Geoscience Australia (GA) manages and maintains a network of continuously operating Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) stations located in Australia, Antarctica and the Pacific. The data from these stations is used for a myriad of scientific and societal applciations that range from measuring the tectonic motion of the Australian plate to supporting intelligent transport. This week GA has issued a number of Requests For Tender (RFT) that seek to establish panels of suppliers to provide GA with equipment to fully re-build/refurbish approximately 200 GNSS sites over the next 4 years. GA is expecting to build sites progressively over the 4 year project period to a standard engineering design, keeping equipment and suppliers as consistent as possible over this period.
The panel opportunities released this week are for the following requirements:
– DC Power Distribution: This requirement seeks the supply of a 12V power distribution panel that enables both forward control (including remote resets) and remote monitoring. This RFT closes 3 Dec 18
– Industrial 12 V Router: This requirement seeks the supply of a 12V router that enables both forward control (including remote resets) and remote monitoring. This RFT closes 4 Dec 18.
– Ruggardised 12 V Industrial PC: This requirement seeks the supply of 12V ruggardised industrial PC (Linux) and closes 5 Dec 18
– Enclosures for GNSS Stations: This requirement seeks the supply of weather-proof 19” racks for telecommunications and related equipment. This RFT closes 13 Dec 18.
These RFTs have a relatively short turn around time, as such tenderers are advised to be succint and specific in outlining capacity, capability and value for money. The term of each panel is 4 years with an option to extend for a period of 24 months followed by another period of 12 months. In addition, GA expects to be able to rely on succesful panelists to support thier equipment for at least 7 years from installation.