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Closed ATM View - 570-04

Request for Tender for Provision for Services relating to the Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

ATM ID 570-04
Agency Australian Transport Safety Bureau
Category 25110000 - Marine transport
Close Date & Time 30-Jun-2014 5:30 pm (ACT Local time)
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Publish Date 4-Jun-2014

ACT, WA, Other, Overseas

ATM Type Request for Tender

Multi Agency Access No


On 8 March 2014, a Boeing 777 aircraft, operated as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, carrying 12 Malaysian crew members and 227 passengers, disappeared during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Through the analysis of available satellite, radar and other data, it has been determined that MH370 is likely to be in the southern Indian Ocean within Australia's search and rescue zone.

In accordance with Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, Malaysia, as the State of registry for the aircraft, is the State conducting the investigation into the occurence involving the disappearance of MH370. In accordance with the provisions of Annex 13, Australia as the State closest to the likley location of MH370, has offered its continuing assistance.

It has been decided between Malaysia and Australia, that Australia will lead the search for MH370.  This arrangement includes Australia contracting the commercial services required to undertake the search operation.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is the Australian agency responsible for the seafloor search.  The ATSB is seeking to contract services to:

  • search for and locate MH370 within a defined search area on the seafloor; and
  • if located, map and obtain optical imaging of MH370. 




Conditions for Participation

As outlined in Section 2 of the Request for Tender Documentation.  The tender must be in English.

Timeframe for Delivery

As outlined in the Request for Tender Documentation.

Address for Lodgement Tenders must be lodged electronically via AusTender, at http://www.tenders.gov.au in accordance with instructions outlined in the Request for Tender documentation.

Contact Officer Contact Officer
Phone Number 0
Email Address opsearch@atsb.gov.au

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