NAFC RFP ASIR 2015+ Request For Proposals

[Page last updated: 26May2015]

RFP ASIR 2015+


Proposals closed at 13:00 AEST (1:00 pm) on Tuesday 26 May 2015.

In this RFP, NAFC invited capable, high quality organisations to submit proposals for the provision of specialised airborne remote sensing services to support bushfire fighting and in the management of other emergencies.

The RFP invitation documents remain available here for reference.

The Services required are described fully in the Request For Proposals (RFP) documents (see below).


For convenience, copies of the following documents are available for download at the links under the “RFP Document Download” area, on this page, below:
(i) the Request For Proposals (RFP) document; and
(ii) a Specimen Contract on which to base proposals; and
(iii) the “How to Respond to the RFP ASIR 2015+” guide.

Reference documents quoted in the RFP – such as NAFC Standards and Guidance Notes – are available at the general Downloads page of the NAFC website. (Click on the Downloads tab above or click here to go straight to the general Downloads page for these supporting documents but remember the links to the main Tender documents are on this page, below.)


Further enquiries regarding the content of the RFP and the Specimen Contract should be directed to NAFC via email to

For probity and fairness reasons NAFC is not able to deal with telephone enquiries regarding this RFP.

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RFP Documents Download

Request for Proposals Document (RFP ASIR 2015+)
NAFC Specimen Contract (RFP ASIR 2015+)
How to Respond to RFP ASIR 2015+

Updates and Addenda (RFP ASIR 2015+ only)

[This updates and addenda section last updated: 23 April 2015]

There are currently no addenda or other updates for RFP ASIR 2015+, however the following points noted from previous tenders and RFPs may be of interest to proposers:


Proposals cannot be submitted after the closing time.
Please ensure that your organisation has completed the response and submitted the response as per the instructions in the ‘How to Respond to RFP ASIR 2015+’ guide. We recommend that you finalise your submission well ahead of the closing time and allow time for contingencies in the submission process.


You may edit the various uploaded parts of your proposal in the Portal at any time prior to the closing time. Once your response is complete you then finally “submit” the proposal. After this final submission it is still possible to edit or update the proposal in the Portal, provided that any editing occurs before the closing time. If you do choose to amend your proposal after it has been finally “submitted”, you must ensure that the amended proposal goes through the final submission process again. More detail is provided in the instructions in the ‘How to Respond to RFP ASIR 2015+’ guide.


A single proposal per organisation should be lodged for any single or multiple Services.


During tender and RFP processes NAFC has at times received enquiries whereby a potential Tenderer or Proposer is effectively asking for confirmation that their proposed approach will meet the requirements of particular section of the invitation documents or the clauses of the Specimen Contract. Generally it is not appropriate for NAFC to provide further information regarding potential compliance with individual sections of the invitation or request documents or clauses of the Specimen Contract and accordingly NAFC or Members will not confirm or comment on an individual organisation’s possible compliance. The processes are designed to provide an opportunity for all potential suppliers to demonstrate their individual approach to achieving or exceeding compliance with the various requirements – and in particular to demonstrate, where appropriate, their understanding of the requirements of the Specimen Contract, and their responsiveness and capacity for innovation.