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This Week’s Highlight: Cloud Marketplace Released

The long awaited Request for Tender (RFT) to establish the new Cloud Marketplace Panel has hit the streets. Following a Request for Information last year where industry was given the opportunity to provide input on structure and categories, the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has this week released the RFT to establish a new panel for cloud computing solutions.

The panel is expected to be operational by late 2020, and replaces the current Cloud Services Panel, which is scheduled to expire in March 2021. The services will be offered as a whole-of-government cooperative procurement arrangement for Cloud Offerings to Australian government agencies– across two areas:

– Under Cloud Services, sellers can offer any ICT functionality as a cloud service. Sellers offering Cloud Services should note the new CMP will be guided by the International Standard ISO/IEC17788 on Cloud Computing (ISO17788) for describing and cataloguing Cloud Services.

– Under Cloud Consulting, sellers can offer to provide cloud computing-based professional services, described through a rate-card of subject matter experts. Sellers offering these services will describe their expertise in context of the Skills For the Information Age (SFIA) framework and responsibility levels.

Note that Approved sellers on the current Cloud Services Panel must respond to this RFT to be considered for the new arrangement. Also, tender responses are to be submitted on a new Digital Tendering Platform, so ensure you allow time to familiarise yourself with these new requirements. The initial contract term will be for three years, with options to extend up to 5 years. The RFT closes on 25 Jun 20.

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Building, Construction and Civil Works

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
ASMTI Project near Greenvale, North Queensland - Market Sounding of Early Works ContractorsNoticeTBCDefence - DSRGNotice
Davis Aerodrome Project - Notice No. 1NoticeTBCDepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentNotice
Lavarack Barracks 2 Royal Australian Regiment Area G Building Works, QLD9 Jun 2027 May 20, Webex/TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Cerberus Marine Engineering Demonstration Building, VIC9 Jun 2025 May 20 TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Townsville Living In Accommodation 300 Series Refurbishment, QLD10 Jun 2021 May 20, Webex/TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
Cairns Area Building Works, QLD10 Jun 2026 May 20, TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
Cairns Las Palmas Live in Accommodation (LIA) Works, QLD15 Jun 2012 Jun 20, TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Pearce Tanker Services Building and Grounds Maintenance Facility WA15 Jun 2029 May 20, teleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
Trades and Services Panel RFT15 Jun 20N/ADepartment of Parliamentary ServicesRFT
RAAF Point Cook Museum Refurbishment, VIC22 Jun 202 Jun 20, TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
Gallipoli Heritage Works, QLD23 Jun 209 Jun 20, TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
Robertson Barracks Family Centre Works, Darwin NT23 Jun 209 Jun 20, TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Records Management SolutionExtended to 16 Jun 20N/AAdministrative Appeals TribunalRFT
Records Management Solution9 Jun 20N/ATertiary Education Quality and Standards AgencyRFT
Records Management Solution25 Jun 20N/AAged Care Quality and Safety CommissionRFT
Establishment of the new Cloud Marketplace (CMP) sourcing arrangement25 Jun 203 Jun 20, Zoom MeetingDigital Transformation AgencyRFT
Mainframe Workload Modernisation / Optimisation Request for InformationExtended to 31 Jul 20N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFI

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Advance Notice for RFI Joint 8190 Deployable Bulk Fuel Distribution (DBFD).NoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Defence Innovation Hub - Call For SubmissionsNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Joint Project (JP) 9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communications SystemNoticeTBCDefence - CASGNotice
COVID-19 related information for Defence industryNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
SEA1442 Phase 5 - Maritime Tactical C3 Sub Program - Schedule and COVID-19 UpdateNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
LAND 907 Phase 2 Abrams M1A2 Immersive Tactical Trainer (ITT)NoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Tier 1A Body Armour SystemExtended to 19 Jun 20N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
Defence Fuels Transformation Program RAAF Edinburgh Risk Reduction, SAExtended to 15 June 2021 May 20, RAAF Base Edinburgh SADefence - DSRGRFT
Acquisition of a Radar Target Generator9 Jun 20N/ADefence - CASGEOI
Unit Hovercraft23 Jun 20N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
LAND2097 Phase 4 Special Operations Rotary WingExtended to 10 Jul 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Counter Improvised Threat Grand Challenge Phase 2: Integration29 Jun 20N/ADefence - DSRGRFP
LAND 8140 Tranche 1 Deployable Force Infrastructure30 Jun 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT
CTC-LIS Support Request for Proposal3 Jul 20N/ADefence - CASGRFP
RAN Magnetic Treatment Facility14 Aug 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Defence War College Academic AgreementNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Provision of Leadership Development ProgramExtended to 23 Jun 20N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Client Service Capability Skilling Programs9 Jun 20N/AAustralian Taxation OfficeRFT
Request for Tender in relation to the Foundation Skills for Your Future Program - 2020 Panel Refresh9 Jun 2021 May 20, WebinarDepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRFT
Pacific Maritime Training Services30 Jun 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Server Room Cooling System12 Jun 20N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Facilities Manual Review15 Jun 20N/ADirector of National ParksRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Financial Statement Audits 2021-2023 Tranche 48 Jun 20N/AAustralian National Audit OfficeRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
1800RESPECT phone and online counselling and information for people impacted by domestic, family and sexual violenceNotice20 Mar 20, TeleconferenceDepartment of Social ServicesNotice
Independent Assessment Panel Extended to 11 Jun 20N/AServices AustraliaRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
RFT for Employment Facilitator services for Tasmania, Southern Darling Range(WA) and the Upper Spencer Gulf(SA)14 Jun 2025 May 20, TeleconferenceDepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRFT

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Procurement of up to ten Defence Business Advisers12 Jun 20N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
Part review: Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 201116 Jun 20N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
Procurement of Services to Develop a Model: Stage 1, Aged Care Centre for Growth and Translational Research (CGTR)24 Jun 20N/ADepartment of HealthRFP


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Acquisition of a Radar Target Generator9 Jun 20N/ADefence - CASGEOI
Beamline Cooling Water Ring Main11 Jun 2028 May 20, ANSTO Clayton Campus VICAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heat Pump equipment maintenance and leak management19 Jun 20N/ADepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Supply of Air Temperature and Relative Humidity Measurement Devices2 Jul 20N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFT
Southern Positioning Augmentation NetworkExtended to 22 Jul 2031 Mar 20 OnlineGeoscience AustraliaRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Fire Systems & Equipment Maintenance at Kakadu National Park & Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park9 Jun 20N/ADirector of National ParksRFT
Office Accommodation Lease9 Jun 20N/AClean Energy RegulatorEOI
Server Room Cooling System12 Jun 20N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Trades and Services Panel RFT15 Jun 20N/ADepartment of Parliamentary ServicesRFT
Customs Brokerage Services16 Jun 20N/ACSIRORFT
Printing Sales and Distribution Services to facilitate use of the Agency’s Acute Care Classifications.19 Jun 20N/AIndependent Hospital Pricing AuthorityRFT

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Unit Hovercraft23 Jun 20N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
LAND2097 Phase 4 Special Operations Rotary Wing10 Jul 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT

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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