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This Week’s Highlight: Puckapunyal Refurbishment Opportunities

The Department of Defence is responsible for over 3.5 million hectares of land with more than 330 managed properties, that include more than 30,000 buildings Australia wide. Management of this portfolio is undertaken by the Defence Estate and Infrastructure Group through a rolling Defence Estate Program that sees the continual upkeep of Defence infrastructure. Each week sees a number of Requests for Tender (RFT) issued providing industry with ongoing opportunities in each state of varying scope. This week sees the release of a number of opportunities within the same defence Establishment, at Puckapunyal Military Base in Victoria. The Puckapunyal area was first used as a mobilisation and training area during World War I. By 1939, the area was formally established as Puckapunyal Camp, and military activity in the area began in the early 1940s. Puckapunyal is now a major base located on an area of over 37,000 hectares, approximately 100 kilometres north of Melbourne. The base supports a large number of military personnel and a permanent resident population.

The RFTs issued this week include:

  • Office Buildings Refurbishment. This project involves refurbishments of four office buildings involving internal painting, replacement of floor coverings, kitchenette refurbishments, lighting upgrades and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades and drafting of architectural plans. The RFT closes 18 November 2021.
  • Building Minor Refurbishments. This project involves refurbishments of a guard room, fire station, theatre, range house and headquarters office building.  RFT closes 18 November 2021
  • Workshop Refurbishment. This project involves refurbishments of a Workshop Building and internal refurbishment including painting, floor coverings, lighting upgrade, switchboard upgrade, kitchenette/amenities refurbishment, external painting of window frames, walls, bollards/concrete barriers, as well as door access control and CCTV upgrade. RFT closes 22 November 2021.
  • Storage Refurbishment. This project involves refurbishments of Q Stores, a Depot Headquarters Store, and JLU Warehouse. RFT closes 22 November 2021
  • Building Refurbishment. This project involves enhancement and refurbishment of the existing Office and Warehouse Building. RFT closes 22 November 2021

    In terms of evaluation, the crucial element of each tender response is the Methodology which accounts for 50% of the evaluation weighting. Additionally Defence Estate Requests for Tender need to consider a number of additional aspects not usually required on a standard construction project, these include security access requirements, base operational requirements and building heritage. These aspects are outlined in detail here. Also, each RFT is based on a Medium Works Contract template, frequently used for Defence Estate Contracts, so it would be useful to gain some familiarity with this template if you intend on pursuing Defence Estate opportunities. Note that each tender has an associated Industry Brief which normally would have been held onsite, but are being conducted via teleconference with limited numbers of attendees. The Defence Estate team are very proactive with providing notices to industry on their forthcoming activities and also provide online training modules to assist with understanding the RFT requirements within the Defence context.

    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 Notice (Sep 21)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
    HMAS Albatross Supply Complex, NSWExtended to 29 Oct 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    HMAS Stirling Police and Fire Station Works, WAExtended to 1 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    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
    Simpson Barracks & HMAS Cerberus Sub-Metering Program, VIC26 Oct 21TBC Defence - DSRGRFT
    Building Works Garden Island, NSW28 Oct 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    Appointment of Contractors to the Residential Maintenance Services Panel - Melbourne2 Nov 21TBC Defence Housing AustraliaRFT
    RAAF Pearce Transmitter Building Refurbishment, WA2 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
    Design and Construction - 12 Dwellings, Akuna Vista, Nirimba Fields, NSW5 Nov 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
    Minor refurbishment for four buildings at Simpson Barracks, VIC9 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
    Administration Building and School of Signals Storage Refurbishment at Simpson Barracks, VIC9 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
    Administration and Training Buildings Refurbishment at Simpson Barracks, VIC9 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    Admin Buildings Redecoration at Simpson Barracks, VIC9 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    Maritime Essential Service Centre, Lami Fiji (Head Contract - International, Construct Only)10 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGEOI
    Upgrade work to two (2) houses at Puckapunyal VIC10 Nov 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
    RAAF Richmond Building Refurbishment Works, NSW10 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    RAAF Pearce Fire Water Ring Main, WA10 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    Holsworthy Signal Squadron Headquarters Minor Refurbishment, NSW12 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
    Preservation Works for Ten Terminal12 Nov 2119 Oct, Ten Terminal Sydney Harbour Federation TrustRFT
    North West Island Helipad Replacement13 Nov 21N/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT
    RAAF Richmond Married Quarters Refurbishment Works, NSW15 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
    HMAS Waterhen Water and Gas Reticulation Works, NSW15 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
    RAAF Amberley Mechanical Equipment Operations and Maintenance Section (MEOMS) Turning Area, QLD15 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
    Monegeetta Electrical and Fire Works, VIC16-NovN/A Defence - DSRGRFT
    Office Buildings Refurbishment at Puckapunyal Military Area VIC18 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
    Puckapunyal Building Minor Refurbishments at Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC18 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
    RAAF Richmond Range Refurbishment, NSW19 Nov 21N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
    Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Aeronautical Ground Lighting22 Nov 2129 Sep, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
    Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Urban, Architectural & Commercial Interior Design Services22 Nov 2129 Sep, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
    Defence Infrastructure Panel 2022 – 2027 for Estate Strategic Planning22 Nov 2129 Sep, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
    Workshop Refurbishment at Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC22 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    Puckapunyal Storage Refurbishment at Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC22 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    Puckapunyal Building Refurbishment at Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC22 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    RAAF Richmond Drying Facility Refurbishment Works, NSW22 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    Riverina Redevelopment Program – Managing Contractor (MCC-1 2021) – Request for Tender14 Dec 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    P0010 - National Airfield Works at HMAS Albatross, RAAF Base Richmond, Pearce and Amberley16 Dec 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT

    ICT & Communications

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Provision of a Primary Systems Integrator to Trial an Integrated Drone Surveillance SystemExtended to 27 Oct 2115 Sep, online Airservices AustraliaRFP
    Autonomous Surface Vessels29 Oct 2129 Oct 21Australian Institute of Marine ScienceEOI
    RFP for the provision of the foundational capabilities in information technology relating to secrets management.29 Oct 2129 Oct 21Reserve Bank of AustraliaRFP
    Supply, Installation & Maintenance of CCTV Monitoring Solution4 Nov 2114 Oct, OnlineBureau of MeteorologyRFT
    Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Solution8 Nov 21N/AAirservices AustraliaRFI
    Strategic Advisory Services10 Nov 21N/AAustralian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT
    Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Vertical Machining Centre18 Nov 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT

    Defence & National Security

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    SEA1442 Phase 5 - Maritime Tactical C3 Sub Program - Industry UpdateNoticeTBCDefence - CASGNotice
    Destroyer Capability Life Cycle Manager ProcurementNoticeTBCDefence - CASGNotice
    AIR3503NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
    PLATFORM AND SYSTEM TRAINING CONTRACT 2021 (PSTC/2021)NoticeN/A Defence - DSRGNotice
    Mortuary and Bereavement Support Services Standing Offer Panel3 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    Fused Night Weapon Sight (FNWS)10 Nov 21N/ADefence - CASGEOI
    NGTF- DAIRNet Call 5 - Patterns in Noisy and Dynamic Data11 Nov 2114 Oct, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFP
    Defence Member and Family Support Helpline Services11 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    Project Land 154 Phase 4 - Search Capability - Request for Information12 Nov 21TBCDefence - CASGRFI
    Cartridge 30mm x 170mm Ammunition - RFI12 Nov 21N/ADefence - CASGRFI
    ADF General Use and Specialist Wetsuit Standing Offer15 Nov 21N/ADefence - CASGEOI
    Defence Innovation, Science and Technology Standing Offer Panel16 Nov 2126 Oct, Online Defence - DSRGRFT
    An Aerospace Division Thermal Vacuum Chamber (TVAC)18 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFQ
    Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Vertical Machining Centre18 Nov 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT
    NGTF- Multi-Function Aperture Technology Phase 218 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFP
    AIR 6502 Phase 1 - Request For ProposalExtended to 10 Dec 211 Oct, Online  Defence - CASGRFP
    JP9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communication SystemExtended to 10 Jan 22N/ADefence - CASGRFT

    Community Services

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Mortuary and Bereavement Support Services Standing Offer Panel3 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
    Defence Member and Family Support Helpline Services11 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Defence - DSRGRFT
    Indigenous Justice Research Program30 Nov 21N/AAustralian Criminal Intelligence CommissionRFT

    Education/Training

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    PLATFORM AND SYSTEM TRAINING CONTRACT 2021 (PSTC/2021)NoticeN/A Defence - DSRGNotice
    RFT for the Provision of Language Training Services25 Oct 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
    Skills Development Program - Phase 21 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT

    Engineering & Architecture

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Road Design at Christmas Island National Park1 Nov 21N/ADirector of National ParksRFT
    Architectural Design - Asbestos Investigation and Cladding Improvement4 Nov 21N/AAirservices AustraliaEOI

    Finance/Economics/Auditing

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Provision of data for securities listed on Australian stock exchanges and managed investments29 Oct 21N/AServices AustraliaRFT

    Health

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Health- and Pharmaco-economics National Technical Services26 Oct 21N/ACancer AustraliaRFT
    NATIONAL CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR PREVENTIVE HEALTH4 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
    The Vaccine Administration Partners Program12 Nov 21RFTDepartment of HealthRFT
    RFT for a National Health Literacy Strategy19 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT

    Human Resources

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Self-Employment Services 2022–27 Consultation PaperNoticeOnline in Dec Department of Education, Skills and EmploymentNotice
    Global Remuneration Data and Related Human Resource Services26 Oct 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
    Visitor Services RFT - Australia National Maritime Museum4 Nov 2119 Oct, OnlineAustralian National Maritime MuseumRFT

    Management Advisory/Market Research

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Industry Update – Management Advisory Services for the Australian GovernmentNoticeN/ADepartment of FinanceNotice
    Independent Review of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority Joint Programs Work Plan and Budget25 Oct 21TBC Murray-Darling Basin AuthorityEOI
    Review of APVMA Security Functions25 Oct 21N/AAustralian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines AuthorityRFQ
    Papua New Guinea - Australia Transport Sector Support Program Phase 2 (TSSP2)27 Oct 21NA Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI
    Papua New Guinea Institutional Partnerships Program28 Oct 211 Oct, OnlineDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
    Provision of Services to Undertake Consumer Experience Interviews1 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
    Samoa Governance and Economic Growth Program2 Nov 2114 Oct, OnlineDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI
    NATIONAL CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR PREVENTIVE HEALTH4 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
    Strategic Advisory Services10 Nov 21N/AAustralian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT
    Pacific Women Lead Enabling Services12 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
    Expression of Interest for the provision of bibliometric information for ERA 202312 Nov 21N/AAustralian Research CouncilEOI
    Organisational Planning and Performance15 Nov 21N/AAustralian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines AuthorityRFQ
    RFT for a National Health Literacy Strategy19 Nov 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
    PNG Partnerships for Improving Education25 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT

    Marketing/Media/Comms

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Branded Publication 2022-202428 Oct 21TBCGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
    Graphic Design and Creative Services Retainer29 Oct 21N/ANational Gallery of AustraliaRFT
    Public Relations Agency - South East Asia 20215 NovN/ATourism AustraliaRFT

    Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    BRIGHT Nanoprobe PDSExtended to 25 Oct 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
    Climatology Services for COSPPac EAR Watch Expansion25 Oct 21N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFQ
    ALLOY DRUMS28 Oct 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
    Autonomous Surface Vessels29 Oct 21N/AAustralian Institute of Marine ScienceEOI
    Panel for the Provision of Vibroseis or Equivalent Seismic Data Acquisition and Related Services2 Nov 21N/AGeoscience AustraliaRFT
    Field Emission - Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM)3 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFQ
    Winter Wheat Agronomy for Grain Growers in the Western Region4 Nov 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
    Bench testing - refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment10 Nov 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
    Demonstrating effective management of late summer/early autumn germinating marshmallow (Malva parviflora) in southern WA11 Nov 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
    Canola establishment in the lower rainfall areas of the Western Region12 Nov 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporatioRFT
    Expression of Interest for the provision of bibliometric information for ERA 202312 Nov 21N/AAustralian Research CouncilEOI
    Labware and Chemicals Panel15 Nov 21N/ACSIRORFT
    Defence Innovation, Science and Technology Standing Offer Panel16 Nov 2126 Oct, Online Defence - DSRGRFT
    NGTF- Multi-Function Aperture Technology Phase 218 Nov 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFP
    Quantum Technology Challenge 2022 (QTC2022)22 Nov 21TBC  Defence - DSRGRFT
    Health Physics Instrument Calibration Centre - Calibration Equipment22 Nov 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
    Southern Positioning Augmentation Network Geostationary Earth Orbit Payload – 01 (SGP-01)10 Dec 2119 Oct, OnlineGeoscience AustraliaRFT

    Miscellaneous Goods & Services

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Provision of a Primary Systems Integrator to Trial an Integrated Drone Surveillance SystemExtended to 27 Oct 2115 Sep, onlineAirservices AustraliaRFP
    Autonomous Surface Vessels29 Oct 21N/AAustralian Institute of Marine ScienceEOI
    Legal Document Management Services1 Nov 21N/AAustralian Competition and Consumer CommissionRFT
    Provision of Mailroom, Airfreight and Freight Services5 Nov 2111 Oct, online Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
    Office Accommodation New Sydney Office8 Nov 21N/AAustralian Federal PoliceRFT
    ADF General Use and Specialist Wetsuit Standing Offer15 Nov 21N/ADefence - CASGEOI
    Supply and Installation of Collections Storage17 Nov 2127 Oct, Online CSIRORFT

    Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

    OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
    Bus Shuttle Services25 Oct 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
    Provision of Mailroom, Airfreight and Freight Services5 Nov 2111 Oct, online Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT

    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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