This Week in Government Tenders

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This Week's Highlight -Government Contracts for Café Operators

This week sees two opportunities for cafe operators to secure government contracts in Canberra.

The first is a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Café Operator Services at the Treasury Building in Parkes ACT. The Treasury Café consists of both internal and external space and is accesible to the public. There is approximately 1,500 staff working within the Treasury Building and proposed hours of operation for the Café are 7:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday excluding public Holidays. The Café operator will be required to provide a variety of quality food and drink options for breakfast and lunch services. The initial term of the contract is five years with extension periods of three and a further two years. The contract is expected to commence January 2019. This opportunity also requires tenderers to propose an upgrade scope of work to the premises to enhance the look, feel and operation of the Café and space. The initial fitout works are expected to be undertaken at the commencement of the Licence, however any work will need to be conducted to minimise downtime for the Café. The Licensee is to propose the fitout work and factor in the costs within their financial model included in their tendered offer. While not mandatory, a site visit is offered, and considering the nature of the tender is highly recommended unless you are already familiar with the site. The site visit is being held on 17 September.

The second opportunity is of a larger scope and is for the provision of Full Cafeteria and Associated Services at the RG Casey Building, Barton ACT, and the potential provision of services at another site on London Circuit, Canberra City, ACT. Both sites are part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), with approximately 2500-2750 staff at Barton and 550-600 at the London Cct site. DFAT may host high profile functions at Barton, which can include attendance by Ministers, general public and can draw media attention. For this reason, the quality of food, beverages and services must be appropriate for these types of functions. There is no major refurbishment required at the Barton site, however cafe services are not currently provided at London Circuit and DFAT would like to take this opportunity to investigate the option. Both sites will operate Monday to Friday excluding ACT public holidays. The contract is expected to be awarded in November 2018. DFAT is holding an Industry Briefing and site inspection which in this case is mandatory to attend for participation in the RFT. The site inspection is being held on 20 September. This contract will have an initial term of 3 years, with an option to extend for a further term of 2 x 1 years.

Both opportunities will require the licensee to hold the relevant Food Licence or be able to obtain a Food Licence to operate in the ACT. Sustainable practices and the operators experience are key evaluation criteria.

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

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
USFPI Industry Day - After Action ReviewN/A12 Oct 18, Darwin NTDefence - DSRG
Landscape Contractor for the Public Open Space Amenities at RAAF Base Darwin, NT28 Sep 1812 Sep 18, Darwin NT - MandatoryDefence Housing Australia
Electrical and Mechanical Replacement at Lavarack Barracks, QLD2 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Townsville NTDefence - DSRG
Edinburgh Defence Precinct, DSTG-E New Equipment Assembly Area, Site Adjacent Building L204, Edinburgh Parks, SAExtended to 3 Oct 1824 Jul 18, Edinburgh SADefence - DSRG
National Portrait Gallery of Australia Stage 2 Building Works – Invitation To Register Interest4 Oct 1813 Sep 18, Canberra ACTFinance
Building 94 Refurbishment Works at Garden Island, NSW5 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Garden Island NSWDefence - DSRG
Swimming Pool Remediation Works at Williamtown RAAF Base, NSW8 Oct 1812 Sep 18, Williamtown NSWDefence - DSRG
Mildura Building Refurbishments8 Oct 1826 Sep 18, Mildura VICDefence - DSRG
Design and Construction of 48 dwellings at Wirraway Thornton NSW9 Oct 183 Sep 18, Newcastle NSW - CompulsoryDefence Housing Australia
Asbestos Remediation at Orchard Hills, NSW10 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRG
Access Ladder Replacements at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, NSW10 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRG
Electrical Upgrade Works at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, NSW10 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRG
Managing Contract for the Maintenance of Built Assets, Infrastructure and Other Services11 Oct 1820 Sep 18, Parkes ACTNational Capital Authority
11452 - VIC - Simpson Barracks Accommodation Building Refurbishment Works12 Oct 1820 Sep 18, Watsonia VICDefence - DSRG
ARFFS Brisbane West Fire Station Project15 Oct 1812 Sep 18, Brisbane QLDAirservices Australia
P0007 - National Airfields Maintenance – RAAF Bases Pearce, Gin Gin, East Sale and Oakey Army Aviation Centre31 Oct 1820 Sep 18, East Sale VICDefence - DSRG

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Core Services and Networking Managed Services Agreement(s) Pre-release NoticeNotice - RFT release delay to Jul/Sep 18N/AEnvironment and Energy
In-space Components of an Australian Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)NoticeN/AGeoscience Australia


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Battlefield Aviation ProgramNoticeN/ADefence-CASG
Update on External Security Vetting Services (ESVS) Discussion PaperNoticeTBADefence-DSRG
Defence Marine Support Services Program NoticeNoticeTBADefence-DSRG
Notice - Fleet Marine Services ContractNoticeN/ADefence-ISG
Notice of Request for Information for Integrated Land Target System (ILTS)NoticeN/ADefence-CASG
Australian Defence Satellite Communications System Industry BriefingNotice28 Sep 18, Canberra ACTDefence-DSRG
RFP for the Commercialisation of HMAS Cairns Defence Fuel Installation12 Oct 1817 Sep 18, Cairns QLDDefence-DSRG
RFI -Defence Marine Support Services Program15 Oct 18TBC: 4 Sep - Perth, 5 Sep - Adelaide, 7 Sep - Sydney, 11 Sep - Melbourne, 12 Sep - Cairns, 19 Sep - DarwinDefence-DSRG
Prime vendor for supply of Counter-CBRNE goods and services8 Nov 187 Sep 18, Melbourne VICDefence-CASG
LAND 400 PHASE 3 - Mounted Close Combat Capability1 Mar 195 Sep 18, Adelaide SADefence-CASG
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for SubmissionsOngoingN/ADefence-DSRG

Scientific/Environmental Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Supply and Installation of Ionosondes1 Oct 18N/ABureau of Meteorology
Murray-Darling Basin Water Infrastructure Program - Project Partners (Tender 3)2 Oct 18N/AAgriculture and Water Resources
Murray-Darling Basin Water Infrastructure Program 2018-2024 – Delivery Partners (Tender 3)2 Oct 18N/AAgriculture and Water Resources
Processing Equipment for Mammalian Cell Cultures5 Oct 18N/ACSIRO
Provision of Chemical Analytical Testing for The National Residue Survey7 Nov 18N/AAgriculture and Water Resources

Education & Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Energy Efficiency Guidance Documents19 Sep 18N/AIndustry, Innovation and Science
National Project Manager (NPM) services for Australia’s involvement in the Programme for International Student Assessment2 Oct 18N/AEducation and Training
Entrepreneurs’ Programme Learning Event series Workforce of the future2 Oct 18N/AIndustry, Innovation and Science

Transport (Air, Land, Sea)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Third-Party Logistics Services2 Oct 18N/AAustralian Institute of Marine Science
Air Services under the Australian Government’s Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme5 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Alice Springs NT, 20 Sep 18, Cairns QLDInfrastructure, Regional Development and Cities

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartment
Legal Services for the Australian GovernmentNotice4 Sep 18, Melbourne; 5 Sep 18, Sydney; 7 Sep 18, CanberraFinance
VetAffairs newspaper - printing, packaging and lodgement1 Oct 18N/AVeterans’ Affairs
Supply and Installation of Ionosondes1 Oct 18N/ABureau of Meteorology
Proposal for Café Operator Services2 Oct 1818 Sep 18, Canberra ACT - Site visitFinance
On water storage tank panel arrangement2 Oct 18N/AAustralian Maritime Safety Authority
Processing Equipment for Mammalian Cell Cultures5 Oct 18N/ACSIRO
RFQ - Envelope Transparent, Book Display and Folder Clipboard5 Oct 18N/ADefence - CASG
Access Ladder Replacements at Defence Establishment Orchard Hills, NSW10 Oct 1819 Sep 18, Orchard Hills NSWDefence - DSRG
Tender for Cafeteria and Associated Services10 Oct 1820 Sep 18, Barton ACT - MandatoryForeign Affairs and Trade
National Plan Equipment Maint, Storage and Logistic Services30 Oct 18N/AAustralian Maritime Safety Authority

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