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This Week’s Highlight: Seeking Industry Input on Drone Systems

Drone technology seems to be finding its way into a large number of industries providing innovative solutions to a variety of otherwise costly or high risk tasks. This week we look at two Requests for Information (RFI) from Airservices Australia seeking industry input on potential drone applications. Airservices Australia is Australia’s Air Navigation Service Provider, and is responsible for providing safe, efficient, secure and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry. With safetly as its priority, drones could offer solutions and alternatives to flight inspection services or the use of airspace.

Drone/UAV based Flight Inspection Services. To ensure the efficacy of core navigation systems and infrastructure, Airservices regularly conducts flight calibration inspections on our network of navigational aids using specially equipped aircraft. Through this RFI, Airservices is seeking to understand the current landscape of emerging technologies in the Flight inspection of navigational equipment. Airservices is seeking industry input to understand the capability, capacity and expected timeline of/for market participants to deliver an operationally viable Flight Inspection Services (FIS) Solution to meet Airservices requirements. This RFI closes on the 12 Oct 20. Please note that this Airservices RFI must be responded to via the Airservices Engage platform, and not Austender.

Integrated Drone Surveillance System. Airservices’ responsibilities also include ensuring safe, efficient and reliable use of Australian airspace. With ever increasing use of airspace, particularly low-level, new airspace technologies such as drones need to be safely integrated into Australia’s overall air traffic management ecosystem. Through this RFI, Airservices seeks to understand industry’s ability to provide a drone surveillance system that can be remotely managed and integrated with a number of different surveillance systems (active, passive or other), in order to provide comprehensive coverage across controlled aerodromes.This RFI closes on the 14 Oct 20. Please note that this Airservices RFI must be responded to via the Airservices Engage platform, and not Austender.

It is important to note that RFIs are not a guarantee of any future procurement and are not a prerequisite to participating in any related future procurement should there be one. RFIs are a government tool to seek industry expertise prior to determining and future procurement pathway. However the advantages to participating are:
– RFIs are not a judged entry, so responses can suit the time you have available and your expertise in the the subject at hand
– The information you provide may influence any related procurement activity, providing future advantage when the Approach To Market is released
– Your participation creates a branding/profiling opportunity as an industry expert to the relevant government agency
So if an RFI is released within your industry it is worth your while taking the time to respond. Airservices is also offering one on one industry meetings to discuss these RFIs.

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
Davis Aerodrome Project - Notice No. 1NoticeOnline DocumentDepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentNotice
Notice - Forward Look: Estate Works Program tender scheduleNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Notice of Intended Procurement (NOIP)NoticeN/AGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park AuthorityNotice
Bindoon Military Training Area Roads, WAExtended to 22 Sep 209 Sep 20, Bindoon Military Training Area, WADefence - DSRGRFT
Bandiana Fire Training Facility at Gaza Ridge Barracks, South Bandiana, VIC24 Sep 203 Sep 20, TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
For the Provision of Horticultural, Trade and Professional Services24 Sep 20N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsRFT
Landscape Maintenance Services25 Sep 208 Sep 20, Mosman, Sydney NSWSydney Harbour Federation TrustRFT
Cabarlah Building Works, QLD28 Sep 2014 Sep 20, Borneo Barracks, Cabarlah QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
NCIS-8A Building and Maritime Works, HMAS Cairns and adjacent sites, Queensland - Managing Contractor (MCC-1 2003)29 Sep 2025 Aug 20, TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
Puckapunyal Cantonment Area Road Works, VIC2 Oct 202 Sep 20, TeleconferenceDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Richmond Live In Accommodation Refurbishment, NSW2 Oct 2018 Sep 20, RAAF Richmond NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
C8964-EST02142 - Irwin Barracks Redevelopment/Leeuwin Barracks Consolidation Project, Western Australia7 Oct 208 Sep 20, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFT
Upgrade x 2 Houses, Duntroon8 Oct 2017 Sep 20, Duntroon ACTDefence Housing AustraliaRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Pre-release notice for a potential approach market for procurement of a Health API Gateway ServiceNoticeN/AAustralian Digital Health AgencyNotice
Request for Tender Automatic Dependant Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Expansion Project (revised August 2020)Extended to 6 Oct 20N/AAirservices AustraliaRFT
ICT Managed Support Services28 Sep 208 Sep 20, OnlineBureau of MeteorologyRFT
ICT2203 Mobility and Digitisation Project28 Sep 20N/ADefence - DSRGRFI
RFI - Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Flight Information Management System (FIMS) Prototype30 Sep 20N/AAirservices AustraliaRFI
Provision of ICT Services30 Sep 20

27 Aug 20, Geoscience Australia, Symonston ACT and
Online

Geoscience AustraliaRFT
Request for Proposal for Data Bunker Connectivity services2 Oct 20N/AReserve Bank of AustraliaRFP
Land Simulation Core 2.0 Tranche 1 - Open Approach to Market for the Common Simulation Software (CSS)5 Oct 20N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
RFI - Drone/UAV based Flight Inspection Services12 Oct 20N/AAirservices AustraliaRFI
RFI - Integrated Drone Surveillance System14 Oct 20N/AAirservices AustraliaRFI

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
COVID-19 related information for Defence industryNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
LAND 200 Phase 3 Battlefield Command System – Deferred Gate 1 ApprovalNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
SEA129PH5 Maritime Unmanned Aircraft SystemsNotice14 Aug 20, OnlineDefence - CASGNotice
LAND4503 Armed Reconnaisance Helicopter ReplacementNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
DFTP-FSC Notice to MarketNoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
JP9347 P1 - MTN-SP - Commonwealth Update on CE1 Request for TenderNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Tier 1A Body Armour SystemExtended to 18 Dec 20N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
RAN Magnetic Treatment FacilityExtended to 25 Sep 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT
SEA129PH5 Maritime Unmanned Aircraft System25 Sep 2014 Aug 20, OnlineDefence - CASGEOI
SpaceFest 202029 Sep 20N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
Naval Gunfire Support ContractExtended to 9 Oct 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Request for Tender for the Provision of National Security Services2 Oct 20N/AAirservices AustraliaRFT
Army Safety Watercraft and Trailer System2 Oct 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Space Surveillance Capability Element #112 Oct 204 Aug 20, WebinarDefence - CASGRFP
Hobart Class Air Warfare Destroyer (DDG) SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECT15 Oct 20Online VideoDefence - CASGRFT
Joint Electromagnetic Spectrum Survivability Electro Optical Threat Warning and Situational Awareness23 Oct 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Invitation to Register (Land 125-4) - Integrated Soldier Systems (ISS) Project20 Nov 20N/ADefence - CASGEOI

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Request for Tender for Disability Gateway ServiceExtended to 29 Sep 2018 Aug 20, Pre-Recorded VideoDepartment of Social ServicesRFT
Request for Expression of Interest National Centre for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse29 Sep 20N/ADepartment of Social ServicesEOI

Education/Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Provision of services for delivery of an academic support program to universities in the Pacific Region28 Sep 20N/AAustralian Centre for International Agricultural ResearchRFT
NCC Education Materials for VET - Instructional Designer28 Sep 20N/ADepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
Defence War College Academic Agreement6 Oct 2023 July 20, Online and Australian Defence College, Canberra ACTDefence - DSRGRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Finance/Economics/Auditing

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Consultancy Services – Internal Audit and Risk Management22 Sep 20N/AReserve Bank of AustraliaRFT

Health

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
1800RESPECT phone and online counselling and information for people impacted by domestic, family and sexual violenceNotice20 Mar 20, TeleconferenceDepartment of Social ServicesNotice
Evaluation of the 2020 influenza season and assessment of system readiness for the implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine28 Sep 20N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Pathology Services for the National Health Measures Study12 Oct 20N/AAustralian Bureau of StatisticsRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
NOTICE: Request for Proposal for the Defence Force Recruiting – Recruiting Services Contract 2022 (RS2022)NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
Interpreting and Translation Services30 Sep 20N/AServices AustraliaRFT
Request for Proposal for the Defence Force Recruiting – Recruiting Services Contract18 Dec 209 Sep 20, OnlineDefence - DSRGRFP

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Industry Notice – Management Advisory Services for the Australian GovernmentNoticeN/ADepartment of FinanceNotice
Industry Consultation Paper – Management Advisory Services for the Australian GovernmentNoticeN/ADepartment of FinanceNotice
Aus4Reform Advisory Services25 Sep 20N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
Evaluation of the 2020 influenza season and assessment of system readiness for the implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine28 Sep 20N/ADepartment of HealthRFT
Evaluation of the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program9 Oct 20N/ADepartment of HealthRFT

Marketing/Media/Comms

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Supply of external light replacements for Ultra Large Fire Vehicles (UFLV)22 Sep 20N/AAirservices AustraliaRFQ
ATM000045 - Caretakers Services on Low Isles25 Sep 20N/AGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park AuthorityRFT
SpaceFest 202029 Sep 20N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
Helium Gas Recovery Compressor30 Sep 209 Sep 20, Cryogenics Facility, Lindfield NSWDepartment of Industry, Science, Energy and ResourcesRFT
AGO GeoPanel14 Oct 208 Sep 20 and 10 Sep 20, WebinarDefence - ISGRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
For the Provision of Horticultural, Trade and Professional Services24 Sep 20N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsRFT
Landscape Maintenance Services25 Sep 208 Sep 20, Mosman, Sydney NSWSydney Harbour Federation TrustRFT
Request for Tender for the Provision of National Security Services2 Oct 20N/AAirservices AustraliaRFT
Synchrotron Guesthouse & General Office Cleaning Services6 Oct 2024 Sep 20, Synchrotron, Clayton VICAustralian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationRFT
RFI - Drone/UAV based Flight Inspection Services12 Oct 20N/AAirservices AustraliaRFI
RFI - Integrated Drone Surveillance System14 Oct 20N/AAirservices AustraliaRFI
Standing Offer for Canvas Products12 Feb 21N/ADefence - CASGRFT

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Truck Firefighting Airfield28 Sep 20N/ADefence - CASGRFI
Army Safety Watercraft and Trailer System2 Oct 20N/ADefence - CASGRFT

Multi-Use Lists

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Community Nursing Services Invitation30 Jun 21N/ADepartment of Veterans’ AffairsMUL
Digital Marketplace Panel23 Feb 22N/ADigital Transformation AgencyMUL
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

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