This Week in Government Tenders

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This Week's Highlight - AFP Seeks Voice Communications Solution

The Australian Government’s primary law enforcement agency, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) is seeking to upgrade an aging voice communication system with a reliable solution that will allow members of the force to communicate nationally. This week the AFP has released a Request for Tender calling for an experienced contractor to upgrade the existing radio network and introduce newer technologies allowing for system integration both now and into the future.

The integrated solution is to comprise of:

(a) a Push-to-Talk (PTT) capability over APCO P25 (P25) and commercial carrier networks (LTE); and

(b) associated and appropriate portable/mobile P25 and PTT over LTE devices to support this capability.

The proposed system needs to integrate with the AFP’s future-state radio network and enable interoperability with AFP partner jurisdictions. As with all Commonwealth procurements, the AFP will be seeking a value for money solution which in this case will include whole of life support costs (obsolecence, maintenance etc). The AFP has proposed a weighted evaluation criteria, with suitability of solution & services as the highest priority.

While the conditions allow for the AFP to contract with more than one company for the services, the preference is for one service provider. So it is recommended that only bidders that can provide the complete service attempt this tender or otherwise consider establishing a partnership/consortium for the bid.

The initial contract period is for four years with an option to extend further 4 years. An industry briefing was held on 25 May, however if you missed this, the details should be available on Austender shortly. Tenders are due on the 25 June 18 and the AFP intend to be in contract by August 18.

If you are after further advice on this topic or any other opportunity listed below, feel free to contact us. You can also subscribe to this newsletter for regular weekly updates.

Building & Construction

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
RMAF Butterworth DFI Maintenance Provider Re Tender15 Jun 1830 May 18, RMAF Butterworth,MalaysiaDefence - DSRG
RAAF Base Wagga Mechanical and Building Works15 Jun 1824 May 18, Wagga, NSWDefence - DSRG
Project 206 – Air Movements Facility, Port Moresby18 Jun 18N/ADefence - DSRG
HMAS Stirling Building Works18 Jun 18N/ADefence - DSRG
EOI - Design Services Consultant for J0138/JP9711-1 Facilities Upgrade for Australian Defence Simulation and Training Centre20 Jun 18N/ADefence - DSRG


ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Core Services and Networking Managed Services Agreement(s) Pre-release NoticeNotice - RFT release delay to Apr/Jun 18N/AEnvironment and Energy
In-space Components of an Australian Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)NoticeN/AGeoscience Australia
COTS Client Management SolutionNoticeN/AAgriculture and Water Resources
COTS Workload Management SolutionNoticeN/AAgriculture and Water Resources
Superannuation Management System Replacement15 Jun 18Previously held, details can be accessed at
E-Learning Management System15 Jun 18N/AAustralian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
Operational Voice Communications Solution25 Jun 1825 May 18, Barton ACTAustralian Federal Police



OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Logistics and Financial Assurance Programs18 Jun 18N/ADefence - DSRG

Scientific/Environmental Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Marine debris clean-up and prevention services in the Great Barrier Reef18 Jun 18N/AEnvironment and Energy
Environmental Monitoring for the Douglas Shoal Remediation Project27 Jun 188 Jun 18, Townsville QLDGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Queensland Upper Condamine Alluvium Groundwater Purchase (Round 6)31 Jul 18N/AAgriculture and Water Resources


Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Recruitment Services PanelExtended to 13 Jun 18N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Alternative Education Equivalency Scheme (AEES)21 Jun 18N/ADefence - DSRG


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
ASEAN-Australia Counter-Trafficking25 Jun 1821 May 18, BangkokForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program
Pacific Horticulture and Agriculture Market Access (PHAMA) Plus3 Jul 18N/AForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Pre-RFT industry briefing: Retender Management of Relocations Admin and Removals Services for ADF and Defence CiviliansNotice17 May 18, ACTDefence - DSRG
Provision of Building and Landlord Insurance Solution15 Jun 18Webinar to be held. Details to be provided via addendumDefence Housing Australia
Seismic Acquisition System15 Jun 18N/ACSIRO
Cloth, Flannel, Cotton, PlainExtended to 22 Jun 18N/ADefence - CASG

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