This Week in Government Tenders

This Week’s Highlight: Opportunities with the Australian Aid Program
18/01/2021
This Week’s Highlight: AMSA Seeks Oil Recovery Vessels
01/02/2021
Show all

This Week’s Highlight: Opportunity for Drone Operators

It is the era of autonomy as more and more agencies look to minimise safety incidents to staff and minimise operating costs by increasing robotics and autonomous technologies in their scopes of work. Drones are just one of those technologies gaining huge momentum across many applications and industries. This week we look at an opportunity issued by the Director of National Parks seeking Drone operations to monitor, detect and collect information on prohibited activity in marine parks. This is part of the Directorate’s role to ensure compliance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act and other departmental goals.

Parks Australia currently has an information gap regarding the activities conducted by small craft vessels which are not equipped with vessel monitoring systems and are not required to have automated identification systems. Unauthorised tourism and recreational fishing activities may be going undetected, creating a significant gap in Australian Marine Park domain awareness for managers. Traditional surveillance approaches for detecting small craft, such as vessel patrols and manned aerial surveillance flights, can be extremely costly. This trial seeks to inform the compliance program through the investigation of new, cost effective technologies to monitor vessel activity. Parks Australia aims to trial the technology by conducting aerial reconnaissance surveys over selected National Park Zones where there have been historic repeated infringements of the zoning regulations e.g. illegal fishing operations. Data captured by the UAV will be analysed to determine whether vessel compliance or non-compliance can be accurately identified. Data (including images) collected during the operational components of the trials should be of a high enough quality that it is able to support enforcement outcomes.

Tenderers are required to hold a CASA Remote Operating Certificate with minimum operator crew certification of CASA RePL, CASA Radio Operators Licence. The Contract is expected to commence June this year and will run for 12 months with no extension envisaged. An industry briefing will be held online on 8th February 21 and the closing date for the RFT is 8th March 21.

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
ASMTI Project near Greenvale, North Queensland - Market Sounding of Early Works ContractorsNoticeTBCDefence - DSRGNotice
Defence Estate Policy Training WebinarsNotice24 Sep 20 and Every Thursday until 10 Dec 20, OnlineDefence - DSRGNotice
Notice - Estate Works Program Defence Industry UpdateNoticeOnlineDefence - DSRGNotice
Pre-release notice - Early Works PackagesNoticeN/AAustralian War MemorialNotice
Design & Construction - 15 Dwellings - Warner QLD9 Feb 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Design and Construction of 10 x Dwellings - Ipswich QLD9 Feb 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Davis Aerodrome Project – Invitations for Expression of Interest9 Feb 2117 Dec 20, OnlineDepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentEOI
Project EST0013PH2 Defence Fuel Transformation Program Tranche 2 Facilities Project10 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentEOI
Tully Training Area Road Works, QLD12 Feb 2127 Jan 21, Tully, Cardstone QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Wharf and barge ramp repairs15 Feb 2121 Jan 21, Cockatoo Island, Sydney NSWSydney Harbour Federation TrustRFT
RAAF Amberley Civil Works, QLD16 Feb 211 Feb 21, RAAF Amberley QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Construction Contractor(s) Main Works Packages17 Feb 2127 Jan 21, Australian War Memorial, Campbell ACTAustralian War MemorialEOI
Preston Point Cathodic Protection, WA17 Feb 212 Feb 21, Leeuwin Barracks, Freemantle WA Defence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Richmond CCTV Upgrade, NSW19 Feb 214 Feb 21, RAAF Richmond NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Orchard Hills Mag Testing Range Works, NSW19 Feb 215 Feb 21, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Richmond Hangar Maintenance Works, NSW19 Feb 214 Feb 21, RAAF Base Richmond NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Bindoon Range Safety Compliance, WA19 Feb 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Gallipoli 1st Division Storage Works, QLD22 Feb 219 Feb 21, Gallipoli Barracks QLDDefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Land 200 Phase 3 Battlefield Command System Update to Industry during MilCIS 2020NoticeOnlineDefence - CASGNotice
Industry Notice – Administration PlatformNoticeN/ACommonwealth Superannuation CorporationNotice
ARMY ROBOTICS EXPOSITION 2021 (ARX 2021)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Hosting, Support and Development of GEMS Registration System12 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
Rapid Analysis Missile Modelling and Simulation (RAMMS) Capability Upgrade Project17 Feb 21N/ADefence - ISGEOI
Request for Information (RFI) for exploration of electronic monitoring services21 Feb 21N/AAustralian Fisheries Management AuthorityRFI
Rules Engine Software22 Feb 21N/AClean Energy RegulatorRFT
Drone operations to monitor, detect and collect information on prohibited activity in marine parks8 Mar 218 Feb 21, OnlineDirector of National ParksRFT

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
JP9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communication SystemNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
SEA1408 Phase 3 - Torpedo Self DefenceNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
SEA1350 Phase 3 - Maritime Underwater Tracking RangeNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Deployable Bulk Fuel DistributionNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Notice for Army Innovation Day 2021 - Energy and Environmental Resilience (including exhibition at AID21)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Joint Counter IED (JCIED) and Joint Counter EH (JCEH) Sub-Program Notice to IndustryNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
ARMY ROBOTICS EXPOSITION 2021 (ARX 2021)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
DDG Repairable Item Services11 Feb 21OnlineDefence - CASGRFT
SEA1905 Ph 1 Tranche 1 - System Integrator and Mission Management SystemExtended to 12 Mar 2120 Jan 21, OnlineDefence - CASGEOI
Rapid Analysis Missile Modelling and Simulation (RAMMS) Capability Upgrade Project17 Feb 21N/ADefence - ISGEOI
STATIC STEEL SPINNER TARGETS18 Feb 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT
NGTF - Human Biotechnologies 202123 Feb 2127 Jan 21, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFP
SEA1905 Ph 1 Tranche 1 - Mission Packages26 Feb 2120 Jan 21, OnlineDefence - CASGRFI
Regional Maintenance Provider North East Contract12 Mar 219 Dec 20, OnlineDefence - CASGRFT
Tier 1A Body Armour System18 Jun 21N/ADefence - CASGRFQ

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Education/Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
South Asia Regional Infrastructure Connectivity - Training Component (SARIC)9 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
Development and implementation of the Aged Care Transition to Practice Program.17 Feb 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Twin Falls Kakadu National Park9 Feb 21N/ADirector of National ParksRFT
Replace SCADA/PLC system for the B12 Effluent Plant - Phase 212 Feb 2113 Jan 21, ANSTO, Lucas Heights NSWAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
STATIC STEEL SPINNER TARGETS18 Feb 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT

Finance/Economics/Auditing

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Health

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Visa and Migration Medical Services19 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFT
Employee Assistance Services22 Feb 21N/ADefence - ISGRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of New Employment Services Model 2022NoticeN/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentNotice

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Public Interest Certificate – Management Advisory Services for the Australian GovernmentNoticeN/ADepartment of FinanceNotice
PACER Plus Implementation Package12 Feb 2128 Jan 21, OnlineDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
Change Management Specialist15 Feb 21N/AAustralian Taxation OfficeRFT
Pacific Partnerships for Social Protection (P4SP) program26 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI
LAOS AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE PHASE III (LAI III)8 Mar 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT

Marketing/Media/Comms

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Notice for Army Innovation Day 2021 - Energy and Environmental Resilience (including exhibition at AID21)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
ARMY ROBOTICS EXPOSITION 2021 (ARX 2021)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
BR-GHT MX3 Insertion DeviceExtended to 12 Feb 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
High Temperature Vacuum Furnace9 Feb 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
ATM 20/2039 Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometer9 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Management of spot form of net blotch in the low rainfall zones of Western Australia10 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Sclerotinia management for narrow-leaf lupin crops in Western Australian farming systems10 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
SA - Development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume11 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
VIC - Development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume11 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
NSW -Development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume11 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Procurement of a Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) Instrument for the Chemistry Section11 Feb 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Electromagnetic Energy Monitoring System19 Feb 21N/AAustralian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT
Request for Information (RFI) for exploration of electronic monitoring services21 Feb 21N/AAustralian Fisheries Management AuthorityRFI
NGTF - Human Biotechnologies 202123 Feb 2127 Jan 21, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
Digital Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)26 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Standing Offer for Canvas Products12 Feb 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Supply of Small Operating Equipment for Catering and Events Panel15 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Parliamentary ServicesRFT
Procurement of Natural Gas to Defence Sites in South Australia (SA)16 Feb 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Provision of interpretation and translation services for the Administrative Appeals Tribunal17 Feb 21N/AAdministrative Appeals TribunalRFT
National Office Leased Accommodation – Canberra, ACT24 Mar 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentEOI

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
SEA1905 Ph 1 Tranche 1 - System Integrator and Mission Management System12 Mar 2120 Jan 21, TBCDefence - CASGEOI
SEA1905 Ph 1 Tranche 1 - Mission Packages26 Feb 2120 Jan 21, TBCDefence - CASGRFI

Multi-Use Lists

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Community Nursing Services Invitation30 Jun 21N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *