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This Week in Government Tenders

This Week's Highlight - Legal Services Panel Opportunity

The Department of Finance, in conjunction with the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) are in the process of developing a new Legal Services Panel which will replace an existing Legal services multi use list. To aid this development, the departments are undertaking industry consultation through a series of industry briefs to be held this week and the release of a draft head contract for comment. The industry information sessions aim to provide a heads up on the structure of the new panel arrangement as well as the upcoming procurement process. These sessions are being held in Melbourne on Tuesday 4 September 2018, in Sydney on Wednesday 5 September 2018 and in Canberra on Friday 7 September 2018. Booking infomation can be found here.

As with many panels, the managing department (in this case the AGD) allows access to various agencies to place orders under the head agreement. This makes good use of a panel arrangement, reducing tendering costs on government and increasing the quantity of work to panelists. This legal services panel is seeking expertise in the following fields of law:

(a) Workplace, Industrial Relations, Compensation and Personal Injury;
(b) Public law;
(c) Corporate and commercial;
(d) Property and environment; and
(e) Specialist litigation.

The draft head agreement has been released this week for industry consideration and comments must be submitted by 10 Sep 18. This is a valuable exercise for industry as the range of comments will shape the final outcome in terms of the contract conditions and panel operation. As with most panel agreements, a Performance Management Framework is proposed and panelists will be assesed against anticipated services levels. However, the following are less common features in a panel head agreement and are worthy of note:

Pro Bono Work: all legal service providers on the panel will be expected to sign up to the National Pro Bono Target and use its best endeavours to meet or exceed the National Target for Pro Bono Work per lawyer per year.

Panel Fee: Legal service providers will be required to pay a Panel Fee to AGD. This will be a percentage between 0.4% and 1% of the total fees paid by an agency for work undertaken.

Value Added Services: At the time of tender, additional value adding services may be proposed by the tenderer, however under the draft head agreement, a list of services is provided and this includes up to 4 hours of training services each year in relation to government law foundational legal training.

The panel is intended to run for a period of 3 years with the possibility of a further two year extension. As mentioned, this head agreement is currently out for indusrty comment, so the final product may vary based on feed back received.

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
USFPI Industry Day - After Action ReviewN/A12 Oct 18, Darwin NTDefence - DSRG
RAAF Pearce Electrical Works19 Sep 1810 Sep 18, Bullsbrook WADefence - DSRG
RAAF Williams Laverton and Point Cook – Civil and Fencing Works24 Sep 1811 Sep 18, Laverton WADefence - DSRG
EST2241-PH1-A Naval Guided Weapons Maintenance Facilities Project Invitation to Register Head Contractor Services25 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
EOI -Managing Contractor for the NGA Infrastructure Program28 Sep 18N/ANational Gallery of Australia
Design and Construction of 48 dwellings at Wirraway Thornton NSW9 Oct 183 Sep 18, Newcastle NSW - CompulsoryDefence Housing Australia
Access Ladder Replacements at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, NSW10 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRG
Electrical Upgrade Works at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, NSW10 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRG
11452 - VIC - Simpson Barracks Accommodation Building Refurbishment Works12 Oct 1820 Sep 18, Watsonia VICDefence - 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
Data Collection Solution RFTExtended to 19 Sep 18N/AAustralian Prudential Regulation Authority
Software Licensing and Services (SLS) Panel Category 2 COTS Software – Request for Tender20 Sep 18N/ADigital Transformation Agency
Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) for the provision of an Entitlement Calculation Engine Solution26 Sep 183 Sep 18, Canberra ACTHuman Services
Global Payment Services28 Sep 18N/AAustrade


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Battlefield Aviation ProgramNoticeN/ADefence-CASG
Update on External Security Vetting Services (ESVS) Discussion PaperNoticeTBADefence-DSRG
Defence Marine Support Services Program NoticeNoticeTBADefence-DSRG
LAND 154 Phase 3B Counter IED CapabilityNotice3 - 6 Sep 18, Adelaide SADefence-CASG
Land C3 Program Brief To Industry - Land 200 Phase 3 - Battlefield Command Systems (Tranche 3)Notice4 Sep 18, Adelaide SADefence-CASG
LAND 555 Phase 6 Force Level Electronic Warfare Industry BriefNotice3 - 6 Sep 18, Adelaide SADefence-CASG
Land Environment Working Group 2018Notice3 Sep 18, Adelaide SADefence-CASG
Notice - Fleet Marine Services ContractNoticeN/ADefence-ISG
Network Centric Soldier19 Sep 18N/ADefence-ISG
RFP for the Commercialisation of HMAS Cairns Defence Fuel Installation12 Oct 1817 Sep 18, Cairns QLDDefence-DSRG
RFI -Defence Marine Support Services Program15 Oct 18TBC: 4 Sep - Perth, 5 Sep - Adelaide, 7 Sep - Sydney, 11 Sep - Melbourne, 12 Sep - Cairns, 19 Sep - DarwinDefence-DSRG
Prime vendor for supply of Counter-CBRNE goods and services8 Nov 187 Sep 18, Melbourne VICDefence-CASG
LAND 400 PHASE 3 - Mounted Close Combat Capability1 Mar 195 Sep 18, Adelaide SADefence-CASG
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for SubmissionsOngoingN/ADefence-DSRG


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Media Services24 Sep 18N/AHuman Services

Scientific/Environmental Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Design, Manufacture and Supply of HAHC Manipulators18 Sep 18N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Pilbara Region (WA) Airborne Gravity ServicesExtended to 25 Sep 18N/AGeoscience Australia
Provision of: 3D live habitat mapping28 Sep 18N/AGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Processing Equipment for Mammalian Cell Cultures5 Oct 18N/ACSIRO
Provision of Chemical Analytical Testing for The National Residue Survey7 Nov 18N/AAgriculture and Water Resources


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
EOI - Frontier Brokers Implementation Partner19 Sep 18N/AForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program
Global Payment Services28 Sep 18N/AAustrade

Education & Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Vanuatu Education Support Program Phase II (VESP II)24 Sep 18TBAForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program
Army Indigenous Development Program Education and Physical Training24 Sep 18TBADefence - DSRG
National Project Manager (NPM) services for Australia’s involvement in the Programme for International Student Assessment2 Oct 18N/AEducation and Training

Transport (Air, Land, Sea)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Ship Charter – Coral Sea AWS Maintenance 2018 (2019, 2020)25 Sep 18N/ABureau of Meteorology


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Veterans’ Home Care Assessment and Coordination Services25 Sep 18N/AVeterans’ Affairs
Undertake non-admitted care costing study as part of the development of the Australian Non-Admitted Care Classification28 Sep 18N/AIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Undertake non-admitted care costing study as part of the development of the Australian Non-Admitted Care Classification28 Sep 18N/AIndependent Hospital Pricing Authority

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Legal Services for the Australian GovernmentNotice4 Sep 18, Melbourne; 5 Sep 18, Sydney; 7 Sep 18, CanberraFinance
Supply of Loose Furmiture19 Sep 18N/AAustralian National Audit Office
The Provision of High Security Seals28 Sep 18N/AAgriculture and Water Resources
On water storage tank panel arrangement2 Oct 18N/AAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
Processing Equipment for Mammalian Cell Cultures5 Oct 18N/ACSIRO
RFQ - Envelope Transparent, Book Display and Folder Clipboard5 Oct 18N/ADefence - CASG
Access Ladder Replacements at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, NSW10 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRG
National Plan Equipment Maint, Storage and Logistic Services30 Oct 18N/AAustralian Maritime Safety Authority

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