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Tenders and Requests for Proposals

[11 November 2013]

 

OPEN TENDERS AND RFPs

 

There are currently no open public tenders or RFPs.

Please note that from time to time NAFC may call tenders from a defined group of potential suppliers. Although we will publicly advertise tenders whenever possible, there may be circumstances (such as urgency, for example) where a limited field 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.

 

 

Tenders for ITT FRS 2013+ - Light fixed wing aircraft services for bushfire reconnaissance have closed (see Past Tenders and RFPs below).

 

Tenders for ITT AFS 2013+ have closed (see Past Tenders and RFPs below).

 

RFP LAS 2013 has closed (see Past Tenders and RFPs below).

 

 

UPCOMING TENDERS AND RFPs

 

A call for proposals to supply data integration services for AFAMS (the national aircraft tracking, event logging and messaging system) from mid-2014 is now expected to be published in early 2014.

 

(Please see the “Tracking” page of this website for more information on AFAMS).

 

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF TENDERS AND PROPOSALS

Please note that NAFC is moving 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 and updates for advertised tenders and to tender or submit a proposal. Details of how to register are published in the “How to” guides that accompany each invitation process.

For most processes, submitting a response 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” guide, study exactly how the system works, and how to submit. Leave yourself enough time to register and get everything in before the closing date.

The electronic tender system offers significant benefits in the long run, but it is complex to implement and has some constraints imposed by the third-party software, so we ask for forbearance and patience!

 

NOTIFICATION AND ADVERTISING

All public open approaches to market will be advertised on this page and in “The Australian” newspaper.

You can also subscribe to our tender notification service (see below). We suggest that you do not rely entirely on the NAFC tender notification service as notification emails can be treated as spam or junk mail by your internet service provider or email program.

Alternatively you may be able to set up your favourite internet search engine to keep checking for changes to this page. 

 

Please visit again for further updates.

 


Notification Service

You can elect to be notified by email of Tenders or Requests for Proposals by subscribing to our tender notification service.  Please go to our “Subscribe” page (tab above) for instructions. 

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(If you have any difficulty subscribing, send your name, position, company name, email address, contact telephone number and postal address to tenders@nafc.org.au.)

 

 

 

 


Future specfications

NAFC has developed a document that provides advice on planned future contract specifications. NAFC would welcome your feedback on contract specifications. The document is available in the Downloads section or you can go straight there by clicking here.

Please check back regularly as the document may be updated to reflect feedback received.

 

 


Past Tenders and RFPs

We normally post details of previous tender processes here for a period of time after they close, so that the information can still be viewed for reference purposes.

 

The Invitation to Tender for Aerial Firefighting Services for 2013 onwards ITT AFS 2013+ has closed.

ITT AFS 2013+ invited tenders for over 70 individual services encompassing:

o   Type 1 (High Volume) rotary wing firebombing services

o   Type 1, 2, and 3 rotary wing services

o   Type 4 fixed wing firebombing services, and

o   a number of other specialist aircraft services, including intelligence gathering.

ITT AFS 2013+ has now closed, however the tender documents remain available, for reference, on the ITT AFS 2013+ page of this website. Click here to go directly to the ITT AFS 2013+ page.

 

 

The Invitation to Tender for light fixed wing aircraft for bushfire reconnaissance for 2013 onwards ITT FRS 2013+ has closed.

This Invitation to Tender was for the provision of the services of a small number of conventional light fixed wing aircraft for reconnaissance.

These aircraft are used primarily for observation of bushfires and other emergency incidents, and may also be used as a platform for activities such as directing ground forces and supervising tactical aircraft. At this time, Services are required in South Australia and New South Wales only.

ITT FRS 2013+ has now closed, however the tender documents remain available, for reference, on the ITT FRS 2013+ page of this website. Click here to go directly to the ITT FRS 2013+ page.

 

 

The Request for Proposals for the supply of Large Airtanker Services RFP LAS 2013 has closed.

RFP LAS 2013 invited proposals for the supply of Large fixed wing Airtanker Services to support bushfire control in Australia from 2013-14 and onwards (“RFP LAS 2013”).

For this RFP, a “Large Airtanker” is a fixed wing aircraft that can deliver at least 5000 litres of fire retardant to a bushfire. Self-filling or scooping aircraft were included.

The RFP also required respondents to propose suitable supervision aircraft.

The RFP has now closed however the RFP documents remain available, for reference, on the RFP LAS 2013 page of this website. Click here to go directly to the RFP LAS 2013 page.