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This Week's Highlight - Maritime Certification & Classification

This week we look at a Defence panel refresh that is seeking Maritime Certification and Classification Services. The current panel was created in May 2013 for an initial period of 5 years with extension options. The Commonwealth is now seeking to assess the market for new players. The use of civilian shipping classification societies has been undertaken by Defence for almost 20 years as a way of obtaining independent assurance services for Defence vessels. It is considered to be industry best practice providing a heightened level of confidence to ensure that vessels are operated, maintained and comply with Flag State statutory requirements.

Defence is looking to secure a number of Contractors, under a Standing Offer arrangement whereby customers can use the services of a classification society to certify that RAN vessels are compliant with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) requirements. This will include determining a certification process involving regular inspections to verify a vessel is compliant against Class requirements.

Tenderers must be a Recognised Organisation of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and may be required to obtain security clearances throughout the duration of the Deed. No joint or part tenders will be accepted, and it is anticipated that the Deed will be signed by May 2019. An industry briefing will be conducted at Commonwealth premises in Canberra ACT in the second week of the tender response period. This Request For Tender closes 20 Nov 18.

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Building & Construction

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Carpark Works at Monegeetta Proving Ground, VIC12 Nov 1824 Oct 18, Monegeetta VICDefence - DSRG
Swan Island Training Area Building Maintenance Works13 Nov 1825 Oct 18, Swan Island VICDefence - DSRG

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Enterprise Network Modernisation Program (ENMP)NoticeN/AAirservices Australia
ICT and Cloud Managed ServicesNoticeN/ANational Health and Medical Research Council
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
LND500PH1 - Field Push-To-Talk Training System9 Nov 18N/ADefence - CASG
Hardware Marketplace for supply of ICT Hardware, Infrastructure & Associated Services9 Nov 18N/ADigital Transformation Agency
2021 Census Digital ServiceExtended to 12 Nov 18Previously heldAustralian Bureau of Statistics
Activity based costing review software14 Nov 18N/AAustralian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
The provision of a corporate federated search tool for its Information Discovery Application (IDA) project21 Dec 18N/AAustralian Federal Police


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Battlefield Aviation Program - Major Projects UpdateNoticeN/ADefence-CASG
AMP 029.580 Land Simulation Core 2.0 – Industry Briefing Session - 9 Nov 2018Notice9 Nov 18, Canberra ACTDefence-DSRG
JP2060 Phase 4 - Health Knowledge Management solutionNotice11 Oct 18, Canberra ACTDefence-CASG
Defence Industry Future Training BriefingNotice9 Nov 18, Canberra ACTDefence-CASG
Battlefield Aviation ProgramNoticeN/ADefence-CASG
Update on External Security Vetting Services (ESVS) Discussion PaperNoticeTBADefence-DSRG
Notice - Fleet Marine Services ContractNoticeN/ADefence-ISG
Notice of Request for Information for Integrated Land Target System (ILTS)NoticeN/ADefence-CASG
Prime vendor for supply of Counter-CBRNE goods and services8 Nov 187 Sep 18, Melbourne VICDefence-CASG
LND500PH1 - Field Push-To-Talk Training System9 Nov 18N/ADefence-CASG
LAND 555 Phase 6 Force Level Electronic Warfare Invitation to Register19 Nov 18N/ADefence-CASG
Maritime Certification and Classification Services Panel20 Nov 18TBA - Within week beg. 29 OctDefence-CASG
Pressure Hull Collapse Testing Project14 Dec 1823 Oct 18, Fishermans Bend VICDefence-DSRG
LAND 125 Phase 4 – Field Equipment6 Feb 1914 Nov 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
JP2060 Phase 4 - Health Knowledge Management solutionNotice11 Oct 18, Canberra ACTDefence - CASG

Scientific/Environmental Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Provision of Chemical Analytical Testing for The National Residue Survey7 Nov 18N/AAgriculture and Water Resources
Ashmore Reef Marine Park Environmental Assessment 201911 Nov 18N/ADirector of National Parks
Grains Pest Advisory Committee (to guide R,D&E, and IRM strategies)14 Nov 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Increasing the effectiveness of N fixation in pulses through improved rhizobial strains in the GRDC Western region21 Nov 18N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation



Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
2021 Census Temporary Workforce Sourcing Services8 Nov 18N/AAustralian Bureau of Statistics


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Interior Design & Associated Services7 Nov 18N/AFuture Fund Management Agency
Pressure Hull Collapse Testing Project14 Dec 1823 Oct 18, Fishermans Bend VICDefence - DSRG


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Provision of a Strategic Partnerships Framework and Supporting Processes, Tools and Analysis6 Nov 18N/AAirservices Australia
For the provision of services to review the authority’s current Compliance Management System (CMS) and identify options14 Nov 18N/AGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Australia Mongolia Extractives Program Phase 216 Nov 1812 Oct 18 (TBC), MongoliaForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program


Transport (Land, Sea, Air)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Provision of Motor vehicles and Related Services26 Nov 18N/AForeign Affairs and Trade

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Solid Bulk Cargo - testing and training facilityNoticeN/AAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship safety Inspection- centre of excellenceNoticeN/AAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
Notice – Competition and Consumer Law PanelNoticeN/AAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission
Notice – Industry Briefing Presentation for the Australian Government Legal Services PanelN/APreviously held - slides availableFinance
Prime Mover Tractors for the Australian Antarctic Division Traverse Project12 Nov 18N/AEnvironment and Energy
Composite Ply Cutting Machine13 Nov 18N/ADefence - DSRG
RFI - Livestock Exports’ Independent Observer Program13 Nov 18N/AAgriculture and Water Resources
Provision of Reception Services21 Nov 1815 Oct 18 - Braddon ACT- MandatoryAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
Kiosk at Boundless23 Nov 18N/ANational Capital Authority
Child Exploitation Material Reduction Research Services27 Nov 181 Nov 18, Brisbane QLD - roundtableAustralian Institute of Criminology

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