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Australian companies will be able to boost their involvement in major overseas projects through the recently launched Suppliers Access to Major Projects Global Program (SAMP Global).

SAMP Global will fund existing networks and specialist consultants to work with Australian businesses to get into the supply chain of major projects overseas.

Networks and consultants wanting to take advantage of the program can download an application form and obtain more details about the selection criteria at http://www.icn.org.au.

Applications for SAMP Global grants will open on Friday 8th September, 2006, and close at the end of the month.

ICNL executive director Derek Lark said SAMP Global was a great way for Australian companies to expand their operations outside of Australia.

"SAMP Global can assist Australian companies wanting to get involved with major projects overseas," Mr Lark said.

"We hope to build on the success of its domestic equivalent, SAMP Australia, which in the last nine years has helped local companies win $1.6 billion worth of work, all on a budget of $6 million."

SAMP Global is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (DITR) and is coordinated by the Industry Capability Network Limited (ICNL).

In addition to the SAMP Australia and SAMP Global programs ICNL coordinates the Industry Capability Network (ICN) and manages the Industry Capability Showcase (ICS).

The Industry Capability Network Limited (ICNL) is the national group that coordinates the State-based Industry Capability Network (ICN).

ICNL is funded by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources and ICN offices are funded by State, Territory and New Zealand Governments.

ICN is an Australia and New Zealand wide network that assists businesses to maximise the opportunities that arise from purchasing requirements from both the government and private sectors.

SAMP Australia is funded by the Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (DITR).

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