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This Week's Highlight - Unmanned Aerial systems for Army

The Department of Defence has issued an Invitation to Register Interest (ITR) for the provision of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS). These systems will be provided to Army Battlegroups, Special Forces, and Regional Force Surveillance Units allowing them to develop an organic airborne surveillance and reconnaissance capability. In this procurement, Army is seeking to purchase up to 17 SUAS during FY19/20, with Final Operating Capability expected in Q1 2020.

This procurement will be run as a two stage process commencing with the ITR from which a group of suppliers will be shortlisted to submit a Request for Tender. Government Departments will use this two stage process to assess the range of capability in the market and to minimise the final RFT review time. For potential suppliers, this process allows additional time to explore licensing requirements and establish subcontractors, as well as limiting tender preparation overheads to only those who really stand a chance of winning.

In terms of technical requirements, the SUAS is required to be able to covertly view areas of interest at least 20 km away, with at least an hour of endurance on-station, by day and night. The systems will be carried by dismounted patrols as well as various land vehicles and air transports and needs to be capable of operating from, and recovering to, a small watercraft.

The successful Contractor will be required to deliver both the physical SUAS+ systems, associated items, and supporting services, along with initial operator training, for an expected life of type of six years.The ITR is due 4 Jun 19 with an industry brief being held on 20 May 19. It is anticipated the RFT will be released early July with final contract signature early 2020.

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Building, Construction and Civil Works

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Water main replacement at Kapooka Military Area, Kapooka NSW29 May 197 May 19, Kapooka NSWDefence - DSRG
HVAC Renewal Works at the NFSA Mitchell Nitrate Vaults30 May 199 May 19, Canberra ACTNational Film and Sound Archive of Australia
ACT Site Consolidation Project (Phase 2) - Building 401A Demolition and fit-out Works6 Jun 19N/ACSIRO
Mount Stuart Range Building Works, QLD7 Jun 1917 May 19, Mt Stuart QLDDefence - DSRG
Swan Island Civil Works7 Jun 1922 May 19, Swan Island VICDefence - DSRG
EST01990 United States Force Posture Initiative (USFPI) – Northern Territory Training Areas and Ranges upgrade project11 Jun 1921 May 19, Darwin NTDefence - DSRG
Project Manager & Contract Administrator Services (PMCA) for the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) Part Life21 Jun 1923 May 19, East Geelong VICCSIRO

ICT & Communications

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Defence PFAS Remediation Industry Information DayNotice30 May 19, Sydney NSWDefence-DSRG
Pre-notification to industry for RFT JLC19-001Notice24 May 19 - TBCDefence-DSRG
Industry Information Pack- JP2060 Phase 4 Health Knowledge ManagementNoticeN/ADefence-DSRG
IMPORTANT project update : JNT9101 PH1 Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications System (EDHFCS)NoticeN/ADefence-CASG
Air Mission Training SystemNoticeN/ADefence-CASG
Future Maritime Sustainment ModelNoticeN/ADefence-DSRG
LND500PH1 Personal Communication System Training System and WiFi Training SystemExtended to 31 May 19N/ADefence-CASG
Buccaneer Main Mission CubeSat BusExtended to 31 May 19N/ADefence-DSRG
Land Environment Working Group 2019N/A22 May 19, Canberra ACTDefence-DSRG
EOI - Army Minor Project 024.35 - Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Plus4 Jun 19ITR - 20 May, RFT - 16 Jul 19, Brisbane QLDDefence-CASG
RFP - RAN Maritime Underwater Tracking Ranges12 Jul 1924 May 19, Russell ACTDefence-CASG
LND08120PH1 - Engineer Support Platforms30 Jul 1930 Apr 19, St Kilda VICDefence-CASG
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for SubmissionsOngoingN/ADefence-DSRG



OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Bulk Annual Valuation Services10 Jun 19N/ADefence Housing Australia

Transport (Land/Air/Sea)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Request for Information on Capabilities, Supply and Support of Ultra Large Fire Vehicles5 Jun 19N/AAirservices Australia


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
VET Strategic Messaging Framework31 May 19N/AEducation and Training
VET Market Access Toolkit31 May 19N/AEducation and Training
For the provision of creative and digital communication services31 May 19N/AHuman Services
Creative Agency - Breezes - Muirhead - NT11 Jun 19N/ADefence Housing Australia

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Ripper Gauge - Demonstrating the Impact of Deep Ripping Timing31 May 19N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Analytical chemistry services for water samples11 Jun 19N/AEnvironment and Energy


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Papua New Guinea Domestic Maritime Legislation Review29 May 19N/AAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
Consultancy services to develop a Tourism Master Plan for Kakadu National Park31 May 19N/ANational Parks
Investigation of the Metrological Assurance Framework for Non-Urban Water Meters3 Jun 19N/AMurray-Darling Basin Authority


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Coaching Register for SES Band 3’sNoticeN/AAustralian Public Service Commission
The trends, barriers and opportunities of Australia’s higher education delivery offshore31 May 19N/AEducation and Training
Pathways to success in Australian international education31 May 19N/AEducation and Training
Provision of language teaching services to the English Language Program1 Jul 19N/ADefence - DSRG

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Print Management PanelNoticeN/AHuman Services
Logistics and Letters PanelNoticeN/AHuman Services
Visa Supply Services31 May 19N/ADefence-DSRG
Managed Print Copy and Evidence Processing Services3 Jun 19N/AAustralian Securities and Investments Commission
National Arts Participation Survey 20194 Jun 19N/AAustralia Council
Indonesian translation, research and analytical services7 Jun 19N/AOffice of National Intelligence
Canvas items30 Aug 19N/ADefence - CASG
Tarpaulins30 Aug 19N/ADefence - CASG

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