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This Week’s Highlight: Laboratory Equipment & Systems

Among our Australian Government Departments and Agencies are several research or scientific based groups that require specialised equipment and/or services. The more common or regular agencies that issue Approaches to Market (ATM) in this space are the Bureau of Meteorology, ANSTO and the CSIRO. However, this week we have Requests for Tender (RFT) from Department of Health, Home Affairs and Environment and Energy all seeking specialised Laboratory equipment or systems.

Laboratory Refrigerators and Freezers. The Department of Health is looking to establish a panel of suppliers that can provide laboratory refrigerators and freezers, including ultra-low freezers. These items will be used by the Therapeutic Goods Administration to support their testing operations and as such must ensure stable temperature storage for both reagents and samples over both short and long timeframes. Suppliers must also provide installation, commissioning and qualification, and maintenance during the warranty period. In terms of evaluation, the Department is placing a high value on a Supplier’s ability to respond to emergency requests, and that the items specified meet the required performance standards. The panel is anticipated to commence April 2020 and run for a two year term. The closing date for this RFT is the 13th March 2020.

Fume Cabinets. The Department of Home Affairs requires the supply and installation of fume cabinets at sites in Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth. The fume cabinets will be utilised by Australian Border Force Officers to ensure their safety whilst identifying substances that cross the border. This RFT is seeking a total of 5 fume hoods to be delivered by 30 June 2020, with the provision of ongoing maintenance for the Contract Term of three years. The closing date for this RFT is the 5th March 2020.

Containerised Aquarium Control System. The Department of Environment & Energy is seeking an aquarium control system for use on the Antarctic Research and Supply Vessel, RSV Nuyina. The Department requires the Aquarium Control System to be supplied, installed and commissioned into one Aquarium Plant Container and two Aquarium Laboratory Containers by the 28th July 2020. Note that final commissioning will be required to be undertaken at sea at a later date within 12 months of delivery. This RFT closes on the 10th March 2020.

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Building, Construction and Civil Works

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
ASMTI Project near Greenvale, North Queensland - Market Sounding of Early Works ContractorsNoticeTBCDefence - DSRGNotice
AZ6244 – Notice – New Training Area near Greenvale, North Queensland – ASMTI - Managing Contractor Contract (MCC)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
EST02024 Victoria Barracks Melbourne Redevelopment – Notice to Industry – Managing Contractor (MCC-1 2003)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Upgrade - 2 houses at Gymkhana Road, RMC Duntroon, Campbell ACT26 Feb 205 Feb 20, Campbell ACTDefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Civil and Fencing at Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC28 Feb 20N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
EST02024 Victoria Barracks Melbourne (VBM) Redevelopment5 Mar 204 Feb 20, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne VICDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Townsville Road Works6 Mar 2021 Feb 20, RAAF Townsville QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Base Richmond Building Works, NSW9 Mar 2020 Feb 20, RAAF Richmond NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
ASMTI Project - Greenvale, North QLD – Invitation to Register – Managing Contractor Contract (MCC)12 Mar 20N/ADefence - DSRGEOI
Building Refurbishment, Armoury & related works at Australian Air Force Cadets Morwell & Newborough Training Depot VIC13 Mar 2026 Feb 20, Newborough VICDefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Stirling Accommodation Works WA13 Mar 2026 Feb 20, HMAS Stirling, Garden Island WADefence - DSRGRFT
Live In Accommodation Building Refurbishment at Latchford Barracks, Bonegilla VIC16 Mar 2025 Feb 20, Bonegilla VICDefence - DSRGRFT
Wagga RAAF Base Fuel Station Demolition, NSW20 Mar 2026 Feb 20, RAAF Base Wagga NSWDefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
NOTICE - WHS Hazardous Chemicals Register Invitation To Register (ITR)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
JP9347 P1 - MTN-SP - Industry EngagementNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Provision of an Organisational Health SolutionNoticeN/AAustralian Federal PoliceNotice
Notice - Application Sustainment and Support Services for ETOB Invitation to Register (ITR)Notice22 Jan 20, Canberra ACTDefence - DSRGNotice
Shared Services Program Industry Brief - NOTIFICATIONNotice17 Feb 20, Canberra ACTDepartment of FinanceBriefing
Pawsey Supercomputing SystemExtended to 25 Feb 2010 Dec 19 and 11 Dec 19, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, Perth WACSIRORFT
EOI - Server Patching and Software Deployment Capability or Service25 Feb 2011 Feb 20, Sydney NSWReserve Bank of AustraliaEOI
Application Development Services3 Mar 20N/AGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park AuthorityRFP
Provision of Cloud Hosting and Other Related Services6 Mar 20N/AOffice of Parliamentary CounselRFT

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Prime Vendor for Counter-CBRNENoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for SubmissionsNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
JP9347 P1 - MTN-SP - Industry EngagementNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
LAND2097 PH4 Special Operations Rotary Wing - RFT UpdateNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
LAND 159 Lethality System Industry Brief Presentation 5 February 2020NoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
SEA1442 Phase 5 - Maritime Tactical C3 Sub Program - Industry BriefNotice19 Feb 20, Brindabella Business Park ACTDefence - CASGBriefing
Joint Project (JP) 9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communications systemNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Defence Fuel Services Transformation Program (DFTP) - Fuel Services Contract (FSC) Request for Proposal (RFP)Extended to 6 Mar 201 Nov 19, Canberra ACTDefence - DSRGRFP
JNT9101 EDHFCS - Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications System28 Feb 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Modernisation of Maritime Electronic Warfare2 Mar 204 Dec 19, Adelaide SADefence - CASGRFI
Defence Disposals - Scrapping and Disposal of Defence Materiel, Major Platforms & Explosive Ordnance & Related Services6 Mar 2011 Feb 20, Canberra ACTDefence - CASGRFT
RFI Joint 8190 Deployable Bulk Fuel Distribution (DBFD).11 Mar 207 Feb 20, Melbourne VICDefence - CASGRFI
Personal Force Protection Electronic Countermeasures - Request for Information Land 154 Phase 417 Mar 20N/ADefence - CASGRFI
LAND2097 Phase 4 Special Operations Rotary Wing29 May 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities


Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Tourist Refund Scheme Financial Service Provider4 Mar 20N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
NOTICE - Defence Force Recruiting (DFR) Medical Support Services Contract Request for Tender (RFT)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
DVA’s rehabilitation servicesNoticeN/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsNotice
Developing a Rehabilitation in the Home (RITH) Program for Entitled Persons in the Veteran Community2 Mar 20N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsRFI

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Business Grants Hub – Administration Support Services5 Mar 2010 Feb 20, Canberra ACTDepartment of Industry, Innovation and ScienceRFT

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Market Research and Industry Reports – Food and Beverage, FMCG, Nutraceutical Industries2 Mar 20N/ADepartment of Industry, Innovation and ScienceRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Application of behavioural science principles to GRDC communications and extension outputs4 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Paddock level herbicide resistance management for Western Region growers and advisers4 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
For the Provision of Fume Cabinets5 Mar 20N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFT
ATM 19/3023 Containerised Aquarium Control System10 Mar 20N/ADepartment of the Environment and EnergyRFT
GRDC Grower Network – Southern Region12 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
GRDC Grower Network - Southern NSW12 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
GRDC Grower Network - Central QLD12 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
GRDC Grower Network - QLD Coastal and Hinterland12 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
GRDC Grower Network - NSW Coastal and Tablelands12 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
GRDC Grower Network – Western Region12 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Request for Tender for the Establishment of a Panel to Provide Laboratory Refrigerators and Freezers.13 Mar 20N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Request for Tender 2019-30115: Water Efficiency Program Delivery Partners Tender20 Mar 20N/ADepartment of AgricultureRFT

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Visa Processing, Third Person Note Facilitation and Courier Services25 Feb 20N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
Access Control System28 Feb 2012 Feb 20, Broadmeadows VICBureau of MeteorologyRFT
Courier and Mail Screening Services2 Mar 20N/AAustralian Taxation OfficeRFT
Sound Reinforcement System Parts4 Mar 20N/ADefence - CASGRFQ

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
LAND2097 Phase 4 Special Operations Rotary Wing29 May 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT

Multi-Use Lists

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Supply of Medical Grade Footwear to eligible persons30 Jun 20N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Invitation to provide Day Procedure Centre Services to the Veteran Community30 Jun 20N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Private Hospital Services30 Jun 20N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Community Nursing Services Invitation30 Jun 21N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Digital Marketplace Panel23 Feb 22N/ADigital Transformation AgencyMUL

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