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This Week's Highlight - Defence Maritime Sustainment Opportunities

Although generally regarded as the ‘poor cousin’ to acquisition contracts, sustainment opportunities can be just as, if not more rewarding for a business. While large Defence acquisitions seem to get all the attention, where a capability really comes together is in the management of its long term sustainment. While these terms can be foreign to some, those in Defence circles would be familiar with ‘acquisition’ and ‘sustainment’: acquisition being the design, development and introduction into service of a new capability, whereas sustainment refers to the long term maintenance, repair and upgrade of a capability while in service.

This week Defence has provided notice for the upcoming Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) Sustainment contract, which will also include the 12 LHD Landing Craft. This will be a two stage procurement commencing with an Invitation to Register Interest (ITRI) allowing for the creation of a shortlist to bid on the final Request for Tender (RFT). It is anticipated that the ITR will be released May/Jun this year with the aim of a final contract being signed by the end of 2018.

Similarly, the ITRI for the Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) has been released also offering a long term sustainment opportunity via a two stage procurement. The first of the OPVs is expected to come into service by late 2021, with the following 11 vessels being delivered at 9 month intervals. This allows for a structured ramp up of a sustainment program for the managing contractor. The final contract is expected to be performance based and utilises a new sustainment concept for Defence that requires the contractor to play a greater role in the transition between acquisition and sustainment. The ITRI is due 18 May 18.

These sustainment contracts usually run for up to 15 years and allow for effective workforce planning and cash flow as the pricing structure works around fixed monthly payments for recurring tasks. In terms of staffing, companies can develop in-house skill sets over this time providing opportunities for graduates and junior staff. While these contracts are more suited to large companies to act as a prime, they do involve a large number of the SME community as part of the broader supply chain.

Maritime sustainment contracts are an area of particular expertise for Engineering Business, so 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 regular weekly updates.

Building & Construction

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Staff Accommodation, Concierge and Facilities Management Services on Christmas Island27 Apr 184 Apr 18, Christmas IslandHome Affairs
Construction of Irrigation System, CSIRO Boorowa2 May 1816 Apr 18, Boorowa, NSW, Site VisitCSIRO
Fishermans Bend Electrical Infrastructure3 May 1812 Apr 18, Fisherman’s Bend, VICDefence - DSRG
Invitation to Register Interest Head Contract (HC-1 2003)(Construct Only) R7096 Forward Operating Bases RAAF Pearce WA3 May 18N/ADefence - DSRG
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Richmond Electrical Infrastructure Works4 May 1811 Apr 18, Richmond NSWDefence - DSRG
Design Services Consultant for project A9067 Holsworthy Mid-Term Refresh10 May 18Details released subject to Confidentiality AgreementDefence - DSRG
EOI - Provision of services for the Construction of the Chancery for the Australian Embassy at Washington DC, USA16 May 18N/AForeign Affairs and Trade

Health

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
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
In-space Components of an Australian Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)NoticeN/AGeoscience Australia
COTS Client Management SolutionNoticeN/AAgriculture and Water Resources
COTS Workload Management SolutionNoticeN/AAgriculture and Water Resources
Enterprise Change Management Tool30 April 18N/ABureau of Meteorology
Office 365 Implementation and Integration Project1 May 18N/ANational Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communication System (EDHFCS)Industry comment by 2 May 189 May 18, Canberra, ACT. Industry briefing and individual consultations.Defence - CASG
Supply of the Support, Enhancement and Maintenance of the Personal Property Securities Register System14 May 185 Apr 18Australian Financial Security Authority
National Relay Service31 May 189 Apr 18, Surry Hills NSW and 11 Apr 18, Melbourne VICCommunications and the Arts

Defence

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Notice of future procurement for Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) & LHD Landing Craft (LLC) sustainment & support contractNoticeN/ADefence-CASG
Notice - Fleet Marine Services ContractNoticeN/ADefence-ISG
Notice of Australian Industry Capability Program WorkshopRegister interest by 9 Apr 18N/ADefence-CASG
ARMTSPO Industry BriefRegister interest by 9 Apr 1823 Apr 18, Melbourne, VICDefence-CASG
Request for Information - Firefighting Foam Product Information30 Apr 18N/ADefence-DSRG
Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communication System (EDHFCS)Industry comment by 2 May 189 May 18, Canberrra, ACT. Industry brief and individual consultationsDefence-CASG
SEA1180 Phase 1 Managing Support Contractor Invitation to Register Interest18 May 18N/ADefence-CASG
National Clothing Store Services RFT18 May 18N/ADefence-DSRG
CH-47F Chinook Crashworthy Aircrewman Seating - Request for Information31 May 18N/ADefence-CASG
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for SubmissionsOngoingN/ADefence-DSRG

Education/Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Establishment of a Capability Support Services Panel - Learning and Development Services30 Apr 1811 Apr 18, Canberra ACTAustralian Federal Police
Winning More Business (Mining Equipment, Technology and Services Ignited Series)30 Apr 18N/AIndustry, Innovation and Science
Leading Digital Transformation30 Apr 18N/AAustralian Public Service Commission

Marketing/Media/Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Sales & Marketing Agent - Coombs - ACT27 Apr 18N/ADefence Housing Australia

Scientific/Environmental Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Management of Sclerotinia in farming systems27 Apr 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation

Engineering/Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Establishment of a Capability Support Services Panel - Engineering and Technical Services 30 Apr 1811 Apr 18, Canberra ACTAustralian Federal Police
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
Establishment of a Capability Support Services Panel - Business Management Services 30 Apr 1811 Apr 18, Canberra, ACTAustralian Federal Police
Australia Indonesia Partnership for Promoting Rural Incomes Through Support for Markets in Agriculture (AIP PRISMA-2)Extended to 4 May 1826 Mar 18, Jakarta, IndonesiaForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program
EOI - Specialised Consultancy Panel - Project Management Services30 Jun 18N/ADefence Housing Australia

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Establishment of a Capability Support Services Panel - Labour Hire and Recruitment Support Services 30 Apr 1811 Apr 18, Canberra ACTAustralian Federal Police

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Consultancy Services for the replacement of in-unit display system26 Apr 18N/ADefence Housing Australia
Provision of commercial real estate services27 Apr 183 Apr 18, Melbourne, VIC - MandatoryReserve Bank of Australia
Sonic Drilling Services28 Apr 18N/AGeoscience Australia
National scheduled courier services30 Apr 18N/AHuman Services
Weighbridge Test Unit (Truck and Trailer)30 Apr 18N/AIndustry, Innovation and Science
Establishment of a Capability Support Services Panel - Procurement and Contracting Services30 Apr 1811 Apr 18, Canberra ACTAustralian Federal Police
Establishment of a Capability Support Services Panel -Operational Capability Supplementation Services30 Apr 1811 Apr 18, Canberra ACTAustralian Federal Police
Telephone Surveying Market Research1 May 18N/ADefence Housing Australia
Cleaning, Waste, Hygiene and Recycling Services for the National Archives of Australia East Burwood property in Victoria2 May 1817 Apr 18, East Burwood VIC - MandatoryNational Archives of Australia
LED Lighting Upgrades to CSIRO’s Victoria and Tasmania Sites2 May 18N/ACSIRO
Long Term Commonwealth Lease, Cairns QLD4 May 18N/AHuman Services
Cleaning of ACMA offices in Belconnen. A.C.T.18 May 1811 May 18, Belconnen ACTAustralian Communications and Media Authority
Cloth, Flannel, Cotton, Plain8 Jun 18N/ADefence - CASG

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