Over the last ten years we have seen many public departments shed what’s considered as non essential governance roles and retain only the positions that are non-transactional or purely governance and management. Along with IT management, legal services and marketing, another area commonly outsourced is the provision of training. This week we look at an opportunity issued by the Australian Border Force (ABF) looking to establish a panel of service providers that can deliver Training Services for Marine Capability.
The ABF is the Australian government agency responsible for implementing Australia’s border enforcement policies, managing frontline border law enforcement, civil maritime security, and onshore immigration detention and customs activities to protect the integrity of Australia’s borders. Operating within the Department of Home Affairs, the ABF facilitates the seamless movement of legitimate trade and travel through border and customs modernisation of Australia’s trade and travel systems. The establishment of this training panel seeks to provide Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) accredited marine training courses to support the marine workforce to attain and retain qualifications related to engineering, deck and safety functions. Potential suppliers must be Registered Training Organisations, and courses must be AMSA approved and meet the standard of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978. Trainers must be able to deliver both Industry Standard Courses as well as customised training services.
The key evaluation criteria tenderers need to be aware of are:
The proposed term of the Deed of Standing Offer is three (3) years, with the potential of extension for up to a further 36 months. This RFT closes 28 April 2022.