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This Week’s Highlight: Recruitment of Antarctic Expeditioners

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) is responsible for Australia’s presence and activities in the Australian Antarctic Territory and the Southern Ocean. As part of its duties, the Division coordinates and delivers the Australian Antarctic Program under which Australian Antarctic expeditioners are trained and equipped before heading south to Antarctica or sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island.

This week we look at the recruitment opportunity that supplies this program with its staff. The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment, as represented by the AAD seeks to engage the Services of a Supplier for the Recruitment and selection of Expeditioners. Services are required to assist in the design, delivery and/or coordination of key elements of the Expeditioner Recruitment Process for the 2022/23 season, with options to extend for an additional three one-year periods.

The Expeditioner cohort consists of around 25 – 30 roles including:

Field Training Officer, Station Supply Officer, Chef, Watercraft Operator, Medical Practitioner, Communications Operator, Communications Rigger, Information Technology Officer, Station Communications Technical Officer, Boilermaker Welder, Building Services Supervisor, Carpenter. Electrician / Instrument Electrician, Engineering Services Supervisor, Fitter and Turner, Plumber, Refrigeration Mechanic, Rigger, Concreter, Mechanical Services Balancing Technician, Expedition Mechanic, Station Mechanical Supervisor, Station Plant Operator, Electronics Engineer, Aerodrome Camp Support Officer, Aerodrome Plant Operator, Aircraft Ground Support Officer, Deputy Aerodrome Manager, Aerodrome Manager. Through the selection process AAD are seeking to appoint 150 -200 Expeditioners.

Potential tenders should note that key requirements for selection include:

  • Demonstrated project management expertise
  • Understanding of government policies and procedures relating to Australian Government recruitment and selection processes
  • A sound knowledge of the core business of the AAD and the environment in which they operate
  • Depth and breadth of technical expertise/knowledge to effectively shortlist applications for the breath of roles required for the Expeditioner Cohort, each with very specific technical requirements
  • The Contract is estimated to commence no later than September 2021 with recruitment for the first year aimed to commence December 2021 and complete by July 2022.

    This ATM closes Wednesday, 8 September 2021  with an online industry brief  on 20 Aug online.

    If you are after further advice on this topic or any opportunity listed below, feel free to contact us. You can also subscribe to this newsletter for regular weekly updates.

    Building, Construction and Civil Works

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch - Planned Upcoming Approaches to Market NoticeNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
    EST02028 RMC Duntroon Redevelopment - NoticeNoticeTBC Defence - DSRGNotice
    Upgrade work to three (3) houses at Puckapunyal VICExtended to 16 Aug 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
    Upgrade work to three (3) houses at Puckapunyal VICExtended to 16 Aug 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
    National residential asbestos heatmap by predictive modelling13 Aug 21TBCAsbestos Safety and Eradication AgencyRFT
    RAAF Richmond Living In Accommodation (LIA) Refurbishments, NSW16 Aug 213 Aug, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
    RAAF East Sale A0511 Refurbishment, VIC16 Aug 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    DSTG Edinburgh General Building Works, SA16 Aug 2111 Aug, DSTG Edinburgh Pass OfficeDefence - DSRGRFT
    ATM21/2752 Precast Concrete Elements16 Aug 21TBCDepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
    Riverina Redevelopment Program – Invitation to Participate in Market Sounding17 Aug 21N/ADefence - DSRGEOI
    EST02039 - Borneo Barracks Redevelopment Project - Invitation to Register Interest – Design Services Consultant (DSC-1)18 Aug 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    JLC20-001 Global Freight and Customs Clearance Services to the ADF Request for TenderExtended to 2 Sept 21TBC Defence - DSRGRFT
    HEAD CONTRACT (MW-2-2004) (Construct Only) - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – CAPITAL WORKS PROGRAM NEW WAYS OF WORKING24 Aug 215 Aug, OnlineDepartment of HealthRFT
    Holsworthy Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Remediation, NSW27 Aug 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
    Expression of Interest - Building Maintenance and Project Works Panel27 Aug 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationEOI
    Construstion Landscaping for Detention Basin at Angle Park30 Aug 21TBCDefence Housing AustraliaRFT
    Construction Contractor(s) for Main Works Packages 1 and 3 (Re-release)1 Sep 2110 AugAustralian War MemoriaEOI
    Request for Expressions of Interest for a Design and Construct Contractor for the Australian High Commission Abuja 1 Sep 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeEOI
    J0137 Facilities to Support JP9101 Defence Enhanced High Frequency Communications System ’Project Phoenix’ – ITR DSC2 Sep 21N/A Defence - DSRGEOI
    Murrays Boardwalk Replacement6 Sep 21TBCDirector of National ParksRFT
    Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Project Management/ Contract Administration Services22 Sep 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
    Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Specialist Services22 Sep 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT

    ICT & Communications

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Cell Broadcasting CapabilityNoticeN/ADepartment of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and CommunicationsNotice
    Market notification – digitisation of Senate ballot papersNoticeN/AAustralian Electoral CommissionNotice
    Standing offer for outsourcing digitisation services for photographic materials, aerial film and microformsExtended to 16 Aug 2114 Jul 21, OnlineNational Archives of AustraliaRFT
    The supply/provision of a Universal Tracking Platform15 Aug 21N/AAustralian Federal PoliceRFT
    Google Maps API licencing services16 Aug 21N/AAustralian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT
    Request for Tender for Legal Practice Management System (LPMS)16 Aug 21N/AComcareRFT
    Peppol Capabilities and Associated Services Panel Arrangement (refresh)20 Aug 21N/AAustralian Taxation OfficeRFT
    Storage Infrastructure Upgrade Project20 Aug 21N/AGeoscience AustraliaRFT
    Microsoft Enterprise Agreement & Server Cloud Enrolment23 Aug 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
    REOI Data Entry Capabilities and Pricing for Digitisation Project25 Aug 21N/ABureau of MeteorologyEOI
    Hardware Marketplace Panel26 Aug 21N/ADigital Transformation AgencyRFT
    Cyber Threat Intelligence Feed27 Aug 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
    International Banking Data30 Aug 21N/AReserve Bank of AustraliaRFT
    Provision of Enterprise Resource Planning Application Managed Services (ERP-AMS)8 Sep 21N/AAirservices AustraliaRFT
    Provision of a Customer Communications Management (CCM) Digital Product Generation Solution13 Sep 21N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFT

    Defence & National Security

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Quantum Next Generation 2021 (QNG 2021)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
    AIR3503Notice19 Aug, OnlineDefence - DSRGNotice
    ISREW Security Services Standing Offer Panel Refresh30 Aug 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT
    Mobile Empennage Enclosure Request For Information18 Aug 21N/ADefence - CASGRFI
    HMAS Stirling Airfield Lighting, WA30 Aug 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    Joint Australian Defence Force (ADF) Search and Rescue Contract30 Aug 21N/ADefence - CASGRFI
    Torch Outfit Cutting & Welding31 Aug 21N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
    Project Land 154 Phase 4 Remote Positioning Vehicles16 SepN/ADefence - CASGRFT
    Project SEA5012 Phase 1 – Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems24 Sep 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    JP9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communication System25 Oct 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT

    Community Services

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Access Point Services – Ganmain, NSW20 Aug 21N/AServices AustraliaEOI
    Agent Services - Eidsvold, Qld25 Aug 21N/AServices AustraliaEOI

    Education/Training

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Development of Australian Mental Health Care Classification and Mental Health Phase of Care education materials.23 Aug 215 Aug, OnlineIndependent Hospital Pricing AuthorityRFT
    Aged Care Provider Governance Capability Program23 Aug 21N/AAged Care Quality and Safety CommissionRFT
    Senior Executive Talent Development Program24 Aug 21N/AAustralian Taxation OfficeRFT

    Engineering & Architecture

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Amalgamated Mechanical ServicesExtended to 17 Sept 21N/ACSIRORFT
    Management and Maintenance of Electricity Infrastructure – Jervis Bay Territory24 Aug 21N/ADepartment of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and CommunicationsRFT
    Engineering Services Steamers and Lighthouse Roads and Carparks31 Aug 21N/ADirector of National ParksRFT
    Engineering Services Booderee National Park Visitor Centre2 Sep 21N/ADirector of National ParksRFT
    HMAS Creswell Civil Works, ACT6 Sep 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT

    Finance/Economics/Auditing

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    No opportunities at this time

    Health

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Development of Australian Mental Health Care Classification and Mental Health Phase of Care education materials.23 Aug 215 Aug, OnlineIndependent Hospital Pricing AuthorityRFT
    Aged Care Provider Governance Capability Program23 Aug 21N/AAged Care Quality and Safety CommissionRFT
    Evaluation of the Medical Research Future Fund’s Clinical Trial Activity31 Aug 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFQ
    Design and delivery of a living lab trial of a new aged care assessment tool and process31 Aug 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT

    Human Resources

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Request for Expressions of Interest for the National Priority Fund 2021-2025, as part of the Local Jobs Program16 Aug 2127 Jul & 3 AugDepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentEOI
    ATM 21/2606 Recruitment and Selection of Antarctic Expeditioners8 Sep 2120 Aug Online Department of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT

    Management Advisory/Market Research

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Samoa Human Development and Social Inclusion Program30 Aug 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
    National Project Manager services for Australia’s involvement in the Programme for International Student Assessment19 Sep 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRFT

    Marketing/Media/Comms

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Public Relations Agency United Kingdom 202117 Aug 21N/ATourism AustraliaRFT
    Event Management Services for 2021 Australian Export Awards6 Sep 21N/AAustradeRFT
    Organisation of the National Schools Constitutional Convention 2022-20246 Sep 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRFT

    Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Southern Positioning Augmentation Network Geostationary Earth Orbit Payload – 01 (SGP-01)NoticeNoticeGeoscience AustraliaNotice
    Quantum Next Generation 2021 (QNG 2021)NoticeNoticeDefence - DSRGNotice
    Environmental Monitoring ServicesExtended to 19 Aug 21N/AAirservices AustraliaRFT
    Closing the Economic Yield Gap for Grain Legumes in WAExtended to 13 Aug 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
    For the provision of Flood Warning Network Installation ServicesExtended at 13 Aug 218 Jul 21, OnlineBureau of MeteorologyRFT
    Impact of stubble height on cropping systems in the Western ReginExtended to 20 Aug 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
    National residential asbestos heatmap by predictive modelling13 Aug 21N/AAsbestos Safety and Eradication AgencyRFT
    Review and analysis of options to improve municipal waste collection and recovery in Australia19 Aug 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
    Supply of Meteorological Ceilometers and Visibility/Present Weather Instruments24 Aug 21N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFT
    Specialist Services Panel Refresh26 Aug 21N/AGeoscience AustraliaRFT
    BRIGHT MX3/Nanoprobe Front Ends31 Aug 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
    Evaluation of the Medical Research Future Fund’s Clinical Trial Activity31 Aug 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFQ
    Trial of fully automated stereo video technology in the Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery31 Aug 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
    Provision of Scientific and Technical Market Access Services (Services)7 Sep 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
    BRIGHT Nanoprobe PDS30 Sep 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT

    Miscellaneous Goods & Services

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Integrated Drone Surveillance Systems Trial - Notice of Intention to Release RFPNoticeN/AAirservices AustraliaNotice
    Quad Track TractorsExtended to 17 Aug 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
    Request for Proposal Commercial Services at East Kiosk19 Aug 21N/ANational Capital AuthorityRFP
    Provision of Vote Screen Inserts23 Aug 231N/AAustralian Electoral CommissionRFT
    The Manufacture and Supply of Insignia, Warrant Folders, and Presentation Cases for Australian Honours and Awards1 Sep 21N/AOffice of the Official Secretary to the Governor-GeneralRFT
    Criminology Research Projects’ Round 202121 Sep 21N/AAustralian Institute of CriminologyRFT

    Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    JLC20-001 Global Freight and Customs Clearance Services to the ADF Request for TenderExtended to 2 Sept 2114 Jul OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
    ATM 21/1860 for the provision of the removal & storage of household personal effects & motor vehicles.23 Aug 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
    Remote Air Services Subsidy (RASS) Scheme Air Operators24 Aug 21N/ADepartment of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and CommunicationsRFT

    Multi-Use Lists

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Invitation to provide Day Procedure Centre Services to the Veteran Community30 Jun 22N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
    Private Hospital Services30 Jun 22N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
    Supply of Medical Grade Footwear to eligible persons30 Jun 22N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
    Digital Marketplace Panel23 Feb 23N/ADigital Transformation AgencyMUL

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