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This Week's Highlight - Security Vetting Services

If you’ve ever had to get a security clearance as part of you employement or contract, you would know that it can be quite a long process. Government departments acknowledge that there is frequently a backlog of security clearance applications and as a result many of these services are being outsourced. This week we look at two security vetting opportunities, one with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), the other for the Department of Defence.

Both departments are seeking to establish a panel of providers under a Deed of Standing Offer to assist with processing personnel security clearance applications and related vetting services for departmental staff and contractors. The scope of services is similar for both departments and includes initial security clearance processing for the following security clearance levels:

. Baseline

. Negative Vetting level 1

. Negative Vetting level 2; and

revalidation security clearance processing of existing clearances.

It is to be noted that clearance work will be required to be undertaken nationwide and at times overseas for DFAT. Both departments have clear guidelines regarding turn around times for clearance reviews and Defence has provided industry benchmarks as background information. Tenderers will be expected to have all the required security infrastructure, both in in terms of physical and information security, and this must be evidenced in policy and procedures.

DFAT – Security Vetting Services: RFT closes 28 Feb 19

Defence – Security Vetting Service: RFT closes 1 Mar 19. Note an industry briefing was held for this opportunity late Dec last year. Briefing notes are currently available on Austender.

Both opportunities are for an initial term of 3 years with options for extension.

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 and Civil Works

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
New Storage Shed & Water Test Facility Port Wakefield20 Feb 196 Feb 19, Port Wakefield SADefence - DSRG
Gymnasium Refurbishment – RAAF Amberley, Qld22 Feb 1915 Feb 19, Amberley QLDDefence - DSRG
EST03603 HMAS Penguin Mosman Building Works NSW22 Feb 1931 Jan 19, Mosman NSWDefence - DSRG
National Residential Maintenance Services Panel for Trade Group 2 Contractors25 Feb 19N/ADefence Housing Australia
HMAS Cerberus - Minor Infrastructure and Compliance Works25 Feb 1911 Feb 18, Crib Point, VICDefence - DSRG
Maintenance and Operation of the Waste Water Treatment Plant – Pullenvale26 Feb 197 Feb 19, Pullenvale QLDCSIRO
Design and Construct, Civil Works & Remediation Works to 6 Houses Williamstown (Fort Gellibrand) Victoria27 Feb 19N/ADefence Housing Australia
EST03765 HMAS Waterhen Waverton Building Works NSW1 Mar 1915 Feb 19, Waverton NSWDefence - DSRG
RAAF Williamtown Civil Works4 Mar 1915 Feb 19, Neutral Bay NSWDefence - DSRG
Request for tender for Removal of the Uluru Climb Infrastructure (Chain, Posts, Cairn and Marked Walking Track Lines)12 Mar 1912 Feb 19, Uluru-Kata Tjuta NTNational Parks

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Provision of video conferencing equipment, installation and support in regional and remote areasNoticeN/APrime Minister and Cabinet
Enterprise Network Modernisation Program (ENMP)NoticeN/AAirservices Australia
Secure Internet Gateway Services25 Feb 1930 Jan 19, via WebexAustralian Taxation Office
Infrastructure Maintenance and Support25 Feb 19N/AIndustry, Innovation and Science
Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing25 Feb 19N/AAustralian Signals Directorate
Telecommunications Panel Discussion Paper and Request for Information26 Feb 19N/ADigital Transformation Agency
Radios and Communication Equipment at Kakadu National Park28 Feb 19N/ANational Parks
Defence Intelligence Organisation Request for Information on ICT Capabilities1 Mar 19N/ADefence - ISG
RFI - Noise Information Management System/s and Services1 Mar 19N/AAirservices Australia
Request for Tender for Case Management and Customer Relationship Management Solution (Proof of Concept)12 Mar 19N/AAustralian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Project Land 8120 Engineer Support PlatformsNoticeN/ADefence-CASG
Project update : JNT9101 PH1 Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications System (EDHFCS)NoticeN/ADefence-CASG
JP9347 MTN SubprogramNoticeN/ADefence-CASG
Future Maritime Sustainment ModelNoticeN/ADefence-DSRG
The establishment of a Supply Panel for Law Enforcement Equipment and related services21 Feb 1929 Jan 19, Canberra ACTAustralian Federal Police
LND01508- Local Area Maritime Identification Beacon14 Mar 19N/ADefence - CASG
LAND 400 PHASE 3 - Mounted Close Combat Capability1 Mar 195 Sep 18, Adelaide SADefence-CASG
Provision of Unmanned Aerial System Detection Device8 Mar 19N/ADefence-CASG
Request for Information for Integrated Land Target System (Integrated LTS)8 Mar 19N/ADefence-CASG
Land 200 Phase 3 Request for Information12 Mar 19One on one meetings 18-22 Feb 19, Canberra ACT and 26 Feb - 3 Mar 19 Avalon, VICDefence-CASG
LAND 159/LAND 4108 ’Lethality Program’ Request for Proposal13 Mar 1931 Jan 19, Melbourne VICDefence-CASG
Australian Defence Satellite Communications System Request for Information18 Apr 1917 Jan 19, Canberra ACTDefence-DSRG
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for SubmissionsOngoingN/ADefence-DSRG


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Professional Psychological Support Services25 Feb 19N/ADefence - ISG


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Whole of Australian Government Travel and Procurement Payment SolutionNoticeN/AFinance

Transport (Air, Land, Sea)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Air Services the under the Australian Government’s Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme25 Feb 196 Feb 19, Broome WAInfrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Procurement of Helicopter Services28 Feb 19N/AGeoscience Australia


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
GRDC Farm Business Updates - Southern region27 Feb 19N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
GRDC Farm Business Updates - Western region27 Feb 19N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
GRDC Farm Business Updates - Northern region27 Feb 19N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
GRDC Research Update Series – Northern Region27 Feb 19N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
GRDC Research Update Series – Southern Region27 Feb 19N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
GRDC Research Update Series – Western Region27 Feb 19N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Surface and sub-surface runoff systems and their relevance to crop management decision-making in southern coastal areas28 Feb 19N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation
Pilot events: Whole of systems approach to weed management28 Feb 19N/AGrains Research and Development Corporation


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Request for Tender in relation to Business and Data Advisory Services25 Feb 19N/AJobs and Small Business
Program Integrity Support27 Feb 19N/AIndustry, Innovation and Science
Human Development Monitoring and Evaluation Services (Papua New Guinea)13 Mar 1913 Feb 19, Canberra ACTForeign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid Program


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
System Safety Courses14 Mar 19N/ADefence - DSRG

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Legal Services for the Australian Government: Questions and Answers from Industry ConsultationNoticeN/AFinance
Vegetation Management Services for the Indian Ocean Territories Power Services (IOTPS) on Christmas Island22 Feb 1930 Jan 19, Christmas IslandInfrastructure, Regional Development and Cities
Supply and Maintenance Services of Portable Extinguisher Systems28 Feb 19N/ADefence - CASG
Security Vetting Services28 Feb 19N/AForeign Affairs and Trade
External Security Vetting Services1 Mar 1917 Dec 18, Russell ACTDefence - DSRG

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