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This Week’s Highlight: Army Research Scheme 2022

The requirements for our military are evolving at a rapid pace requiring ongoing research and update to ensure currency and relevance in a frequently changing battlespace. Australian industry plays a key role in informing government on the availability and feasibility of options to acheive this. So this week we take a look at research opportunities issued by the Australian Army Research Centre seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from service providers to undertake paid research on topics that will inform future land force development and modernisation.

This EOI is being undertaken as part of the  Australian Army Research Scheme and seeks either articles (4,000 to 6,000 words) or stand-alone papers (up to 20,000 words). Army will facilitate publication of research in the first instance in either the Australian Army Journal or the Army Research Papers Series. Note that this EOI represents the first part of a 2 part procurement process where Service Providers have the opportunity to provide information on the proposed research topics and the relationship to the following Research Questions:

– Question 1: How can land power achieve strategic deterrence in a coalition or selfreliance setting? What are the contributions that land forces can make to enhance Australia’s capacity to deter aggression?

– Question 2: Is the planned rate of implementation for transformational changes to the ADF (force expansion, higher states of preparedness, stronger deterrence, and greater self-reliance) at a pace sufficient for the ADF to respond to further deterioration in the strategic environment?

– Question 3: How, and in which ways, might the current strategic environment impact on Army’s preparedness, responsiveness and regional capacity building?

– Question 4: How should the ADF, or the Army, prepare itself to scale or adjust its posture to offset unforeseen threats or respond to unknown contingencies?

– Question 5: What future land power capabilities, relationships and process may be best pursued through AUKUS to advance and secure Australia’s national interests?

– Question 6: What can Army learn from the Russian-Ukraine conflict (2014-today), and how could this impact Army’s modernisation efforts?

– Question 7: What are the characteristics of, and considerations relevant to, the relationship between the ADF, or Army, and the broader Australian community? What are the opportunities or challenges that will affect this relationship over the next decade?

A shortlist of Service Providers will be developed from the EOI and these shortlisted providers will have the opportunity to submit a detailed response that would include costs and schedule. To be eligible to apply for the Army Research Scheme, applicants must meet ONE or more of the following criteria:

– researchers have current or prior service in a national/international military/defence organisation,

– researchers or services providers have an affiliation with an academic institution or think-tank,

– be a registered business or institution that specialises in rigorous academic research or strategic consultancy.

Timeframe for Delivery of the research is 12-18 months, this EOI closes 25 August 2022.

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Building, Construction and Civil Works

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Defence Capital Facilities Infrastructure Branch Upcoming Approaches to Market Notice May2022Notice3 June, Ainslie Football Club and OnlineDefence - DSRGNotice
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
Defence Airfields Update 004 – NoticeNotice N/A  Defence - DSRGNotice
EST0019PH7B Facilities to Support LAND19 Phase 7B SRGBAD Project – Notice of potential upcoming procurementNotice TBC Defence - DSRGNotice
ANTARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL PROGRAM - Industry NoticeNotice N/A Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and ForestryNotice
Request for Tender for design and construction of fire detection and suppression systemExtended to 4 Aug Jul 2220/6 at Cockatoo Island
21/6 at North Head
22/6 at Headland Park
Sydney Harbour Federation TrustRFT
RAAF Townsville Central Emergency Power Station Replacements, QLDExtended to 29 Jul 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Singleton Road Works, NSW29 Jul 22N/A  Defence - DSRGRFT
BMS Servicing - Synchrotron29 Jul 22N/A Australian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Lake Maintenance Services for Lake Burley Griffin29 Jul 2211-JunNational Capital AuthorityRFT
Borneo Barracks Building Refurbishment, QLD.1 Aug 22N/A Defence Housing AustraliaRFT
Chowder Bay Jetty Refurbishment, NSW1 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Gallipoli Barracks Water Infrastructure Upgrade, QLDExtended to 12 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Puckapunyal Live In Accommodation Refurbishment, VIC2 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Cerberus Building A516 Building Management System Replacement, VIC5 Aug 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Mulwala Renewable Energy Project, NSW5 Aug 2214 Jul, Online Defence Housing AustraliaEOI
HMAS Cerberus Bridge Repairs, VIC5 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Drainage Channel and Stage 7A and 7B, Nirimba Fields8 Aug 22N/A Defence Housing AustraliaRFT
Cerberus Health Centre Refurbishment, VIC10 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Singleton Military Area (SMA) Rifleman Wing Minor Repairs and Maintenance, NSW12 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Holsworthy Tobruk Lines Minor Repairs and Maintenance, NSW15 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFP RFI
Early Works Contractor17 Aug 2225 Jul, Online CSIRORFT
Lifting Devices22 Aug 2225 Jul, Online Australian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Townsville Field Training Area Road Refurbishment, QLD23 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
AIRP Expression of Interest5 Sep 22N/A Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and WaterEOI

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Notice to Industry - SECRET Cloud ServicesNotice N/A Defence - DSRGNotice
Mobile Retransmission System (MRS) Acquisition and SupportExtended to 2 Aug 22N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Peppol Capabilities and Associated Services Panel Refresh5 Aug 22N/A Australian Taxation OfficeRFT
Provision of IT Infrastructure Services15 Aug 2226 Jul, InBlue Conference Centre Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the ArtsRFT
RFI for Device Lifecycle Management Service15 Aug 22N/A Services AustraliaRFI
End User Experience31 Aug 2230 Jun, online Australian Taxation OfficeRFT

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Land Environment Working Group 2022Notice N/A Defence - DSRGNotice
Regional Maintenance Provider NorthExtended to 5 Aug 22TBC Defence - CASGRFT
AIR6016 Joint Terminal Attack Controller Training System11 Aug 22N/ADefence - CASGRFI
Mine Countermeasures Systems Support15 Aug 22N/A Defence - CASGRFI
Army Research Scheme 202225 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGEOI
Joint Technical Trades Training Services Contract (JTTTS)12 Sep 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Regional Maintenance Provider East16 Sep 22TBC Defence - CASGRFT
Future Clothing System RFT30 Sep 2227 July, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.Defence - CASGRFT
Integrated Land Target Systems Contractor4 Oct 22N/A Defence - CASGRFT
AIR05428PH3 - Air Mission Training System6 Jan 2321 Feb, TBC Defence - CASGEOI

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Defence Member and Family Support Helpline ServicesNotice TBC Defence - DSRGNotice
Agent Services Yarrabah Back Beach8 Aug 22N/A Services AustraliaRFT
Agent Services Mount Morgan8 Aug 22N/A Services AustraliaRFT
The Provision of Early Childhood Services11 Aug 225 Jul, Currawong Childcare Centre, Barton, ACT Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
AIR6016 Joint Terminal Attack Controller Training System11 Aug 22N/ADefence - CASGRFI
Joint Technical Trades Training Services Contract (JTTTS)12 Sep 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Mulwala Renewable Energy Project, NSW5 Aug 2214 Jul, Online Defence Housing AustraliaEOI


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Acquiring and Settlement Services and Payment Gateway Services11 Aug 22N/A Reserve Bank of AustraliaRFP


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No opportunities at this time

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
MEKONG-AUSTRALIA PARTNERSHIP SHORT-TERM AWARDS: THAILAND19 Aug 22N/A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
RFP for the provision of PMO as a Service and Program Management as a Service26 Aug 2215 Jul, OnlineAirservices AustraliaRFP
Provision of Professional and Associated Services31 Aug 22N/A Australian National Audit OfficeRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Trade Representation Services - France2 Aug 22N/A Tourism AustraliaRFT
Event Production services for the Australian Export Awards ceremony 20225 Aug 22N/A AustradeRFT

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Enterprise choice and sequence strategies that drive sustainable and profitable southern Australian farming systems15 Aug 22TBCGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Short range RPAS for ships sulphur analysis24 Aug 2218 Jun, Online Australian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Standing Offer for the provision of High Security Bolt Seals and Tamper Indicative Strap Seals2 Aug 22N/A Department of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Access Point Services - Ganmain, NSW19 Aug 22N/A Services AustraliaEOI
Defence Honours and Awards - Engraving & Dispatch Services29 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Department of Home Affairs: Overseas Service Delivery Partners1 Sep 22Available online from 15 July Department of Home AffairsRFT

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of Coach Transport Services17 Aug 22N/A australian Federal PoliceRFT

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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