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This Week’s Highlight: IP Services Required

When it comes to government tendering, Intellectual Property (IP) is always a complex issue both for the Tenderer and for the government agency. Many government departments will outsource their IP decisions to specialist advisers and similarly many tenderers will seek expert advice when IP is up for negotiation. Expert advice becomes even more vital when patents are in the mix as is the case with the Request For Tender (RFT) being highlighted this week. The CSIRO is considered Australia’s largest patent holder and as such the governance of its IP is central to its successful operation. This week the CSIRO has issued an RFT which looks to establish an IP Services Panel to include a number of providers with appropriate skills and experience to deliver a broad scope of IP Services.

The Two (2) Primary Services to be delivered are:

(a) Patent and Trade Mark Attorney Services

(b) Present and Future IP Renewal and Annuity Fee Services

Tenderers may bid for IP Services, IP Renewals or both however a limited number of providers will be required for IP Renewal services. The CSIRO is looking for IP management by an established, experienced organisation that routinely deals with issues facing research organisations. Additionally, it is mandatory that personnel nominated for this tender are registered patent and/or trade mark attorneys governed by the Code of Conduct for Trans-Tasman Patent and Trademark Attorneys 2018.

This RFT is due by 11 March 202 and it is anticipated that this panel will be established by June 2020.

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
EST02024 Victoria Barracks Melbourne (VBM) Redevelopment5 Mar 204 Feb 20, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne VICDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Townsville Road Works6 Mar 2021 Feb 20, RAAF Townsville QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Base Richmond Building Works, NSW9 Mar 2020 Feb 20, RAAF Richmond NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Plumbing, Pump-Out & Related Services at Kakadu National Park10 Mar 20N/ADirector of National ParksRFT
ASMTI Project - Greenvale, North QLD – Invitation to Register – Managing Contractor Contract (MCC)12 Mar 20N/ADefence - DSRGEOI
Building Refurbishment, Armoury & related works at Australian Air Force Cadets Morwell & Newborough Training Depot VIC13 Mar 2026 Feb 20, Newborough VICDefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Stirling Accommodation Works WA13 Mar 2026 Feb 20, HMAS Stirling, Garden Island WADefence - DSRGRFT
Live In Accommodation Building Refurbishment at Latchford Barracks, Bonegilla VIC16 Mar 2025 Feb 20, Bonegilla VICDefence - DSRGRFT
Demolition and Removal of Aurora Kakadu South Alligator Infrastructure17 Mar 2027 Feb 20, Kakadu NTNational ParksRFT
Greenbank Training Area Range Compliance Works, QLD18 Mar 202 Mar 20, Greenbank Training Area QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Wagga RAAF Base Fuel Station Demolition, NSW20 Mar 2026 Feb 20, RAAF Base Wagga NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Puckapunyal Building Demolition Military Area, VIC20 Mar 204 Mar 20, Puckapunyal Military Area VICDefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
NOTICE - WHS Hazardous Chemicals Register Invitation To Register (ITR)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
JP9347 P1 - MTN-SP - Industry EngagementNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Provision of an Organisational Health SolutionNoticeN/AAustralian Federal PoliceNotice
Notice - Application Sustainment and Support Services for ETOB Invitation to Register (ITR)Notice22 Jan 20, Canberra ACTDefence - DSRGNotice
Provision of Cloud Hosting and Other Related Services6 Mar 20N/AOffice of Parliamentary CounselRFT
Provision of an Organisational Health Solution23 Mar 20N/AAustralian Federal PoliceRFT

Defence & National Security

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Development of training packages and arrangements for ELP Trainers to assess Approved Assessors and Specialist Assessors10 Mar 20N/ACivil Aviation Safety AuthorityRFT
Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2020-202324 Mar 20N/ADepartment of EducationRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities


Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Business Grants Hub – Administration Support Services5 Mar 2010 Feb 20, Canberra ACTDepartment of Industry, Innovation and ScienceRFT

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


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
For the Provision of Fume Cabinets5 Mar 20N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFT
ATM 19/3023 Containerised Aquarium Control System10 Mar 20N/ADepartment of the Environment and EnergyRFT
GRDC Grower Network – Southern Region12 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
GRDC Grower Network - Southern NSW12 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
GRDC Grower Network - Central QLD12 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
GRDC Grower Network - QLD Coastal and Hinterland12 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
GRDC Grower Network - NSW Coastal and Tablelands12 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
GRDC Grower Network – Western Region12 Mar 20N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Request for Tender for the Establishment of a Panel to Provide Laboratory Refrigerators and Freezers.13 Mar 20N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Request for Tender 2019-30115: Water Efficiency Program Delivery Partners Tender20 Mar 20N/ADepartment of AgricultureRFT

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
IP Services Panel11 Mar 20N/ACSIRORFT
Federal Government Department - Exceptional Leasing Opportunity, Melbourne VIC13 Mar 20N/ADepartment of Home AffairsEOI
Turf Replacement and Soil Level Amendment23 Mar 20N/ADepartment of Parliamentary ServicesRFT

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
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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