This Week in Government Tenders

This Week in Government Tenders
This Week in Government Tenders
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This Week in Government Tenders

This week’s highlights: Request For - Quote/Proposal/Tender?

Most opportunities listed on Austender will be the standard Request For Tender(RFT). That is an open competitive process in which a series of requested documents must be submitted including a proposed solution and detailed costing. An RFT will also contain a detailed set of contract conditions which cover items such as liability, intellectual property and warranties in greater detail. However at times either a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a Request for Quote (RFQ) will be sought. Unlike the RFT, an RFQ simply requires the submission of a cost against a known item/product and usually takes the form of a page of line items to quote against. For example, this week Department of Defence is seeking an RFQ on a specific type of Pallet, in this case they will provide the specification on the item as well as quantity and the respondent need only advise on cost and delivery time. RFQ’s are supported by a set of standard terms and conditions, which are fairly simple in nature, however departments do have the opportunity to add in ‘special conditions’ to provide additional coverage to suit a particular procurement. RFQs in most cases will simply be judged on cost and delivery time.

An RFP is slightly different again and is used when a department does not have a particular solution in mind and instead is seeking industry proposals. Unlike an RFT where funding for the procurement is approved, an RFP usually does not have a budget allocated as yet. It is through the RFP process that a department gains an estimate of possible budget required. Furthermore, an RFP can then lead onto a restricted RFT process, where only respondents to the RFP stage are asked to tender. Although there are no guarantees that the procurement will take place, an RFP provides greater opportunity for industry to shape the possible solution.

Before embarking on any bid, it’s important to take note which type of opportunity is on offer in order to plan the resourcing required for your bid.

If you are after specific advice on these or any other opportunity listed below, feel free to contact us

Closing Date19 May 17
Industry BriefN/A
DepartmentDefence - CASG
Closing Date12 May 17
Industry BriefN/A
DepartmentDefence - CASG


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Boiler System Upgrades5 May 1720 Apr 17 EncouragedParliamentary Services
Cooling Towers Upgrade5 May 17Conditions of participation to be requested via emailNational Gallery of Australia
EOI - Shoalwater Bay Training Area Redevelopment Project - Managing Contractor23 May 1721 Apr 17Defence - DSRG


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Therapeutic Goods Assessment & Advisory Services PanelNotice of RFT to be released May 17N/AHealth
Occupational Medicine & Physiotherapy Services4 May 17N/AAustralian Federal Police
Veterans Home Care Service Providers11 May 17Via video on YouTube released 3 Apr 17Veteran Affairs


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
API Catalogue for Whole of Government Single Entry Point (SEP)3 May 17N/AAustralian Taxation Office
Provision of Governance, Risk & Compliance Software Solution- EOI17 May 17N/AAustralian Electoral Commission
Media Asset Management Solution24 May 17N/AParliamentary Services

Defence Materiel

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Defence Support Services Panel Industry BriefIndustry Brief Postponed till further noticeN/ADefence-CASG
Sale of RAN AS350BA Squirrel Fleet & Associated Inventory19 May 1711 May 17Defence-CASG
4th party logistic services Defence commodity reform program29 May 1713 Feb 17Defence-CASG
Functional Baseline Analysis of the Soldier Combat System31 May 1710 May 17Defence-CASG
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for Submissions30 Jun 17N/ADefence-CASG

Business & Management Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Full Service Market Representation - France4 May 17N/ATourism Australia
Language Translation Services5 May 17N/ATourism Australia
Women’s Leadership Initiative19 May 1712 Apr 17Foreign Affairs & Trade - AusAid Program
Risk & Incident Management22 May 1712 Apr 17Reserve Bank of Australia
Commonwealth Scholarships Program for SA23 May 1712 Apr 17Education & Training
Volunteer Services for ANZAC Day 2018 Commemorations at Gallipoli26 May 17N/AVeteran Affairs

Specialist & Miscellaneous Services & Products

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Automatic Meteorological Balloon Launching Systems17 May 17 ExtendedN/ABureau of Meteorology
EOI - Public Art Artists for Liv Apartments Fremantle WA8 May 17N/ADefence Housing Australia
Gymnasium Equipment22 May 17N/ADefence -DSRG
Trademark Defence Insurance21 Jul 1710 May 17IP Australia

This newsletter captures all Commonwealth opportunities with a minimum of 3 weeks remaining before RFT closing date. If you would like this newsletter emailed directly to your inbox send us an email and just type “subscribe” in the subject heading. If you are interested in a particular subject area across all government opportunities, Engineering Business can tailor a newsletter specifically for you. Please send us an email with your specific requirements and we’ll be happy to help. Engineering Business can assist you with all your government tendering requirements, from complete drafting to review, contact us to discuss further.

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