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This Week's Highlight - Applying for Government Panels

Opinions are always divided when it comes to Government panels. While some companies make every effort to ensure their name appears on every applicable panel, others avoid panels at all cost seeing them as a waste of time. Ultimately panels are there to serve more of a purpose for government as oppossed to industry. For government, establishing a panel provides a ‘go to list’ of providers where the terms and conditions of supply are already agreed, including the price basis and the company has already been deemed qualified to undertake the work. It allows government to access required goods and services with greater efficiency.

From an industry persepctive, however, a panel frequently requires the same level of effort as applying for a standard request for tender without the guarantee of any future work. So why bother?

Favoured by Government: As seen with the various approaches to market issued over the last couple of months, panel arrangements are increasing. Opportunties that are currently open are varied and include Facilities Maintenence, Hydrographic services, Engineering, Architecture, Project Management and Familiy and Community Services.

Broad opportunities: Often, panels are shared between departments for common goods and services. So you may find you are on a panel with Defence yet be called up to do work for Department of Education.

Reputation/Branding: Being on a government panel is highly regarded, so while it may not be directly lucrative, its a good claim for your company and can be useful when applying for other tenders.

Set and forget: Once you are on a panel, there is no further work to do until you receive a request for quote for a specific job. There is no regular reporting or additional overheads. Panels will run 3-5 yrs on average and more often than not will extend up to ten years in many cases.

Exclusivity: Once the opportunity for a panel closes, most do not open for a refresh of suppliers for a number of years. So panel members obtain exclusive access to opportunities. Furthermore, some panel arrangements will allow panel members to refresh their available skill sets throughout the term of the Deed opening up further opportunities as a company grows.

As with every opportunity, it is important to determine where your company sits amongst the competition before investing the time in submitting a tender. If you are after specific advice on this topic or any other opportunity listed below, feel free to contact us. You can also subscribe to this newsletter for weekly updates.

Building & Construction

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Residual Current Device (RCD) Compliance Priority 3 WorksExtended - 2 Mar 18N/ADefence - DSRG
Design and Construction of 10 Units at Chermside, Brisbane, Qld28 Feb 18N/ADefence Housing Australia
Installation of Local Emergency Generator Systems at RAAF East Sale, VIC2 Mar 18N/ADefence - DSRG
Fyshwick Physical Security Upgrades5 Mar 1815 Feb 17, Fyshwick, ACTDefence - DSRG
National Residential Maintenance Services Panel for Trade Group 1 Contractors6 Mar 18Various - refer to DHA websiteDefence Housing Authority
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Scherger - Electrical Mechanical Facility Upgrade8 Mar 1822 Feb 18, Mission River, QLDDefence - DSRG
Design Services Consultant for A9015 Armoured Fighting Vehicle Facilities Program22 Mar 18N/ADefence - DSRG

Health

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Notice - Workload Management 20 Feb 18 - for questions/queries30 Jan 18, Canberra, ACTAgriculture and Water Resources
Notice - Client Management 20 Feb 18 - for questions/queries30 Jan 18, Canberra, ACTAgriculture and Water Resources
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
Core Services and Networking Managed Services Agreement(s) Pre-release NoticeNotice - RFT release delay to Apr/Jun 18N/AEnvironment and Energy
Notice - Satellite Ground Station as a Service (SGSaaS)NoticeN/AGeoscience Australia
Provision of Remote Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Telecommunication Services28 Feb 18N/AGeoscience Australia
Audit Software and Services2 Mar 18N/AOffice of the Commonwealth Ombudsman
A18/006 - Stage 1C - Technology One Asset Module Advanced Build, Training & Support Services7 Mar 18N/ANational Capital Authority
Request for Proposal for support of Deployed Network Capability21 Mar 188 Feb 18, Canberra, ACTDefence - CASG
Request for Information Worker’s Compensation Claims Management System21 Mar 18N/AComcare

Defence

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
LAND 907 Phase 2 / LAND 8160 Phase 1 Industry Consultation Day9 Feb 18 for industry brief registration21 Feb 18, Melb VICDefence-CASG
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
ADF Laboratory Testing Services16 Mar 1819 Feb 18, Sydney, NSWDefence-DSRG
Request for Proposal for support of Deployed Network Capability21 Mar 188 Feb 18 , Canberra, ACTDefence-CASG
HydroScheme Industry Partnership Program (HIPP) Services Panel29 Mar 1813 Dec 17, Canberra, ACTDefence-DSRG
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for SubmissionsOngoingN/ADefence-DSRG

Scientific/Environmental Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Request For Information - Remediation Works & Environmental Monitoring for the Douglas Shoal Remediation Project6 Mar 181 Feb 18, Brisbane, QLDGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Optimising mungbean yields - Project B - Improving mungbean irrigation management16 Mar 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Optimising mungbean yields - Project C - Determining the factors influencing mungbean yield16 Mar 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Optimising mungbean yields - Project D - Optimising yield through regionally specific mungbean agronomy16 Mar 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
ADF Laboratory Testing Services16 Mar 1819 Feb 18, Sydney NSWDefence - DSRG

Finance/Economics/Auditing

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Provision of Novated Leasing Services and Fleet Management Services28 Feb 18N/AReserve Bank of Australia
Fuel Price Data7 Mar 18N/AAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission
A18/004 - Stages 1A & 2A - Integrated Asset Register Development7 Mar 18N/ANational Capital Authority
A18/005 - Stages 1B - Asset Management Governance, Strategy & Framework7 Mar 18N/ANational Capital Authority

Engineering/Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
EOI - Specialised Consultancy Panel - Architectural Design Services30 Jun 18N/ADefence Housing Australia
EOI - Specialised Consultancy Panel - Engineering (Civil and Hydraulic) Services30 Jun 18N/ADefence Housing Australia

Management/Advisory

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Provision of Services for Regional Land Partnerships28 Feb 18N/AEnvironment and Energy
Provision of Novated Leasing Services and Fleet Management Services28 Feb 18N/AReserve Bank of Australia
Australia Awards Cambodia1 Mar 1825 Jan 18, Phnom Penh, CambodiaForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program
Program Management Services for SDIP27 Mar 18N/AAustralian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Australia Pacific Climate Change Action Program (APCCAP) Support Unit15 Mar 1815 Feb 18, Canberra, ACTEnvironment and Energy
EOI - Specialised Consultancy Panel - Project Management Services30 Jun 18N/ADefence Housing Australia

Human Resources & Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Request for Information -Exploring Innovative and Alternative Approaches to Deliver Payroll and Related Services2 Mar 18N/AIndustry, Innovation and Science
Expert Panel and Industry List2 Mar 18N/AAustralian Institute of Family Studies

Transport (Air,Land,sea)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Australian Border Force Air Charter Procurement2 Mar 1820 Dec 17, Brisbane, QLDImmigration and Border Protection

Specialist & Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Chemicals, Chemical Products and Industrial Gases (OAL items) for the Air27 Feb 1813 Feb 18, Outer Harbour, SADefence - CASG
Electrical, Electrical Components, Communication and Detection equipment27 Feb 1813 Feb 18, Outer Harbour, SADefence - CASG
Tools and Hardware equipment (OAL items) for the Air Warfare Destroyers27 Feb 1813 Feb 18, Outer Harbour, SADefence - CASG
Domestic Goods and Appliances (OAL items) for the Air Warfare Destroyers.27 Feb 1813 Feb 18, Outer Harbour, SADefence - CASG
Clothing, Individual Equipment and Insignia items (OAL items) for the Air Warfare Destroyers27 Feb 1813 Feb 18, Outer Harbour, SADefence - CASG
Ship and Marine equipment (OAL items) for the Air Warfare Destroyers27 Feb 1813 Feb 18, Outer Harbour, SADefence - CASG
Textiles, Leather, Furs, Apparel and Shoes, Tents and Flags (OAL items) for the Air Warfare Destroyers27 Feb 1813 Feb 18, Outer Harbour, SADefence - CASG
Fire Fighting, Rescue and Safety equipment (OAL items) for the Air Warfare Destroyers.27 Feb 1813 Feb 18, Outer Harbour, SADefence - CASG
Instruments and Laboratory equipment (OAL items) for the Air Warfare Destroyers27 Feb 1813 Feb 18, Outer Harbour, SADefence - CASG
Auxiliary Systems equipment (OAL items) for the Air Warfare Destroyers27 Feb 1813 Feb 18, Outer Harbour, SADefence - CASG
Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS)9 Mar 18N/AForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program
National Residential Maintenance Services Panel for Trade Group 1 Contractors6 Mar 18Various, refer to DHA websiteDefence Housing Australia

This newsletter captures all Commonwealth opportunities as issued on Austender with a minimum of 3 weeks remaining before RFT closing date. If you would like this newsletter emailed directly to your inbox subscibe at this link. If you are interested in a particular subject area across all government opportunities, Engineering Business can tailor a newsletter specifically for you. Please send us an email with your specific requirements and we’ll be happy to help. Engineering Business can assist you with all your government tendering requirements, from complete drafting to review, contact us to discuss further.

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