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ITR17-867 – Invitation to Register Interest in relation to the supply of Managing Contractor services to the requirement
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The Commonwealth of Australia acting through the Australian Antarctic Division, a division of the Department of the Environment and Energy (Department), is seeking a suitably qualified Contractor for the Macquarie Island Research Station Modernisation Project.
The Department wishes to engage, through a prequalified tender process (beginning with this first stage ITR), a suitable contractor to undertake and deliver the Project.
Macquarie Island is a sub-Antarctic island located 1,500 km south east of Tasmania. Its remote location, approximately half-way between Australia and Antarctica, makes it an important location for scientific research, including (without limitation) monitoring southern hemisphere weather and climatic data.
The Department’s current scope for the Project includes (without limitation):
New research station and supporting infrastructure – comprising the design and construction of a sustainable, modern and efficient Macquarie Island Research Station with the capability of continuing to support a range of priority activities in line with the Australian Antarctic Division’s overall strategic outcomes. The purpose of the new research station construction is to meet the Australian Antarctic Division's future capacity and operational requirements. The new research station will be constructed within the current station limits on the isthmus adjacent to the existing research station infrastructure.
Field Hut Renewal – comprising renewal of Macquarie Island’s field hut network including (without limitation) the design and construction of three new field huts and the refurbishment of three existing field huts; a total of six field huts. The field huts support scientific programs and provide accommodation for personnel working in the ‘field’ and are often used as a retreat or refuge for expeditioners outside station limits. There are currently six field huts constructed near the coastline, dispersed across the 34 kilometre long island.
Decommissioning – comprising the decommissioning of most of the existing station infrastructure. The decommissioning should occur in a safe and timely manner with waste material to be returned to Australia for safe disposal. The decommissioning may occur after the completion of the new station or concurrently with the construction.
All enquiries relating to this ITR must be directed to the Contact Officer by email to the following email address: ITR17firstname.lastname@example.org
Industry Briefing - Further information regarding the industry briefing is provided in the Invitation to Register Interest.
Building Code 2016 - The Building Code 2016 applies. By lodging a Registration of Interest, the Applicant will become subject to the Building Code 2016.
Further information regarding the Building Code 2016 is provided in the Invitation to Register Interest (including conditions of participation and minimum form and content requirements).
WHS Accreditation Scheme - The WHS Accreditation Scheme pursuant to the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (Cth) applies. Further information regarding the WHS Accreditation Scheme is provided in the Invitation to Register Interest.
Indigenous Procurement Policy - The Australian Government's new Indigenous Procurement Policy took effect on 1 July 2015. Further information regarding the Indigenous Procurement Policy is provided in the Invitation to Register Interest.
Joint Bids - The Commonwealth does offer applicants an opportunity to lodge a Registration of Interest on a Joint Bid Basis. Further information regarding Joint Bids is provided in the Invitation to Register Interest.
PWC Act - The works described in the Invitation to Register Interest are a "public work" and therefore subject to section 18 of the Public Works Committee Act 1969 (Cth).
Minimum Form and Content Requirements - The minimum form and content requirements are described in the Invitation to Register Interest.
The Applicant must meet the eligibility requirements in section 23 of the Building Code 2016.
The conditions for participation are described in the Invitation to Register Interest.
The award date for the contract is anticipated to be in or about June 2018, with commissioning of the new Research Station in or about June 2022.
This proposed completion date excludes the decommissioning works to the extent those decommissioning works are carried out after the whole of the works have been constructed.