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This Week’s Highlight: Opportunities on Government Panels

Increasingly, government departments are using Standing Offer Panels to bring about efficiency in procurement and improve value for money. A standing offer is a contracting mechanism, usually referred to as a Deed, whereby a set of terms and conditions are agreed upon up front as well as a schedule of rates per item/task/service. There is no guarantee of order placement under a standing offer, and the deed can be signed with more than one service provider, ie a panel of providers. From a service provider’s perspective, the value of a Standing Offer will depend on the number of providers on the panel and how often the government department intends to use the agreement.

This week sees the release of five different Standing offers, four of which are seeking a panel of providers, thereby increasing the chance of bid success.

ISREW Security Services: The Department of Defence is seeking security services to projects within the Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare (ISREW) Branch. The service provider will be required to develop and deliver Commonwealth security procedures, protocols, practices and policies. This includes developing and delivering security risk assessments and training as well as security services related to commonwealth facilities. An Industry Briefing may be held on 12th September 19, but is yet to be confirmed. This RFT closes 8 Oct 19.

Navy Port Agency Services: Another opportunity from the Department of Defence, this approach to market seeks the provision of a range of logistic support services to Navy vessels. Services include:

a. management services, including ship liaison prior to, during and after the visit, meet and greet, delivery of mail and newspapers, emergency and general information, collection and delivery of naval stores and personnel, sport and recreational information and invoicing;

b. port services, including port entry clearances, pilotage, tugs, wharfage, anchorage, brows and fenders, cranes, power, water, waste, sewage removal and fuel;

c. general services, such as telephones, domestic repairs and laundry;

d. transport, such as personnel boats and hire vehicles;

e. force protection including containers, fencing, razor wire, vehicle barriers, signage, security guards, water borne barriers, patrol boats and lighting; and

f. supply of provisions, canteen and consumable items.

g. support to Logistic Support Elements

An Industry Briefing is being held on 20th September 19 at Defence Plaza, Sydney NSW, and this RFT closes 15th November 19.

Rotary wing aerial surveillance services: The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is seeking potential suppliers to carry out aerial surveillance services within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and potentially within broader Queensland. Suppliers will be primarily involved in conducting aerial surveillance work using its own aircraft and have its own aircraft pilots with an expected usage over the next 12 months of 60 days (390hrs) of aerial surveillance. Specific requirements have been specified for both the aircraft and the pilot and it is to be noted that no subcontracting of any part of this Standing Offer Arrangement is permitted. This RFT closes 4th Oct 19.

Process Server: The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is looking to establish a Standing Offer panel of providers who have the necessary skills and capacity to act as process servers on an “as needed” basis. The services include regular document pick up from ASIC offices (plus others from time to time) and the ‘serving’ of documents to specified parties. The services are required nationally and tenderers are to specify the states and territories that they are offering to provide the Services. Suppliers will be required to provide accurate sworn affidavits of service in the form agreed by ASIC, and may be required to give evidence in court in respect of any affidavits or statements they have served or attempted to serve. The closing date for this RFT is 30 Sept 19.

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
Emergency Generator at Irwin Barracks WA25 Sep 1911 Sep 19, Irwin Barracks Perth WADefence - DSRGRFT
Construction Contract - Poppy’s Cafe Carpark Extension Project25 Sep 194 Sep 19, Australian War MemorialAustralian War MemorialRFT
Power Distrbution Upgrade DSS4327 Sep 193 Sep 19, Tidbinbilla ACTCSIRORFT
Fencing works to the training area in Lancelin WA27 Sep 1913 Sep 19, Perth WADefence - DSRGRFT
Building Works at Greenbank Training Area, QLD27 Sep 1916 Sep 19, Greenbank QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
North Queensland Underground Storage Tank Works QLD27 Sep 1911 Sep 19, RAAF Base Townsville, QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Williamtown Accommodation Refurbishments, NSW30 Sep 1913 Sep 19, RAAF Williamtown NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Richmond and Orchard Hills Asbestos Remediation Works, NSW30 Sep 1916 Sep 19, Sydney NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Moorebank Building Works, NSW30 Sep 19N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Point Cook Road Works, VIC 30 Sep 1913 Sep 19, RAAF Point Cook VICDefence - DSRGRFT
Gallipoli Building Works QLD2 Oct 1917 Sep 19, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF East Sale Asbestos Removal Works, VIC2 Oct 1917 Sep 19, RAAF East Sale VICDefence - DSRGRFT
A9047 – Invitation to Register Interest – Head Contract (HC-1 2003) (Construct Only) – Singleton Mid-Term Refresh3 Oct 19N/ADefence - DSRGEOI
Building Works at the Military Training Area in Bindoon WA4 Oct 1916 Sep 19, Bindoon Training Area WADefence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Richmond Corrosion Control Facility, NSW7 Oct 1923 Sep 19, RAAF Richmond NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Electrical Infrastructure (Building Demolition) at RAAF Base Wagga Forest Hill NSW8 Oct 1917 Sep 19, RAAF Base Wagga, Forest Hill NSWDefence - DSRGRFT
Facility Safety Works at HMAS Stirling WA10 Oct 1918 Sep 19 HMAS Stirling Garden Island WADefence - DSRGRFT
(MCC-1 2003) Explosive Ordnance (EO) Facilities Northern NSW Redevelopment15 Oct 19N/ADefence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
JNT9101 PH1 Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications System (EDHFCS) - Industry Update - Generic responsesNoticeN/ADefence - CASGNotice
Deployed ICT Sustainment NoticeN/ADefence - DSRGNotice
eSafety Women Technology Options24 Sep 19N/AAustralian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT
Approach to Market to establish a Standing Offer for Outsourcing Digitisation Services for Audiovisual Formats26 Sep 1928 Aug 19, Chester Hill NSWNational Archives of AustraliaRFT
Asset Management Platform27 Sep 19N/ABureau of MeteorologyRFT
Provision of PeopleSoft System Support, Maintenance and Enhancement Services30 Sep 19N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
Provision of SAP System Support, Maintenance and Enhancement Services30 Sep 19N/ADepartment of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFT
Electromagnetic Battle Management18 Oct 19N/ADefence - CASGRFP
Digital Agenda Board Solution18 Oct 19N/ADepartment of HealthRFT

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Prime Vendor for Counter-CBRNENoticeN/ADefence-CASGNotice
JNT9101 EDHFCS - Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications SystemBriefingOne on One Sessions, 24 - 26 Sep 19, Canberra ACTDefence-CASGNotice
National ADF Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant SuppliesNoticeN/ADefence-DSRGNotice
Exercise Control (EXCON) Support Industry EventNotice28 Aug 19, Williamtown NSWDefence-CASGNotice
Defence Marine Support Services Program (DMSSP) Request for Tender (RFT)Extended to 3 Oct 1931 Jul 19, Sydney NSWDefence-CASGRFT
Procurement of Energy Market Consultancy Services to Defence24 Sep 19N/ADefence-DSRGRFT
Provision of Ballistic Shield System30 Sep 19N/ADefence-CASGRFQ
Supply of Aviation Insurance for the KA350 Aircraft4 Oct 19N/ADefence-CASGRFT
Rough Terrain Vehicle 27 Oct 19N/ADefence-CASGRFT
Provision of Laser Range Finder Binocular, Chest Harness and Spotting Scope8 Oct 19N/ADefence-CASGRFQ
ISREW Security Services SOP8 Oct 1912 Sep 19 (TBC)Defence-CASGRFT
LAND 129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System Replacement or Enhancement14 Oct 1919 Sep 19, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, ACTDefence-CASGEOI
Electromagnetic Battle Management18 Oct 19N/ADefence-CASGRFP
Standing Offer Navy Port Agency Services (SONPAS) 202015 Nov 1920 Sep 19, Defence Plaza, Sydney NSWDefence-DSRGRFT
Defence Innovation Hub - Call for Submissions31 Dec 19N/ADefence-DSRGNotice

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Procurement of Training Services for the Academic Phase of the Aviation Artificers Course for Army & Navy30 Sep 19N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
2019-4851 - SES Orientation1 Oct 19N/AAustralian Public Service CommissionRFT
Specialist Education and Training Services for E-Commerce Readiness 3 Oct 19N/ADepartment of Industry, Innovation and ScienceRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Canungra Training Area Roads and Fire Trail Works, QLD11 Oct 1918 Sep 19, Kokoda Barracks, Withern QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Provision of Engineering Support Services23 Oct 1922 Aug 19, Melbourne, VICDefence - DSRGRFT
Remediation Works of Firing Range at Dutson Training Area, VIC25 Oct 199 Oct 19, RAAF East Sale VICDefence - DSRGRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Procurement of Quality Assurance Services for Financial Statements Audits and Other Assurance Engagements2 Oct 1911 Sep 19, ANAO, Barton ACTAustralian National Audit OfficeRFT
Supply of Aviation Insurance for the KA350 Aircraft4 Oct 19N/ADefence-CASGRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Veterans’ Medical Evidence Gathering ServicesN/AN/AVeterans’ AffairsNotice

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Air Traffic Controller Recruitment and Training Review25 Sep 19N/AAirservices AustraliaRFQ


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Air Traffic Controller Recruitment and Training Review25 Sep 19N/AAirservices AustraliaRFQ
Procurement of Energy Market Consultancy Services to Defence27 Sep 19N/ADefence - DSRGRFT
Technical Adviser1 Oct 19N/ADepartment of Communications and the ArtsRFT


OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No Current Opportunities

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
SBAS Project Industry Briefing Session 2 and further Request for InformationNotice17 Sep 19, Canberra ACTGeoscience AustraliaNotice
North Queensland Underground Storage Tank Works QLD27 Sep 1911 Sep 19, RAAF Base Townsville, QLDDefence - DSRGRFT
Electromagnetic Energy (EME) Radiation Hazard Measurement Equipment27 Sep 19N/AAustralian Communications and Media AuthorityRFT
Provision of remediation cleaning services - National Environmental Remediation Program30 Sep 1911 Sep 19, AFP Office, Sydney NSWAustralian Federal PoliceRFT
Maximising the uptake of phosphorus by crops to optimise profit in central and southern NSW, Victoria and South Australia30 Sep 19N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Hands-on Precision Agriculture Training for Growers4 Oct 19N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Spatially and temporally evaluating the skill of seasonal forecasting systems to aid with on-farm decision making10 Oct 19N/AGrains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Pilot Scale Hydrogen Production and Separation Facility14 Oct 1923 Sep 19, CSIRO Pullenvale QLDCSIRORFP
Supply of Automatic Weather Stations Equipment18 Oct 1923 Sep 19, Docklands Melbourne, VICBureau of MetoerologyRFT

MIscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Operational Services26 Sep 19N/ANational Capital AuthorityRFT
Café Services WA and VIC26 Sep 1912 Sep 19, CSIRO, Kensington WACSIRORFT
Linen Services Panel27 Sep 19N/ADepartment of Parliamentary ServicesRFT
Event Management Services for the Australian Training Awards (ATAs)27 Sep 19N/ADepartment of Jobs and Small BusinessRFT
2 Burner Gas Stove30 Sep 19N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
Exhibition Freight for Spy: Espionage in Australia national tour30 Sep 19N/ANational Archives of AustraliaRFT
Process Server Panel 201930 Sep 19N/AAustralian Securities and Investments CommissionRFT
Standing Offer for Provision of Combat Shooting Decals30 Sep 19N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Provision of Laser Range Finder Binocular, Chest Harness and Spotting Scope8 Oct 19N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
Host new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) ground station sites13 Oct 19N/AGeoscience AustraliaEOI
Floor Covering Services14 Oct 1918 Sep 19, Parliament House ACTDepartment of Parliamentary ServicesRFT
Leasing of Production Printing Equipment 202021 Oct 1916 Sep 19, RAAF Williams, Laverton VICDefence - DSRGRFT
Post, Fence, metal31 Oct 19N/ADefence - CASGRFQ
Table, Folding Legs31 Oct 19N/ADefence - CASGRFQ

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
To establish a Deed of Standing Offer Arrangement for the provision of rotary wing aerial surveillance services4 Oct 19N/AGreat Barrier Reef Marine Park AuthorityRFT

Multi-Use Lists

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Supply of Medical Grade Footwear to eligible persons30 Jun 20N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Invitation to provide Day Procedure Centre Services to the Veteran Community30 Jun 20N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Private Hospital Services30 Jun 20N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Department of Veterans’ Affairs Community Nursing Services Invitation30 Jun 21N/AVeterans’ AffairsMUL
Digital Marketplace Panel23 Feb 22N/ADigital Transformation AgencyMUL

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