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Southern Positioning Augmentation Network Geostationary Earth Orbit Payload – 02 (SGP-02)
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Australia and New Zealand are implementing an operational satellite based augmentation system (SBAS). This is called the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network (SouthPAN). SouthPAN augments standard positioning capability provided by GPS and Galileo across all of Australia and New Zealand, with expected user applications in agriculture, construction, resources, utilities and other industries; with decimetre accuracy. It will also support aviation and road transport sectors, which have requirements for high-integrity positioning data with sub-metre level accuracy. Geoscience Australia has procured the services of a SouthPAN Contractor to deliver the ground segment of SouthPAN.
To implement SouthPAN, Geoscience Australia will procure access to a navigation transponder hosted on a satellite in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO). The service will be the second satellite navigation service to support SouthPAN, and will be named SouthPAN GEO Payload – 02 (SGP-02).
This procurement is for the provision of:
(a) a Signal-In-Space (SIS) broadcast service for a duration of 15 years starting no earlier than June 2027 and no later than December 2028;
(b) operational services to support regulation of the uplink signal and configuration of the SouthPAN ground segment. This will involve coordination of power levels between the SouthPAN Contractor and the SGP-02 contractor (Contractor) along with regular delivery of satellite orbital parameters and payload telemetry;
(c) project and engineering management services to design, implement, integrate, ground test, launch, and in-orbit test SGP-02; and
(d) service management services, including monthly reporting.
Geoscience Australia invites each Tenderer to attend a Tenderer Meeting with Geoscience Australia and LINZ representatives prior to the Closing Time to gain a better understanding of Geoscience Australia’s requirements which will likely maximise the possibility of the Tenderer preparing and submitting a fully competitive Tender in response to the RFT. These Tenderer Meetings are intended to provide Tenderers with background information that they would ordinarily receive in an industry briefing, and to allow also for open conversation between Geoscience Australia and the Tenderer:
(a) to enable Tenderers to provide constructive feedback to Geoscience Australia in relation to this RFT for Geoscience Australia’s consideration, including with respect to the Tenderer’s (and the market’s) capacity and capability to meet Geoscience Australia’s objectives, expectations and requirements;
(b) to allow Tenderers to ask questions of Geoscience Australia, on a confidential basis and without their competitors present, in order for Tenderers to obtain greater clarity on the RFT, including in respect of Geoscience Australia’s objectives, expectations and requirements;
(c) to provide Tenderers an opportunity to receive feedback from Geoscience Australia on the Tenderer’s proposed approach to its Tender or performance of the services.
Tenderers interested in attending and participating in a Tenderer Meeting must email firstname.lastname@example.org by the date identified in cluase 3.2 (Tenderer Meetings) of Part 1: Conditions of Tender.
(i)hold all Valid and Satisfactory Statements of Tax Record (STR) as referred to in Part 1 Annex B Attachment B, as applicable to the Tenderer, by the Closing Time; or
(ii)hold a receipt demonstrating that the STRs referred to in Part 1 Annex B Attachment B, as applicable to the Tenderer, have been requested from the Australian Taxation Office by the Closing Time, and hold those STRs no later than four (4) business days after the Closing Time; and
(b) hold a Valid and Satisfactory STR for any first tier subcontractor that it proposes, as part of its Tender, to engage to deliver goods or services with an estimated value of over AU$4 million (GST inclusive).
The Signal-In-Space (SIS) broadcast service is required for a duration of 15 years starting no earlier than June 2027 and no later than December 2028. For full detail, refer RFT documentation.