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This Week's Highlight - Defence Innovation Funding Opportunities

As we approach the end of the year, many government departments start tapering off their Approaches to Market, or issue Requests for Tender with long open periods taking into account the upcoming holidays. Defence, however has issued two opportunties for small business and research organisations to apply for funding under the Next Generation Technologies Fund with one opportunity closing within the next few weeks. This Fund focuses on research in emerging and future technologies with a planned investment of $730 million between now and 2026.

The first of these opportunities is a Call for Proposals for research in the area of Intelligent Decision Superiority. This is a program of work that, through automation and artificial intelligence, aims to improve the quality and speed of the processing, dissemination, exploitation, analysis, fusion and integration of ISR data to provide decision superiority to the ADO. The department is seeking proposals for up to 2.5 year research plans with successful proposals being funded up to $100,000 in the first six months and up to $500,000 in subsequent years.

Successful bidders will be contracted for 6 months with two 12 month extension options. This opportunity is open, subject to security considerations, to registered Australian (and New Zealand) businesses and Public Funded Research Organisations only and closes 21 December 2018.

The second opportunity is aimed at small businesses seeking research funding for a new innovation under the Small Business Innovation Reasearch for Defence (SBIRD) program. This program encourages Australian Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) including University start ups to undertake research projects through the Next Generation Technologies Fund. Proposals will be required to describe projects that demonstrate an idea/technology that has a real viability to function, while scoped around what is achievable within a maximum budget of $150,000 in a time frame of between 6 – 9 months. It is important to note the mandatory requirements of the application including the series of plans that detail the project’s merits and feasibility. This application closes 1 February 2019.

If neither of these suit the innovation you may be seeking funding for, the Defence Innovation Hub offers opportunties for unsolicted proposals all year round, for ideas that are at various stages of development, across any Defence relevant application.

If you are after further advice on this topic or any other opportunity listed below, feel free to contact us. You can also subscribe to this newsletter for regular weekly updates.

Building, Construction and Civil Works

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Shoalwater Bay Training Area Building Works5 Feb 1811 Dec 18, Rockhampton QLDDefence - DSRG

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
JP9347 MTN Sub-Program Notice to IndustryNotice12 Nov 18, Canberra ACTDefence - CASG
AMSA ICT Managed ServicesNoticeN/AAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
LAND 200 Information Session at Military Communication and Information Systems Conference (MilCIS) 2018NoticeN/ADefence - CASG
Enterprise Network Modernisation Program (ENMP)NoticeN/AAirservices Australia
Core Services and Networking Managed Services Agreement(s) Pre-release NoticeNotice - RFT release delay to Jul/Sep 18N/AEnvironment and Energy
In-space Components of an Australian Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)NoticeN/AGeoscience Australia
EOI: Solar Array – Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) Tidbinbilla ACT19 Dec 18N/ACSIRO
The provision of a corporate federated search tool for its Information Discovery Application (IDA) project21 Dec 18N/AAustralian Federal Police
AMSA ICT Sourcing Program21 Dec 1822 Nov 18 via WebinarAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
Secure Print21 Dec 18N/AAgriculture and Water Resources
COTS system for Work Health and Safety Compliance, Risk and Integrated GovernanceExtended to 4 Jan 18Previously heldAgriculture and Water Resources
Request for Quotation Power and Data Distribution Systems8 Feb 18N/ADefence - CASG

Defence

Finance/Economics/Auditing

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Industry Briefing for ATO Upcoming Tender for Debt Management ServicesNotice7 Dec 18 via webinarAustralian Taxation Office
Provision of Asset Valuation for Insurance and Financial Reporting Purposes7 Jan 19N/AAirservices Australia

Health

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Employee Assistance Program Support Services & Wellbeing Check Service14 Dec 18N/AOffice of the Commonwealth Ombudsman

Management/Advisory

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Tree Management Policy – Community Engagement and Communication Strategy21 Dec 18N/ANational Capital Authority
Roads for Development Phase 2 (Vanuatu)21 Jan 18From 3 Dec 18 - electronicForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program

Marketing/Media/Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Tree Management Policy – Community Engagement and Communication Strategy21 Dec 18N/ANational Capital Authority

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
All in One Weather Station14 Dec 18N/AGeoscience Australia
Best practice spray efficiency and spray equipment setup discussion days10 Jan 19N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation

Education/Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Defence Industry Future Training BriefingNotice9 Nov 18, Canberra ACTDefence- DSRG
Plain English Training4 Jan 19N/AHuman Services

Engineering/Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Pressure Hull Collapse Testing ProjectExtended to 18 Jan 1923 Oct 18, Fishermans Bend VICDefence - DSRG
Design and Installation of Solar PV at CSIRO Clayton and Narrabri Sites19 Dec 18N/ACSIRO
RFP - Solar Water Heater - Technical Advisory2 Jan 19N/AClean Energy Regulator
Preventative Maintenance for Mechanical, Electrical and Laboratory Services for CSIRO’s ACT Sites9 Jan 19N/ACSIRO
Power Generation and Storage System16 Jan 19N/AGeoscience Australia

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Notice – Competition and Consumer Law PanelNoticeN/AAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission
ANMM Operational Security Services Contract20 Dec 18N/AAustralian National Maritime Museum
Provision and Maintenance Services of Runway Viewing Camera System3 Jan 19N/AAirservices Australia
Provision of Natural Gas and Liquefied Petroleum Gas Services4 Jan 19N/AAirservices Australia
Long Term Commonwealth Lease18 Jan 19N/AHuman Services
ASEAN-Australia Smart Cities Accelerator (ASCA)24 Jan 1910 Dec 18, Canberra ACTForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program
Edinburgh SA Air Show - VIP Catering31 Jan 19N/ADefence - DSRG
Edinburgh SA Air Show - Audio31 Jan 19N/ADefence - DSRG
Edinburgh SA Air Show - Shade & Furniture31 Jan 19N/ADefence - DSRG
Edinburgh SA Air Show - Temporary Toilets and Associated Services31 Jan 19N/ADefence - DSRG
External Security Vetting Services1 Mar 1917 Dec 18, Russell ACTDefence - DSRG

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