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This Week’s Highlight: Provision of Commercial Vessels to the RAN

Increasingly, government agencies are seeking input from industry prior to formulating procurement decisions. This is undertaken in the form of a Request for Information (RFI) and while they are generally non-mandatory for involvement in future procurements, they are your opportunity to shape these future procurements which could prove useful come tender time. An RFI will seek information on a range of aspects, which can be:

– Technical: seeking fesibility of proposed solutions, possible variations, in country capability to produce/deliver/manufacture

– Commercial: seeking feedback on proposed contracting models, gaining an understanding of project costs, gaining an understanding of required infrastructure

Overall they help government agencies develop procurement plans for required capability that when issued as Requests for Tender are likely to get responses with a greater chance of compliance, within approved budgets and from a range of capable suppliers.

This week we look at an RFI issued by the Department of Defence seeking information on the Provision of Commercial Vessels to the RAN. These vessels are proposed to be provided under a new panel arrangement to be established – the Defence Marine Support Services Maritime Assurance Program (DMAP). This panel will provide replacement and/or additional In Port (INPT) and Out of Port (OOP) vessels and assets where:

– INPT considers vessels and assets that provide in-harbour and near coastal services and

– OOP capabilities are delivered through a number of civilian, commercially crewed, operated and regulated, large hulled, ocean going vessels, which provide operational and training support, contribute to humanitarian disaster relief, conduct search and rescue operations, support maritime border protection activities, and undertake other Commonwealth directed activities.

Responses should be completed by 16 September 2022. Should this be an area of capability for your company, this RFI is worth reviewing as it provides insight on the proposed contractual model including a description of the required services, even if you do not respond.

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Building, Construction and Civil Works

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
ASMTI Project near Greenvale, North Queensland - Market Sounding of Early Works ContractorsNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Notice - Industry Update for the Base Services Transformation ProgramNotice N/A Defence - DSRGNotice
Cultana Training Area Underpass – Early Contractor Involvement Head ContractorNotice TBCDefence - DSRGNotice
Defence Airfields - Notice - ECIHC RAAF Base TownsvilleNotice TBCDefence - DSRGNotice
EST0129PH3 Facilities to Support LAND 129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – Notice of upcoming procurementNotice N/A Defence - DSRGNotice
ATM 22/1478 3t and 13t Excavators12 Sep 22N/A Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and WaterRFT
RAAF Edinburgh Headquarters Refurbishment, SAExtended to 19 Sep 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Jervis Bay Range Facility, School of Survivability and Ship Safety Refurbishment, ACT13 Sep 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Head Contractor, Construction Services, Solar Film Print Facility, Clayton North, VICExtended to 16 Sep 22N/A CSIRORFT
PFAS Remedial Works Framework - Remediation Design & Delivery ServicesExtended to 30 Sep 22N/A Airservices AustraliaRFT
RAAF Richmond Building 107 Refurbishment, NSWExtended to 26 Sep 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Moreton New Administration Building, QLD20 Sep 22TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
Holsworthy Training Area 3 Year Roads Project, NSW21 Sep 228 Spet, Pass office, Holsworthy BarracksDefence - DSRGRFT
Design and Construction of 8 Houses at Torhaven, Deebing Heights QLD21 Sep 22N/A Defence Housing AustraliaRFT
Appointment of Contractors to the Residential Maintenance Services Panel - Tindal, NT22 Sep 22N/A Defence Housing AustraliaRFT
Request for Tender for the Establishment of a Trade Services Panel (Standing Offer)23 Sep 227 Sep, Online Department of Parliamentary ServicesRFT
Request for Tender-Head Contract–EST06796–Anglesea Paterson Project–Works Package 1–Anglesea Barracks Component, Hobart27 Sep 225 Sept, Online Defence - DSRGRFT
Randwick Barracks Building 100 Refurbishment, NSW27 Sep 22Defence - DSRGRFT
EST0019PH7B LAND19 Phase 7B SRGBAD - Head Contractor28 Sep 22Defence - DSRGRFT
Holsworthy Training Area 3 Year Roads Project, NSW30 Sep 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
EST0159PH1-HC - Invitation to Register Interest - Head Contract (HC-1 2021) (Design and Construct) – Upgrade to GBTA MTR30 Sep 22TBCDefence - DSRGEOI
Design and Construction of 27 Dwellings at Nirimba Fields, NSW for FY2023-24Extended to 4 Oct 22N/A Defence Housing AustraliaRFT
HMAS Harman Live In Accommodation Building Works, ACT4 Oct 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Control System Equipment and Support Services7 Oct 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Mala Water and Sewer Upgrade12 Oct 2221 Sept, OnlineDirector of National ParksRFT
Major Upgrade – Hillside Gardens - NT19 Oct 2213 Sept, 66 Hillside Gardens, Alice Springs Defence Housing AustraliaRFT
NCIS 6B Maritime Works Stage 2 and Building Works, HMAS Coonawarra, NT - Managing Contractor Contract (MCC-1-2021)13 Oct 226 Sep. TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
Aids to Navigation maintenance and Level 1 Emergency Towage Capability24 Oct 22N/A Australian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Notice to Industry - SECRET Cloud ServicesNotice N/A Defence - DSRGNotice
Laboratory Information Management SystemExtended to 12 Sep 22TBCCSIRORFT
Request For Tender for the Provision of IT Service Desk and Service Management Toolset CapabilityExtended to 19 Sep 2216 Aug, OnlinneDepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
Data Centre ServicesExtended to 4 Oct 22TBCDigital Transformation AgencyRFT
Integration Capability23 Sep 22TBCAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityEOI
Phoebe C2 Digital Twin (Systems Integration)26 Sep 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFP
Phoebe C2 Digital Twin (Scope 2 OFCAM Upgrade)26 Sep 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFP
Phoebe C2 Digital Twin (Scope 1 Cortex)26 Sep 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFP
NDIA Eligibility and Suitable checks27 Sep 226 Sept, Online Services AustraliaRFT
Request for Tender for the provision of a Test Automation Solution3 Oct 22N/ADepartment of Health and Aged CareRFT
Request for Tender for the provision of a Test Automation Solution3 Oct 22N/ADepartment of Health and Aged CareRFT

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of Commercial Vessels to the RANNotice N/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Land Environment Working Group 2022 - Second NoticeNotice TBCDefence - DSRGNotice
Joint Technical Trades Training Services Contract (JTTTS)12 Sep 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Regional Maintenance Provider East17 Sep 22TBC Defence - CASGRFT
AIR3503 Enhanced PEDExtended to 23 Sep 22N/A  Defence - DSRGRFI
Joint Cyber Directorate Market Research on Cyber Industry CapabilityExtended to 30 Sep 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFI
Project Land 154 Phase 4 - Detector SuiteExtended to 5 Oct 22N/A Defence - CASGRFT
Future Clothing System RFTExtended to 14 Oct 2227 July, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.Defence - CASGRFT
Integrated Land Target Systems Contractor4 Oct 22N/A Defence - CASGRFT
Land C4 Combat Capability Review31 Oct 22TBCDefence - DSRGRFI
AIR05428PH3 - Air Mission Training System6 Jan 2321 Feb, TBC Defence - CASGEOI
ADF Sea Boat Program20 Jan 2319 Sept, Sydney. 20 Sept, Hobart. 22 Sept, Perth Defence - CASGRFT

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Defence Family and Member Helpline (DMFH)Notice TBC Defence - DSRGNotice
Defence Family and Member Support (DMFS) HelplineNotice N/A Defence - DSRGNotice


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Joint Technical Trades Training Services Contract (JTTTS)12 Sep 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Army Indigenous Development Program (AIDP) Contract30 Sep 2231 Aug, Online Defence - DSRGRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Hydraulic Modelling Development19 Sep 22N/A Bureau of MeteorologyRFQ
Bulk Fuel Storage Upgrade at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park28 Sep 2214 Sep, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National ParkDirector of National ParksRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of IT Audit Services13 Sep 22N/A Australian National Audit OfficeRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Digital Health Expert Advisors19 Sep 22N/A Australian Digital Health AgencyRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No opportunities at this time

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Phase 3 Commercial Management Advisory Services for the Australian GovernmentNotice N/A Department of FinanceNotice
Provision of Professional and Associated ServicesExtended to 15 Sep 22N/A Australian National Audit OfficeRFT
Review of regulatory consultative arrangements26 Sep 22N/A Australian Fisheries Management AuthorityRFT
Provision of services to design and facilitate ANAO portfolio planning days28 Sep 22N/AAustralian National Audit OfficeRFT
Contract Officer for Lake Burley Griffin and Scrivener Dam3 Oct 22TBCNational Capital AuthorityRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Professional Publishing Services for the Australian Army History Unit12 Sep 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Development of Lumpy Skin and other Livestock Vaccines with Australian-Based Production Capability12 Sep 22N/A Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and ForestryRFI
Arborist and General Maintenance Services of Lindsay Prior National Arboretum and Other NCA External Are16 Sep 22N/A National Capital AuthorityRFT
Ion Chromatography system coupled with Single Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (IC-MS) system19 Sep 22N/A Department of Industry, Science and ResourcesRFT
Groundwater bore water sampling and analysis services.19 Sep 22N/A Geoscience AustraliaRFQ
Bulk and Cylinder Gas Supply20 Sep 2229 Aug, ANSTO, Lucas HeightsAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
National Risk Management Initiative – Action Research Groups22 Sep 22N/A Grains Research and Development CorporationRFT
National Risk Management Initiative – Project Lead and Team22 Sep 22N/A Grains Research and Development CorporationRFT
BRIGHT MX3 HVAC4 Oct 226 Sept, Australian Synchrotron, ClaytonAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Analyse active and potential threats to island ecosystems in the Great Barrier Reef5 Oct 228 Sept, Online Great Barrier Reef Marine Park AuthorityRFT
Increasing intrinsic heat tolerance of wheat through improved genetics31 Oct 22N/A Grains Research and Development CorporatioRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Travel and Accommodation Management Services for the Australian Government – Industry Consultation PaperNotice Department of FinanceNotice
Supply of Destruction and Disposal ServicesExtended to 30 Sep 22TBCDepartment of Home AffairsRFT
Grounds and Horticultural Maintenance Services12 Sep 2231 Aug, Australian War MemorialAustralian War MemorialRFT
2022 Security Partnership Consultancy13 Sep 22N/AAustralian Human Rights CommissionRFT
National Security Services16 Sep 227 Sep, ABC StudiosAustralian Broadcasting CorporationRFP
Criminology Research Projects’ Round 202223 Sep 22N/A Australian Institute of CriminologyRFT
Water Systems Maintenance and Testing26 Sep 229 Sept, Australian Parliament HouseDepartment of Parliamentary ServicesRFT
Department of Home Affairs: Overseas Service Delivery PartnersExtended to 29 Sep 22Available online from 15 July Department of Home AffairsRFT
Federal Government Department – Leasing Opportunity Adelaide30 Sep 22N/ADepartment of Home AffairsEOI
Terminal Instrument Flight Procedures (TIFP) Validation and Revalidation Services4 Oct 22TBCCivil Aviation Safety AuthorityRFT
Request for Proposal - Leased Office Accommodation - Newcastle4 Oct 22N/A stralian Taxation OfficeRFP

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Replacement of Ancillary Vessel for Cocos (Keeling) Islands15 Sep 2211 Aug, Online Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the ArtsRFT
DITC Transport and Reception Services 202329 Sep 2225 Aug, Laverton BarracksDefence - DSRGRFT

Multi-Use Lists

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Invitation to provide Day Procedure Centre Services to the Veteran Community30 Jun 24N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
Private Hospital Services30 Jun 24N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
Supply of Medical Grade Footwear to eligible persons30 Jun 24N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
Digital Marketplace Panel23 Feb 23N/ADigital Transformation AgencyMUL

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