Documents associated with past tenders are available via the links below.
For more information about how NAFC tenders for services please read the main tenders page
Request For Proposals for Large Airtanker Services 2018 onwards
RFP LAS 2018+ IS NOW CLOSED
Tenders closed 24 January 2018.
The National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC) invites highly capable and experienced organisations to propose the provision of a range of Large Airtankers to support the control of bushfires and management of other emergencies across Australia. The RFP also invites respondents to propose suitable associated supervision aircraft. NAFC intends to enter into contracts with successful tenderers for the provision of services commencing in mid to late 2018 (for the 2018/2019 fire season).
For more information or to respond to the request visit the RFP LAS 2018+ web page
Invitation to Tender for Aerial Firefighting Services for 2018 onwards
ITT AFS 2018+ IS NOW CLOSED
Tenders closed on 13 September 2017.
The National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC) invites highly capable and experienced organisations to tender for the provision of a range of aviation services to support the control of bushfires and management of other emergencies across Australia. Tenders are invited for specific classes of fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft Services. NAFC intends to enter into contracts with successful tenderers for the provision of these specialised aircraft services commencing in mid to late 2018 (for the 2018/2019 fire season)
Tender documents will remain available, for reference, at the ITT AFS 2018+ web page
Request For Proposals for Airborne Strategic Intelligence and Reconnaissance services
(Airborne remote sensing services)
RFP ASIR 2015+ IS NOW CLOSED
Proposals closed on 26 May 2015.
This process invited proposals from high quality organisations for the provision of specialised airborne remote sensing services, primarily for geo-location and mapping of fire and other emergency events. These services are required to provide quality, geo-rectified imagery (actual or derived) of fires and other emergencies in near-real-time over relatively broad geographic areas. The services require delivery of suitable imagery, data and metadata into fire and emergency agency information systems in near-real-time. To provide the required productivity, and the required spatial and temporal flexibility, it is envisaged that the primary remote sensing platform for each service will be an IFR capable, crewed, fixed-wing aircraft, although alternative approaches to delivery of the services may be considered, in particular to provide supplementary or reserve capacity.
Proposal invitation documents remain available, for reference, at the RFP ASIR 2015+ web page
AERIAL FIREFIGHTING SERVICES (ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT)
ITT AFS 2015+ IS NOW CLOSED
Tenders closed on 14 April 2015.
In this tender NAFC invited experienced, capable, high quality organisations to tender for the provision of rotary wing aircraft services.
The aircraft services are required to support agencies involved in managing bushfires and other emergencies. Many of the aircraft services required will also support planned burning and other land and resource management activities. Most of the services will require the delivery of specialist, precision tasks such as, for example, firebombing, rappelling and incendiary dropping. Some services require the gathering of intelligence for incident management using specialist equipment.
Tender documents will remain available, for reference, at the ITT AFS 2015+ web page
Request For Proposals for Data Handling Services
RFP AFAMS 2014 IS NOW CLOSED
Proposals closed on 25 September 2014.
RFP AFAMS 2014 invited proposals for the provision of Data Handling Services to support AFAMS – the Australian Fire Aircraft Monitoring System for aircraft tracking, event logging and messaging. In short, the Data Handling Services required covered the receiving, processing, storage and distribution of aircraft tracking and other data. AFAMS provides overall functionality similar to systems often referred to as “AFF” or Automated Flight Following.
Proposal invitation documents remain available, for reference, at the RFP AFAMS 2014 web page
Invitation to Tender for Aerial Firefighting Services for 2014 onwards
ITT AFS 2014+ IS NOW CLOSED
Tenders closed on 03 June 2014.
ITT AFS 2014+ invited tenders to supply a number of Type 4 fixed-wing firebombing services and a number of conventional fixed-wing air attack supervision / reconnaissance services. These services are intended to be based in Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania, Australia.
Tender documents will remain available, for reference, at the ITT AFS 2014+ web page
Request for Proposals for the supply of Large Airtanker Services
RFP LAS 2013 IS NOW CLOSED
RFP LAS 2013 invited proposals for the supply of Large fixed wing Airtanker Services to support bushfire control in Australia from 2013-14 and onwards (“RFP LAS 2013”).
For this RFP, a “Large Airtanker” is a fixed wing aircraft that can deliver at least 5000 litres of fire retardant to a bushfire. Self-filling or scooping aircraft were included.
The RFP also required respondents to propose suitable supervision aircraft.
Proposal invitation documents remain available, for reference, at the RFP LAS 2013 web page
Invitation to Tender for Aerial Firefighting Services for 2013 onwards
ITT AFS 2013+ IS NOW CLOSED
ITT AFS 2013+ invited tenders for over 70 individual services encompassing:
- Type 1 (High Volume) rotary wing firebombing services
- Type 1, 2, and 3 rotary wing services
- Type 4 fixed wing firebombing services, and
- a number of other specialist aircraft services, including intelligence gathering.
Tender documents remain available, for reference, at the ITT AFS 2013+ web page