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This Week’s Highlight: Opportunities with the Australian Aid Program

As a country with relatively ample resources and a healthy economy, Australia plays a significant role in providing assistance both financial and in kind to our neighbouring countries. A number of foreign aid programs are run out of several departments, with the majority managed through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) under the Australia Aid Program. This program focusses on developing nations across the Pacific, Asia and as far as the Middle East and the Caribbean providing a broad range of services including educational programs, infrastructure building, emergency assistance and health services. This week we look at 2 opportunities from DFAT’s Australian Aid Program seeking industry expertise and assistance.

Pacific Partnerships for Social Protection (P4SP) Program – The P4SP is a program aimed at providing tailored assistance to support countries to advocate for, build and strengthen effective, sustainable, gender-responsive and shock responsive social protection systems in our region. DFAT is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from interested parties to manage this project which will be focussed on minimising impacts of the COVID-19 crisis in pacific island countries. This will be a four year initiative to support analysis for system and program development, facilitate cross country cooperation and learning and fund pilot programs, where required. It will be a scalable flexible mechanism that allows bilateral programs to buy into the investment. The overarching goal of the proposed program is greater coverage and quality of social protection systems in the Pacific, to reduce vulnerability and to enhance stability and economic recovery, through Australian support.

As an EOI, this is the first step in a two stage process, that will see successful applicants shortlisted to participate in the second stage. Note that DFAT will be accepting partial responses and may facilitate teaming between several organisations if deemed suitable. This program is intended to run for four years from August 2021, with an option to extend for a further four years. This EOI closes 26 Feb 21.

South Asia Regional Infrastructure Connectivity – Training Component (SARIC) – The South Asia Regional Infrastructure Connectivity (SARIC) program is an Australian Government funded $32 million initiative that commenced in early 2020 with the goal of identifying a pipeline of transport and energy projects that connect the economies of the South Asia region. DFAT has a requirement for the provision of short course training and networking services as a component of SARIC that covers technical content relevant to individuals working on the preparation of specific projects as well as general course work covering regional integration, best practice in planning, financing, and implementation of infrastructure projects. Both streams will incorporate G20 principles in infrastructure development, including gender considerations, climate change and disaster resilience, and the importance of inclusive planning in infrastructure projects. Training programs will be delivered to:

– Individuals from the public and private sector directly involved in the preparation and/or eventual delivery of the projects; and
– Senior decision makers in the infrastructure sector, covering private and public sector officials, academics, and senior civil society members.

This opportunity is also an Expression of Interest (EOI) run as the first part of a 2 stage process. The contract is expected to commence July 2021 and run for 4 years. This EOI closes 9 Feb 21.

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
Defence Estate Policy Training WebinarsNotice24 Sep 20 and Every Thursday until 10 Dec 20, OnlineDefence - DSRGNotice
Notice - Estate Works Program Defence Industry UpdateNoticeOnlineDefence - DSRGNotice
Pre-release notice - Early Works PackagesNoticeN/AAustralian War MemorialNotice
Chiller Plant Cooling Capacity UpgradeExtended to 29 Jan 217 Jan 21, Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, VICAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Design and Construction of 10 Dwellings, Katherine NTExtended to 1 Feb 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
A9035 Robertson Barracks Close Training Area – Stage 2 Contamination & waste removal package - RFT MWC (MW-2 2004) D&C28 Jan 21w/c 7 - 11 Dec 20, Robertson Barracks NTDefence - DSRGRFT
Managing Contractor for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices Melbourne Cabling Project28 Jan 2118 Dec 20, OnlineDepartment of FinanceRFT
BR-GHT Beamlines HVAC - Mechanical Services1 Feb 2114 Jan 21, ANSTO, Clayton VICAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
HMAS Stirling Emergency Control Centre Works, WA1 Feb 214 Dec 20, Perth WADefence - DSRGRFT
Puckapunyal Army Knowledge Group Works, VIC1 Feb 219 Dec 20, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Stirling ANZAC Training Centre Air-conditioning (HVAC) Replacement Works, WA1 Feb 2114 Dec 20, Perth WA Defence - DSRGRFT
SES 204L - Construction of Mechanical Fabrication Numerically Controlled (NC) Secure Area, SA1 Feb 2118 Jan 21, TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
Australian Defence College Weston Mess heating ventilation and air conditioning upgrade, ACT1 Feb 217 Dec 20, Australian Defence College ACTDefence - DSRGRFT
Weston Civil Works at Australian Defence College, ACT1 Feb 2118 Dec 20, Australian Defence College ACTDefence - DSRGRFT
Tully Training Area General Maintenance Works1 Feb 2115 Dec 20, Tully QLD Defence - DSRGRFT
Townsville Field Training Area Civil Works, QLD1 Feb 2116 Dec 20, Townsville QLD Defence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Townsville 5AVN Buildings 234 & 242 Works, QLD1 Feb 2121 Jan 21, RAAF Townsville QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Penguin Mosman, Building Works, NSW2 Feb 212 Dec 20, HMAS Penguin Mosman NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Holsworthy Information Technology Support Refurbishment, NSW2 Feb 2112 Jan 21, Holsworthy NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Gympie Depot Ablution Works, QLD2 Feb 2115 Jan 21, Gympie QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Oakey Iroquois Helicopter Shelter Works, QLD3 Feb 2119 Jan 21, Swartz Barracks, Oakey Army Aviation Centre QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Edinburgh Defence Precinct, DST and RAAF Edinburgh Security Infrastructure SA5 Feb 2115 Dec 20, Edinburgh SADefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Townsville Ordnance Loading Apron (OLA) and Building 250 Works, QLD8 Feb 2122 Jan 21, RAAF Townsville QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Angle Park - 14 Dwelling Construction8 Feb 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Design & Construction - 15 Dwellings - Warner QLD9 Feb 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Design and Construction of 10 x Dwellings - Ipswich QLD9 Feb 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Davis Aerodrome Project – Invitations for Expression of Interest9 Feb 2117 Dec 20, OnlineDepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentEOI
Project EST0013PH2 Defence Fuel Transformation Program Tranche 2 Facilities Project10 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentEOI
Wharf and barge ramp repairs15 Feb 2121 Jan 21, Cockatoo Island, Sydney NSWSydney Harbour Federation TrustRFT
Construction Contractor(s) Main Works Packages17 Feb 2127 Jan 21, Australian War Memorial, Campbell ACTAustralian War MemorialEOI
Orchard Hills Mag Testing Range Works, NSW19 Feb 215 Feb 21, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Richmond Hangar Maintenance Works, NSW19 Feb 214 Feb 21, RAAF Base Richmond NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Bindoon Range Safety Compliance, WA19 Feb 21Defence - DSRGRFT
Gallipoli 1st Division Storage Works, QLD22 Feb 219 Feb 21, Gallipoli Barracks QLDDefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Land 200 Phase 3 Battlefield Command System Update to Industry during MilCIS 2020NoticeOnlineDefence - CASGNotice
Industry Notice – Administration PlatformNoticeN/ACommonwealth Superannuation CorporationNotice
ARMY ROBOTICS EXPOSITION 2021 (ARX 2021)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
NDIA Request for Information in relation to a Claims at Point of Support (C-POS) solution28 Jan 21N/AServices AustraliaRFI
Mobile Telecommunications Networks Data29 Jan 21N/ADefence - ISGRFT
Engagement Platform (CRM, Portal, IdAM, Correspondence)29 Jan 21N/ACommonwealth Superannuation CorporationRFT
ADO Portal29 Jan 21N/AAirservices AustraliaRFP
Tranche 1 Initial and Foundational Capabilities for the Modernisation Program5 Feb 2126 Oct 20, OnlineAustralian Electoral CommissionRFT
Request for Expressions of Interest for the provision of highly secure private community cloud services8 Feb 21N/AOffice of National IntelligenceEOI
Information Technology Managed Service Provider (IT MSP)8 Feb 21N/AAustralia CouncilRFT
Regulatory information service tender8 Feb 21N/AAustralian Securities and Investments CommissionRFT
Hosting, Support and Development of GEMS Registration System12 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
Digital Marketplace Panel23 Feb 23N/ADigital Transformation AgencyRFP

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
JP9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communication SystemNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
SEA1408 Phase 3 - Torpedo Self DefenceNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
SEA1350 Phase 3 - Maritime Underwater Tracking RangeNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Deployable Bulk Fuel DistributionNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Notice for Army Innovation Day 2021 - Energy and Environmental Resilience (including exhibition at AID21)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Joint Counter IED (JCIED) and Joint Counter EH (JCEH) Sub-Program Notice to IndustryNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
ARMY ROBOTICS EXPOSITION 2021 (ARX 2021)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Invitation to Register - RAN Autonomous Warrior Exercises29 Jan 2118 Dec 20, OnlineDefence - DSRGEOI
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus1 Feb 21N/ADefence - CASGRFI
DDG Repairable Item Services11 Feb 21OnlineDefence - CASGRFT
SEA1905 Ph 1 Tranche 1 - System Integrator and Mission Management System26 Feb 2120 Jan 21, OnlineDefence - CASGEOI
SEA1905 Ph 1 Tranche 1 - Mission Packages26 Feb 2120 Jan 21, OnlineDefence - CASGRFI
Regional Maintenance Provider North East Contract12 Mar 219 Dec 20, OnlineDefence - CASGRFT
Tier 1A Body Armour System18 Jun 21N/ADefence - CASGRFQ

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
National Disability Launch Transition Agency (NDIA) Participant Engagement Panel (PEP) Request for Tender (RFT)-SPC10663 Feb 21N/AServices AustraliaRFT

Education/Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Australian Defence Force Legal Education Services (ADF-LES) Contract1 Feb 212 Dec 20, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
Election Activity Simulation Training2 Feb 21N/AAustralian Electoral CommissionRFT
Provision of Services for the Delivery and Administration of the Migration Agents Capstone Assessment (Capstone)3 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFP
South Asia Regional Infrastructure Connectivity - Training Component (SARIC)9 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
Development and implementation of the Aged Care Transition to Practice Program.17 Feb 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Chiller Plant Cooling Capacity Upgrade29 Jan 217 Jan 21, Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, VICAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Provision of Schematic Design for National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF)29 Jan 2118 Dec 20, OnlineAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Twin Falls Kakadu National Park9 Feb 21N/ADirector of National ParksRFT
Replace SCADA/PLC system for the B12 Effluent Plant - Phase 212 Feb 2113 Jan 21, ANSTO, Lucas Heights NSWAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT

Finance/Economics/Auditing

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Consultancy Services to Develop a Regulatory Risk Framework8 Feb 21N/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT

Health

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Disability Medical Assessment Services28 Jan 211 Dec 20, TeleconferenceServices AustraliaRFT
CONTRACTED MEDICAL SUPPORT TO FIELD TRAINING29 Jan 214 Dec 20, Victoria Barracks, Sydney
and Online
Defence - DSRGRFT
Marine Medical Services for Research Voyages1 Feb 21N/ACSIRORFT
Request for Tender for the provision of Administrative Services for the National Epidermolysis Bullosa Dressing Scheme2 Feb 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Provision of Employee Assistance Program Services8 Feb 2119 Jan 21, OnlineAustralian Taxation OfficeRFT
Visa and Migration Medical Services19 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of New Employment Services Model 2022NoticeN/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentNotice
Request for Tender for Pre-Employment Screening Services.5 Feb 21N/AAustralian Electoral CommissionRFT

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Public Interest Certificate – Management Advisory Services for the Australian GovernmentNoticeN/ADepartment of FinanceNotice
Labour Market and Skills Data Discovery1 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRFI
Scoping Study Kakadu World Heritage Visitor Centre1 Feb 21N/ADirector of National ParksRFT
Expert mentoring and advice services for the mentorship element under the Boosting Female Founders Initiative 2020–211 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
Consultancy Services to Develop a Regulatory Risk Framework8 Feb 21N/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT
PACER Plus Implementation Package12 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
Pacific Partnerships for Social Protection (P4SP) program26 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI

Marketing/Media/Comms

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Creative Services Agency – Lee Point – Stage 127 Jan 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Notice for Army Innovation Day 2021 - Energy and Environmental Resilience (including exhibition at AID21)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
ARMY ROBOTICS EXPOSITION 2021 (ARX 2021)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
BR-GHT MX3 Insertion DeviceExtended to 12 Feb 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Epidemiology of Septoria Tritici Blotch in the low/medium rainfall zones of the Southern region to inform IDM strategies28 Jan 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Managing soils post-amelioration in the Upper South East, Coorong and Fleurieu Peninsula subregion of SA28 Jan 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry LC-QQQ29 Jan 21N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
Infrared Heating and Control System4 Feb 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Farming systems and agronomic changes for integration of long coleoptile wheat in the Western Region5 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Phosphorous response curves for pulses in the Western Region5 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
High Temperature Vacuum Furnace9 Feb 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
ATM 20/2039 Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer9 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Management of spot form of net blotch in the low rainfall zones of Western Australia10 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Sclerotinia management for narrow-leaf lupin crops in Western Australian farming systems10 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
SA - Development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume11 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
VIC - Development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume11 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
NSW -Development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume11 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Procurement of a Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) Instrument for the Chemistry Section11 Feb 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Electromagnetic Energy Monitoring System19 Feb 21N/AAustralian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus1 Feb 21N/ADefence - CASGRFI
Managed Uniform Service1 Feb 21N/AServices AustraliaRFT
Storage solutions for the Australian War Memorial’s Treloar C warehouse5 Feb 21N/AAustralian War MemorialRFT
Provision of Maintenance and Repair of Navigational Aids and Moorings5 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFT
Rotary Wing Maritime Response and Logistics Support Services5 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Home AffairsEOI
Standing Offer for Canvas Products12 Feb 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Supply of Small Operating Equipment for Catering and Events Panel15 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Parliamentary ServicesRFT
National Office Leased Accommodation – Canberra, ACT24 Mar 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentEOI

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Rotary Wing Maritime Response and Logistics Support Services5 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Home AffairsEOI
SEA1905 Ph 1 Tranche 1 - System Integrator and Mission Management System26 Feb 2120 Jan 21, TBCDefence - CASGEOI
SEA1905 Ph 1 Tranche 1 - Mission Packages26 Feb 2120 Jan 21, TBCDefence - CASGRFI

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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