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This Week’s Highlight: Construction of Fire Fighting Infrastructure

As we approach summer, bushfire prevention activities become top of mind for many government agencies. This week we look at a Request for Tender (RFT) issued by the Australian National Botanical Gardens (ANBG) seeking the construction of Fire Fighting Infrastructure

The ANBG is a significant national attraction in Canberra and receives more than 520,000 visitors per year. The gardens also hosts a range of concerts, exhibitions and community-orientated programs, with several businesses operating onsite. The ANBG remains open to the public every day except Christmas Day. The scope of work of this RFT aims to extend the bushfire fire protection sprinkler system on the Northern and Southern side of the gardens, upgrade the electrical controls, power distribution, key pipeline and extend the system to the Northern and Southern boundaries of the site. This includes the following proposed upgrades: electric pumps; diesel pumps; key pipeline components; switchboard controls; and other miscellaneous items.

The successful supplier would be required to manage, co-ordinate and undertake the works including all necesary liaison with the ANBG Director reagrding impacts on site operations, and liaison with local authorities as required to enable the task.

A key aspect of this requirement is to articulate how the works will be managed to minimise any impact on public use of the gardens, inparticular maintaining public safety, noting that the ANBG will need to remain open to the public during the completion of the upgrade. A compulsory industry briefing was held on 12August 2022.

This RFT closes on 9 September with contractual agreement expected by 30 September 2022. The project should conclude in or about March 2023 with an option for the Director to extend for a further 6 Months if delays occur.

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Building, Construction and Civil Works

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Defence Capital Facilities Infrastructure Branch Upcoming Approaches to Market Notice May2022Notice3 June, Ainslie Football Club and OnlineDefence - DSRGNotice
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 Update 004 – NoticeNotice N/A  Defence - DSRGNotice
EST0019PH7B Facilities to Support LAND19 Phase 7B SRGBAD Project – Notice of potential upcoming procurementNotice TBC Defence - DSRGNotice
ANTARCTIC INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL PROGRAM - Industry NoticeNotice N/A Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and ForestryNotice
HMAS Cerberus Bridge Repairs, VICExtended to 1 Sep 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Cerberus Health Centre Refurbishment, VICExtended to 22 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Singleton Military Area (SMA) Rifleman Wing Minor Repairs and Maintenance, NSWExtended to 19 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Early Works Contractor17 Aug 2225 Jul, Online CSIRORFT
AIR70001B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Facility Project, RAAF Base Tindal – Invitation to Participate in Market Soun19 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGEOI
Lifting DevicesExtended to 24 Aug 2225 Jul, Online Australian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Townsville Field Training Area Road Refurbishment, QLD23 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Lavarack Barracks Water Supply Infrastructure, QLD23 Aug 22N/A  Defence - DSRGRFT
Oakleigh Administration Building Refurbishments, VIC26 Aug 22N/A  Defence - DSRGRFT
Briarcliffe Retaining Walls and Internal Refurbishment Upgrade, NSW30 Aug 2215 Aug, Knapsack Rd GlenbrookDefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Guided Weapons Explosive Ordnance Storage Program (GWEOSP) – Early Contractor Involvement Head Contract (ECI HC-1 2022)1 Sep 22TBC Defence - DSRGEOI
AIRP Expression of Interest5 Sep 22N/A Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and WaterEOI
Construction of ANBG Fire Fighting Infrastructure9 Sep 2212 Aug, Australian National Botanic Gardens.Director of National ParksRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Notice to Industry - SECRET Cloud ServicesNotice N/A Defence - DSRGNotice
Provision of IT Infrastructure ServicesExtended to 22 Aug 2226 Jul, InBlue Conference Centre Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the ArtsRFT
RFI for Device Lifecycle Management Service16 Aug 22N/A Services AustraliaRFI
Communications Services – Data Transformation and Electronic Monitoring Program26 Aug 22N/A Australian Fisheries Management AuthorityRFT
Loan Origination and Core Banking Software Solutions29 Aug 22N/A Export Finance AustraliaRFT
Critical Incident Communications System29 Aug 2211 Aug, Online Reserve Bank of AustraliaRFP
End User Experience31 Aug 2230 Jun, online Australian Taxation OfficeRFT
Electronic Document and Records Management Workflow System (EDRMS) for Knowledge Tree Replacemen5 Sep 22N/A Australian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisatioEOI
Airservices Digital Twin Request for Tender9 Sep 2212 Aug, details TBCAirservices AustraliaRFT
Data Centre Services19 Sep 22TBCDigital Transformation AgencyRFT

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Land Environment Working Group 2022Notice N/A Defence - DSRGNotice
Army Research Scheme 202225 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGEOI
Joint Technical Trades Training Services Contract (JTTTS)12 Sep 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Regional Maintenance Provider East16 Sep 22TBC Defence - CASGRFT
Future Clothing System RFT30 Sep 2227 July, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.Defence - CASGRFT
Integrated Land Target Systems Contractor4 Oct 22N/A Defence - CASGRFT
AIR05428PH3 - Air Mission Training System6 Jan 2321 Feb, TBC Defence - CASGEOI

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Defence Family and Member Helpline (DMFH)Notice TBC Defence - DSRGNotice
Counselling services for clients engaged with eSafaty6 Sep 22N/A Australian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT
The Provision of Early Childhood ServicesExtended to 8 Sep 225 Jul, Currawong Childcare Centre, Barton, ACT Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
The delivery of the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Auditor Competency Exam and the Financial Advisers Exam.5 Sep 22N/A Australian Securities and Investments CommissionRFT
Joint Technical Trades Training Services Contract (JTTTS)12 Sep 22N/ADefence - DSRGRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Scrivener Dam Dissipator Strengthening Project - Detailed Design and associated works1 Sep 229 Aug, Online National Capital AuthorityRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No opportunites at this time


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No opportunities at this time

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
MEKONG-AUSTRALIA PARTNERSHIP SHORT-TERM AWARDS: THAILAND19 Aug 22N/A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
RFP for the provision of PMO as a Service and Program Management as a Service26 Aug 2215 Jul, OnlineAirservices AustraliaRFP
Provision of Professional and Associated Services31 Aug 22N/A Australian National Audit OfficeRFT
Request for Information to support Tranche 2 of AEC Core Systems Replacement for Election Systems Modernisation31 Aug 22N/A Australian National Audit OfficeRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Professional Publishing Services for the Australian Army History Unit12 Sep 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Short range RPAS for ships sulphur analysis24 Aug 2218 Jun, Online Australian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT
Airborne Gravity Survey30 Aug 22N/A Geoscience AustraliaRFT
Trial of Long Range Capable Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems For Ship Sulphur Analysis31 Aug 22N/A Australian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFI
National Risk Management Initiative – Action Research Groups22 Sep 22N/A Grains Research and Development CorporationRFT
National Risk Management Initiative – Project Lead and Team22 Sep 22N/A Grains Research and Development CorporationRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Access Point Services - Ganmain, NSW19 Aug 22N/A Services AustraliaEOI
Defence Honours and Awards - Engraving & Dispatch Services29 Aug 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Supply of Destruction and Disposal Services9 Sep 22TBCDepartment of Home AffairsRFT
Department of Home Affairs: Overseas Service Delivery PartnersExtended to 29 Sep 22Available online from 15 July Department of Home AffairsRFT

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of Coach Transport Services17 Aug 22N/A australian Federal PoliceRFT
Replacement of Ancillary Vessel for Cocos (Keeling) Islands15 Sep 2211 Aug, Online Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the ArtsRFT

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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