

                                                           VIPP Plan                     Target                   Secured             Localisation in
 Item Description              Company     Location                                                                                                       Comments
                                                         Localisation %               Localisation %           Localisation %           Progress %




Employment

                      Existing Jobs                       New Jobs
                                                                                                    Total Contracted Jobs       Total Actual Jobs        Difference
Contracted                    Actual       Contracted          Actual




Skills and Technology Transfer Committed Achieved

                  Contracted Description                                     Status                                                       Completion %




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                                Attachment B: Terms and Conditions

In submitting to ICN information relating to your Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) plan you agree to
the following:

Purpose for which information submitted

Before submitting information to ICN relating to your VIPP plan you have familiarised yourself with the terms
and conditions on which you have submitted your tender to the relevant Government agency including the
provisions that relate to the VIPP and ICN’s role under the VIPP.

Accordingly, you are fully aware of the role performed by ICN for the relevant Government agency under the
VIPP in relation to both your tender and in relation to other tenderers.

You understand and agree that the purpose for which you have submitted the information about your VIPP
plan to ICN is to enable ICN to deal with the information in accordance with ICN’s role under the VIPP.

Authority to perform role

You expressly consent, authorise and permit ICN to do everything reasonably required of ICN by the relevant
Government agency to perform ICN’s role under the VIPP throughout all stages of the tender process.

You also expressly consent, authorise and permit ICN to do everything reasonably required of ICN by the
relevant Government agency to perform ICN’s role under the VIPP to report on VIPP outcomes whenever
required during the performance of any tender contract or upon completion.

Amongst other things, you understand and agree that in the course of dealing with the information you provide
in relation to your VIPP plan ICN will compare information provided by all short listed tender respondents in
relation to their VIPP plans, assess their relevant merits and report to the relevant Government agency.

You undertake and agree to co-operate with ICN in the performance of its role under the VIPP.

Accuracy of information submitted

You acknowledge and agree that regardless of any assistance you may be given by ICN in relation to the
preparation of your VIPP plan, the VIPP plan you submit for consideration is your document and you are
responsible for its content.

You agree and represent that the information submitted by you to ICN in relation to your VIPP plan has been
carefully prepared by you or on your behalf and is complete, current and accurate and is not misleading or
deceptive.

You undertake and agree on a continuing basis to make ICN aware of any errors or misrepresentations of fact
and of any other matters that it would be important for ICN to know in consequence of relying upon that
information for the purposes of performing ICN’s role under the VIPP. You also agree to inform ICN of any
changes in matters of fact that may have occurred since any information or material was first provided by you.

You agree that upon request from the relevant Government agency you will provide the relevant Government
agency with your written confirmation of the truth, accuracy and completeness of all information provided and
representations made by you in your VIPP plan particularly (but without limitation) information which is not
capable of independent confirmation and verification from independent sources.

Reliance on accuracy of information

You understand and acknowledge that the relevant Government agency and ICN will be relying upon your
representations as to the completeness, currency and accuracy of all information that you submit in relation to
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your VIPP plan and that ICN can not be responsible for or liable in any way for the consequences of you
submitting incomplete or inaccurate information or information that is not current.

Confidentiality of information
In so far as information that you provide in your VIPP plan is confidential information, ICN undertakes and
agrees to keep that information and the VIPP plan confidential as between ICN and the Government agency
issuing the tender request.

Submission of information electronically

You are aware there are inherent risks with the transmission of information via the internet. ICN will endeavour
to keep secure information that it receives from you that is submitted by you via the Internet, however, you
will be assuming all risks associated with the use of ICN's website and any associated databases including the
risks of your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus which might be transmitted, downloaded
or activated by ICN website and/or the relevant database its contents and your access to it.

Submission of information physically

If you have any concerns regarding the transmission of information via the internet, ICN can receive
information via mail, facsimile or telephone or by physical delivery. Please refer to the ICN web site for details.

Indemnities
You agree to indemnify the relevant Government agency and ICN on a continuing basis and so as to survive the
consideration and acceptance of any tender and the term of any agreement including any contract arising from
the acceptance of a tender by any Government agency against any action, claim, demand, liability, loss or
expense, costs or damage, including legal costs on a solicitor client basis, arising out of the reliance by ICN upon
any information, material or documentation provided by you in relation to your VIPP plan which is incomplete,
inaccurate, false or misleading or omits any material particulars or arising from a failure to supply relevant
information, documentation or material.

Release
You acknowledge and agree that the relevant Government agency and ICN will not be liable to you in any way
or for any reason whatever by reason of a Government agency to whom you submit a tender incorporating
your VIPP plan not awarding you a contract in response to your tender submission and you release the relevant
Government agency and ICN from any action, claim, demand, liability, loss or expense, costs or damage,
including legal costs on a solicitor client basis, arising out of a Government agency not awarding you a contract
in response to your tender submission. You further acknowledge and agree that this release may be pleaded as
an absolute bar to any proceedings you seek to commence against the relevant Government agency and ICN in
any capacity whatever.




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