Current NAFC Procurement


Invitation to Tender


This Invitation to Tender (ITT) invites tenders from suitable organisations for the provision of specific classes of Fixed Wing services in locations across Victoria, to assist with control of bushfires and management of other emergencies.
Successful tenderers will be experienced, highly motivated, highly capable providers who will enter into contracts to provide specialised aircraft services commencing in 2024, for the 2024-2025 fire season and onwards.


Tenders must be submitted using NAFC’s ARENA system, located at https://arena.nafc.org.au/
The provision of all information relating to tenderer’s business, aircraft and capabilities, all tender declarations, and all responses to a set range of tender questions must be made by completing the process contained within the ARENA system.
All information and instructions for how to submit a tender are contained within ARENA and within the Tender Documents.
Queries may be directed by email to the addresses contained within these documents.


This tender comprises of several documents describing or providing instruction about this tender:
• The Invitation to Tender for Aerial Firefighting Services 2024+ Victoria Fixed Wing
• The ITT AFS 2024+ VIC FW Table of Services
• The template Participation Deed
• The Master Services Agreement (MSA) including its Schedules.
• All relevant NAFC Standards and Guidance Notes
Documents are available in ARENA.

NAFC Standards and Guidance Notes are available at www.nafc.org.au on the Information > Standards page.
Other tender documents and entry fields for tender responses are included in ARENA.

The Tender closes 13:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (1:00pm) on Wednesday 14 February 2024

Future NAFC Procurement Activities

There are no future tenders at the moment.

Detailed notifications of NAFC procurement activity will normally be via the following:

  • An Invitation to Tender or a Request for Proposals will be published on the NAFC website
  • Email notification to subscribers of the NAFC Tender Notification mailing list – subscribe here

Please note that for reasons of probity and fairness, NAFC is not in a position to provide detailed information regarding upcoming procurement processes prior to release. General enquires may be directed to tenders@nafc.org.au.

Past Procurement

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Please also note that from time to time NAFC may invite tenders from a limited group of potential suppliers. Although we will publicly release tenders whenever possible, there may be circumstances (such as urgency, for example) where a limited tender is the only practical approach. Where this occurs, initial communication with potential tenderers will be by email. Documents for these tenders will not normally be available on this website.

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Please note that NAFC uses it’s software solution, ARENA, to facilitate tendering activities. In order to provide a submission to a tender you will need to create a company profile.

ARENA can be accessed here: arena.nafc.org.au 

Instructions on how to use ARENA can be found online at the above address, as well as in the tender documentation.

Submitting a tender or proposal normally involves downloading documents, completing the document and then uploading them to ARENA. Respondents will usually need access to recent versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel to complete the response.

If you are considering submitting a tender of proposal, make sure you leave yourself enough time to register and submit your tender of proposal before the relevant closing time.