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This Week’s Highlight: Panel Opportunity for National Gallery Design Works

When it comes to tendering, panel opportunities are always a good starting point. For the buying agency they provide a shortlisting method and an opportunity to agree to one set of terms and conditions for a long term period and direct access to a pre-selected set of suppliers. Panels could be established to have several different skill sets, or multiple numbers of the same skill set to either deal with fluctuating demands or geographic dispersion. Panel arrangements do not however guarantee any work for the supplier and you will still need to compete via Requests for Quote against other panellist. The positive is that the tendering process is usually less onerous and the chance of success is higher.

This week we look at a Standing Offer for Design Consultants to support the National Gallery of Australia’s Capital Works Program. This Request For Tender is seeking to establish a panel of appropriately skilled architects and design engineers to support the planning, design and technical oversight for the delivery of all capital works from 2020 until 2025. The aim is for a broadly skilled panel representing the following skill sets:
a. Architecture;
b. Landscape Architect;
c. Mechanical Engineering;
d. Electrical engineering;
e. Hydraulic engineering;
f. Fire Engineering;
g. Fire Protection Design;
h. Structural Engineering;
i. Façade Engineering;
j. Civil Engineering;
k. Electronic Security;
l. Communications; and
m. Quantity Surveyor.

Whilst many of the works to support the Gallery are considered minor in nature, the aim is for successful panellists to bring innovative, whole of life, cost effective solutions. The intent is to limit the panel size to ensure there is an appropriate balance between the amount of work available, and ensure adequate competition for work. As such it is likely, depending on the number of multi-disciplinary tenderers, that there will be between three and four panel members for each discipline. Tenders can bid on one or more skill sets.

The Standing Offer is expected to commence July 2020 and run for five years. This RFT closes on 28th May 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
National Aircraft Pavement Maintenance Program 2020-2026 - Request for Tender - Medium Works ContractsExtended to 28 May 208 Apr 20, Canberra ACTDefence - DSRGRFT
EST02089 / A9066 - Invitation to Register Interest - Head Contract (HC-1 2003) (Construct Only) – Oakey Mid-Term Refresh28 May 20N/ADefence - DSRGEOI
RAAF Richmond Hangar Refurbishment Works, NSW2 Jun 2014 May 20, TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
P0008 - National Airfield Works at RAAF Base Williamtown2 Jun 2022 May 20, RAAF Base Amberley QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Brisbane CBD Office Extension2 Jun 20N/ADepartment of FinanceEOI
23 Squadron Building Works at RAAF Amberley, QLD2 Jun 20N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Water infrastructure works at Bindoon Military Training Area, WA3 Jun 2019 May 20, TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Penguin Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit Facility Works, NSW5 Jun 2021 May 20, TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
Greenbank Training Area Road Works, QLD5 Jun 2026 May 20, TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Records Management Solution2 Jun 20N/AAdministrative Appeals TribunalRFT
NDIA Payments Program – Real Time Claims5 Jun 20N/AServices AustraliaRFI
Mainframe Workload Modernisation / Optimisation Request for InformationExtended to 31 Jul 20N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFI

Defence & National Security

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Defence War College Academic AgreementNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Provision of Leadership Development Program9 Jun 20N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Pacific Maritime Training Services30 Jun 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Standing Offer for Design Consultants to support the National Gallery of Australia Capital Works Program28 May 20N/ANational Gallery of AustraliaRFT
Prototype National Intelligence Community Smart Satellite System (NICSAT)5 Jun 20N/AOffice of National IntelligenceRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of Financial Statements Audits of NBN Co. Limited2 Jun 20N/AAustralian National Audit OfficeRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
1800RESPECT phone and online counselling and information for people impacted by domestic, family and sexual violenceNotice20 Mar 20, TeleconferenceDepartment of Social ServicesNotice
Independent Assessment Panel Extended to 11 Jun 20N/AServices AustraliaRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Establishment of a Remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care Service Development Assistance PanelExtended to 28 May 20N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
National Plan Capability Assessment2 Jun 20N/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT
Industry-Wide Risk Culture Benchmarking Survey3 Jun 20N/AAustralian Prudential Regulation AuthorityRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Applying current knowledge to inform grower decision making to mitigate the impact of frost, now and in the future2 Jun 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Crown Rot - Part A: Improved phenotyping for crown rot resistance and tolerance in cereals3 Jun 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Crown Rot - Part B: Improved crown rot genetic resistance and tolerance through targeted genetics in bread wheat3 Jun 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Acquisition of a Radar Target Generator9 Jun 20N/ADefence - CASGEOI
Southern Positioning Augmentation NetworkExtended to 22 Jul 2031 Mar 20 OnlineGeoscience AustraliaRFT

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
ATM 19/2900 Local Courier Services26 May 20N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Regional Security Services26 May 20N/ACSIRORFT
Mobile Training Gym26 May 20N/ADefence - DSRGRFQ
Defence Fuels Transformation Program RAAF Edinburgh Risk Reduction, SA29 May 2014 May 20, TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
Exhibition Designer Services29 May 2012-May-20Old Parliament HouseRFT
Provision of interpreting and translating services1 Jun 20N/AAustralian Electoral CommissionRFT
Office Accommodation Lease9 Jun 20N/AClean Energy RegulatorEOI

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Inter Tidal Work Platform26 May 20N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
LAND2097 Phase 4 Special Operations Rotary Wing10 Jul 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

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 subscribe 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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