Tenders close 13:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (1:00pm AEST) on Thursday 24 June 2021
This Invitation to Tender (ITT) invites tenders from suitable organisations for the provision of the services of Type-1, Type-2 and/or Type-3 Rotary Wing Aircraft to assist with control of bushfires and management of other emergencies across Australia. Successful tenderers will be experienced, highly motivated, highly capable providers who will enter into a contract to provide specialised aircraft services commencing in 2021, for the 2021-2022 fire season and onwards.
For this ITT, the terms Type-1, Type-2 and Type-3 refer to rotary wing aircraft capable of delivering a defined volume of Fire Suppressant or Fire Retardant to a bushfire in a single load, as per NAFC Standard PR-001: Categorisation of Rotary-Wing Aircraft used for Firebombing Operations.
Note: Proposals cannot be accepted after the closing time.
This ITT comprises several documents:
ITT AFRFS 2021 Document, including:
• Appendix 1: Table of Services (provided in PDF and Excel)
• Appendix 2: How to use TenderLink
• Appendix 3: How to use ARENA
The Specimen Contract (v2021.01.01), including Schedules. Proposers should note that this is not the Specimen Contract version applicable to Call When Needed processes.
Several template documents (Response Forms) are provided for proposers to download from NAFC’s Electronic Tender Portal (TenderLink), complete, and submit as part of their proposal. These response forms include several forms based on specific aerial firefighting scenarios, as well as Pricing Forms.
The Response Forms are:
• Response Form 1: Tenderer Information
• Response Form 2: Declarations
• Response Form 3: Tender Questions
• Response Form 4: Pricing Narrative
• Pricing Response Form
All files above are available in the following zip package:
• ITT AFRWS 2021+ Document Pack (zip file)
RESPONDING TO THE INVITATION TO TENDER
Please carefully read the entire ITT document before preparing your proposal. When responding to questions in the ITT please ensure your response addresses the question asked.
Proposals must be submitted electronically using TenderLink. Proposers will need to be registered in the TenderLink in order to submit a tender.
To access TenderLink go here: http://portal.tenderlink.com/nafc and select the ‘ITT AFRWS 2021+’ proposal.
Appendix 2: How to Use TenderLink section of the ITT document steps users through the TenderLink registration and submission process. The submission process includes downloading a number of response forms from the portal, completing them and uploading these documents back to the tender portal.
Proposers will require access to recent versions of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, running under Microsoft Windows to complete the response forms.
Further enquiries regarding the content of the Request for Proposal and the Specimen Contract should be directed to NAFC via email to email@example.com.
For probity and fairness reasons NAFC is not able to deal with telephone enquiries regarding this proposal.