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This Week’s Highlight: National Gallery Rooftop Solar Project

The use of renewable energy in government owned and operated infrstructure is increasing as we push towards greater sustainability as a nation. This has opened up many opportunities for companies in the solar energy space with PV installations being called for across many applications including specific requirements such as public pool heating and to satisfy broader whole building power consumption requirements. While the greatest activity is seen in the local government space, opportunities are also arising in Commonwealth tenders and this week we look at a Request for Tender (RFT) issued by the National Gallery of Australia seeking a supplier to provide Rooftop Solar – Design, Supply, and Install.

The National Gallery of Australia is the Commonwealth of Australia’s national cultural institution for the visual arts, located in Parkes, Canberra. The rooftop solar requirement is for the gallery’s Offsite Storage Facility (OSF) located in Hume.

The National Gallery developed a Strategic Energy Management Plan (SEMP) in 2016 with the primary objective of implementing energy management strategies and techniques that would minimise costs through the effective use of energy. As part of the SEMP renewable energy in the form of roof top solar, thermal solar and potentially battery technology was to be considered for both the main site at Parkes and the Hume OSF. This RFT relates to the implementation of the SEMP, specifically for the Hume OSF Facility.Specialist consultant advice has determined that only solar voltaic cells will provide the National Gallery a value for money outcome, however tenderers are invited to suggest alternatives if desired.

It is always important to note that alternative responses for any tender are only considered if accompanied by a fully compliant response, and alterantives must always be clear on advantages and cost implications. In this case options for consideration could include battery storage, or options in addition to photovoltaic cells (solar hot water, onsite battery storage). It is expected that the contract term will be from March 2022 – October 2022.

The National Gallery will conduct an industry briefing and site walk for Registered Tenderers on Wednesday 16 Feb, to clarify the National Gallery’s objectives and priorities for this RFT. Prospective Tenderers are strongly encouraged to attend. The Closing Time for this RFT is Wednesday, 9 March 2022.

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Building, Construction and Civil Works

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Defence Capital Facilities and Infrastructure Branch - Planned Upcoming Approaches to Market Notice (Jan 22)Notice N/A Defence - DSRGNotice
AIR555 AISREW Facilities Project – Forward Operating Base Townsville - Head Contract - Notice of Impending ProcurementNotice TBCDefence - DSRGNotice
Provision of Mechanical Maintenance ServicesExtended to 22 Feb 2216 Dec, Online Airservices AustraliaRFP
Special Operations Facilities Program - EST2097PH4 and EST1508PH1 - Request For Tender (DSC-1 2021)Extended to 16 Feb 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Edinburgh Airside Facility Refurbishment Works, SAExtended to 15 Feb 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) Sports Centre Refurbishment, ACT14 Feb 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Keswick Barracks Buildings Minor Restoration and Maintenance, SA14 Feb 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Williamtown Dental Centre Refurbishment, NSW15 Feb 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
REOI Provision of Construction21 Feb 22N/AAirservices AustraliaEOI
Puckapunyal Facilities Refurbishment, VIC22 Feb 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Marrangaroo Exploded Ordnance Store Minor Repairs and Maintenance, NSW22 Feb 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Bindoon Training Area Capability Works, WA22 Feb 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Marrangaroo Training Area Roads Refurbishment, NSW25 Feb 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
HMAS Albatross Building Works, NSW28 Feb 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
RAAF Point Cook Building A0161 Refurbishment, VIC28 Feb 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Construction Services - Quality Control Laboratory1 Mar 22N/A CSIRORFT
Shoalhaven Hazardous Works, NSW2 Mar 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Port Wakefield Electrical Works, SA4 Mar 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Lavarack Barracks Building Refurbishments, QLD7 Mar 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
Crane Hire & Support - Warruwi Met Station, South Goulburn Island NT8 Mar 22TBC Bureau of MeteorologyRFT
Rooftop Solar - Design, Supply, and Install9 Mar 2216 Feb, National Gallery of AustraliaNational Gallery of AustraliaRFT
EST7003PH1 and ESTA3503PH1 – Managing Contractor Contract – Request For Tender10 Mar 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT
EST02030 RAAF Base Curtin Redevelopment – Request for Tender – Managing Contractor Contract (MCC-1 2021)29 Mar 22N/A Defence - DSRGRFT

ICT & Communications

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Technology Services Support for Integrated Airspace Program14 Feb 22N/A Airservices AustraliaRFT
Solution Convert old Microsoft Office Flies15 Feb 22TBC Department of Foreign Affairs and TradeRFI
Board Management Software15 Feb 22TBCAustralian Securities and Investments CommissionRFT
AIS Service Manager10 Mar 22N/A Australian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFT
Provision of managed services for the Identity Matching Services11 Mar 221 Feb, OnlineDepartment of Home AffairsRFT

Defence & National Security

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Defence Innovation Hub - Call For SubmissionsNotice TBC Department of Defence - ISGNotice
HMAS Choules Capability Life Cycle Manager Request for TenderNotice N/ADefence - CASGTBC
JP 9380 Phase 1 - Assured Position, Navigation and Timing - Industry BriefingNotice 24 Feb, Crowne Plaza, Canberra Defence - CASGNotice
Destroyer Capability Life Cycle Manager ProcurementExtended to 18 Feb 22N/ADefence - CASGRFT
Navy Platforms and Systems Training Services ContractExtended to 22 Feb 2229 Nov, Navy Training Systems Centre Defence - DSRGRFT
HELICOPTER UNDERWATER ESCAPE TRAINING SUPPORT CONTRACTExtended to 10 Mar 22TBC Defence - DSRGRFT
Defence Administrative Assistance Program (DAAP) Services4 Mar 22TBCDefence - DSRGRFT
LAND 129 Phase 4B Small Unmanned Aerial System4 Mar 22N/A Defence - CASGRFT
Field Lubricating and Servicing Pallet (FLSP) Replacement8 Mar 22N/A Defence - CASGRFT
Defence Maintenance Contract - Invitation to Register18 Mar 2215 Feb, Online Defence - DSRGRFI
DEFENCE FUEL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM - DEFENCE FUEL NETWORK MANAGING CONTRACTOR CONTRACT - RFT30 Mar 2217 Feb, Online Defence - DSRGRFT
AIR05428PH3 - Air Mission Training System11 Apr 2221 Feb, TBC Defence - CASGEOI
DEFENCE FUEL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM - DEFENCE FUEL NETWORK MANAGING CONTRACTOR CONTRACT - RFT27 Apr 2217 Feb, Online Defence - DSRGRFT
LAND8710-1 LMV-M14 Jun 22TBCDefence - CASGRFT

Community Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No opportunities at this time

Education/Training

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
NOTICE - Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting Training Courses Invitation to Register (ITR)Notice N/A Defence - DSRGNotice
Navy Platforms and Systems Training Services ContractExtended to 22 Feb 2229 Nov, Navy Training Systems Centre Defence - DSRGRFT
Training Partner and facilities to develop a Biosecurity Training Centre (BTC)14 Feb 22N/A Department of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT

Engineering & Architecture

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
No opportunities at this time

Finance/Economics/Auditing

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Fair Entitlements Guarantee Verification Services Panel 202214 Feb 22TBCAttorney-General’s DepartmentRFT

Health

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Research, Review, Technical Writing, Training and Other Support Services PanelNoticeTBCDepartment of HealthNotice
Review existing Health Technology Processes as per Commonwealth and Medicines Australia Strategic AgreementNotice TBCDepartment of HealthNotice
Intention to release RFT for Procurement of Personal Protective Equipment for the National Medical StockpileNotice TBC Department of HealthNotice
Vaccine Logistics Services and Medical Supplies Panel15 Feb 222 Feb, WebexDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
Request for Tender for the Supply of Hearing Devices, Earmoulds and Related Services25 Feb 22TBCAustralian Hearing ServicesRFT
ATM 21/3175 Pharmaceutical and Medical25 Feb 22TBC Department of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Request for Tender for the Provision of Restorative Engagement Facilitator Services under a Panel Arrangement28 Feb 22N/A Office of the Commonwealth OmbudsmanRFT
Procurement of an Ion Chromatography Instrument: TGA 21-22/83341 Mar 22N/A Department of HealthRFT
Case Management Services for the DVA Wellbeing and Support Program (WASP)7 Mar 22N/A Department of Veterans’ AffairsRFT
Evaluation of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Australian Brain Cancer Mission7 Mar 22N/A Department of HealthRFT
Procurement of a Relocatable Closed-System Positive Pressure Isolator System for Sterility Testing of Therapeutic Goods7 Mar 22TBC Department of HealthRFT
Provision of COVID-19 Vaccination Administration by Residential Aged Care Providers11 Mar 22TBCDepartment of HealthRFT

Human Resources

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Advanced Notice – Request for Proposal for the Workforce Specialists Initiative 2022–28Notice TBCDepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentNotice
Request for Tender People Panel – Phase 1: Recruitment and Search Services for the Australian Government14 Feb 2213 Dec, Online

14 Dec, Australian National University

16 Dec, Online

Department of FinanceRFT

Management Advisory/Market Research

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Market advice and estimates of contemporary LNG contract prices18 Feb 22N/A Australian Competition and Consumer CommissionRFT
Market advice and estimates of contemporary LNG contract prices18 Feb 22N/A Australian Competition and Consumer CommissionRFT
Market advice and estimates of future LNG freight rates18 Feb 22N/A Australian Competition and Consumer CommissionRFT
Supply of Services for the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) Program28 Feb 22N/A Department of Home AffairsRFT
virtual Open Data Cube training and support for Australian business engagement in South East Asia4 Mar 2211 Feb, Online Geoscience AustraliaRFT
Investing in Women: Women in Inclusive Sustainable Economic Recovery (IWISER)7 Mar 22N/A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI

Marketing/Media/Comms

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Addressing Regional Disparities Program in Indonesia28 Feb 22N/A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramEOI
Provision of Audio Recording Services10 Mar 22TBC Department of Parliamentary ServicesRFT
India Agent Services11 Mar 22N/A 83110000 - Telecommunications media servicesRFP

Scientific/Environmental Research, Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Defence Innovation Hub - Call For SubmissionsNotice TBC Department of Defence - ISGNotice
Biodegradable mulches for increased water capture and storage in grain production systems17 Feb 22Grains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Predicting nitrogen cycling and losses in Australian cropping systems - augmenting measurements to enhance modelling.25 Feb 22N/A Grains Research and Development CorporationRFT
Fallow Management and the Economic Costs25 Feb 22TBC Fallow Management and the Economic CostsRFT
Provision of Hydrogen Generation Plants25 Feb 22N/A Bureau of MeteorologyRFT
Procurement of an Ion Chromatography Instrument: TGA 21-22/83341 Mar 22N/A Department of HealthRFT
Evaluation of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Australian Brain Cancer Mission7 Mar 22N/A Department of HealthRFT
Project-level environmental-economic accounting of coastal blue carbon ecosystems23 Mar 2215 Feb, OnlineDepartment of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT

Miscellaneous Goods & Services

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Vaccine Logistics Services and Medical Supplies Panel15 Feb 222 Feb, WebexDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Australian Aid ProgramRFT
Provision of Cleaning and Hygiene Services18 Feb 222 Feb, OnlineAirservices AustraliaEOI
AtoN Maintenance and Level 1 ETC Services18 Feb 22N/A Australian Maritime Safety AuthorityRFI
17SQN Tailoring and Medal Mounting Services RAAF Base Tindal23 Feb 22TBC Defence - DSRGRFT
Request for Tender for bulk-fuels to support the Australian Antarctic Program25 Feb 22N/A Department of Agriculture, Water and the EnvironmentRFT
Supply of Services for the Status Resolution Support Services (SRSS) Program28 Feb 22N/A Department of Home AffairsRFT
virtual Open Data Cube training and support for Australian business engagement in South East Asia4 Mar 2211 Feb, Online Geoscience AustraliaRFT

Transport (Air, Sea, Land)

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme Air Operators (Regions 7 and 8)18 Feb 2218 Jan, Online Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and CommunicationsRFT
Remote Air Services Subsidy Scheme Air Operators (Region 10)18 Feb 2218 Jan, Online Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and CommunicationsRFT

Multi-Use Lists

OpportunityClosing DateIndustry BriefsDepartmentATM
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
Digital Marketplace Panel23 Feb 23N/ADigital Transformation AgencyMUL

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