This Week in Government Tenders

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This Week's Highlight - Antarctic Opportunities

This week sees a number of Requests for Tender (RFTs) issued by the Department of Environment and Energy for Antarctic projects to be managed under the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). The AAD, based in Hobart, Tasmania is responsible for Australia’s presence and activities in the Australian Antarctic Territory and the Southern Ocean, where it runs a program that focuses on conducting science of critical national importance and global significance. This includes maintaining three year-round research stations, Casey, Davis and Mawson and one on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. In addition the AAD is responsible for Australia’s new icebreaker (RSV Nuyina), due to arrive in Hobart in 2020.

The first of the RFTs is related to RSV Nuyina and is seeking the development of Science Modules. The service provider will be required to design and construct six scientific research offshore services modules that will integrate with the RSV Nuyina providing scientific research capability. Delivery of the modules must be completed by 1 September 2020 and tenders close 26 Aug 19.

The AAD is also actively engaged in the remediation of several land based fuel spills at Australia’s Antarctic and sub-Antarctic research stations and is seeking to engage an appropriately qualified Service Provider to provide External Laboratory Services for the analysis of environmental samples in support of this Remediation Program. Expertise will be required in the areas of physical and chemical analysis of biosecurity classified soil and water samples with hydrocarbon contamination. The tender closes on the 16 Sep 19, however it is important to note that Tenderers are required to provide written notice by 19 August expressing intent to submit a bid for the tender in order to receive biosecurity permits.

An additional two RFTs have been issued by the AAD seeking Snow Groomers to construct and maintain the snow pavement, due 26 Aug 19 and Rigid Oversnow Sleds which will form part of a new traverse capability, due 2 Sep 19.

All RFTs have very specialised requirements suited to the unique environment conditions they are related to, so it is important that tenderer’s demonstrate an understanding of these requirements and their experience in these conditions.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 BriefsDepartmentATM
EST02019 Explosive Ordnance Facilities Northern NSWN/AN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
R8129 – Cocos (Keeling) Islands Runway Upgrade and Refurbishment – Request for Tender - Integrated Managing ContractExtended to 3 Sep 19N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Campbell Barracks Oil/Waste System Works, WA20 Aug 196 Aug 19, Perth, WADefence - DSRGRFT
Port Wakefield Proof Range Building Refurbishment, SA21 Aug 1931 Jul 19, Port Wakefield, SADefence - DSRGRFT
New South Wales Wide Decontamination Works NSW23 Aug 199 Aug 19, Richmond, NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Kuttabul & Garden Island Defence Precinct Building Works NSW23 Aug 198 Aug 19, Garden Island, NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Gallipoli Shelter Building Works QLD27 Aug 1916 Aug 19, Enoggera, QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Townsville Substation Works, QLD27 Aug 1912 Aug 19, Townsville, QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Environmental works at Simpson Barracks, RAAF Williams Laverton and HMAS Cerberus VIC28 Aug 199 Aug 19, Watsonia VICDefence - DSRGRFT
Scrivener Dam Physical Model28 Aug 19N/ANational Capital AuthorityRFT
Building and parade ground maintenance works at Sunshine Depot Building VIC.30 Aug 1914 Aug 19, Sunshine VICDefence - DSRGRFT
11763 - Fleet Base East - Garden Island Building Works - Project 2, NSW2 Sep 1912 Aug 19, Garden Island, NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
C8951 DEF101 Data Centre5 Sep 19N/ADefence - DSRGEOI
Kitchen Hood Replacement at HMAS Stirling WA6 Sep 197 Aug 19, Garden Island WADefence - DSRGRFT
Project 224 - Lombrum Infrastructure Project9 Sep 191 Aug 19, Port Moresby, PNGDefence - DSRGRFT
Civil Works - Stage 1 & Detention Basin - The Parks - Angle Park - South Australia10 Sep 19N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT
Gallipoli Hospital Building Works, QLD12 Sep 1923 Aug 19, Enoggera, QLDDefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
JNT9101 PH1 Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications System (EDHFCS) - Industry Update - Generic responsesNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Provision of an Open Source Information Collection Solution29 Aug 19N/AAustralian Federal PoliceEOI
Consultancy and Technical Services for National Intelligence Community ’One Pass’30 Aug 199 Aug 19, Barton ACTOffice of National IntelligenceRFP
To establish Standing Offer for Multimedia and Printing services30 Aug 19N/AGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park AuthorityRFT
Electromagnetic Battle Management18 Oct 19N/ADefence - CASGRFP

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Prime Vendor for Counter-CBRNENoticeN/ADefence-CASGNotice
JNT9101 PH1 Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications System (EDHFCS) - Industry Update - Generic responsesNoticeN/ADefence-CASGNotice
Defence Marine Support Services Program (DMSSP) Request for Tender (RFT)Extended to 3 Oct 1931 Jul 19, Sydney NSWDefence-CASGRFT
Acquisition and Support of an Intermediate Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Target (IASWTT)26 Aug 19N/ADefence-CASGRFT
LND08120PH1 - Engineer Support PlatformsExtended to 27 Aug 1930 Apr 19, St Kilda VICDefence-CASGRFT
Army Research Scheme 2019 Submissions27 Aug 19N/ADefence-DSRGRFP
RFI - LAND4503 Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter Replacement - Request For Information30 Aug 1915 Jul 19, Canberra ACTDefence-CASGRFI
Rough Terrain Vehicle 27 Oct 19N/ADefence-CASGRFT
Electromagnetic Battle Management18 Oct 19N/ADefence-CASGRFP
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for Submissions31 Dec 19N/ADefence-DSRGNotice


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Veterans’ Medical Evidence Gathering ServicesN/AN/AVeterans’ AffairsNotice
Analysis of brain cancer platforms and technologies (the Analysis)26 Aug 19N/ACancer AustraliaRFT
Assessment management services for a trial of a residential aged care funding assessment tool2 Sep 199 Aug 19, Woden ACTHealthRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Wurrung Radar Assembly23 Aug 19N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFT
Bushfire Preparedness Planning3 Sep 1929 Jul 19, Canberra ACT and WebinarDefence - DSRGRFT
Natural Heritage3 Sep 1929 Jul 19, Canberra ACT and WebinarDefence - DSRGRFT
Pollution Prevention3 Sep 1929 Jul 19, Canberra ACT and WebinarDefence - DSRGRFT
Fire Engineering Services3 Sep 1929 Jul 19, Canberra ACT and WebinarDefence - DSRGRFT
Indigenous Heritage3 Sep 1929 Jul 19, Canberra ACT and WebinarDefence - DSRGRFT
Building Surveying Advisory Services3 Sep 1929 Jul 19, Canberra ACT and WebinarDefence - DSRGRFT
Environmental Management System (EMS)3 Sep 1929 Jul 19, Canberra ACT and WebinarDefence - DSRGRFT
Historic Heritage3 Sep 1929 Jul 19, Canberra ACT and WebinarDefence - DSRGRFT
Heritage Management Planning3 Sep 1929 Jul 19, Canberra ACT and WebinarDefence - DSRGRFT
Consultancy Services at Angle Park SA9 Sep 19N/ADefence Housing AustraliaRFT

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Assisted Passage22 Aug 19TBA, Canberra ACTHome AffairsRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Request for Tender for Comcover Member Services23 Aug 1924 Jul 19, Melbourne; 25 Jul 19, Canberra; 26 Jul 19, SydneyFinanceRFT
For the provison of Internal Audit Services29 Aug 191 Aug 19, Canberra ACTHuman ServicesRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Consultation Paper: Harvest Labour Services – Reforms to encourage Australian job seekers to take up seasonal work22 Aug 19N/AJobs and Small BusinessRFI

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Improving the adaptation & profitability of high value pulses (chickpea & lentil) across Australian agroecological zones21 Aug 19N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
RFT 19/755 Science Modules26 Aug 19N/AEnvironment and EnergyRFT
LMA Project A – Improved phenotyping for Late Maturity alpha-Amylase (LMA) susceptibility in wheatExtended to 12 Sep 19N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
LMA Project B – A novel high-throughput, low-cost test to determine cause of starch damage in wheat grainExtended to 12 Sep 19N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
ATM 19/307 External Laboratory Services16 Sep 19N/AEnvironment and EnergyRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Specialist Education and Training Services - US Export Controls (ITAR and EAR) training30 Aug 19N/AIndustry, Innovation and ScienceRFT

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Procurement of services for the removal of YM efficiency containersNoticeN/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityNotice
Provision of Cleaning ServicesExtended to 21 Aug 1929 Jul 19, Canberra ACT. CompulsoryNational Gallery of AustraliaRFT
Cardboard Polling Equipment and Associated Services26 Aug 1931 Jul 19, Canberra ACTAustralian Electoral CommissionRFT
ATM 19/883 Snow Groomers26 Aug 19N/AEnvironment and EnergyRFT
Commonwealth Place Chillers Replacement and BMCS Upgrade Project26 Aug 1916 Aug 19, Canberra ACTNational Capital AuthorityRFT
Ship Charter - Coral Sea AWS Maintenance and Upgrade program26 Aug 19N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFT
Provision of Civil Maintenance Services at Brisbane Metropolitan and Regional War Cemeteries in Queensland29 Aug 19N/AVeterans’ AffairsRFT
Canvas items30 Aug 19N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
Tarpaulins30 Aug 19N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
RFT 19/892 Rigid Oversnow Sleds2 Sep19N/AEnvironment and EnergyRFT
Provision of Print and Distribution Services6 Sep19N/AAustralian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT
Request for Tender for the supply of Logistical Services for the National Medical Stockpile13 Sep1916 Aug 19, Woden, Canberra, ACTHealthRFT
2 Burner Gas Stove30 Sep 19N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
Post, Fence, metal31 Oct 19N/ADefence - CASGRFQ

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