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This Week’s Highlight: Opportunities Abound

As expected, the last few weeks of December saw a flurry of RFTs, RFIs and EOIs released to market as departments sought to achieve yearly targets and goals. So as we start a new year, its worth taking a quick look over December’s Approaches to Market to make sure nothing has been missed amidst end of year distractions.

As we start the new year with a pandemic still in the air and continuous uncertainty, the one thing you can be sure of is government spend across a wide range of industries. This week we take a broad brush review of the big areas of government procurement and some of the planned activity in that area.

Building, Construction & Civil Works: Touted as the industry that’s going to bring the economy back, government activity has always been high in construction and infrastructure and will continue to do so. Commonwealth agencies such as Defence, Defence Housing Australia and various museums and galleries constantly issue work packages for tender across the country. Some will identify a program pf work planned across the year, such as the Defence Estate Works Program. Beyond federal government contracts, state based activity in infrastructure has also increased and many local councils have recently received funding for local construction projects. So there is plenty of work to go around!

ICT: This is another area of continuous activity that has not been impacted by the pandemic. The key Commonwealth agency to keep a look out for is the Digital Transformation Agency who establishes whole of government panels across a wide range of categories and is suited to both large and small business. Some of these panels have set timeframes and deadlines, others remain open all year round such as the Digital Marketplace.

Management Advisory: This kind of work takes many forms and ranges from Scoping and feasibility studies, development of regulatory frameworks, risk and safety assessments or various departmental reviews. Opportunities in this space can come from any department seeking either independent or specialist advice and are issued all year round. This week sees opportunities from Department of Foreign Affairs, Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Director of National Parks.

Scientific Research, Goods and Services: The key Commonwealth departments issuing work in this space is the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). While some Approaches to Market are issued at state levels from time to time, the majority is issued through Commonwealth Agencies as the nature of the work tends to have national impact. Goods called for a highly technical and research topics are quite varied. Other departments that frequently issue work in this space are Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, and the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Defence: Definitely where some of the high value contracts are placed – the Department of Defence. Putting aside the volume of construction work mentioned above, the Capability and Sustainment Group is the arm that issues the large military platform acquisition projects (ships, trucks, planes) as well as the sustainment contracts that are responsible for maintaining these platforms. While it may seem that this is work only for the Primes, plenty of opportunities also exist for SMEs both as direct tenderers or as part of a Prime’s supply chain.

If you are after further advice on this topic or any 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 BriefsDepartmentATM
ASMTI Project near Greenvale, North Queensland - Market Sounding of Early Works ContractorsNoticeTBCDefence - DSRGNotice
Defence Estate Policy Training WebinarsNotice24 Sep 20 and Every Thursday until 10 Dec 20, OnlineDefence - DSRGNotice
Notice - Estate Works Program Defence Industry UpdateNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Pre-release notice - Early Works PackagesNoticeN/AAustralian War MemorialNotice
Chiller Plant Cooling Capacity UpgradeExtended to 29 Jan 217 Jan 21, Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, VICAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Design and Construction of 10 Dwellings, Katherine NT20 Jan 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
A9035 Robertson Barracks Close Training Area – Stage 2 Contamination & waste removal package - RFT MWC (MW-2 2004) D&C28 Jan 21w/c 7 - 11 Dec 20, Robertson Barracks NTDefence - DSRGRFT
Managing Contractor for the Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices Melbourne Cabling Project28 Jan 2118 Dec 20, OnlineDepartment of FinanceRFT
BR-GHT Beamlines HVAC - Mechanical Services1 Feb 2114 Jan 21, ANSTO, Clayton VICAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
HMAS Stirling Emergency Control Centre Works, WA1 Feb 214 Dec 20, Perth WADefence - DSRGRFT
Puckapunyal Army Knowledge Group Works, VIC1 Feb 219 Dec 20, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Stirling ANZAC Training Centre Air-conditioning (HVAC) Replacement Works, WA1 Feb 2114 Dec 20, Perth WA Defence - DSRGRFT
SES 204L - Construction of Mechanical Fabrication Numerically Controlled (NC) Secure Area, SA1 Feb 2118 Jan 21, TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
Australian Defence College Weston Mess heating ventilation and air conditioning upgrade, ACT1 Feb 217 Dec 20, Australian Defence College ACTDefence - DSRGRFT
Weston Civil Works at Australian Defence College, ACT1 Feb 2118 Dec 20, Australian Defence College ACTDefence - DSRGRFT
Tully Training Area General Maintenance Works1 Feb 2115 Dec 20, Tully QLD Defence - DSRGRFT
Townsville Field Training Area Civil Works, QLD1 Feb 2116 Dec 20, Townsville QLD Defence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Townsville 5AVN Buildings 234 & 242 Works, QLD1 Feb 2121 Jan 21, RAAF Townsville QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Penguin Mosman, Building Works, NSW2 Feb 212 Dec 20, HMAS Penguin Mosman NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Holsworthy Information Technology Support Refurbishment, NSW2 Feb 2112 Jan 21, Holsworthy NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Gympie Depot Ablution Works, QLD2 Feb 2115 Jan 21, Gympie QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Oakey Iroquois Helicopter Shelter Works, QLD3 Feb 2112 Jan 21, Swartz Barracks, Oakey Army Aviation Centre QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Edinburgh Defence Precinct, DST and RAAF Edinburgh Security Infrastructure SA5 Feb 2115 Dec 20, Edinburgh SADefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Townsville Ordnance Loading Apron (OLA) and Building 250 Works, QLD8 Feb 2122 Jan 21, RAAF Townsville QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Angle Park - 14 Dwelling Construction8 Feb 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Design & Construction - 15 Dwellings - Warner QLD9 Feb 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Design and Construction of 10 x Dwellings - Ipswich QLD9 Feb 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Davis Aerodrome Project – Invitations for Expression of Interest9 Feb 2117 Dec 20, OnlineDepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentEOI
Wharf and barge ramp repairs15 Feb 2121 Jan 21, Cockatoo Island, Sydney NSWSydney Harbour Federation TrustRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Land 200 Phase 3 Battlefield Command System Update to Industry during MilCIS 2020NoticeOnlineDefence - CASGNotice
Industry Notice – Administration PlatformNoticeN/ACommonwealth Superannuation CorporationNotice
Electronic Australian Standards and Related Services Tender20 Jan 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Provision of System Integration Services for GovERP and its Consumers25 Jan 21N/ADepartment of FinanceEOI
NDIA Request for Information in relation to a Claims at Point of Support (C-POS) solution28 Jan 21N/AServices AustraliaRFI
Mobile Telecommunications Networks Data29 Jan 21N/ADefence - ISGRFT
Engagement Platform (CRM, Portal, IdAM, Correspondence)29 Jan 21N/ACommonwealth Superannuation CorporationRFT
Tranche 1 Initial and Foundational Capabilities for the Modernisation Program5 Feb 2126 Oct 20, OnlineAustralian Electoral CommissionRFT
Request for Expressions of Interest for the provision of highly secure private community cloud services8 Feb 21N/AOffice of National IntelligenceEOI
Information Technology Managed Service Provider (IT MSP)8 Feb 21N/AAustralia CouncilRFT
Digital Marketplace Panel23 Feb 23N/ADigital Transformation AgencyRFP

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
JP9102 Australian Defence Satellite Communication SystemNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
SEA1408 Phase 3 - Torpedo Self DefenceNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
SEA1350 Phase 3 - Maritime Underwater Tracking RangeNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Deployable Bulk Fuel DistributionNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Notice for Army Innovation Day 2021 - Energy and Environmental Resilience (including exhibition at AID21)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Joint Counter IED (JCIED) and Joint Counter EH (JCEH) Sub-Program Notice to IndustryNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Weight and Balance Calculation Tool21 Jan 21N/ADefence - CASGEOI
Multi-Spectral Rapid Obscuration Munition22 Jan 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Invitation to Register - RAN Autonomous Warrior Exercises29 Jan 2118 Dec 20, OnlineDefence - DSRGEOI
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus1 Feb 21N/ADefence - CASGRFI
DDG Repairable Item Services11 Feb 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT
SEA1905 Ph 1 Tranche 1 - System Integrator and Mission Management System26 Feb 2120 Jan 21, TBCDefence - CASGEOI
SEA1905 Ph 1 Tranche 1 - Mission Packages26 Feb 2120 Jan 21, TBCDefence - CASGRFI
Regional Maintenance Provider North East Contract12 Mar 219 Dec 20, OnlineDefence - CASGRFT
Tier 1A Body Armour System18 Jun 21N/ADefence - CASGRFQ

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Seasonal Worker Programme Community Connections 2021-202219 Jan 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRFT
National Disability Launch Transition Agency (NDIA) Participant Engagement Panel (PEP) Request for Tender (RFT)-SPC10663 Feb 21N/AServices AustraliaRFT

Education/Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of Services for the Delivery and Administration of the Migration Agents Capstone Assessment (Capstone)25 Jan 21N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFP
Australian Defence Force Legal Education Services (ADF-LES) Contract1 Feb 212 Dec 20, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Chiller Plant Cooling Capacity Upgrade29 Jan 217 Jan 21, Australian Synchrotron, Clayton, VICAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Provision of Schematic Design for National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (NRWMF)29 Jan 2118 Dec 20, OnlineAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Replace SCADA/PLC system for the B12 Effluent Plant - Phase 229 Jan 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT

Finance/Economics/Auditing

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Audit Services Tranche 9Extended to 25 Jan 21N/AAustralian National Audit OfficeRFT
Audit Services (Quality of care and services)22 Jan 21N/AAged Care Quality and Safety CommissionRFI
Consultancy Services to Develop a Regulatory Risk Framework8 Feb 21N/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT

Health

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Psychological Assessment Services and Related Services21 Jan 21N/AAustralian Federal PoliceRFT
Disability Medical Assessment Services28 Jan 211 Dec 20, TeleconferenceServices AustraliaRFT
CONTRACTED MEDICAL SUPPORT TO FIELD TRAINING29 Jan 214 Dec 20, Victoria Barracks, Sydney
and Online
Defence - DSRGRFT
Marine Medical Services for Research Voyages1 Feb 21N/ACSIRORFT
Request for Tender for the provision of Administrative Services for the National Epidermolysis Bullosa Dressing Scheme2 Feb 21N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Provision of Employee Assistance Program Services8 Feb 21N/AAustralian Taxation OfficeRFT
Visa and Migration Medical Services19 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of New Employment Services Model 2022NoticeN/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentNotice
Request for Tender for Pre-Employment Screening Services.5 Feb 21N/AAustralian Electoral CommissionRFT

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Public Interest Certificate – Management Advisory Services for the Australian GovernmentNoticeN/ADepartment of FinanceNotice
Economics study into an Australian continuous launch small satellite program for Earth observation22 Jan 21N/AGeoscience AustraliaRFT
Labour Market and Skills Data Discovery1 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRFI
Scoping Study Kakadu World Heritage Visitor Centre1 Feb 21N/ADirector of National ParksRFT
Expert mentoring and advice services for the mentorship element under the Boosting Female Founders Initiative 2020–211 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
Consultancy Services to Develop a Regulatory Risk Framework8 Feb 21N/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT
PACER Plus Implementation Package12 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT

Marketing/Media/Comms

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Lee Point (Stage 1 MHN) NT - Sales and Marketing Manager22 Jan 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Creative Services Agency – Lee Point – Stage 127 Jan 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Notice for Army Innovation Day 2021 - Energy and Environmental Resilience (including exhibition at AID21)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
BR-GHT MX3 Insertion DeviceExtended to 12 Feb 21N/AAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
Sorghum National Variety Trials 2021-202421 Jan 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Weight and Balance Calculation Tool21 Jan 21N/ADefence - CASGEOI
Economics study into an Australian continuous launch small satellite program for Earth observation22 Jan 21N/AGeoscience AustraliaRFT
Epidemiology of Septoria Tritici Blotch in the low/medium rainfall zones of the Southern region to inform IDM strategies28 Jan 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Managing soils post-amelioration in the Upper South East, Coorong and Fleurieu Peninsula subregion of SA28 Jan 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry LC-QQQ29 Jan 21N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
Infrared Heating and Control System4 Feb 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Farming systems and agronomic changes for integration of long coleoptile wheat in the Western Region5 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Phosphorous response curves for pulses in the Western Region5 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
High Temperature Vacuum Furnace9 Feb 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Management of spot form of net blotch in the low rainfall zones of Western Australia10 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Sclerotinia management for narrow-leaf lupin crops in Western Australian farming systems10 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
SA - Development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume11 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
VIC - Development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume11 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
NSW -Development and extension to close the economic yield gap and maximise farming systems benefits from grain legume11 Feb 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Electromagnetic Energy Monitoring System19 Feb 21N/AAustralian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Electronic Australian Standards and Related Services Tender20 Jan 21N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
GroundCover suite - editorial content and hardcopy publications21 Jan 21N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Provision of Waste Management Services22 Jan 2114 Dec 20, OnlineAirservices AustraliaRFP
Lee Point (Stage 1 MHN) NT - Sales and Marketing Manager22 Jan 21N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
National Office Leased Accommodation – Canberra, ACT27 Jan 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentEOI
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus1 Feb 21N/ADefence - CASGRFI
Managed Uniform Service1 Feb 21N/AServices AustraliaRFT
Storage solutions for the Australian War Memorial’s Treloar C warehouse5 Feb 21N/AAustralian War MemorialRFT
Provision of Maintenance and Repair of Navigational Aids and Moorings5 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Home AffairsRFT
Rotary Wing Maritime Response and Logistics Support Services5 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Home AffairsEOI
Standing Offer for Canvas Products12 Feb 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT
National Office Leased Accommodation – Canberra, ACT24 Mar 21N/ADepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentEOI

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Rotary Wing Maritime Response and Logistics Support Services5 Feb 21N/ADepartment of Home AffairsEOI
SEA1905 Ph 1 Tranche 1 - System Integrator and Mission Management System26 Feb 2120 Jan 21, TBCDefence - CASGEOI
SEA1905 Ph 1 Tranche 1 - Mission Packages26 Feb 2120 Jan 21, TBCDefence - CASGRFI

Multi-Use Lists

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Community Nursing Services Invitation30 Jun 21N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
Invitation to provide Day Procedure Centre Services to the Veteran Community30 Jun 22N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
Private Hospital Services30 Jun 22N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
Supply of Medical Grade Footwear to eligible persons30 Jun 22N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
Digital Marketplace Panel23 Feb 23N/ADigital Transformation AgencyMUL

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