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This Week’s Highlight: DSTG Standing Offer Panel

The Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) is the research and development arm of the Department of Defence. The agency provides valued scientific advice and innovative technology solutions for Defence and National Security under the leadership of the Chief Defence Scientist. As with most scientific institutions, they are seeking collaborative opportunities with industry that would lead to greater innovation and fit for purpose solutions.

This week we look at the establishment of the Defence Standing Offer Panel Arrangement which seeks industry input to support DSTG’s research and development projects. The new Standing Offer panel resulting from this procurement process will replace an existing Standing Offer panel that will expire 29 March 2022. The skills being sought are divided into the following 19 categories:

1. Aeronautical Engineering
2. AI, Robotics and Data Analytics
3. Biological Sciences
4. Blast Physics
5. Chemical Science
6. Communications Engineering
7. Computer Systems Engineering
8. Electrical/Electronic Engineering and Fabrication
9. Electronic Warfare and Radar
10. Energetic Materials
11. Food Science and Technology
12. Human Science
13. Logistic Systems Scientists and Engineers
14. Material Science
15. Mechanical Engineering
16. Modelling and Simulation
17. Operations Research and Analysis
18. Systems Science, Engineering and Analysis
19. Undersea Warfare and Sonar Technologies

Tenderer’s can select as many categories as suits their skill sets and for each category, tenders will be required to select a level of capability that they can offer based on staff experience and qualification (junior practitioner to pre-eminent). This work will be undertaken nationally with opportunities in each state (except NT). A key criteria for evaluation is Value for Money, so it is important to have good knowledge of the market when it comes to developing your labour rates.

The Panel will run for an initial period of 3 years with 3 x 1 year options for extension. An industry briefing will be held through OnAIR, a virtual event management system on 26 October 2021 (registrations closing 19 Oct) and the RFT will close on 16 November 2021.

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 Notice (Sep 21)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Industry Invitation to Collab XNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Riverina Redevelopment Program – Managing Contractor – Notice of ProcurementNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Appointment of Contractors to the Residential Maintenance Services Panel - Perth18 Oct 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
RAAF East Sale Gas Reticulation Works, VIC18 Oct 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Appointment of Contractors to the Residential Maintenance Services Panel - Darwin18 Oct 21TBCDefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Appointment of Contractors to the Residential Maintenance Services Panel - Townsville18 Oct 21TBCDefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Appointment of Contractors to the Residential Maintenance Services Panel - Canberra18 Oct 21TBCDefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Forecourt Expansion Jointing Replacement and Grouting Services18 Oct 21N/ADepartment of Parliamentary ServicesRFT
Defence Equipment Hire Program (DEHP)21 Oct 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT
HMAS Albatross Supply Complex, NSW22 Oct 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Stirling Police and Fire Station Works, WA25 Oct 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Infrastructure Engineering AssessmentsExtended to 26 Oct 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFP
Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Property Acquisition and Disposal ServicesExtended to 26 Oct 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFP
Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Airfield PavementsExtended to 26 Oct 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
DSTG Edinburgh Structure Works, SA.22 Oct 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
2021 - 2025 Capital Works Program22 Oct 21TBCOld Parliament HouseRFT
Simpson Barracks & HMAS Cerberus Sub-Metering Program, VIC26 Oct 21TBC Defence - DSRGRFT
Building Works Garden Island, NSW28 Oct 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Appointment of Contractors to the Residential Maintenance Services Panel - Melbourne2 Nov 21TBC Defence Housing AustraliaRFT
RAAF Pearce Transmitter Building Refurbishment, WA2 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Design and Construction - 12 Dwellings, Akuna Vista, Nirimba Fields, NSW5 Nov 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Minor refurbishment for four buildings at Simpson Barracks, VIC9 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Administration Building and School of Signals Storage Refurbishment at Simpson Barracks, VIC9 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Administration and Training Buildings Refurbishment at Simpson Barracks, VIC9 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Admin Buildings Redecoration at Simpson Barracks, VIC9 Nov 21NA Defence - DSRGRFT
Maritime Essential Service Centre, Lami Fiji (Head Contract - International, Construct Only)10 Nov 21NA  Defence - DSRGEOI
Upgrade work to two (2) houses at Puckapunyal VIC10 Nov 21NA Defence Housing AustraliaRFT
Preservation Works for Ten Terminal12 Nov 2119 Oct, Ten Terminal Sydney Harbour Federation TrustRFT
North West Island Helipad Replacement13 Nov 21NA Australian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT
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

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of a Primary Systems Integrator to Trial an Integrated Drone Surveillance SystemExtended to 27 Oct 2115 Sep, online Airservices AustraliaRFP
Respect At WorkExtended to 22 Oct 21N/AAustralian Human Rights CommissionRFT
Provision of Satellite AIS Services21 Oct 21N/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT
SPC 3961 Provision of an ATO Online Survey Tool25 Oct 21N/AAustralian Taxation OfficeRFT
Autonomous Surface Vessels29 Oct 21NA Australian Institute of Marine ScienceEOI
Supply, Installation & Maintenance of CCTV Monitoring Solution4 Nov 2114 Oct, OnlineBureau of MeteorologyRFT
Strategic Advisory Services10 Nov 21N/AAustralian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
SEA1442 Phase 5 - Maritime Tactical C3 Sub Program - Industry UpdateNoticeTBCDefence - CASGNotice
Notification to industry for RFT JLC21-005 (Class 8 Contract)NoticeTBC Defence - DSRGNotice
Destroyer Capability Life Cycle Manager ProcurementNoticeTBCDefence - CASGNotice
AIR3503NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
PLATFORM AND SYSTEM TRAINING CONTRACT 2021 (PSTC/2021)NoticeN/A Defence - DSRGNotice
Innovative Procurement of Natural Gas for Defence Sites on the East Coast including QLD, NSW & VIC19 Oct 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Future Clothing System20 Oct 2115 SepDefence - CASGRFI
SpaceFest Lite (JP9360)21 Oct 21N/ADefence - CASGEOI
SEA2000 - ADF Maritime Mines - RFI25 Oct 21TBC Defence - CASGRFI
Mortuary and Bereavement Support Services Standing Offer Panel3 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
NGTF- DAIRNet Call 5 - Patterns in Noisy and Dynamic Data11 Nov 2114 Oct, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFP
Defence Member and Family Support Helpline Services11 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Project Land 154 Phase 4 - Search Capability - Request for Information12 Nov 21TBCDefence - CASGRFI
Cartridge 30mm x 170mm Ammunition - RFI12 Nov 21n/aDefence - CASGRFI
Defence Innovation, Science and Technology Standing Offer Panel16 Nov 2126 Oct, Online Defence - DSRGRFT
An Aerospace Division Thermal Vacuum Chamber (TVAC)18 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFQ
NGTF- Multi-Function Aperture Technology Phase 218 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFP
AIR 6502 Phase 1 - Request For Proposal3 Dec 211 Oct, Online  Defence - CASGRFP
JP9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communication SystemExtended to 10 Jan 22N/ADefence - CASGRFT

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Agent Services – Burketown Qld18 Oct 21N/AServices AustraliaEOI
Access Point Services – Gordonvale22 Oct 21N/AServices AustraliaEOI
Mortuary and Bereavement Support Services Standing Offer Panel3 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Defence Member and Family Support Helpline Services11 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Defence - DSRGRFT

Education/Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
PLATFORM AND SYSTEM TRAINING CONTRACT 2021 (PSTC/2021)NoticeN/A Defence - DSRGNotice
RFT for the Provision of Language Training Services25 Oct 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
RFT for the Provision of Language Training Services25 Oct 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
Skills Development Program - Phase 21 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Road Design at Christmas Island National Park1 Nov 21N/ADirector of National ParksRFT
Architectural Design - Asbestos Investigation and Cladding Improvement4 Nov 21N/AAirservices AustraliaEOI

Finance/Economics/Auditing

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of data for securities listed on Australian stock exchanges and managed investments29 Oct 21N/AServices AustraliaRFT

Health

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Notification to industry for RFT JLC21-005 (Class 8 Contract)NoticeTBC Defence - DSRGNotice
Health- and Pharmaco-economics National Technical Services26 Oct 21N/ACancer AustraliaRFT
NATIONAL CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR PREVENTIVE HEALTH4 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
The Vaccine Administration Partners Program12 Nov 21RFTDepartment of HealthRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Self-Employment Services 2022–27 Consultation PaperNoticeOnline in Dec Department of Education, Skills and EmploymentNotice
Request for Proposal for the New Employment Services Model 202222 Oct 21Available onlineDepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRFP
Global Remuneration Data and Related Human Resource Services26 Oct 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
Visitor Services RFT - Australia National Maritime Museum4 Nov 2119 Oct, OnlineAustralian National Maritime MuseumRFT

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Industry Update – Management Advisory Services for the Australian GovernmentNoticeN/ADepartment of FinanceNotice
Austrade International Media Buy20 Oct 21NA AustradeRFT
Australia India Infrastructure Forum20 Oct 217 oct, Onlie Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
Independent Review of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority Joint Programs Work Plan and Budget25 Oct 21TBC Murray-Darling Basin AuthorityEOI
Review of APVMA Security Functions25 Oct 21N/AAustralian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines AuthorityRFQ
Papua New Guinea - Australia Transport Sector Support Program Phase 2 (TSSP2)27 Oct 21NA Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI
Papua New Guinea Institutional Partnerships Program28 Oct 21TBC Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
Provision of Services to Undertake Consumer Experience Interviews1 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Samoa Governance and Economic Growth Program2 Nov 2114 Oct, OnlineDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI
NATIONAL CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR PREVENTIVE HEALTH4 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Strategic Advisory Services10 Nov 21N/AAustralian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT
Pacific Women Lead Enabling Services12 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
Expression of Interest for the provision of bibliometric information for ERA 202312 Nov 21N/AAustralian Research CouncilEOI
PNG Partnerships for Improving Education25 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT

Marketing/Media/Comms

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Branded Publication 2022-202428 Oct 21TBCGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Graphic Design and Creative Services Retainer29 Oct 21N/ANational Gallery of AustraliaRFT

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
BRIGHT Nanoprobe PDSExtended to 25 Oct 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Monitoring and review of PFAS remediation research18 Oct 21N/AAustralian Research CouncilRFT
Climatology Services for COSPPac EAR Watch Expansion25 Oct 21N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFQ
ALLOY DRUMS28 Oct 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Autonomous Surface Vessels29 Oct 21N/AAustralian Institute of Marine ScienceEOI
Panel for the Provision of Vibroseis or Equivalent Seismic Data Acquisition and Related Services2 Nov 21N/AGeoscience AustraliaRFT
Field Emission - Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM)3 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFQ
Winter Wheat Agronomy for Grain Growers in the Western Region4 Nov 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Bench testing - refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment10 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Expression of Interest for the provision of bibliometric information for ERA 202312 Nov 21N/AAustralian Research CouncilEOI
Defence Innovation, Science and Technology Standing Offer Panel16 Nov 2126 Oct, Online Defence - DSRGRFT
NGTF- Multi-Function Aperture Technology Phase 218 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFP
Quantum Technology Challenge 2022 (QTC2022)22 Nov 21TBC  Defence - DSRGRFT
Southern Positioning Augmentation Network Geostationary Earth Orbit Payload – 01 (SGP-01)10 Dec 2119 Oct, OnlineGeoscience AustraliaRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of a Primary Systems Integrator to Trial an Integrated Drone Surveillance SystemExtended to 27 Oct 2115 Sep, onlineAirservices AustraliaRFP
Innovative Procurement of Natural Gas for Defence Sites on the East Coast including QLD, NSW & VIC19 Oct 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Fresh Foodstuffs to Australian Defence Force (ADF) 202220 Oct 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Autonomous Surface Vessels29 Oct 21N/AAustralian Institute of Marine ScienceEOI
Legal Document Management Services1 Nov 21N/AAustralian Competition and Consumer CommissionRFT
Provision of Mailroom, Airfreight and Freight Services5 Nov 2111 Oct, online Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
Office Accommodation New Sydney Office8 Nov 21N/AAustralian Federal PoliceRFT

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Bus Shuttle Services25 Oct 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
Provision of Mailroom, Airfreight and Freight Services5 Nov 2111 Oct, online Department 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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