When it comes to high frequency tendering activity, the Department of Defence would have to be up there as one of, if not the most, active agency. Besides the constant release of estate upgrade tenders, the maritime industry has see some big opportunities over the last 12 months. This week we look at the one of the puzzle pieces related to the OffShore Patrol Vessels (OPV) as Defence seeks a OPV Capability Life Cycle Manager (CLCM) for the platform. The CLCM will be required to undertake what is generally known as In Service Support or sustainment services in addition to governance during the acquisition phase, which is a role that aligns with Navy’s new Seaworthiness regulatory structure.
The term of the CLCM Contract will be a maximum of 7 years and will be split up into a number of phases. The first phase is the Assurance and Planning Phase (1 year), with the primary objective of ensuring the integrity of OPV Support System Technical Data. The second phase is the Acceptance and Delivery Phase (3 years), which includes acceptance of the initial tranche of OPVs into sustainment. The third phase is the In-Service and Delivery Phase (3 years), which involves the long-term stewardship of the OPV Capability. The CLCM will be located in and perform the services in Western Australia.
An industry briefing will be conducted on 16 March in Henderson WA and the RFT closes on the 24 Apr 20.