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This Week’s Highlight: Opportunity for COTS Software Providers

The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) is established to help government improve nationwide digital services and streamline procurement processes for federal agencies. DTA achieves this through the establishment of ‘Marketplaces’ that seek to engage industry under a Head Agreement and catalogue style rates and services. These Marketplaces are currently established for Software, Telecommunications, Hardware and Cloud. These Marketplaces have been established between two and three years and come up for refresh generally on an annual basis or when the agency determines there is a need for additional categories or participants.

This week we look at the refresh opportunity for the Software Marketplace which allows a broad range of Australian Government and other approved entities to purchase certain software products and associated support and system maintenance services.

The Software Marketplace is divided into the following high level categories:

(a)            Category 1 (Microsoft Licensing Solution); and

(b)            Category 2 (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Software).

This refresh is only for Category 2 which includes a wide range of Software classes and associated services. In terms of pricing, these Marketplaces seek a pricing regime which guarantees minimum discounts off list or recommended retail prices and caps the price of the Offerings for the term of the agreement. Interested Tenderers may apply for one or more of the Software Classes or Service Classes, but capability must be against the full Software or Service Class.

Note that if were successful in previous refresh or RFT rounds and are already a Seller on the Software Marketplace, then you do not need to re‑apply for admittance to the Class(es) that You are already enrolled in, only apply if you wish to be considered for admittance against an additional class.

Execution of Head Agreements is expected by Feb 2022, this RFT closes 28 September 2021.

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
Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch - Planned Upcoming Approaches to Market NoticeNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
ESTL4503PH1 Facilities to Support LAND4503 Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter Replacement – Managing Contractor MCC-1 2021NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Murrays Boardwalk Replacement6 Sep 21TBCDirector of National ParksRFT
Property Inspections and Building Reporting Remote Outstations, QLD9 Sep 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
EST02028 Royal Military College Duntroon Redevelopment9 Sep 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
The Provision of Building (Residential Home) Loss Adjusting Services for Defence Service Homes (DSH) Insurance13 Sep 21N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsRFT
Puckapunyal Fencing, VICExtended to 22 Sep 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Outdoor Aquaria Roof System/Glass House Supplier20 Sep 21N/AAustralian Institute of Marine ScienceRFI
Lavarack E0611 Refurbishment, QLD20 Sep 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFI
HMAS Albatross and HMAS Creswell Roads Remediation Project, NSW and ACT20 Sep 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFI
Many Peaks Road Repairs, QLD20 Sep 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFI
Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Project Management/ Contract Administration ServicesExtended to 6 Oct 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Specialist ServicesExtended to 6 Oct 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Appointment of Contractors to the Residential Maintenance Services Panel - Wodonga23 Sep 21TBCDefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Infrastructure Engineering AssessmentsExtended to 26 Oct 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFP
Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Property Acquisition and Disposal ServicesExtended to 26 Oct 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFP
Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Airfield PavementsExtended to 26 Oct 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of Enterprise Resource Planning Application Managed Services (ERP-AMS)8 Sep 21N/AAirservices AustraliaRFT
Secure Internet Gateway Service9 Sep 21N/AAustralian Federal PoliceRFI
Provision of a Customer Communications Management (CCM) Digital Product Generation Solution13 Sep 21N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFT
The Supply/Provision of a Telecommunications Interception and Surveillance Device PlatformExtended to 20 Sep 2120 Aug, OnlineAustralian Federal PoliceRFT
Upcoming RFT for spectrum auction capability15 Sep 21N/AAustralian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
AIR3503Notice19 Aug, OnlineDefence - DSRGNotice
Special Notice for Next Generation Personal Electronic Countermeasures System for DefenceNoticeTBCDefence - DSRGNotice
Semi-Auto Rifle PlatformsNoticeTBCAustralian Federal PoliceNotice
Joint Australian Defence Force (ADF) Search and Rescue ContractExtended to 14 Sep 21N/ADefence - CASGRFI
Project Land 154 Phase 4 Remote Positioning VehiclesExtended to 30 Sep 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT
HMAS Harman Defence Network Operations Centre and Defence Communications Station Works, ACT17 Sep 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Defence Space Domain Awareness Project Industry Briefing21 Sep 21TBCDefence - CASGIB
RAAF Pearce Sewer Infrastructure Works, WA23 Sep 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer (DDG) SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECT24 Sep 21TBCDefence - CASGRFT
Future Clothing System20 Oct 2115 SepDefence - CASGRFI
Project SEA5012 Phase 1 – Integrated Undersea Surveillance Systems24 Sep 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
JP9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communication SystemExtended to 10 Jan 22N/ADefence - CASGRFT

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No opportunities at this time


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No opportunities at this time

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Amalgamated Mechanical ServicesExtended to 17 Sept 21N/ACSIRORFT
Engineering Services Booderee National Park Visitor CentreExtended to 8 Sep 21N/ADirector of National ParksRFT
HMAS Creswell Civil Works, ACT6 Sep 21TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
Design of new emergency egress and cabin to roof access systems7 Sep 21N/AAirservices AustraliaEOI


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No opportunities at this time


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Request for Tender for The Provision of Ancillary Supplies Related to Vaccine Administration13 Sep 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Request for Tender for Provision of Wellbeing and Specialist Support Services16 Sep 21N/ADepartment of Social ServicesRFT
Establish the Job Role Assessment and Support Services Pa20 Sep 21N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
ATM 21/2606 Recruitment and Selection of Antarctic Expeditioners8 Sep 2120 Aug Online Department of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Establish the Job Role Assessment and Support Services Panel20 Sep 21TBCDepartment of Home AffairsRFT

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Global Resources Strategy: Diversifying the Use of Coal17 Sep 212 Sep, onlineDepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
National Project Manager services for Australia’s involvement in the Programme for International Student Assessment19 Sep 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Event Management Services for 2021 Australian Export Awards6 Sep 21N/AAustradeRFT
Organisation of the National Schools Constitutional Convention 2022-20246 Sep 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRFT

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Southern Positioning Augmentation Network Geostationary Earth Orbit Payload – 01 (SGP-01)NoticeNoticeGeoscience AustraliaNotice
Provision of Scientific and Technical Market Access Services (Services)Extended to 16 Sep 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Survey of invertebrate pests and beneficials harbouring in the chaff residue of harvest weed-seed controlled systems in20 Sep 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Automatic Weather Stations Equipment Installation Services30 Sep 21N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFT
BRIGHT Nanoprobe PDS30 Sep 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
The Manufacture and Supply of Insignia, Warrant Folders, and Presentation Cases for Australian Honours and Awards1 Sep 21N/AOffice of the Official Secretary to the Governor-GeneralRFT
National Messaging System9 Sep 2124 AugDepartment of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and CommunicationsRFT
Federal Government - Warehousing and Office Accommodation - Townsville9 Sep 21N/ADepartment of Home AffairsEOI
Print on demand and related services14 Sep 21N/AOffice of Parliamentary CounselRFT
Criminology Research Projects’ Round 202121 Sep 21N/AAustralian Institute of CriminologyRFT

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
JLC20-001 Global Freight and Customs Clearance Services to the ADF Request for TenderExtended to 2 Sept 2114 Jul OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT

Multi-Use Lists

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
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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