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Interpretive Design Consultancy Services for a proposed Western Front Interpretive Centre Villers-Bretonneux, France

Department of Veterans' Affairs | Published May 22, 2014  -  Deadline April 1, 2018
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82140000


This request is the first of a two stage procurement process to select an Interpretive Design Consultant to work collaboratively with historians and design consultants, for the purposes of developing the design and specifications of the specialist interpretive elements, content and multimedia systems to be fitted out within the Western Front Interpretive Centre

Cost Planning Services for the Western Front Interpretive Centre Villers-Bretonneux, France

Department of Veterans' Affairs | Published May 23, 2014  -  Deadline April 1, 2018
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81101500


The intent of this approach to market is to engage a consultant to provide services to the Principle and to develop, in conjunction with the Design Consultant and Interpretive Design Consultant, review and maintain the Project Cost Plans, and in conjunction with the Project Manager, ensure the development and completion of the Works by the Works Contractor to the required quality and in accordance with the approved Cost Plan

Mackay Regional Sports Precinct - Lighting & Electrical Concept Design

Mackay Regional Council | Published February 11, 2017  -  Deadline March 7, 2017
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Mackay Regional Council are seeking an experienced consultant to develop a lighting and electrical concept design and detailed cost plan for events and competition grade lighting of the athletics and aquatics facilities at the Mackay Regional Sports Precinct.

Mackay Regional Sports Precinct - Preliminary Design

Mackay Regional Council | Published February 11, 2017  -  Deadline March 7, 2017
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Mackay Regional Council is seeking an experienced consultant to carry out the preliminary design package, assist in principal project requirements and the functional brief for the Mackay Regional Sports Precinct.

SON2304741 Specialist Services Panel Refresh

Geoscience Australia | Published August 7, 2014  -  Deadline March 18, 2017
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81150000

• The categories of identified specialist skills required are:
Category 1 - Consultant for the provision of Environmental Plans and Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC) Referrals for Geoscience Australia’s Offshore Seismic and Marine Surveys;
Category 2 - Offshore Seismic/Geophysical Acquisition Quality Assurance (QA) Supervisor;
Category 3 - Onshore Seismic/Geophysical Acquisition Quality Assurance (QA) Supervisor;
Category 4 - Marine Mammal Observer;
Category 5 - Multibeam Consultant/Processor;
Category 6 - Multibeam Operator;
Category 7 – Basic Marine and Land Seismic Data Processing - 2D and 3D;
Category 8 – Specialist Marine and Land Seismic Data Processing - 2D and 3D;
Category 9 – Seismic Processing Quality Control – Standard Workflows;
Category 10 – Seismic Processing Quality Control - Specialist Techniques;
Category 11 – Interpretation Workstation Support of Seismic Data;
Category 12 – Interpretation Workstation Support of Well Data; and
Category 13 – Support of GeoFrame (Linux), Kingdom, Petrel Software and Projects.
Category 14 – Client Representative - Shipboard.

J0104 - Land 154 Phase 2 - Joint Counter Improvised Explosive Device Capability - Weapons Technical Intelligence

Department of Defence - DSRG | Published January 17, 2017  -  Deadline February 21, 2017
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72100000

Procurement of a Design Services Consultant (DSC) to manage and coordinate the design development for the Weapons Technical Intelligence (WTI) project. The WTI is a deployable capability that focuses on providing a joint intelligence capability on IED’s for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The WTI is a containerised solution consisting containers, consisting predominantly of scientific laboratory type facilities. The WTI project component will entail the construction of two WTI facilities in Australia, with one located in Brisbane at Gallipoli Barracks and one located in Adelaide at DSTG Edinburgh. The project requires the design of the infrastructure to support the WTI capability.

Panel Arrangement tor the Provision of Expert Consultancy Services

Grains Research and Development Corporation | Published December 22, 2016  -  Deadline March 1, 2017
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80101601

GRDC’s purpose is to invest in research, development and extension to create enduring profitability for Australian grain growers. GRDC wants to establish a non-exclusive panel of expert consultants with the following areas of expertise as they relate to GRDC’s investment portfolio: Business case development – specific capabilities may be required in benefit cost analysis, return on investment analysis, freedom to operate and path to market considerations and intellectual property management. Evaluation and performance measurement in a research delivery context. General technical expertise in one or more of the GRDC investment portfolio areas.

Provision of professional services for the investigation and evaluation of an Integrated Billing solution

Queensland Health Gold Coast University Hospital | Published February 20, 2017  -  Deadline March 3, 2017
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Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service is investigating the ability to improve on the current billing system used for revenue generation. Some of the main issues with the current billing system are:

  • Minimal automation & inadequate integration, resulting in internal variation and revenue leakage.
  • High reliance on temporary workarounds and manual repeated transcription of data that is tedious and unsustainable.
  • Minimal catering for Eclipse functionality with Medicare or Private Health Funds.
  • Significant revenue adjustments (rejections).

These issues are a result of the heavy reliance on manual systems that are laborious to maintain and susceptible to revenue leakage.

The Customer requires the Supplier to provide the following services and outcomes from this consultant engagement:

  • Review our Business
  • Desired outcome from the engagement
  • Scoping up a Solution

Questions are limited until 4:00pm, Tuesday 28th February 2017 via email to the contact listed in the attached document.

For detailed information on the specific goods / services sought under this tender, please review the Request for Quote document.

Women's Safety Package - Research Projects

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services | Published February 17, 2017  -  Deadline March 16, 2017
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In September 2015, the Australian Government announced a $100 million package of measures to provide a safety net for women and children at high risk of experiencing violence.

This national package will seek to address domestic and family violence (DFV) across the nation through a Women's Safety  Package, with investment to improve frontline support and services, leverage innovative technologies to keep women safe and provide education resources to help change community attitudes to violence and abuse.

The Women’s Safety package included an element to procure research into the type of security upgrades/strategies/recommendations that may specifically benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women impacted through family violence.

The Request for Quote process aims to identify an appropriately qualified and experience research consultant/s or professional research body possessing specific skills, knowledge/expertise and cultural competencies to explore and provide a report outlining consultations, conclusions and recommendations identifying suitable 'safe at home' security options or solutions, that will expressly benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons, specifically indigenous women at risk of or affected by domestic and family violence, living in remote areas of the state.
 


 

INVITATION TO OFFER - Review factors to successful change in policy and practice in Social Housing for people with complex needs

Queensland Mental Health Commission | Published February 20, 2017  -  Deadline March 17, 2017
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The Queensland Mental Health Commission is seeking proposals to engage a consultant to evaluate the key drivers of successful reform in policy and practice in social housing arising from the Social Housing Ordinary Report to inform the Commission’s approach to both planning and delivering future work programs.

It is intended that the final review report will be both academically rigorous and relevant to people who aim to influence government policy and practice.

The evaluation is focused on the Commission’s role and how it played that role including how it used research to develop policy recommendations and contributed to implementing change. It is not an evaluation of the research or the role of the partner agencies per se. Their views will be an important input to the evaluation.

Scope of work

The review, while not limited to the following, should explore such factors as:

  • The environment in which the changes took place
  • The Commission’s approach in developing and supporting the implementation of the Ordinary Report.
  • The processes, both formal and informal, that framed the policy change

It will need to cover the time period from 1 September 2013 to 31 December 2016, commencing with the decision to make a submission to the Parliamentary review until the most recent progress report from the Department of Housing and Public Works, noting that work is continuing.

The research methodology should include:

  • Conducting a limited literature review to provide a basis from which a comparative assessment of any assertions can be made in determining the success of the initiative.
  • Reviewing the project’s processes from inception through to outcome delivery, within the context of the key influencing factors.
  • The analysis should include discussions with key personnel and documentation made available to the review team.

For more information about this opportunity, please consult the ITO Specification Document.

Closing date for questions is 3 March 2017.

Offers must be lodged by 4.00pm Australian Eastern Standard Time on 17 March 2017.

 

Dome Shutter Chain

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science | Published February 9, 2017  -  Deadline March 6, 2017
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27000000

The Department invites suitably qualified consultants/contractors to submit a tender for the Supply and Installation of suitable chain and sprockets for the AAT Dome Shutter. Requirements include: (a) AAT Dome Shutter drive chain and sprockets to be replaced as soon as possible. (b) Chain shall be replaced with a 1.5”pitch triple chain. (c) To provide a Factor of Safety of 7.0, as recommended for non-passenger lifting applications, the replacement chain should have min ultimate strength of 567.3 kN. (d) ISO 606 B series chain (“European Standard”) is preferable due to a better wear resistance. (e) No allowance has been made in the telescope operations schedule for the chain replacement. The installation activity will need to be carefully planned to ensure that the telescope is operational each night. (f) Provision of a spare chain and sprocket set to allow for any future failures which may occur in the future. (g) Disposal of old chain and sprockets. (h) Supply a planned maintenance schedule to ensure the longevity of the replacement chain.

Adult Migrant English Program and Related Services in the A.C.T

Department of Industry | Published September 25, 2014  -  Deadline June 30, 2017
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86000000

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is the Australian Government's largest settlement programme, providing free English language tuition to eligible new migrants and humanitarian entrants since 1948.
The AMEP is a voluntary programme and is available to eligible migrants, from the humanitarian, family and skilled visa streams. The programme gives clients access to up to 510 hours of English language tuition, in their first five years of settlement in Australia.
Having a reasonable level of English language proficiency is essential to successful settlement in Australia. The AMEP helps new arrivals learn basic language skills that would enable them to confidently participate in Australian society.
In 2008, a formal Review of the existing AMEP was undertaken to examine how to improve programme design and achieve better outcomes for AMEP Clients.  The Review found that the settlement related aspects of the AMEP are fundamental to helping new arrivals to settle in Australia and into their local communities.  The findings of this Review were taken into consideration in the development of the AMEP Business Model (Attachment 12) which sets out the policy framework and rationale for the programme.
This RFT is being undertaken to implement a new contract, as current contractual agreements for the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Region expire on 31 December 2014.
To be eligible to participate in this tender exercise, tenderers, at the time of submitting tender submissions, must be an RTO and remain so throughout the period of service delivery.
Accordingly, the Department invites suitably qualified consultants/contractors to submit a tender for the provision of the AMEP and related services in the ACT Region.

Review the Alignment and Transition Arrangements between Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Services

Queensland Health Clinical Excellence Division | Published February 16, 2017  -  Deadline March 3, 2017
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The Queensland Government established a Commission of Inquiry into the closure of the Barrett Adolescent Centre on 16 July 2015.  The Commissioner’s final Report was provided to the Premier on 24 June 2016. The Report made six recommendations which were all accepted in principle as part of the Government response.  

 Queensland Health as represented by Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch intends to release a Request for Offer in February 2017 seeking proposals from suitably qualified consultants to review the alignment and transition arrangements between adolescent and adult public mental health services in Queensland as relating to the implementation of Recommendation 5 of the Government response to the Report, which states that:

  • The Queensland Government will engage an independent reviewer to review the alignment and transition arrangements between adolescent and adult mental health services.
  • The Premier will provide the findings and recommendations to COAG (Council of Australian Governments) for consideration.

For detailed information on the specific goods / services sought under this tender, please review the "Specification Documents" in "Section 3 - Here is the detail".

NCC Online Redevelopment

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science | Published January 31, 2017  -  Deadline February 27, 2017
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80100000

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB)’s primary function is the development of the National Construction Code (NCC) which historically has been provided for purchase in various mediums including hard copy, downloadable PDFs and Online. In 2015 the NCC became freely available and was limited to PDF and Online (hard copy production ceased). As a result the stakeholder base expanded exponentially and the NCC is now being accessed by a larger variety of users across a larger range of platforms including mobile technologies. This request for tender is for the re-development of the NCC Online site to address issues with redundant technologies, mobile access, accessibility as well as to align it with other ABCB ICT systems. The work will also provide a foundation on which to build additional functionality in the future. Accordingly, the Department invites suitably qualified consultants/contractors to submit a tender for the Redevelopment of the NCC Online. The NCC Online redevelopment must provide a new NCC Online site that: (i) is aligned with ABCB’s current ICT set through being incorporated into the current website Content Management System (CMS) (Sitecore 8.1) and take into account a potential upgrade to Sitecore 8.2; (ii) will utilise the HTML 5 output as provided from the ABCB’s Quark Publishing Platform; (iii) will implement and utilise modern web technologies including CSS and any relevant frameworks or libraries; (iv) is responsive, and works on all mobile devices; (v) provides increased functionality and useability including filtering and better searching; and (vi) allows for future enhancements of functionality. The Department’s requirements are set out in more detail in this request for tender.

Cultural management for weed control and maintenance of crop yield

Grains Research and Development Corporation | Published January 9, 2017  -  Deadline March 6, 2017
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70140000

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is a statutory corporation established under the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989. It is subject to accountability and reporting obligations set out in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. It is responsible for planning, investing in and overseeing research and development, and delivering improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry. Herbicides remain the primary method of weed control in cereal crops because they are very cost effective, hence why farmers are reluctant to adopt integrated weed management (IWM) until they have a serious herbicide resistance problem. When resistance exists, farmers generally change to other modes of herbicide action (including herbicide-resistant crops); however, when resistance to multiple modes of action exists, farmers are forced to adopt more radical nonchemical or cultural control options. Crop competition is widely accepted as an important tactic for suppressing weed growth and maintaining crop yield. Agronomic choices influence crop competition, including crop species and cultivar, row spacing, crop density and row orientation. All these tactics have been shown to impact on the control of in-crop weeds. For wheat, while cultural factors such as row spacing, seeding rate, row orientation, nutrient placement, time of sowing and swathing/time of harvest are known to contribute to effective weed management, these management tactics have not been studied extensively in factorial combinations in different environments to demonstrate their relative contributions in a farming system. While significant effort has been focused on competitive agronomy in wheat and other cereals, much less effort has gone into crops such as canola. To advance this research, it is expected that more data will be needed on existing genetic variability of competitive ability in canola x agronomic region x agronomic practice. Using a limited number of diverse canola genotypes validation data could be collected on the existing genetic variability of competitive ability x agronomic region x agronomic practice. Adopting a holistic systems approach should deliver more practical information to growers on likely outcomes of specific agronomic IWM strategies. Growers can then make informed investment decisions. By 2025, a 20% increase in growers effectively using cultural weed management tools which reduce current economic losses and minimise control costs based on the 2016 GRDC Farm Practices Survey. This GRDC investment is to: 1. By 15 December 2017, a written report delivered to GRDC proposing the planned experimentation on weed competitive cultural management practices using statistically valid field trial designs including proposed target weed species. The report will include: Trial designs developed in consultation with SAGI. Detail including at least 4 crops and 5 trials, with at least 2 crop competition factors per trial in each region, per year, for 5 years addressing the major knowledge gaps as specified in Table 1 of the Supporting Documentation. Justification for crop competition factors and crops to be studied. Proposed methodology including measuring input costs, impacts on weeds, weed seedbank and crop yields. Local practice including herbicide use will be required as a control treatment. Integration of other non-herbicide management tactics is desirable (e.g. harvest weed seed management), however herbicide integration is to be used where relevant. The report will be submitted to the GRDC for approval prior to any further work occurring. 2. Undertake and report on regionally specific cultural management practice field trials, with first delivery by 15 December 2018 and completion by June 2022, which optimises weed competitive agronomic management tactics to manage at least 2 major weeds species (in at least 4 crops and 5 trials with at least 2 crop competition factors per trial in each region per year for 5 years) according to trial designs developed in Output 1 and approved by GRDC. Delivery of details of the impact on at least 2 major weeds and crop yield of at least 2 crop competition factors in 4 crops per region is expected by January 2020. At least 5 trials per region per year with a trial in each subregion. 3. By 15 December annually, report trial results into the Online Farm Trials database (www.farmtrials.com.au). 4. In conjunction with GRDC, develop key messages for growers, agronomists and consultants to facilitate adoption of the management tactics developed in Output 2, to encourage crop sustainability; commencing in March 2020 and completed by June 2022. 5. By 2022, collation and evaluation of all trial results on competitive tactics for crops from each region to update the Integrated Weed Management Manual.
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