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This Week’s Highlight: Assisting Government in Virus Control

Regardless of your line of work, it’s hard to steer away from the topic of Coronavirus. While many business have been greatly impacted, government departments are still up and running and the tendering mill continues to turn, so this is not the time to be complacent about tendering closing times or potential opportunities! So this week we take a look at an opportunity that has evolved in response to the current climate seeking to establish Australian based resources that may assist in controlling the spread of infectious disease both now and in the long term.

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources has released a Request For Information (RFI) seeking industry input on Australian manufacturing of medical PPE.

The Department is hoping to gain a better understanding of domestic production capability of medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that includes: surgical gowns, gloves, goggles, hand sanitisers, clinical waste bags, waste bag closure devices (ties), blood and fluid spill kits, mask fit test kits and thermometers. Respondents are to indicate their capability to manufacture, either currently or with some modifications to manufacturing processes or facilities. Products must be suited to the Australian healthcare environment, in all states and territories, including necessary certifications and approvals.

It is important to remember that RFIs are not a guarantee of procurement or any follow on procurement activity, they are an information gathering exercise for government. However, there are benefits in taking part, as your response informs the government of your capabilities as well as allows you to influence the potential follow-on procurement activity.

Note this RFI has a two step response requirement, with initial responses required by 18 Mar 20, and further responses by the 31 Mar 20.

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
ASMTI Project near Greenvale, North Queensland - Market Sounding of Early Works ContractorsNoticeTBCDefence - DSRGNotice
AZ6244 – Notice – New Training Area near Greenvale, North Queensland – ASMTI - Managing Contractor Contract (MCC)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Defence Airfields Update 001 – Notice – P0008 RAAF Base Williamtown – ProcurementNotice21 Apr 20, TBCDefence - DSRGNotice
HMAS Stirling Diamantina Wharf Works, WAExtended to 14 Apr 2012 Mar 20, HMAS Stirling, Garden Island WADefence - DSRGRFT
Sporting Precinct Remediation and Upgrade Works Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC31 Mar 2011 Mar 20, Puckapunyal Military Area VICDefence - DSRGRFT
NCA A19/090 Operation and Maintenance for Scrivener Dam31 Mar 2012 Mar 20, Scrivener Dam, ACTNational Capital AuthorityEOI
Lombrum Infrastructure Project (Main Works) - Head Contract (HC International 2020) (Construct Only)1 Apr 20N/ADefence - DSRGEOI
Training Facility Works, Bindoon Military Training Area, WA6 Apr 206 Mar 20, Bindoon Military Training Area WADefence - DSRGRFT
Townsville Combat Skills Training School Works, QLD7 Apr 2023 Mar 20, RAAF Townsville QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Invitation to Register Interest: Puckapunyal Health and Wellbeing Centre. Head Contract (HC-1 2003)8 Apr 20N/ADefence - DSRGEOI
ACIC Sydney Office Electricity Supply9 Apr 20N/AAustralian Criminal Intelligence CommissionRFT
Plumbing Services at Booderee National Park9 Apr 2026 Mar 20, Booderee National Park NSWDirector of National ParksRFT
Fitout Services for Pullenvale Block R North10 Apr 2013 Mar 20, CSIRO Pullenvale QLDCSIRORFT
Kapooka Range Refurbishment at Blamey Barracks, NSW17 Apr 2026 Mar 20, Blamey Barracks NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Warehouse Building Works at East Bandiana, VIC.17 Apr 2019 Mar 20, Wadsworth Barracks, Bandiana VICDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Williamtown – 3 Control and Reporting Unit (CRU) Works, NSW27 Apr 2012 Mar 20, RAAF Williamtown NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Richmond Building Security Upgrades, NSW30 Apr 202 Apr 20, RAAF Base Richmond NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
National Aircraft Pavement Maintenance Program 2020-2026 - Request for Tender - Medium Works Contracts7 May 208 Apr 20, Canberra ACTDefence - DSRGRFT
Targetry Works at Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC8 May 2031 Mar 20, Puckapunyal Military Area VICDefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Enhance the myGov platform to provide simple, smart and personalised service to customersNoticeN/ADigital Transformation AgencyNotice
WHS Hazardous Chemicals Register Invitation To Register (ITR) Release3 Apr 2018 Mar 20, Brindabella ACTDefence - DSRGEOI

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
SEA1442 Phase 5 - Maritime Tactical C3 Sub Program - Industry BriefNotice19 Feb 20, Brindabella Business Park ACTDefence - CASGBriefing
Joint Project (JP) 9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communications systemNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Joint Project (JP) 9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communications SystemNotice2 Apr 20, Colorado, USA Mid-2020, AustraliaDefence - CASGBriefing
Capability Life Cycle Manager - Request for Tender24 Apr 2020 Mar 20, teleconferencesDefence - CASGRFT
LAND2097 Phase 4 Special Operations Rotary Wing29 May 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of services for the Adult English Migrant Program Trials24 Apr 20Mar 20, Webinar TBCDepartment of Home AffairsRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Defence War College Academic AgreementNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Development of training packages and arrangements for ELP Trainers to assess Approved Assessors and Specialist Assessors31 Mar 20N/ACivil Aviation Safety AuthorityRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Supply and Installation of Diesel Generators at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park31 Mar 20N/ADirector of National ParksRFT
Automated Die Pick-and-Place System1 Apr 20N/ADefence - DSRGRFQ


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
1800RESPECT phone and online counselling and information for people impacted by domestic, family and sexual violenceNotice10 - 20 Mar 20, Australia WideDepartment of Social ServicesNotice
Establishment of a Remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care Service Development Assistance Panel31 Mar 20N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Australian manufacturing of medical PPE31 Mar 20N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFI
In-House Mental Health Specialists6 Apr 20N/AAustralian Taxation OfficeRFT
Request for Tender for the Supply of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines for the National Immunisation Program9 Apr 20N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Independant Assessment Panel21 Apr 20N/AServices AustraliaRFT
Evaluation of the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program28 Apr 20N/ADepartment of HealthRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Establishment of a Remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care Service Development Assistance Panel31 Mar 20N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Identity Verification, Financial, Asset and Income Search Services3 Apr 20N/AServices AustraliaRFT
Request for Tender in relation to Tuition Protection Services for students3 Apr 2012 Mar 20, Canberra ACTDepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRFT
PNG-Australia Transition to Health (PATH)6 Apr 20N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
ANCP ACCREDITATION SERVICES PANEL16 Apr 20N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
Due Diligence Services Panel17 Apr 20N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
ARFFS Communications Dispatch Console and Voice Recording2 Apr 20N/AAirservices AustraliaRFI

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Noise and Flight Path Monitoring Service and Noise Complaints and Information SolutionNoticeN/AAirservices AustraliaNotice
Procurement of a Liquid Chromatography System with Mass Spectrometry Detector3 Apr 20N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Laser Decontamination Equipment3 Apr 20N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
High Precision Multi Axis CNC and Inspection System7 Apr 20N/ADefence - DSRGRFQ
Supply of Meteorological Instruments for the measurement of Temperature, Wind and Solar Radiation24 Apr 20N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFT
Southern Positioning Augmentation Network10 Jun 2031 Mar 20 OnlineGeoscience AustraliaRFT

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Request for Tender for the Provision of National Security Services15 Apr 20N/AAirservices AustraliaRFT

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Air Force Events - Secure Ground Transport6 Apr 20N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
LAND2097 Phase 4 Special Operations Rotary Wing29 May 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT

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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