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This Week’s Highlight: Facilities for Remotely Piloted Aircraft

RAAF Base Tindal is a major Defence Airbase with existing airfield infrastructure and support systems that require modification to support the introduction into services of remotely operated aircraft – MQ-4C Triton aircraft system (Triton). As such Defence have released a Request for Tender seeking a Head Contractor for AIR7000 Phase 1B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Facilities. The facilties will be integrated with existing services and support infrastructure arrangements to support the Triton and are to include construction of:

a. two maintenance hangars
b. a building for support and maintenance
c. a deployable mission control system to support operations
d. aircraft pavements
e. an aircraft wash and engine run-up area
f. a ground support equipment shelter
g. internal access roads, car parking, general pavements and landscaping
h. local building services plant
i. site wide engineering services (reticulated services including high and low voltage power distribution, ICT, water and sewer connections).

The general philosophy for the design of the proposed works is based on:

a. addressing functional requirements derived from the manufacturer (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
b. providing cost-effective, functional, low-maintenance, energy-efficient design options compatible with proposed functions and existing aesthetics
c. adopting conventional construction techniques and materials commonly used by the construction industry and consistent with those already used where possible
d. applying appropriate durability measures to reduce ongoing maintenance and achieve the proposed design life
e. maximising the use of existing infrastructure and facilities, including integrating into existing facilities at RAAF Base Edinburgh
f. working with site constraints, master planning relationship to other facilities, security requirements and approved Estate Base Plans for each location
g. providing flexible services and infrastructure to accommodate an appropriate level of growth.

The Project will be delivered at RAAF Base Tindal (Triton home base) located approximately 15 kilometres south-east of Katherine in the Northern Territory. The design for RAAF Base Tindal is forecast to be completed in late 2022. A Head Contractor is expected to be appointed to commence construction in early 2023 and be completed by late 2025. Budget estimate is $180 – 200 mill.This RFT closes on 29 November 2022.

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Building, Construction and Civil Works

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
ASMTI Project near Greenvale, North Queensland - Market Sounding of Early Works ContractorsNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Notice - Industry Update for the Base Services Transformation ProgramNotice N/A Defence - DSRGNotice
Defence Airfields - Notice - ECIHC RAAF Base TownsvilleNotice TBCDefence - DSRGNotice
EST0129PH3 Facilities to Support LAND 129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – Notice of upcoming procurementNotice N/A Defence - DSRGNotice
EST3025PH2 – Facilities to Support SOER Capability Project – Notice of Intent to Release ProcurementNotice N/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Notice - Estate Works Program Defence Industry UpdateNotice TBCDefence - DSRGNotice
Defence Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch - Planned Upcoming Contractor Approaches to Market Notice (Oct 22)Notice 25 Nov, Federal Golf Club, Canberra and OnlineDefence - DSRGNotice
Eden Wharf Works, NSWExtended to 9 Nov 22TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Townsville 295 Workshop Minor Refurbishment, QLD28 Oct 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Preventative Maintenance Services Request for Tender28 Oct 22N/ANtional Archives of AustraliaRFT
Cultana Training Area Underpass – Early Contractor Involvement Head ContractorExtended to 1 Nov 22TBCDefence - DSRGEOI
Aids to Navigation maintenance and Level 1 Emergency Towage CapabilityExtended to 28 Oct 22N/A Australian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT
Keswick Barracks Buildings Minor Restoration and Maintenance, SA31 Oct 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Maintenance Services Agreement (MSA) – Fire Services – The Landing31 Oct 2211 Oct, ‘The Landing’ 380 Samford Road Enoggera,Defence Housing AustraliaRFT
RAAF Williamtown Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) Accommodation Refurbishment, NSW1 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Albatross Health Centre Refurbishment, NSW1 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Kuttabul Dredging Works, NSW1 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Williamtown Sergeants Mess Refurbishment, NSW3 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Supply of Tower Painting Services at HMAS Creswell Jervis Bay Range Facility4 Nov 222 Nov, HMAS Creswell Jervis Bay Range FacilityDefence - CASGRFQ
EENCC2025 - Advice on the technical basis to increase the stringency of commercial building energy efficiency regulation9 Nov 22N/ADepartment of Industry, Science and ResourcesRFT
EST00351 - National Airfields Capital Works RAAF Base Darwin ECIHC10 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Builder Upgrade – Puckapunyal VIC8 Nov 22N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
HMAS Cerberus Engineering Facility Building Refurbishment, VIC7 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Tennis Court Upgrade at Australian Parliament House7 Nov 2221 Oct, OnsiteDepartment of Parliamentary ServicesRFT
RAAF Williamtown Officers Accommodation Refurbishment, NSW7 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Market Sounding for ESTA6500PH1 and ESTA6502PH1 facilities (MCC-1-2021)9 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGEOI
CSIRORFT2022022 Design and Installation of Car Park Solar PV at the Newcastle Site11 Nov 22N/ACSIRORFT
DSTG Edinburgh Data Centre External Services Upgrade, SA14 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Edinburgh Aircraft Structural Fitter (ASTFITT) Refurbishment, SA14 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Repair of Blowholes Boardwalk and Associated Structures at Christmas Island National Par14 Nov 22TBCDirector of National ParksRFT
Suakin Barracks Pymble Multi-User Depot Refurbishments, NSW14 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Campbell Barracks B0004 Refurbishment, WA14 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Structural Upgrades, Brisbane QLD x 1014 Nov 2231 Oct and 1 Nov, 10 various locations Defence Housing AustraliaRFT
RAAF Williamtown F35 Precinct Safety Modifications, NSW14 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Lone Pine Barracks Defence Special Operations Training and Education Centre (DSOTEC) Civil Works, NSW15 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Wagga Training Centre Refurbishment, NSW15 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Puckapunyal Living-In Accommodation Refurbishments, VIC15 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Townsville Field Training Area Road and Bridge Maintenance, QLD21 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
EST06163 (P0012) National Airfield Maintenance Works RAAF Base Townsville -Early Contractor Involvement Head Contract1 Dec 22TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
Canberra Office Accommodation Joint Approach to Market5 Dec 22N/ADepartment of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the ArtsRFP
Provision of Base Services to Defence sites across Australia16 Dec 2219 Oct, Online Defence - DSRGRFP

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Notice to Industry - SECRET Cloud ServicesNotice N/A Defence - DSRGNotice
Cloud Marketplace Refresh31 Oct 22N/ADigital Transformation AgencyRFT
ABC Unified Communication10 Nov 22TBCAustralian Broadcasting CorporationRFI
Provision of Portfolio Project Management (PPM) Software11 Nov 22N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationEOI
Access to IT advisory and research services17 Nov 22N/AAustralian Taxation OfficeRFT
Corporate Systems Power Platform Development18 Nov 22N/AAustralian Institute of Marine ScienceEOI
Deployment of SAGI research output mfxlm21 Nov 22N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Midrange and Data Centre Services (as a whole)25 Nov 2221 Sept, Online Agency:Australian Taxation OfficeRFT
Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Services25 Nov 2221 Sept, Online Agency:Australian Taxation OfficeRFT

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Joint Air Rescue Service (JARS) ContractNotice N/ADefence - CASGNotice
SEA1442 Ph5 Maritime Communications ModernisationNotice N/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Land C4 Combat Capability Review31 Oct 22TBCDefence - DSRGRFI
Provision of Electricity to Defence Sites in Tasmania31 Oct 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Supply of Audio Equipment for the Sustainment of the Hobart Class Guided Missile Destroyers (DDGs)8 Nov 22N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Provision of Commercial Vessels to the RAN17 Nov 2218 Oct, Holiday Inn at Potts PointDefence - DSRGRFT
AIR05428PH3 - Air Mission Training System6 Jan 2321 Feb, TBC Defence - CASGEOI
ADF Sea Boat Program20 Jan 2319 Sept, Sydney. 20 Sept, Hobart. 22 Sept, Perth Defence - CASGRFT

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Defence Family and Member Support (DMFS) Helpline & Services14 Nov 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Request for Tender for Disability Gateway Service25 Nov 2214 Oct, OnlineDepartment of Social ServicesRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No opportunities at this time

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Rolling Hull Survey Services9 Nov 22N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFT
Production Studio Space Design11 Nov 2219 Oct, Online Australian Broadcasting CorporationRFP
Request for information for AGV specifications11 Nov 22N/ARoyal Australian MintRFI


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Financial Statement Audit31 Oct 22N/AAustralian National Audit OfficeRFT
Domestic Debt Registry Services7 Nov 2219 Oct, Treasury Building Newlands Street PARKES AAustralian Office of Financial ManagementRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Consumer Medicine Information and Reporting for Medicine Events Phone Line Services28 Oct 22N/ADepartment of Health and Aged CareRFT
Influenza Vaccination Program & other Vaccination7 Nov 22N/AServices AustraliaRFT
Psychological Services25 Nov 22N/AAustralian Competition and Consumer CommissionRFT
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Community Nursing Services Invitation30 June, 24N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No opportunities at this time

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Phase 3 Commercial Management Advisory Services for the Australian GovernmentNotice N/A Department of FinanceNotice
Evaluation of the Christmas Island and Pulu Keeling National Park Management Plans31 Oct 22N/ADirector of National ParksRFQ
Australia Awards Climate Change Short Courses3 Nov 2218 Oct, OnlineDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI
Study to Scope the Relocation of the Geoscience Australia Alice Springs Satellite Ground Station Facility8 Nov 22N/AGeoscience AustraliaRFT
Strategic Partner to Future Operations Taskforce8 Nov 22N/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthoritRFT
RFEOI - Planning services to support the development of hospitality strategy including a new café8 Nov 22N/ANational Gallery of AustraliaEOI
Research Services: Basin Community Values15 Nov 22N/AMurray-Darling Basin AuthorityRFT
For the provision of Contracted Decision Maker (CDM) Child Support Services16 Nov 22N/AServices AustraliaRFT
To establish a Contract for Independent Assessment of Management Effectiveness - 2024 Outlook Report25 Nov 22N/AGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park AuthorityRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Trade Representation Services - South Korea7 Nov 2220 Oct, Tourism AustraliaRFT
Event Management Services for the National NAIDOC Week Awards Ceremony21 Nov 22N/ANational Indigenous Australians AgencyRFT

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Increasing intrinsic heat tolerance of wheat through improved genetics31 Oct 22N/A Grains Research and Development CorporatioRFT
ACRCP Website: Optimising genetic control of wheat rusts through improved access to knowledge7 Nov 22N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Gas Chromatograph with Tandem Mass Spectrometer (GC-MSMS) system7 Nov 22N/ADepartment of Industry, Science and ResourcesRFT
Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry Instrumentation7 Nov 22N/ADepartment of Industry, Science and ResourcesRFT
Supply of a 800 kVA AC 50 Hz Voltage Source14 Nov 22N/ADepartment of Industry, Science and ResourcesRFT
Achieving improved genetic gain for yield in chickpea, faba bean and lentil using genetic diversity29 Nov 22N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Identifying novel sources of resistance to Septoria tritici blotch in Australian and International wheat germplasm15 Dec 22N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Improving our knowledge of genetic mechanisms in host plant resistance and pathogen virulence of Septoria tritici Blotch15 Dec 22N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Minimising damage of invertebrate pests in canola through a better understanding of the impact of beneficial insects10 Jan 23N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Effective virus management in grain crops13 Jan 23N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Request for Expression of Interest1 Nov 22N/AServices AustraliaEOI
Public Carparking System7 Nov 22N/ADepartment of Parliamentary Services
Venue management and catering services11 Nov 2218 Oct, Old Parliament HouseOld Parliament HouseRFT
Request for information for AGV specifications11 Nov 22N/ARoyal Australian MintRFI
Retail Electricity Supply15 Nov 22N/AExport Finance AustraliaRFT
Domestic and International Removal and Storage Services15 Nov 22N/AAustralian Federal PoliceRFT
2D Container x-ray and Automated Threat Detection (ATD) technology for Sea Cargo15 Nov 22N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFI
Federal Government Department – Leasing Opportunity Brisbane SHIELD16 Nov 22N/AAustralian Federal PoliceRFT
Approach to Market for the provision of National Police Checking Services18 Nov 22N/ADepartment of Health and Aged CareRFT
Cleaning Services for the National Capital Authority25 Nov 223 Nov, Treasury Building, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT.National Capital AuthorityRFT

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No opportunities at this time

Multi-Use Lists

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Invitation to provide Day Procedure Centre Services to the Veteran Community30 Jun 24N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
Private Hospital Services30 Jun 24N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
Supply of Medical Grade Footwear to eligible persons30 Jun 24N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
Digital Marketplace Panel23 Feb 23N/ADigital Transformation AgencyMUL

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