The Indigenous Defence & Infrastructure Consortium (iDiC) provides good and services via its 90 businesses to the Defence Industry in a range of including Professional Services, Consulting services, Labour hire solutions, Facilities Services, Engineering Services, Construction, ICT, Graphics, Logistics, Consumables and PPE. iDiC was established in 2016 as Indigenous owned and controlled businesses were seeking to participate in the delivery of long-term Nation building projects which build sovereign capability and offer longer term contracts and relationships. Energised and enthused by the National Innovation and Science Agenda, Indigenous entrepreneurs have rallied together to become a key cog in the supply chain of prime contractors in the Defence Industry.
As a supply chain aggregator, the iDiC focuses on identifying business opportunities for its Indigenous business consortium partners. It then presents turnkey solutions providing a de-risked integrated offering to its clients. The iDiC is able to navigate the supply chain requirements of large companies, which are somewhat daunting for small to medium enterprises, and prequalify as an approved supplier. By taking this approach Indigenous businesses are getting access to contracts which they normally would not have been able to as a stand-alone business.idefcon.com.au