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The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has been established to improve digital and ICT capability across the Commonwealth Government. To enable this, DTA has set out to establish a “Digital Marketplace” of service providers across a range of categories to enable government to access pre-qualified digital sellers more efficiently and to provide greater opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to offer their services. As requirements in this space are rapidly evolving, industry consultation is often required and sought to ensure feasibility of the final approach to market. This week DTA has issued two new opportunities, one being a Request for Information (RFI) to assist with the establishment of a Cloud Marketplace and the other a Request for Tender

Cloud Marketplace Panel: This opportunity is a RFI on Cloud Services and Cloud Consulting Services, with the scope of work being based on the 2011 US-based National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition of Cloud Services: Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Software as a Service. The existing Cloud Services Panel was established in 2015 and has been refreshed in 2016 and 2018 and is due to expire in March 2020, with the option of a 12 month extension. However, as there are newer cloud based services emerging, DTA has decided that a new Cloud Services Panel is required to capture both the latest market offering and the changing requirements of government. To that end, DTA seeks industry input on a Discussion Paper that details the proposed way forward in order to assist in developing the future procurement requirement. The closing date for this RFI is 13th November 2019, and while there is no direct financial benefit to providing comment, it creates visibility of a company’s capability to the government agency, and provides opportunity to shape the final outcome.

Hardware Marketplace for supply of ICT Hardware, Infrastructure & Associated Services: This opportunity is a RFT seeking new suppliers for the Hardware Marketplace and to give existing suppliers the opportunity to apply for admission to Categories for which they are not already admitted. This refresh is limited to the following categories:

– Category 1: Enterprise Storage

– Category 2: Network Equipment, and

– Category 3: Data Cabling.

A supplier can apply for one or more of the Sub-Categories, but not part of a Sub-Category, and existing panelists do not need to reapply for categories that they are already on the panel for. The Closing date for this RFT is 18th November 2019.

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Building, Construction and Civil Works

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
EST02008 RAAF Base Point Cook RedevelopmentNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
ASMTI Project near Greenvale, North Queensland - Market Sounding of Early Works ContractorsNoticeOct 19 QLDDefence - DSRGNotice
Defence Airfield Projects Industry BriefingNotice27 Nov 19, Majura ACTDefence - DSRGNotice
Design and Construction of 5 houses at Schofields, NSW, Stage 3.updated to 11 Nov 19N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Russell R8 Level 3 Fitout, ACT5 Nov 1921 Oct 19, Russell ACTDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Base Point Cook - AAFC Hangar Works - VICupdated to 7 Nov 1921 Oct 19, RAAF Base Point Cook VICDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Base Edinburgh Sewer and Water Works, SAupdated to 7 Nov 1910 Oct 19, DST Edinburgh SADefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Edinburgh Air Intelligence Training Unit (AITU) Building 416 Refurbishment, SA5 Nov 1922 Oct 19, RAAF Edinburgh SADefence - DSRGRFT
R8112 RAAF Base Amberley Sewerage Treatment Plant – Invitation to Register Interest8 Nov 1910 Oct 19, Brisbane QLDDefence - DSRGEOI
Duntroon Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Sitewide Keying System, ACT8 Nov 1923 Oct 19, Canberra ACTDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Townsville Building Works, QLD8 Nov 1929 Oct 19, RAAF Base, Townsville QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Stirling Demolition Works, WA11 Nov 1928 Oct 19, HMAS Stirling WADefence - DSRGRFT
South QLD Underground Storage Tank Works, QLD11 Nov 1924 Oct 19, Oakey Army Aviation Centre QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Hazardous Area Compliance Works - RAAF Townsville, QLD11 Nov 1925 Oct 19, RAAF Townsville QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Oakey Commercial Centre, QLD14 Nov 1929 Oct 19, Oakey AAVO QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Project 222 - Vanuatu Infrastructure Works (Construct Only)15 Nov 1910 Oct 19, Port Vila, VanuatuDefence - DSRGRFT
Holsworthy Building Works, NSW15 Nov 19N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Cabarlah D026 Building Refurbishment, QLD18 Nov 1930 Oct 19, Cabarlah QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
EST1442-6 Facilities To Support SEA1442-621 Nov 191 Nov 19, HMAS Stirling WADefence - DSRGRFT
AIR7000 Ph 2B Maritime Patrol Aircraft Project - Forward Operating Bases – Airside Works – Package 1 – RAAF Base Darwin29 Nov 1929 Oct 19, RAAF Darwin NTDefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
JNT9101 PH1 Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications System (EDHFCS) - Industry Update - Generic responsesNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Deployed ICT SustainmentNotice11 Oct 19, ACTDefence - DSRGNotice
Pre- Tender Notice- Integrated Response ProjectNoticeN/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityNotice
The Provision of Ruggedized 12V Industrial PCs5 Nov 19N/AGeoscience AustraliaRFT
Cloud Marketplace Panel13 Nov 19N/ADigital Transformation AgencyRFI
ICON Fibre Optic Infrastructure Works and Services Panel (ICON Panel)14 Nov 1917 Oct 19, ACTDepartment of FinanceRFT
Request for Expression of Interest for National Self Exclusion Register18 Nov 1918 Oct 19, ACMA, Melbourne VIC.
Video conference Sydney and Canberra.
Australian Communications and Media AuthorityEOI
Hardware Marketplace for supply of ICT Hardware, Infrastructure & Associated Services18 Nov 19N/ADigital Transformation AgencyRFT
DIGITAL ASSET MANAGEMENT SYSTEM25 Nov 19N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
Request for Information (RFI) about the future of the National Infrastructure, including My Health Record3 Dec 1916 Oct 19, Canberra ACTAustralian Digital Health AgencyRFI

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Prime Vendor for Counter-CBRNENoticeN/ADefence-CASGNotice
NOTICE: Defence Fuel Transformation Program - Fuel Services Contract DFTP-FSC) Request for ProposalNoticeN/ADefence-DSRGNotice
JNT9101 EDHFCS - Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications SystemBriefingOne on One Sessions, 24 - 26 Sep 19, Canberra ACTDefence-CASGNotice
National ADF Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant SuppliesNoticeN/ADefence-DSRGNotice
Exercise Control (EXCON) Support Industry EventNotice28 Aug 19, Williamtown NSWDefence-CASGNotice
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for Submissions31 Dec 19N/ADefence-DSRGNotice
Standing Offer Navy Port Agency Services (SONPAS) 202015 Nov 1920 Sep 19, Defence Plaza, Sydney NSWDefence-DSRGRFT
Design Services Consultant for Project N2269 SEA1397 Phase 5D Nulka Maintenance and Assembly Facilities18 Nov 1924 Oct 19, Sydney NSWDefence-DSRGRFT
SEA 1439 Phase 6 - Mine and Obstacle Avoidance System (MOAS) for the Collins Class Submarines (CCSM)25 Nov 19N/ADefence-CASGRFT
Human-Machine Teaming (HUM-T)29 Nov 19N/ADefence-DSRGRFI

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
GRDC Research Scholarship13 Nov 19N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
SES Band 1 Leadership Program18 Nov 19N/AAustralian Public Service CommissionRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Civil Works - Stage 1 & Detention Basin - The Parks - Angle Park - SA18 Nov 19N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Design Services Consultant for Project N2269 SEA1397 Phase 5D Nulka Maintenance and Assembly Facilities18 Nov 1924 Oct 19, Sydney NSWDefence - DSRGRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of Audit Services and Contract-Out of the Financial Statements Audits of Snowy Hydro Limited11 Nov 19N/AAustralian National Audit OfficeRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of Harvest Labour Services and National Harvest Labour Information ServicesNoticeN/ADepartment of Employment, Skills, Small and Family BusinessNotice

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Market research into telecommunications use by vulnerable social groups8 Nov 19N/ADepartment of Communications and the ArtsRFT
Cyber Cooperation Program (CCP) Support Unit15 Nov 19N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
Survey and report on Australian facilities that may hold or handle possible poliovirus containing materials.15 Nov 19N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Procurement, Administrative and Logistics Management Support Services (PALMSS)28 Nov 19N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
Human-Machine Teaming (HUM-T)29 Nov 19N/ADefence - DSRGRFI


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
SBAS Project Industry Briefing Session 2 and further Request for InformationNotice17 Sep 19, Canberra ACTGeoscience AustraliaNotice
Provision of GNSS Antenna Splitter8 Nov 19N/AGeoscience AustraliaRFT
Provision of GNSS Antenna Cable: Main cable run and antenna connection segment8 Nov 19N/AGeoscience AustraliaRFT
Lake Cochran Passive Barrier Treatment System8 Nov 19N/ADefence - DSRGRFP
Host new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) ground station sites13 Nov 19N/AGeoscience AustraliaEOI
National Variety Trials Program 2020-202415 Nov 19N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Renewable Electricity Agreement8 Nov 1918 Oct 19 webcastCSIRORFP
ATM 19/2580 Soft Shelters11 Nov 19N/ADepartment of the Environment and EnergyRFT
Customised Election Materials13 Nov 19N/AAustralian Electoral CommissionRFT
RFT for Hospitality Service Provider at Regatta Point15 Nov 19N/ANational Capital AuthorityRFT

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Procurement of Oil recovery vessels5 Nov 19N/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT
Australian Defence College School Bus Services5 Nov 19N/ADefence - DSRGRFT

Multi-Use Lists

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Supply of Medical Grade Footwear to eligible persons30 Jun 20N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Invitation to provide Day Procedure Centre Services to the Veteran Community30 Jun 20N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Private Hospital Services30 Jun 20N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Community Nursing Services Invitation30 Jun 21N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Digital Marketplace Panel23 Feb 22N/ADigital Transformation AgencyMUL

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