This week the Director of National Parks has released five Requests for Tender (RFT) related to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory. These RFTs are for services that maintain the serviceability of the the park and include plumbing, electrical services, general maintenance and mechanical services.
The intention is for the successful tenderer to enter into a Deed of Standing Offer, which sets out the rates and conditions for the work to be undertaken. Orders are then placed as required for the services in accordance with the Deed. Unlike a regular panel, only two tenderers will be selected to act as primary and secondary Contractors, where the secondary Contractor will be requested to provide services when (if) the primary Contractor is unable to respond.
Being in an indigenous area, the successful Contractor(s) will be required, where possible, to create opportunities for Mutitjulu Aboriginal Businesses and and/or employment opportunities for members of the community. Potential opportunities may include, apprenticeships and/or trade assistants. This will form part of the evaluation criteria of the tender.
All RFTs close 23rd October and require mandatory attendance at an onsite briefing on the 11th October. The initial term being offered is 2 years with the potential for a further three year extension.
If you are after specific advice on these tenders or any other opportunity listed below, feel free to contact us.