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This Week’s Highlight: Space Industry Supply Chain Facilitation

It has been only three years since the formation of the Australian Space Agency, which was established to transform and grow a globally respected Australian space industry and develop strong international and national engagement for Australia’s own space program. Since then the agency has continued to expand and set ambitious agendas one of which is the Moon to Mars (M2M) initiative. This initiative represents Australia’s contribution to NASA’s endeavour to return to the Moon and go forward to Mars and is backed by an Australian government investment of $150 million over five years for Australian businesses and researchers.

Last year the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources commenced a Supply Chain Capability Improvements grant program to encourage growth in the sector, and this week we look at the Request for Tender issued by the Department seeking a Moon to Mars Supply Chain Facilitator to assist the Australian Space Organisation in its initiative.

The criteria for suitable tenderers is quite specific with regards to experience and requires that the tenderer:
– has significant commercial business with available supply chains to on-board Australian companies into
– has space heritage and major space projects experience to mentor smaller Australian companies
– must have been awarded a space contract, or combined multiple space contracts under a program, for at least $100 million in the last 10 years.

The main objectives to deliver on will be:
– develop opportunities for Australian Space Organisations to enter their space supply chain across their business units;
– work with adjacent industries to bring them into the Australian Space Sector;
– assess, qualify and on-board capable Australian Space Organisations to be part of their space supply chains and those of their major sub-contractors;
– provide mentoring, training and regular feedback.

The closing date for this RFT is 8 July 2021 with an expected timeframe for the contract being for two years with potential for a further 12 months extension. An industry brief was held on the 14th June, however this was not a mandatory briefing, and was conducted on line. As such details of the briefing (either a recording or documented Q&A) should be made available on Austender as an Addendum.

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Building, Construction and Civil Works

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch - Planned Upcoming Approaches to Market NoticeNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Industry Notice - Square Kilometre Array Infrastructure 6 (Construction Camp) Market SurveyNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Notice - Estate Works Program Defence Industry Update.NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Industry Invitation to Collab XNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Invitation to Register Interest – Estate and Infrastructure Group ACT Office Pilot (EIG AOP)Extended to 25 Jun 21N/ADefence - DSRGEOI
Holsworthy Building Refurbishments, NSWExtended to 25 Jun 2121 May 21, Holsworthy Barracks NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
DSTG Edinburgh, Building Refurbishment, SAExtended to 22 Jun 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Perth Precinct Project (P3) – Head Contractor – ConstructionExtended to 18 Jun 211 Jun, Online and CSIRO Waterford Site CSIRORFT
Refurbishment Works for School of Armour Q Store and Guard Room at Puckapunyal Military Area, VICExtended to 22 Jun 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Construction Head Contractor – National Collections Building, Black Mountain ACT22 Jun 212 June, onlineCSIROEOI
EST02017 Fishermans Bend Redevelopment – Managing Contractor Contract (MCC-1 2003)22 Jun 2119 May, DSTG Fishermans BendDefence - DSRGRFT
Construction Head Contractor – National Collections Building, Black Mountain ACT22 Jun 212 Jun, onlineCSIROEOI
Refurbishment Works for Bridges Barracks at Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC22 Jun 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
Majura Training Area Fencing Works, ACT23 Jun 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
ADFA Chemistry Labs Refurbishment, ACT24 Jun 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
Proof & Experimental Establishment (P&EE) Graytown Roads Maintenance Project, VIC25 Jun 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Bandiana and Wagga Lighting Replacement, VIC and NSW25 Jun 218 June, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Wagga Fire Safety Works, NSW25 Jun 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
Lavarack Ralph Honner Centre Refurbishment, QLD28 Jun 2111 Jun, Lavarack Barracks, TownsvilleDefence - DSRGRFT
Driveway, fence and gate upgrade28 Jun 21TBCDefence Housing AustraliaRFT
HMAS Stirling High-Level Bridge Works, WA29 Jun 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
Australian Defence Force Academy Building Works, ACT30 Jun 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Albatross Oasis Mess Refurbishment, NSW2 Jul 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Harman Building Works, ACT2 Jul 2116 Jun, HMAS Harman Gangway Board Room.Defence - DSRGRFT
Internal Building Refurbishment and Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Works at DSTG Fishermans Bend, VIC7 Jul 2123 June, teleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
Amberley 20 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Relocation Works, QLD9 Jul 2118 Jun, RAAF base AmberleyDefence - DSRGRFT
Port Hedland Channel Marker Project9 Jul 21N/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT
Garden Island Defence Precinct (GIDP) Dock Offices Works, NSW11 Jul 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Port Wakefield Proof and Experimental Establishment (P&EE) Land 17 Infrastructure Work, SA12 Jul 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
Holsworthy Barracks Training Facilities, NSW12 Jul 21NA Defence - DSRGRFT
Garden Island Defence Precinct (GIDP) Maritime Structure Works, NSW14 Jul 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Edinburgh Defence Precinct Mid Term Refresh and Relocation of Units from Elizabeth North Training Depot Program of Works14 Jul 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
EST0400PH2/3 Armoured Fighting Vehicle Facilities Program Stage 1 WP3 Edinburgh - Head Contract - RFT30 Jul 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Advance Notice of Intended RFI(s)NoticeN/AAustralian Taxation OfficeNotice
Request for Expression of Interest for an Australian Carbon ExchangeExtended to 20 Jun 2111 May 21, Sofitel Darling Harbour, Sydney NSWClean Energy RegulatorEOI
The provision of an Enterprise Architecture Management System.7 JulN/AServices AustraliaRFT

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
SEA1408 Phase 3 - Torpedo Self Defence and Improved Anti-Submarine WarfareNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Land C4 Virtual Industry Forum NotificationNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Project SEA5012 Phase 1 – Integrated Undersea SurveillanceNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Tier 1A Body Armour System18 Jun 21N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
RFT for Aviation Fire Vehicle22 Jun 2114 Apr 21, OnlineDefence - CASGRFT
HMAS Albatross LIA Security Works, NSW22 Jun 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
VMSE RFQ For Tool Kits for Plumbers, Carpenters and Electricians22 Jun 21TBCDefence - CASGRFQ
RFT for Aviation Fire Vehicle22 Jun 21Online from 14 AprilDefence - CASGRFT
JOINT 8190 Phase 1 - Deployable Bulk Fuel Distribution (DBFD) System23 Jun 2112 Feb 21, OnlineDefence - CASGRFT
Regional Maintenance Provider West Contract23 Jun 2131 Mar 21, Henderson WA and OnlineDefence - CASGRFT
MMEW - Australian Industry Strategic Partner25 Jun 2124 May 21, onlineDefence - CASGRFT
Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer (DDG) SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECT1 Jul 21OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
JP9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communication System25 Oct 21TBCDefence - CASGRFT

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Primary Dispute Resolution ServicesExtended to 21 Jun 21N/AFederal Court of AustraliaRFT

Education/Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
TEQSA Student Records Management Solution24 Jun 21N/ATertiary Education Quality and Standards AgencyRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
RFP - Flight Information Management System PrototypeExtended to 24 Jun 21TBC, OnlineAirservices AustraliaRFP
MMEW - Australian Industry Strategic Partner25 Jun 2124 May 21, onlineDefence - CASGRFP
Managing Contractor for Repairs and Asset Maintenance Program9 Jul 2118 Jun, Building 28
Best Avenue, Mosman
Sydney Harbour Federation TrustRFT

Finance/Economics/Auditing

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Audit of Australian Maritime Safety Authority & Australian Office of Financial Management21 Jun 21TBCAustralian National Audit OfficeRFT
ANAO Financial Statement Audits Tranche 2-22FY30 Jun 21N/AAustralian National Audit OfficeRFT
Phase 2 – Corporate Management Advisory Services for the Australian Government2 Jul 213 Jun Crowne Plaza, Perth
4 Jun Rydges Hotel, Adelaide
8 Jun Pullman Brisbane King George Square
9 Jun Wesley Conference Centre, Sydney
10 Jun Manning Clarke Theatre, Australian National University, Canberra
11 Jun, online, Melbourne
Department of FinanceRFT

Health

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Aged Care Centre for Growth and Translational Research (CGTR): Stage 2: Establish and Operate30 Jun 21Details will be provided to registered partiesDepartment of HealthRFT
Provision of COVID-19 Vaccination Administration by Residential Aged Care Providers30 Jun 2128 May, onlineDepartment of HealthRFT
Quality of Life National Technical Services2 Jul 21N/ACancer AustraliaRFT
Request for Expressions of Interest (REOI) for the provision of Independent Medical Examination (IME) Services5 Jul 21N/AComcareEOI

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Consultation Paper: Transition to Work 2022–2027Notice8 Jun, onlineDepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentNotice
Request for Tender for Employment Facilitator and Support Services for the Local Jobs Program 2021-2025 in 26 regions.24 Jun 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRFT
Provision of New Employment Services Model 202231 Jul 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentNotice

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Industry Update – Management Advisory Services for the Australian GovernmentNoticeTBCDepartment of FinanceNotice
Physical Climate Risk DataExtended to 22 Jun 21TBCAustralian Prudential Regulation AuthorityRFI
Workforce Management Services29 Jun 21NA Services AustraliaRFT
Australia-Solomon Islands Partnership for Justice6 Jul 21TBCDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI
Information management – Review of Digitisation Project Deliverables7 Jul 21TBCAustralian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines AuthorityRFQ
Moon to Mars Supply Chain Facilitation for Australian Space Organisations8 Jul 2116 Jun, OnlineDepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
Expression of Interest Application for the Consumer Challenge Panel9 Jul 21N/AAustralian Competition and Consumer CommissionEOI
Australia-Solomon Islands Partnership for Governance12 Jul 21NA Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI

Marketing/Media/Comms

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Production and distribution of a business podcast showcasing our clients success with AusIndustry’s support.9 Jul 21N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
ADS-1 Robotic Detector Positioning SystemExtended to 21 Jun 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Quantifying the yield risk of planting CMV, AMV & BYMV infected lentil seed in the Southern region17 Jun 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) Check Testing Services17 Jun 21N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
Provision of Maintenance and Supply of Data18 Jun 21N/AProvision of Maintenance and Supply of DataRFT
COSPPac Science Community Liaison SpecialistExtended to 23 Jun 21N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFQ
Provision of Biodiversity Data Services and the Establishment of a Biodiversity Data Repository21 Jun 212 Jun 21, OnlineDepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Review of Australia’s Offshore Petroleum Oil Spill Preparedness and Response Framework28 Jun 21N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
For the provision of Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) Monitoring Services in Port Lincoln SA30 Jun 21N/AFor the provision of Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT) Monitoring Services in Port Lincoln SARFT
BRIGHT ADS-1 Goniometer8 Jul 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Moon to Mars Supply Chain Facilitation for Australian Space Organisations8 Jul 2116 June, OnlineDepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
Environmental Monitoring Services20 Jul 21N/AAirservices AustraliaRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Excess Audio Collection Items25 Jun 21N/ANational Film and Sound Archive of AustraliaRFT
Translation Services29-JunN/ATourism AustraliaRFT
Expression of Interest - Leased Office Accommodation - Brisbane5-JulTBCAttorney-General’s DepartmentEOI
Cafe Operations and Strategic Events Partnership9-Jul6 Jun, NFSA Building Café National Film and Sound Archive of AustraliaRFT
Property Consultancy and Project Management Services Parramatta CBD Studio and Office Site Establishment9-JulTBCServices AustraliaRFP
Business Machinery for Industrial Elections and Ballots (IEB)12 JulN/AAustralian Electoral CommissionRFT

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Notification to industry for RFT JLC20-001 in the 4th quarter of FY 2020/202130 Jun 21N/ADefence - DSRGNotice
RFT for Aviation Fire Vehicle22 Jun 2114 Apr 21, OnlineDefence - CASGRFT
Search and Rescue Equipment Support Services22 Jul 21TBCAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT

Multi-Use Lists

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Community Nursing Services Invitation30 Jun 21N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
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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