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This Week's Highlight - ABS Gears Up for Census 2021

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s national statistical agency, providing official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters. One of its most notable activities is the five yearly Census, which saw the introduction of an online option in 2016. With the next census just under three years away, the ABS is approaching the market with two opportunities – a Census Digital Service Provider and the provision of Temporary Workforce Sourcing Services.

2021 Census Digital Service: The ABS is seeking submissions for the development, hosting and support of the 2021 Census Digital Service which is to include:

– A responsive web application designed for mobile and desktop PC use

– An online form designed to be accessible, secure and scalable

– User services including “Contact Us”, “Request a Paper Form” and other services

– The primary Census web site for participants in the Census

– Outbound communications to users through email and SMS

– A secure, efficient and scalable cloud hosting solution.

This contract will be for an intial period of three years and four months with potential to extend for a further two years. An industry briefing was held on the 26 Sep, however an additional briefing is being held on 4 October in Canberra. Note that detailed tendering documentation is being released subject to the provision of a Deed of Confidentiality. The RFT closes 29 October 18.

2021 Census Temporary Workforce Sourcing Services: The ABS is seeking a provider to manage the attraction, referral, candidate management and assessment for an estimated 19,000 census resources in urban and regional catchment areas of Australia. This will also include the management of pre-employment screening and employment Contract Management for an estimated 30,000 Census resources across all parts of Australia as well as reporting and analytics on a range of candidate metrics and management information.

The Services are to be provided over the period February 2019 to December 2021 under a three year contract with potential for extension for a further two years. This RFT closes 8 November 18.

Both opportunuties will be evaluated against weighted evaluation criteria for approach, capability and capacity, so be sure to structure your tender submission accordingly. 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
USFPI Industry Day - After Action ReviewN/A12 Oct 18, Darwin NTDefence - DSRG
Civil Works at RAAF Base Amberley, QLDExtended to 24 Oct 1821 Sep 18, RAAF Amberley QLDDefence - DSRG
Asbestos Remediation at Orchard Hills, NSWExtended to 17 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRG
Access Ladder Replacements at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, NSWExtended to 17 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRG
Electrical Upgrade Works at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, NSWExtended to 17 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRG
Refurbishment & Maintenance Works at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, NSWExtended to 17 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRG
Singleton Building Refurbishment and Maintenance Works18 Oct 1827 Sep 18, Singleton NSWDefence - DSRG
EOI - 8 Gordon Street Elsternwick Victoria19 Oct 18N/AAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) Road Works, Townshend Island, QLD24 Oct 184 Oct 18, Shoalwater Bay QLDDefence - DSRG
The demolition and construction of a new compliant explosive ordinance (EO) storage compound at RAAF East Sale Base VIC.26 Oct 183 Oct 18, East Sale VICDefence - DSRG
Design & Construction of 10 Houses Hastings VIC26 Oct 18N/ADefence Housing Australia
Design & Construct at 93 The Woods Circuit Menai, NSW26 Oct 18N/ADefence Housing Australia
LED Lighting Upgrades to CSIRO Sites29 Oct 18N/ACSIRO
P0007 - National Airfields Maintenance – RAAF Bases Pearce, Gin Gin, East Sale and Oakey Army Aviation Centre31 Oct 1820 Sep 18, East Sale VICDefence - DSRG
Accommodation Works, HMAS Creswell, Jervis Bay Territory, ACT1 Nov 1811 Oct 18, Jervis Bay NSWDefence - DSRG
Project Management Services - Washington Project2 Nov 18N/AForeign Affairs and Trade

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
ICT and Cloud Managed ServicesNoticeN/ANational Health and Medical Research Council
JP2060 Phase 4 - Health Knowledge Management solutionN/A11 Oct 18, Canberra ACTDefence - CASG
Core Services and Networking Managed Services Agreement(s) Pre-release NoticeNotice - RFT release delay to Jul/Sep 18N/AEnvironment and Energy
In-space Components of an Australian Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)NoticeN/AGeoscience Australia
2021 Census Digital Service29 Oct 1826 Sep 18 & 4 Oct 18, Canberra ACTAustralian Bureau of Statistics
LND500PH1 - Field Push-To-Talk Training System9 Nov 18N/ADefence - CASG
The provision of a corporate federated search tool for its Information Discovery Application (IDA) project21 Dec 18N/AAustralian Federal Police


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
JP2060 Phase 4 - Health Knowledge Management solutionNotice11 Oct 18, Canberra ACTDefence-CASG
Maritime Classification and Certification Services Standing Offer PanelNoticeN/ADefence-CASG
Battlefield Aviation ProgramNoticeN/ADefence-CASG
Update on External Security Vetting Services (ESVS) Discussion PaperNoticeTBADefence-DSRG
Notice - Fleet Marine Services ContractNoticeN/ADefence-ISG
Notice of Request for Information for Integrated Land Target System (ILTS)NoticeN/ADefence-CASG
Australian Defence Satellite Communications System Industry BriefingNotice28 Sep 18, Canberra ACTDefence-DSRG
RFP for the Commercialisation of HMAS Cairns Defence Fuel Installation12 Oct 1817 Sep 18, Cairns QLDDefence-DSRG
RFI -Defence Marine Support Services Program15 Oct 18TBC: 4 Sep - Perth, 5 Sep - Adelaide, 7 Sep - Sydney, 11 Sep - Melbourne, 12 Sep - Cairns, 19 Sep - DarwinDefence-DSRG
RFI -Special Operation Helicopters2 Nov 18N/ADefence-CASG
Prime vendor for supply of Counter-CBRNE goods and services8 Nov 187 Sep 18, Melbourne VICDefence-CASG
LND500PH1 - Field Push-To-Talk Training System9 Nov 18N/ADefence-CASG
Pressure Hull Collapse Testing Project14 Dec 1823 Oct 18, Fishermans Bend VICDefence-DSRG
LAND 400 PHASE 3 - Mounted Close Combat Capability1 Mar 195 Sep 18, Adelaide SADefence-CASG
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for SubmissionsOngoingN/ADefence-DSRG


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
JP2060 Phase 4 - Health Knowledge Management solutionN/A11 Oct 18, Canberra ACTDefence - CASG
Services to Coordinate and Deliver Trials under the Aged Care System Navigator Measure23 Oct 18N/AHealth

Scientific/Environmental Research


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Learning & Development Panel18 Oct 18N/ACSIRO
Provision of support services through the national Australian Apprenticeship Support Network9 Nov 18N/AEducation and Training

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
2021 Census Temporary Workforce Sourcing Services8 Nov 18N/AAustralian Bureau of Statistics


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Pressure Hull Collapse Testing Project14 Dec 1823 Oct 18, Fishermans Bend VICDefence - DSRG

Transport (Air, Land, Sea)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Ski-equipped Fixed Wing Aviation Services in Antarctica23 Oct 18TBAEnvironment and Energy

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Notice – Competition and Consumer Law PanelNoticeN/AAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission
Notice – Industry Briefing Presentation for the Australian Government Legal Services PanelN/APreviously held - slides availableFinance
Access Ladder Replacements at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, NSWExtended to 17 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRG
Panel Arrangement for Transcription and Recording Services22 Oct 18N/AAustralian Securities and Investments Commission
Coin Blanks for the production of Australia’s coins23 Oct 1826 Sep 18, Canberra ACTRoyal Australian Mint
Cafe Services for CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL)23 Oct 189 Oct 18, East Geelong VIC - MandatoryCSIRO
Exhibition Booth Build and Management Servces23 Oct 18N/AAustralian Digital Health Agency
Electronic Security Maintenance Agreement23 Oct 1810 Oct 18, Canberra ACT - MandatoryEnvironment and Energy
National Plan Equipment Maint, Storage and Logistic Services30 Oct 18N/AAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
EOI - Head Office Relocation30 Oct 18N/ADefence Housing Australia

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