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This Week’s Highlight: NT Indigenous Business and Employment Hub

Most companies that are in the government tendering space would now be aware of the requirements for increased indigenous participation in government procurements. Many Requests for Tender (RFT) particularly those at the Commonwealth level or of potentially high value will call for Indigenous Procurement Plans in the same you need to outline Australian Industry Involvement. This week though we look at an RFT where it is a requirement to be an Indigenous owned organisation to tender. The National Indigenous Australians Agency, a Commonwealth organisation is looking to establish an Indigenous Business and Employment Hub in Darwin, Northern Territory and is seeking services from an Indigenous owned organisation with demonstrated experience, expertise and capability to establish and deliver the Hub.

The total budget for the project is up to $10 million with the contract running for an initial term of four years, so this represents a significant opportunity for the right organisation. It is envisaged that the Hub will be accessed by 600 + Indigenous clients over the contract term, including by Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs who will require intensive coaching and assistance, by community organisations seeking business development support, and via a ‘light touch’ referral offering to job-seekers and stakeholders looking to connect with Indigenous job seekers. The majority of services delivered will be for the start-up, development and growth of Indigenous businesses. The Hub will act as a one-stop shop to connect Indigenous businesses, entrepreneurs and job seekers to business and employment advice and opportunities and be a culturally-safe and inclusive space where Indigenous people can work, plan and strategise, meet with clients and access services, including in language using translators as appropriate.

The project is to be delivered in three project stages:

1. Stage 1, the Design Stage. In consultation with stakeholders, the successful Supplier will develop a range of operational plans, that outline the design and implementation plan for the Hub. This is to be completed within three months of date the contract is entered into.

2. Stage 2, the Establishment Stage. The successful Supplier will implement the agreed plans developed during Stage 1. The Hub will be operational within six months of the commencement of Stage 2.

3. Stage 3, the Delivery Stage. The successful Supplier will operate the Hub, and the roll out of its satellite offices, delivering face-to-face and on-line services. The Hub will operate for an initial three-year and three-month period.

As noted above potential suppliers must be a business with at least 50% Indigenous ownership and must include an Indigenous Participation Plan as part of the response. This RFT Closes 14 on January 2022.

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Building, Construction and Civil Works

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch - Planned Upcoming Approaches to Market Notice (Sep 21)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
EST05532 Facilities to support highly available ICT projectNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
RAAF Richmond Building Refurbishment Works, NSWExtended to 17 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Holsworthy Signal Squadron Headquarters Minor Refurbishment, NSW12 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Richmond Married Quarters Refurbishment Works, NSW15 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Waterhen Water and Gas Reticulation Works, NSWExtended to 22 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Amberley Mechanical Equipment Operations and Maintenance Section (MEOMS) Turning Area, QLD15 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Monegeetta Electrical and Fire Works, VIC16 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Bindoon Training Area Building Refurbishment, WA16 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Defence Airfield Projects Industry Briefing17 Nov 2125 Nov, Alistair Swayn Theatre Building ACT Defence - DSRGIB
Office Buildings Refurbishment at Puckapunyal Military Area VIC18 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Puckapunyal Building Minor Refurbishments at Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC18 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Richmond Range Refurbishment, NSW19 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Gallipoli Barracks Cold Room Minor Repair & Maintenance, QLD19 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Stirling Explosive Ordinance Facility Doors, WA19 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Victoria Barracks Building Works, NSW22 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Aeronautical Ground Lighting22 Nov 2129 Sep, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Urban, Architectural & Commercial Interior Design Services22 Nov 2129 Sep, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Estate Strategic Planning22 Nov 2129 Sep, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
Workshop Refurbishment at Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC22 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Puckapunyal Storage Refurbishment at Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC22 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Puckapunyal Building Refurbishment at Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC22 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Richmond Drying Facility Refurbishment Works, NSW22 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Stirling Minor Building Works, WA22 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Refurbishment of Mess Buildings at Simpson Barracks, VIC23 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Edinburgh D0415 Refurbishment, SA24 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Design & Construction of the Intermediate Level Waste Storage Facility25 Nov 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationEOI
Victoria Barracks Building Compliance Works, NSW26 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Borneo Barracks Duty Room Q Store Refurbishment, QLD26 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Future Dock Operation and Reticulated Services (DORS) Services26 Nov 21N/ADefence - CASGRFI
Puckapunyal Peter Douglas Centre Refurbishment at Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC26 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Harman Fire Safety Building Works, ACT29 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Puckapunyal Live In Accommodation (LIA) Construction, VIC6 Dec 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Kuttabul South East Boat Pound Building Works, NSW6 Dec 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Holsworthy Hospital Building Refurbishment Works, NSW6 Dec 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Oakey Propeller Shed Refurbishment, QLD7 Dec 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Oakey Mess Redecorate, QLD7 Dec 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) Edinburgh L0081 Refurbishment, SA8 Dec 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Amberley Health Centre, QLD8 Dec 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Design and Construction - 10 Dwellings, Torhaven - Deebing Heights, Queensland10 Dec 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Riverina Redevelopment Program – Managing Contractor (MCC-1 2021) – Request for Tender14 Dec 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
P0010 - National Airfield Works at HMAS Albatross, RAAF Base Richmond, Pearce and Amberley16 Dec 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Aged Care Industry OfferExtended to 23 Nov 214 Nov, Online Australian Digital Health AgencyRFT
Supply and Maintenance of Hand held devices16 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Vertical Machining Centre18 Nov 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT
CSIRO Talent Marketplace23 Nov 21N/ACSIRORFT
Testing Services for the Measuring Broadband Australia (MBA) program26 Nov 215 Nov, Online Australian Competition and Consumer CommissionRFT
RFP – The provision of system integration for information technology infrastructure and continuing managed services.1 Dec 21N/AReserve Bank of AustraliaRFP
Data Centre Services17 Dec 21N/ADigital Transformation AgencyRFI
Spectrum Auction capability21 Dec 21N/AAustralian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
SEA1442 Phase 5 - Maritime Tactical C3 Sub Program - Industry UpdateNoticeTBCDefence - CASGNotice
AIR3503NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
PLATFORM AND SYSTEM TRAINING CONTRACT 2021 (PSTC/2021)NoticeNotice Defence - DSRGNotice
LAND8710 Phase 1 (CE1) LMV-MNoticeNotice Defence - CASGNotice
ADF General Use and Specialist Wetsuit Standing OfferExtended to 29 Nov 21N/ADefence - CASGEOI
Defence Innovation, Science and Technology Standing Offer PanelExtended to 7 Dec 2126 Oct, Online Defence - DSRGRFT
An Aerospace Division Thermal Vacuum Chamber (TVAC)18 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFQ
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Vertical Machining Centre18 Nov 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT
NGTF- Multi-Function Aperture Technology Phase 218 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFP
National Security Services19 Nov 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
HMAS Waterhen Water and Gas Reticulation Works, NSW22 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
NGTF - Quantum Research Network – Precision & Quantum Sensing26 Nov 2128 Oct, Online Defence - DSRGRFP
MAINTENANCE PLANNING SERVICES FOR HISTORIC AIRCRAFT29 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFQ
Vanuatu Police Maritime Support Craft29 Nov 21N/ADefence - ISGRFP
Orchard Hills 3 Years Domestic Area Roads, NSW1 Dec 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Supply of Electrical Motors & Components for the sustainment of the Hobart Class Guided Missile Destroyers (DDGs)8 Dec 21Availalbe online Defence - CASGRFT
LAND 154 Phase 4 - Passive Infra-red Electronic Counter Measures15 Dec 21N/ADefence - CASGRFI
AIR 6502 Phase 1 - Request For ProposalExtended to 10 Dec 211 Oct, Online  Defence - CASGRFP
JP9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communication SystemExtended to 10 Jan 22N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Destroyer Capability Life Cycle Manager Procurement21 Jan 22N/ADefence - CASGRFT

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Norfolk Island Child and Family Wellbeing Services15 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and CommunicationsRFT
National Rostered Interpreter Services26 Nov 21N/AServices AustraliaRFT
Indigenous Justice Research Program30 Nov 21N/AAustralian Criminal Intelligence CommissionRFT
NT Indigenous Business and Employment Hub14 Jan 22N/ANational Indigenous Australians AgencyRFT

Education/Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
PLATFORM AND SYSTEM TRAINING CONTRACT 2021 (PSTC/2021)NoticeN/A Defence - DSRGNotice
Work Exposure in Government (WEX) Program29 Nov 21N/ANational Indigenous Australians AgencyRFT
National Indigenous Tourism Mentoring Program16 Dec 21N/ANational Indigenous Australians AgencyRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No opportunities at this time

Finance/Economics/Auditing

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Financial Statement Audit Tranche 3-22FY22 Nov 21N/AAustralian National Audit OfficeRFT
Approach to Market to establish Standing Offer for Comcover Loss Assessors and Loss Adjusters Panel22 Nov 21N/ADepartment of FinanceRFT

Health

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
RFT for a National Health Literacy Strategy19 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Procurement of Laboratory Fridges, and Ultra Low Freezers29 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Provision of Medical Supplies (Pulse Oximeters) for the National Medical Stockpile29 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Provision of services to operate the National Occupational Respiratory Disease Registry1 Dec 2110 Nov 21, location TBCDepartment of HealthRFT
Genomics Cancer Clinical Trials Initiative National Technical Services2 Dec 21N/ACancer AustraliaRFT
Secretariat services for the Newborn Bloodspot Screening program management committee.3 Dec 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Provision of Community-Based Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services7 Dec 21Available Online from 26 Oct Department of Veterans’ AffairsRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Employment Facilitator and Support Services for the Local Jobs Program 2021-2025 in Townsville (includes Mt Isa)30 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRFT
NT Indigenous Business and Employment Hub14 Jan 22N/ANational Indigenous Australians AgencyRFT

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Industry Update – Management Advisory Services for the Australian GovernmentNoticeN/ADepartment of FinanceNotice
Provision of Services to Undertake Consumer Experience InterviewsExtended to 15 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Organisational Planning and PerformanceExtended to 22 Nov 21N/AAustralian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines AuthorityRFQ
RFT for a National Health Literacy Strategy19 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Consultancy Services for the Ashmore Reef Marine Park Project22 Nov 21N/ADirector of National ParksRFQ
Timor-Leste: A Partnership for Inclusive Prosperity22 Nov 213 Nov, Online Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI
Support Unit for Gender Equality22 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI
Data Collection and data processing for Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC)Extended to 29 Nov 21N/AAustralian Institute of Family StudiesRFT
PNG Partnerships for Improving Education25 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
Phase 3 - Commercial Management Advisory Services for the Australian Government2 Dec 21N/ADepartment of FinanceRFT
Samoa Legislative Assembly Offices16 Dec 21TBC Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI

Marketing/Media/Comms

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Public Relations Agency - South East Asia 2021Extended to 8 Nov 21N/ATourism AustraliaRFT
Media Monitoring Services26 Nov 213 Nov, Online Department of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
BRIGHT Nanoprobe PDSExtended to 30 Nov 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Bench testing - refrigeration and air-conditioning equipmentExtended to 15 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Labware and Chemicals Panel15 Nov 21N/ACSIRORFT
Defence Innovation, Science and Technology Standing Offer PanelExtended to 7 Dec 2126 Oct, Online Defence - DSRGRFT
Flood Intelligence Modelling16 Nov 21N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFT
NGTF- Multi-Function Aperture Technology Phase 218 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFP
Quantum Technology Challenge 2022 (QTC2022)22 Nov 21TBC  Defence - DSRGRFT
Health Physics Instrument Calibration Centre - Calibration Equipment22 Nov 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
NGTF - Quantum Research Network – Precision & Quantum Sensing26 Nov 2128 Oct, Online Defence - DSRGRFP
BRIGHT Nanoprobe Insertion DeviceExtended to 10 Jan 22N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Farming Water - a technical manual29 Nov 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Assessment of organic phosphorus sources30 Nov 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Mapping yield gap and yield variability in commercial pulse crops30 Nov 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Soil water modelling of stripper and draper header front stubbles30 Nov 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Action learning on crop response to acid subsoil stratification and amelioration benefits.30 Nov 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
SHFT22006 RFT Bushland Management Services1 Dec 2112 Nov, Headland Park, MosmanSydney Harbour Federation TrustRFT
Southern Positioning Augmentation Network Geostationary Earth Orbit Payload – 01 (SGP-01)Extended to 17 Dec 2119 Oct, OnlineGeoscience AustraliaRFT
Management and Operation of the National Halon Bank13 Dec 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Southern Positioning Augmentation Network Geostationary Earth Orbit Payload – 01 (SGP-01)17 Dec 21TBCGeoscience AustraliaRFT
Analytics for the Australian Grains Industry (AAGI)23 Dec 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporatioEOI
LITHIUM FERRO PHOSPHATE (LIFEPO4) BATTERIES FOR OBSERVATION APPLICATIONS14 Jan 22N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of Mailroom, Airfreight and Freight ServicesExtended to 1 Dec 2111 Oct, online Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
ADF General Use and Specialist Wetsuit Standing OfferExtended to 29 Nov 21N/ADefence - CASGEOI
Supply and Installation of Collections StorageExtended to 29 Nov 2127 Oct, Online CSIRORFT
LONG TERM COMMONWEALTH LEASE HURSTVILLE NSW19 Nov 21N/AServices AustraliaEOI
Electronic Access Control System and Closed Circuit Television Upgrade Project29 Nov 21N/AGeoscience AustraliaRFT
Records Management Services29 Nov 21N/AAttorney-General’s Department29 Nov 21
Implement recommendation 21 of the 2018 Review of Model Work Health and Safety Laws30 Nov 21N/ASafe Work AustraliaRFT
Aeronautical Life Support Equipment Sustainment6 Dec 2122 Nov, Online Defence - CASGIB
Provision of ordering, printing, personalisation, and storage of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme stationery products6 Dec 219 Nov, OnlineServices Australia6 Dec 21
Security Guarding Services9 Dec 2111 Nov, National Museum of AustraliaNational Museum of Australia9 Dec 21

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
ATM21/1858 All Terrain Vehicles29 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Provision of Mailroom, Airfreight and Freight ServicesExtended to 1 Dec 2111 Oct, onlineDepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT

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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