This Week in Government Tenders

Keeping up with government tenders can be a full time job! Each week, we collate Commonwealth government tenders under easy to find categories to make sure you don’t miss out on opportunities. In addition we’ll select either an approach to market, an agency or a tendering topic to feature providing you with some quick and useful insights. Should an opportunity pique your interest and you wish to know more, feel free to Contact Us for further advice. Engineering Business can assist you with tendering workshops and training, help with developing your bid strategy and provide all the bid development assistance you might need. Investing in tendering can be time consuming and laborious, but if this is the game you want to play, then contact Engineering Business to make sure you win.

28/01/2018
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This Week in Government Tenders

This Week in Government Tenders we highlight opportunities in remote air services. The Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities operates a Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme (RASS) which subsidises aircraft operators to provide flights to remote locations in Australia. The Scheme is conducted for the transportation of passengers where designated, and in almost all cases freight items such as fresh food, education material, medical supplies, veterinary supplies and machinery parts.

Throughout the year the Department issues Requests for Tender (RFT) for the provision of either freight or passenger services for a nominated remote location. As these contracts tend to be for a maximum of three years, opportunties for contract renewal appear frequently.

This week, two RFTs have been issued for air services under the RASS, one for freight services in the Channel Country of South Australia and Queensland, and the other for passenger services to Cape Barren Island Tasmania. Both opportunties close on the 23rd Feb 18, and an optional industry brief is being held in Adelaide on 31st Jan 18 to discuss the freight services RFT.

As would be expected, all tenderers must hold a CASA issued Air Operator's Certificate (and Regular Public Transport certificate for passenger travel) at the time of lodging the tender.
Both opportunities are for a 2 year initial period, with the option to extend for an additional 12 months.

If you are after specific advice on this or any other opportunity listed below, feel free to contact us.

21/01/2018
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This Week in Government Tenders

Most Requests for Tender (RFT) issued in the building and contruction space tend to be Defence estate upgrades and remediation. As such, these RFTs require the consideration of security, heritage and Defence operational requirements when preparing a bid. However, Defence Housing Australia also provides a significant number of opportunties in this space and these opportunities are usually standard residential home design, construction, upgrade or demolition.

Defence Housing Australia (DHA) has been established to provide quality housing and related services to Defence members and families. This housing is required nationwide, usually in suburbs close to a Defence establishment and at times on a Defence base. DHA uses an amended form of an AS4300 construction contract which would be familiar to builders and the requirement is usually for multiple builds.

This week there are two new opportunities issued by DHA, the first is the demolotion of 4 on base homes in Victoria. A compulsory onsite briefing will be held on 7 Feb for this opportunity. The second is a 'knock down and build' of 2 homes in the ACT. Both submissions are required by the 15 Feb 18.

DHA building tenders are less onerous than those required by the Department of Defence and are a good entry point for companies considering buiding and constructing for government.

If you are after specific advice on this or any other opportunity listed below, feel free to contact us.

15/01/2018
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This Week in Government Tenders

09/01/2018
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This Week in Government Tenders

Happy New Year and welcome to a year of new opportunities! Wether you are a seasoned government contractor or you are new to the scene, this is where you will find the latest on Commonwealth tenders in an easy to view format. As promised, the professional services section has been broken down into more detailed categories to ensure you don't miss an opportunity, and we will be providing further updates to the format as well as a direct email newsletter in the coming months. Government departments have hit the ground running with the release of several new opportunities across all sectors. Newly formed Department of Home Affairs has issued its first RFT, Defence opportunities continue and various odd requests and overseas opportunities have already been released. Government is also making more of an effort to provide 'Notice' on upcoming approaches to market so keep a look out for these to give your self a head start on preparation. Engineering Business is available to provide further advice and assistance on all government tendering related matters. If you are having a slow start to the year and you're stuck to meet a deadline, don't miss out on the opportunity contact us to help you get that bid in on time. Not sure where to start? contact us to establish a bidding plan for the year, where we can look out for opportunities for you as a complimentary service. Engineering Business wishes you all a Prosperous New Year! Happy Bidding! If you are after specific advice on any other opportunity listed below, feel free to contact us.