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Dome Shutter Chain
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Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart
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.
Tenderers are invited to attend an Industry Briefing
Date: Thursday 16 February 2017
Location: Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, 2357
Venue: Anglo Australian Telescope
Tenderers should register for the Industry Briefing by COB Wednesday 15 February 2017 via Tenders@aao.gov.au.
The tenderer and any subcontractors proposed in the tender must not be named as not complying with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth).
The tenderer confirms that in dealing with its employees and independent contractors, the tenderer has due regard to Commonwealth policies on the engagement of workers, comply with Commonwealth policies on the engagement of workers, including the obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Cth) and relevant work health and safety laws.
The tenderer and any subcontractors proposed in the tender are not insolvent, bankrupt, in liquidation, or under administration or receivership.
The anticipated timeframe for the contract is 3 months.