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This Week in Government Tenders

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This week’s highlight: Government tenders - improving your chances in 2018

As we approach the end of 2017, it’s an opportunity to review changes in the government tendering space, and plan for improving your company’s bidding processes for the new year.

As always, Defence remains the biggest player with a huge amount of activity in the maritime space, health and in the rolling estate upgrade program. This year also saw increased marketing of the Defence Innovation Hub and a big push from government to support ‘the workforce behind the Defence Force’. This will continue into 2018. Other government entities have also presented a large number of industry opportunities with a range of scientific research partnerships, training and education programs, ICT infrastructure roll outs and the various odd and obscure government requirements that include provision of dog food and tomb stone upkeep!

With all these opportunities, a few key considerations can improve your chances and ensure that the time investment in bid development (which can be significant) is not wasted:

Establish partnerships early – this year saw many tenders that required a collaborative approach. With these submissions, the key is to be clear on the roles of each party and ensure these translate into the written document. Any ambiguity will be assessed as risk and reduce your chances of success.

Be well informed – government has improved its industry consultation processes. Industry briefs are held early and while not usually mandatory can sometimes help you determine the priorities of the evaluators. Respond to Requests for Information as this allows industry to inform government that your technology or solution exists. During the bid process, use the opportunities for clarification questions to make sure you are answering the tender requirements correctly. Stay on top of the RFT amendments as they are issued as these can provide vital information for your bid development.

Tenders are not just for Primes – Many opportunities are overlooked by SMEs as only applicable to large corporations. However, with the reduced overheads, the agility and the customer focus that a SME can provide, a competitive SME bid can in many situations out perform a Prime’s submission.

Bid to Win – that does not mean you undercut your competition then risk running at a loss should you win. It means only bid on tenders where you know you actually stand a good chance, ensure you have assessed your competition, and clearly articulate where your point of difference is.

These are just some of the key points that are worth keeping in mind as you approach bidding in the new year. Engineering Business is available to provide further advice and assistance on all government tendering related matters. With limited staff resources over the next few weeks, if you’re stuck to meet a deadline, don’t miss out on the opportunity contact us to help you.

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

Building & Construction

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
ITR - Joint Health Command Garrison Facilities Upgrade Project – Head Contract 18 Jan 18N/ADefence - DSRG
Quetta Close Housing Tender19 Jan 18N/AAgriculture and Water Resources
Design and Construction of 15 Dwellings at "Henderson Grove" Hastings VIC19 Jan 18N/ADefence Housing Australia
Design & Construction of 33 houses at Torhaven, Stage 1 Deebing Heights QLD22 Jan 18N/ADefence Housing Australia
Holsworthy Barracks Range Remediation Works23 Jan 1814 Dec 17, Holsworthy, NSWDefence - DSRG
Construction of Logistics Warehouse at RAAF Base Williamtown, NSW23 Jan 1819 Dec 17, Williamtown, NSWDefence - DSRG
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Richmond General Building Works23 Jan 1814 Dec 17, Richmond, NSWDefence - DSRG
Workshop and HAZCHEM Facility Works, Amberley QLD23 Jan 1814 Dec 17, Amberley,QLDDefence - DSRG
HMAS Harman Building Maintenance Works23 Jan 1814 Dec 17, Harman, ACTDefence - DSRG
Duntroon Fire Safety Works23 Jan 1814 Dec 17, Duntroon, ACTDefence - DSRG
Duntroon Cadets and Sergeants Mess Refurbishment, Royal Military College ACT23 Jan 1814 Dec 17, Duntroon, ACTDefence - DSRG
HMAS Harman – Multiple Building Works23 Jan 1818 Dec 17, Harman, ACTDefence - DSRG
Randwick Barracks Electrical Infrastructure Works23 Jan 1818 Dec 17, Randwick, NSWDefence - DSRG
Wangaratta Multi-Use Depot Boiler Decommissioning and Replacement24 Jan 1819 Dec 17, Wangaratta, VICDefence - DSRG
Chiller Replacement at Russell Offices, Australian Capital Territory24 Jan 1812 Dec 17, Russell, ACTDefence - DSRG
Puckapunyal Asbestos Remediation Works24 Jan 1812 Dec 17, Puckapunyal, VICDefence - DSRG
Design and Construction of 20 Dwellings at Googong NSW31 Jan 1812 Dec 17, Googong, NSWDefence Housing Australia
Replacement of Electrical Supplies & Equipment, Fishermans Bend VIC20 Feb 1824 Jan 18, Port Melbourne, VICDefence - DSRG

Health

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Supply and Install Ultra/High Performance Liquid Chromatography Systems and Associated Services3 Jan 18N/AHealth
Establishment of a Therapeutic Goods Evaluation Panel31 Jan 18To be held in each state during Nov, refer to TGA websiteHealth

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Notice - Supply of the Support, Enhancement and Maintenance of the Personal Property Securities Register SystemNotice - RFT release delay to Apr/Jun 18N/AAustralian Financial Security Authority
Notice - Core Services and Networking Managed Services Agreement(s) Pre-release NoticeNotice1 Dec 17, CanberraEnvironment and Energy
Master Data Management Software, Support and Professional Services9 Jan 18N/AAustralian Criminal Intelligence Commission
RFI 12745 Enterprise Architecture Roadmap Implementation & Support Services12 Jan 18N/AAirservices Australia

Defence

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Invitation To Register for a Strategic Military Survey Capability19 Jan 18N/ADefence-CASG
RFQ - 1-18GHz RF Amplifier Solution9 Feb 18N/ADefence-CASG
Provision of Secondees within the Future Submarine Program12 Feb 18N/ADefence-CASG
DDG Training Services16 Feb 1812 Dec 18, Randwick NSWDefence-DSRG
Middle East Logistics and Base Support Services Contract (MELABS)1 Mar 1821 Jan 18, Dubai. Site tours and one on one meetings also availableDefence-DSRG
HydroScheme Industry Partnership Program (HIPP) Services Panel29 Mar 1813 Dec 17, Canberra, ACTDefence-DSRG
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for SubmissionsOngoingN/ADefence-DSRG

Education & Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
eLearning Services for Induction8 Jan 18N/AAustralian Public Service Commission
Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC)8 Jan 182 Nov 17, Canberra, ACTForeign Affairs and Trade
RFP - Career Transition Support Services12 Jan 18N/AAirservices Australia
DDG Training Services16 Feb 1812 Dec 17, Randwick, NSWDefence - DSRG

Professional Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Douglas Shoal Remediation pre-release noticeNoticeLate Jan/Feb 18, BrisbaneGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Evaluation of Learning Outcomes5 Jan 18N/AAustralian Electoral Commission
Employment Facilitator services for North/West Melbourne Region5 Jan 18N/AEmployment
Australia Awards in-Australia Business Processing Support (IABP)8 Jan 1827 Nov 17, Canberra, ACTForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program
Emerging Markets Impact Investment Fund - Investment Manager8 Jan 18Dec 17, Singapore, details TBCForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program
Commercialisation Specialists Panel10 Jan 18N/ACSIRO
Charter of a Commercial Marine Seismic Survey Vessel10 Jan 18N/AAustralian Institute of Marine Science
’Ripper Gauge’ Demonstration Sites in the Western Region12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Crop agronomy packages for current and emerging high rainfall zone (HRZ) growers in the Western Region12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Snails, slugs and slaters in Western Australia: Case studies of growers in WA’s southern coastal region12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Demonstrations of legumes crops for reliable profitability in the Western Region12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Making lupins profitable again in the northern wheat belt of the Western Region12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Tactics to improve crop establishment in a drying soil profile in the Western Region12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Assessment of some harvest weed seed management options for Geraldton port zone12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
’Yardstick’ Demonstrations for the Western Region12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Identification of limiting factors providing the biggest ROI for growers in the Kwinana East port zone12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Simple identification of on-farm lime sources in the Western Region12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
A review of Seeding Systems that provide improved crop establishment for Growers in the Western Region12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Focus Farms fighting weed foes in the Kwinana West port zone12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Optimising timing and rate of Nitrogen application in waterlogging conditions in the Western Region12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Best practice glyphosate use for Esperance port zone growers12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Summer Cropping Demonstrations in the Western Region12 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Australian Sports Partnership Program15 Jan 18N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program
National Canola Pathology Program – epidemiology, surveillance and management strategies15 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Acquisition, processing and supply of airborne electromagnetic (AEM) data17 Jan 18N/AGeoscience Australia
Acquisition, processing and supply of airborne geophysical (magnetic and radiometric) data panel17 Jan 18N/AGeoscience Australia
Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Improvement Framework for Australian Marine Parks18 Jan 18N/ADirector of National Parks
Assessing the economic value of precision agricultural tools for grain farming businesses in the Southern Region19 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Sustainable use of insecticides & on-farm implementation of integrated pest management strategies in the Southern region19 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Using seasonal forecast information and tools to manage risk and increase profitability in the Southern Region19 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Development of local strategies to enable the integrated & profitable management of Annual ryegrass seed banks in HRZ19 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Manage risk & opportunities to improve farm profit through integration of cropping & livestock in the Southern Region19 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Assessor – Ranger Project Area Rehabilitation Security22 Jan 18N/AIndustry, Innovation and Science
Optimising plant establishment, density & spacings to maximise crop yield & profit in the southern and western regions22 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Increasing N fixation in pulse crops through improved rhizobia, inoculation and crop management practices22 Jan 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Examination of the Australian Export Slaughter Interval system30 Jan 18N/AAgriculture and Water Resources
EOI - Provision of High Voltage Electrical Engineering Support Services31 Jan 18N/AAustralian Electoral Commission
Contractor Services Panel for ORIC31 Jan 18N/APrime Minister and Cabinet
Management of the Transport Sector Support Program (TSSP) Phase 21 Feb 1819 Dec 17, Port Moresby, PNGForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program
Emerging Markets Impact Investment Fund - Trustee1 Feb 18N/AForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program

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