This Week in Government Tenders

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This Week's Highlight - Expressions of Interest to upgrade Defence Estate

As part of its rolling estate upgrade program, this week Defence has issued two Invitations to Register Interest (ITRI). Steering away from the current trend toward Design and Construct contracts, these ITRIs are for either the Design or the Construction only phase of the project. The Design contract is for work at Puckapunyal Military Area in Victoria, and the Construction contract is for work in South Australia at the Edinburgh Defence Precinct.

Puckapunyal Mid Term Refresh -Design Services: The Puckapunyal Military Area (PMA) is a major Australian Defence Force training base that plays an important role in preparing troops for significant international engagements. This project aims to extend the life of the infrastructure with particular focus on aging water facilities and environmental concerns relating to pond embankments and chemical storage. Overall the plan is to reduce maintenance costs by installing more efficient infrastructure, increasing engineering services reliability and adhering to relevant compliance requirements

The chosen design consultant will be engaged under Defence’s Design Services Contract (DSC-1 2003). Design services will include Master Planning, site selction right through to detailed design and construction phase advice. The design services are expected to be undertaken between December 2018 and May 2020 with an estimated value of $800,000 to $1,000,000. The REOI is due 12 Sep 18.

Defence High Performance Computing Centre– Construct Only: This project will deliver a new Defence High Performance Computing Centre at the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) establishment in the Edinburgh Defence Precinct. It will consist primarily of a secure high performance computing centre, capable of a capacity expansion, visualisation capability and training facilities. This will provide DST and the Australian Defence Organisation with secure capability for high fidelity modelling and simulation.

The chosen contractor will be engaged under the Defence Head Contract (HC-1 2003) and joint bids are welcome. Building Code 2016 and WHS Accrediation requirements apply and the award date for the contract is anticipated to be around February 2019, with completion in or about May 2020. The estimated value of the work is $58-$64 million. Note hard copy tenders are required to be submitted, so allow adequate time for delivery, the REOI is due 18 Sep 18.

Both of these ITRIs are the first in a two stage procurement process, where respondents will be shortlisted for progression to the Request for Tender phase. Defence contracting templates tend to differ from commercial design and construction, so it is worth reviewing the online templates for familiarisation.

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

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
RFQ -Metal frame fabrication29 Aug 1821 & 24 Aug 18 - Inspection datesAustralian War Memorial
RAAF Base Amberley – Hangar 410 Emergency RepairsExtended to 7 Sep 1816 Aug 18, Amberley QLDDefence - DSRG
EOI for the Design, Manufacture and Supply of Grouting Plant3 Sep 18N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Design and Construction of 83 Terrace dwellings at Coombs ACT7 Sep 18N/ADefence Housing Australia
Display Suite for Schofields NSW10 Sep 18N/ADefence Housing Australia
Puckapunyal Mid Term Refresh – Design Services Consultant (DSC-1 2003) – Invitation to Register Interest12 Sep 18N/ADefence - DSRG
Construction of a Demountable Building, Port Wakefield, SA13 Sep 1829 Aug 18, Port Wakefield SADefence - DSRG
Edinburgh Defence Precinct, DSTG-E New Equipment Assembly Area, Site Adjacent Building L204, Edinburgh Parks, SAExtended to 14 Sep 18Previously heldDefence - DSRG
D9541 - Invitation to Register Interest - Head Contract (HC-1 2003) (Construct Only)18 Sep 18N/ADefence - DSRG
North Queensland Mid-Term Refresh Program (HMAS Cairns, RAAF Townsville, Townsville Field Training Area)27 Sep 1828 Aug 18, Townsville QLD, 29 Aug 18, Cairns QLDDefence - DSRG
Coral Lines Refurbishment at Holsworthy Barracks, NSW27 Sep 187 Sep 18, Holsworthy NSWDefence - DSRG
Building Works at Holsworthy Barracks, NSW28 Sep 1812 Sep 18, Holsworthy NSWDefence - DSRG

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Core Services and Networking Managed Services Agreement(s) Pre-release NoticeNotice - RFT release delay to Jul/Sep 18N/AEnvironment and Energy
In-space Components of an Australian Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)NoticeN/AGeoscience Australia
ACCC Request for Tender (RFT) for the IT Managed Services Tender Number ACCC 2018-02Extended to 5 Sep 18N/AAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission
EOI - AMSA ICT Outsourcing Program4 Sep 18N/AAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
Modem performance testing for the ACMA7 Sep 18N/AAustralian Communications and Media Authority
IP-capable Air Traffic Control (ATC) VHF Radios7 Sep 18N/AAirservices Australia
Data Collection Solution RFT12 Sep 18N/AAustralian Prudential Regulation Authority


Scientific/Environmental Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Pilbara Region (WA) Airborne Gravity ServicesExtended to 25 Sep 18N/AGeoscience Australia
Panel for Acquisition, processing, modelling/inversion and/or QA/QC of Magnetotelluric (MT) Data11 Sep 18N/AGeoscience Australia
Provision of Chemical Analytical Testing for The National Residue Survey7 Nov 18N/AAgriculture and Water Resources

Education & Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Vanuatu Education Support Program Phase II (VESP II)24 Sep 18TBAForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Veterans’ Home Care Assessment and Coordination ServiceNoticeN/AVeterans’ Affairs

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Legal Services for the Australian GovernmentNotice4 Sep 18, Melbourne; 5 Sep 18, Sydney; 7 Sep 18, CanberraFinance

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