Defence is the largest procurement agency in the Commonwealth and is responsible for some of Australia’s most complex procurement activities. Defence engages with industry to deliver value for money procurement outcomes in order to support departmental and Australian Defence Force capability.
There will be opportunities for local businesses to participate in the development of the Greenvale Training Area when early works commence later this year. Interested individuals and businesses are invited to submit their business skills and capabilities in the format of a Capability Statement.
Submitting a Capability Statement helps Defence gather accurate information about the local workforce and establishes a pool of interested individuals and businesses.
Defence, medium works contractors and the Managing Contractor will use the Capability Statements to support the participation of local businesses when compiling and implementing works packages.
The intent of the Capability Statement is to enhance the opportunity for local industry participation. Local Interested Parties have the opportunity to complete a Capability Statement and express interest to the Facilities Project. The Facilities Project intends to provide the Capability Statements to Tenderers shortlisted in the planned Medium Works Contract Request for Tender and the Managing Contractor Contract Request for Tender to help enable them to inform their Local Industry Participation Plans. Capability Statements are not a representation that any Interested Persons who submits information will be engaged to carry out any works or services by the Commonwealth, successful Tenderer or any third party contractor. However they should help maximise the opportunity for local industry.
Capability Statements are requested to be submitted no later than 31 July 2019 for the Early Works and no later than 30 December 2019 for the Main Works.
Early Works and Main Works are described on the Capability Statement.
For further information, read the Capability Statement Frequently Asked Questions.
Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd has been awarded as the Managing Contractor for the ASMTI SWBTA Facilities Project. The company has committed to sourcing in the order of 80 per cent of its workforce from the Central Queensland region, ensuring local business can take advantage of the opportunities arising from construction works at SWBTA.
For further information contact Rachel DiRusso, Laing O’Rourke, at: ASMTI@laingorourke.com.au.
Defence Approaches to Market (ATM) and Planned Procurements can be found on AusTender.
An ATM is a business opportunity advertised on AusTender. In accordance with the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPRs), ATMs can be open to all or restricted to only those invited to participate.
A list of Defence ATMs published on AusTender open to all can be found here.
Defence publishes significant planned procurements valued at $1,000,000 (GST inclusive) or more in the Annual Procurement Plan. All planned procurements are subject to revision or cancellation. The decision to proceed from planning a procurement, to an approach to market, is made on a case-by-case basis.
The Defence Annual Procurement Plan published on AusTender can be found here.
Other defence tender opportunities can be found on AusTender. For more information regarding AusTender and Defence procurement , please visit: AusTender and Defence procurements
For further information on upcoming opportunities and events, please visit: http://www.defence.gov.au/Initiatives/ASMTI/Notices.asp