[05 March 2015]
OPEN TENDERS AND RFPs
AFS 2015+ AERIAL FIREFIGHTING SERVICES (ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT) IS NOW
close at 13:00
AEST (1:00 pm) on Tuesday 14 April 2015.
tender NAFC invites experienced, capable, high quality organisations to tender
for the provision of rotary wing aircraft services.
The aircraft services
are required to support agencies involved in managing bushfires and other
emergencies. Many of the aircraft
services required will also support planned burning and other land and resource
management activities. Most of the services
will require the delivery of specialist, precision tasks such as, for example, firebombing,
rappelling and incendiary dropping. Some
services require the gathering of intelligence for incident management using
Services available for Tender are described fully in the tender documents. They
rotary wing services based in Victoria
and the Australian Capital Territory; and
rotary wing services based in Victoria
and South Australia.
For more detailed information, visit
the ITT AFS 2015+ web page, by clicking here.
UPCOMING TENDERS AND RFPs
Request For Proposals for Airborne Strategic
Intelligence and Reconnaissance services for fire and emergency management 2015
onwards (RFP ASIR 2015+)
This process will invite
proposals from high quality organisations for the provision of specialised airborne
remote sensing services, primarily for geo-location and mapping of fire and other emergency events.
These services will be required to provide quality, geo-rectified
imagery (actual or derived) of fires and other emergencies in near-real-time over
relatively broad geographic areas. The services
will require delivery of suitable imagery, data and metadata into fire and
emergency agency information systems in near-real-time. As such, providers will require access to
capable communications systems between the airborne platform and the ground. To provide the required productivity, and the
required spatial and temporal flexibility, it is envisaged that the primary
remote sensing platform for each service will be an IFR capable, crewed,
conventional aircraft, although alternative approaches to delivery of the
services may be considered, in particular to provide supplementary or reserve
A turnkey style approach
will be preferred, however existing remote sensing equipment currently owned by
fire and emergency agencies may be available for lease to a suitable provider,
who would in turn be required to operate, maintain and develop such equipment.
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from time to time NAFC may invite tenders from a limited group of potential
suppliers. Although we will publicly
advertise tenders whenever possible, there may be circumstances (such as
urgency, for example) where a limited tender is the only practical
approach. Where this occurs, initial
communication with potential tenderers will be by email. Documents for these tenders will not normally
be available on this website.
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF TENDERS AND PROPOSALS
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moved all public procurement processes to a web-based electronic tendering
system – the NAFC Electronic Tender Portal (NETP). You will need to register on
the system in order to access full documentation, to receive notification of updates
and addenda for advertised tenders and to submit a tender or proposal. Details of how to register are published in
the “How to Respond” guides that accompany each invitation.
Submitting a tender or
proposal normally involves registering on the NETP, downloading template
documents, completing these documents and then uploading them back to the
NETP. Respondents will usually need
access to Microsoft Word and Excel, running under Microsoft Windows, to
complete a response.
If you are considering submitting a tender or proposal, make sure
that you carefully examine the relevant “How to Respond” guide. Make sure you leave yourself enough time to
register and submit your tender or proposal before the relevant closing time/date.