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This week sees a wide range of construction opportunities from various agencies, nationwide. As is usually the case, the majority of new opportunities in this space are part of Defence’s estate reform program, a rolling plan of upgrades to Defence establishments across the country. However in addition to Defence Estate, there are opportunities with Defence Housing Australia who is seeking to construct five houses in Schofields NSW and the CSIRO and Airservices Australia who both require construction services for refurbishments in Victoria.

The Defence Estate Requests for Tender (RFT) offer opportunities across the country in most states, with the majority this week being undertaken in Queensland. Also of note is a construction opportunity in Vanuatu upgrading the police force infrastructure. As with all Defence establishment work, there are a few aspects to be mindful of when preparing your tender:

– Security clearances for staff and impact of base access requirements
– Heritage implications on building refurbishments
– Operational requirements of the base
– Defence tailored contracting template
Most opportunities will have an associated site visit and it’s important to take note when these are compulsory to attend. Even in the situations when an industry brief is not compulsory, it is highly recommended that you attend to ensure familiarity with the site.

If you are after further advice on this topic or any other 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
EST02008 RAAF Base Point Cook RedevelopmentNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
ASMTI Project near Greenvale, North Queensland - Market Sounding of Early Works ContractorsNoticeOct 19 QLDDefence - DSRGNotice
Graytown Building Works, VIC29 Oct 1915 Oct 19, Graytown Depot VICDefence - DSRGRFT
Lavarack Dental Centre Works, QLD29 Oct 1915 Oct 19, Lavarack Barracks, Townsville QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Design & Construction of 2 Houses at Woondella, Sale, VIC, 3850 - Stage 2B30 Oct 19N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Design and Construction of 5 houses at Schofields, NSW, Stage 3.30 Oct 19N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Construction Services for the Building 201 Upgrade at CSIRO Clayton30 Oct 199 Oct 19 and 10 Oct 19, Clayton VICCSIRORFT
Melbourne ATSC Ground Floor Refurbishment Works31 Oct 1915 Oct 19, Melbourne VICAirservices AustraliaRFT
Building Refurbishment at Puckapunyal Military Area, Puckapunyal VIC1 Nov 1917 Oct 19, Puckapunyal VICDefence - DSRGRFT
Simpson Barracks Flood Control Works, VIC1 Nov 1918 Oct 19, Simpson Barracks, VICDefence - DSRGRFT
A9015 Armoured Fighting Vehicles Facilities Program - Stage 1 Head Contract - Construct Only - ITR4 Nov 19N/ADefence - DSRGEOI
Amberley 25m Range Works Works, QLD4 Nov 1921 Oct 19, RAAF Amberley QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Building Refurbishment and Remediation Works at Kapooka A/B/C/D Company Headquarters NSW4 Nov 1918 Oct 19, Kapooka Military Area NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Russell R8 Level 3 Fitout, ACT5 Nov 1921 Oct 19, Russell ACTDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Base Point Cook - AAFC Hangar Works - VIC5 Nov 1921 Oct 19, RAAF Base Point Cook VICDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Edinburgh Air Intelligence Training Unit (AITU) Building 416 Refurbishment, SA5 Nov 1922 Oct 19, RAAF Edinburgh SADefence - DSRGRFT
R8112 RAAF Base Amberley Sewerage Treatment Plant – Invitation to Register Interest8 Nov 1910 Oct 19, Brisbane QLDDefence - DSRGEOI
Duntroon Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Sitewide Keying System, ACT8 Nov 1923 Oct 19, Canberra ACTDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Townsville Building Works, QLD8 Nov 1929 Oct 19, RAAF Base, Townsville QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Stirling Demolition Works, WA11 Nov 1928 Oct 19, HMAS Stirling WADefence - DSRGRFT
South QLD Underground Storage Tank Works, QLD11 Nov 1924 Oct 19, Oakey Army Aviation Centre QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Project 222 - Vanuatu Infrastructure Works (Construct Only)15 Nov 1910 Oct 19, Port Vila, VanuatuDefence - DSRGRFT
Holsworthy Building Works, NSW15 Nov 19N/ADefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
JNT9101 PH1 Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications System (EDHFCS) - Industry Update - Generic responsesNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Deployed ICT SustainmentNotice11 Oct 19, ACTDefence - DSRGNotice
Pre- Tender Notice- Integrated Response ProjectNoticeN/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityNotice
Transcription, Recording and AV Support and Maintenance Services29 Oct 1930 Sep 19, Sydney NSWFederal Court of AustraliaRFT
SEA1442 Phase 5 - Maritime Tactical C3 Sub Program - Request for Information31 Oct 19N/ADefence - CASGRFI
Security Services31 Oct 1917 Oct 19, Parkes ACTNational Capital AuthorityRFT
ICT Managed Service for IT Network, Storage and Commvault Backup Services31 Oct 19N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Handheld Radios Replacement Project1 Nov 1904 Oct 19, Defence Plaza, Sydney NSWDefence - CASGRFT
Asset Management Solution1 Nov 19N/AAustralian Broadcasting CorporationRFQ
The Provision of Ruggedized 12V Industrial PCs5 Nov 19N/AGeoscience AustraliaRFT
ICON Fibre Optic Infrastructure Works and Services Panel (ICON Panel)14 Nov 1917 Oct 19, ACTDepartment of FinanceRFT
Request for Expression of Interest for National Self Exclusion Register18 Nov 1918 Oct 19, ACMA, Melbourne VIC.
Video conference Sydney and Canberra.
Australian Communications and Media AuthorityEOI
Request for Information (RFI) about the future of the National Infrastructure, including My Health Record3 Dec 1916 Oct 19, Canberra ACTAustralian Digital Health AgencyRFI

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Prime Vendor for Counter-CBRNENoticeN/ADefence-CASGNotice
NOTICE: Defence Fuel Transformation Program - Fuel Services Contract DFTP-FSC) Request for ProposalNoticeN/ADefence-DSRGNotice
JNT9101 EDHFCS - Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications SystemBriefingOne on One Sessions, 24 - 26 Sep 19, Canberra ACTDefence-CASGNotice
National ADF Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant SuppliesNoticeN/ADefence-DSRGNotice
Exercise Control (EXCON) Support Industry EventNotice28 Aug 19, Williamtown NSWDefence-CASGNotice
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for Submissions31 Dec 19N/ADefence-DSRGNotice
SEA1442 Phase 5 - Maritime Tactical C3 Sub Program - Request for Information31 Oct 19N/ADefence-CASGRFI
Standing Offer Navy Port Agency Services (SONPAS) 202015 Nov 1920 Sep 19, Defence Plaza, Sydney NSWDefence-DSRGRFT
SEA 1439 Phase 6 - Mine and Obstacle Avoidance System (MOAS) for the Collins Class Submarines (CCSM)25 Nov 19N/ADefence-CASGRFT

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of online Continuing Professional Development courses for building practitioners29 Oct 1916 Oct 19, Video ConferenceDepartment of Industry, Innovation and ScienceRFT
Australia Awards Myanmar4 Nov 19N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
GRDC Research Scholarship13 Nov 19N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Public realm design consultant29 Oct 198 Oct 19, Canberra ACTAustralian War MemorialEOI


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Contracting-Out Audits29 Oct 19N/AAustralian National Audit OfficeRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Veterans’ Medical Evidence Gathering ServicesN/AN/AVeterans’ AffairsNotice
Trauma-Focussed Therapy Supervision31 Oct 19N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsRFT
Provision of the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program National Support Service4 Nov 19N/ADepartment of HealthRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of Harvest Labour Services and National Harvest Labour Information ServicesNoticeN/ADepartment of Employment, Skills, Small and Family BusinessNotice

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Rapid analysis of on-farm lime sources1 Nov 19N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Credit Assessment Shadow Shopping Study4 Nov 19N/AAustralian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT
Market research into telecommunications use by vulnerable social groups8 Nov 19N/ADepartment of Communications and the ArtsRFT
Cyber Cooperation Program (CCP) Support Unit15 Nov 19N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
SBAS Project Industry Briefing Session 2 and further Request for InformationNotice17 Sep 19, Canberra ACTGeoscience AustraliaNotice
Maintaining production systems on acidifying sub-soils by amelioration with commercial machinery4 Nov 19N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Provision of Water Quality and Velocity Instruments4 Nov 19N/ADepartment of the Environment and EnergyRFT
Host new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) ground station sites13 Nov 19N/AGeoscience AustraliaEOI
National Variety Trials Program 2020-202415 Nov 19N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Leasing of Production Printing Equipment 20201 Nov 1916 Sep 19, RAAF Williams, Laverton VICDefence - DSRGRFT
RETAIL FOOD AND BEVERAGE OUTLETS29 Oct 1916 Oct 19, Canberra ACTNational Gallery of AustraliaEOI
Management of the James Cameron - Challenging the Deep travelling exhibition30 Oct 19N/AAustralian National Maritime MuseumRFT
Post, Fence, metal31 Oct 19N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
Table, Folding Legs31 Oct 19N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
Security Services31 Oct 1917 Oct 19, Parkes ACTNational Capital AuthorityRFT
Breathing Air Compressor Unit Replacement1 Nov 19N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Renewable Electricity Agreement8 Nov 1918 Oct 19 webcastCSIRORFP
Customised Election Materials13 Nov 19N/AAustralian Electoral CommissionRFT

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Procurement of Oil recovery vessels5 Nov 19N/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT
Australian Defence College School Bus Services5 Nov 19N/ADefence - DSRGRFT

Multi-Use Lists

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Supply of Medical Grade Footwear to eligible persons30 Jun 20N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Invitation to provide Day Procedure Centre Services to the Veteran Community30 Jun 20N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Private Hospital Services30 Jun 20N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Community Nursing Services Invitation30 Jun 21N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Digital Marketplace Panel23 Feb 22N/ADigital Transformation AgencyMUL

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