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Department of Defence

Project LAND 8120 Phase 1 seeks to provide a replacement capability effect for the Australian Defence Force earth moving and material handling …

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Engineer Support Platforms

Project LAND 8120 Phase 1 (L8120PH1) seeks to provide a replacement capability effect for the Australian Defence Force earth moving and material handling equipment (MHE) engineer support platforms.

Platform tasks in Australia and on deployment include construction, demolition, development of protective earthworks, route development and maintenance, airfield and port construction and repair, port operations, supply and distribution, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and beach recovery.
Platforms include cranes, excavators, front-end loaders, tractors, bulldozers, rollers, graders, skid-steer loaders, tele-handlers, concrete production plants, rock crushers and beach recovery.
The Commonwealth has released an open tender to the market and has issued the Request for Tender (RFT) documents on AusTender.

Requirements The Commonwealth is seeking to establish a contract to acquire Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) earth moving and off road material handling capabilities for use by the Australian Defence Force for deployment in Australia and overseas. The capability will be transportable by road, air and sea using military assets. The Commonwealth intends to own the vehicles and does not intend to pursue alternative options such as lease, hire or private public partnership.
RFT Documentation The RFT will primarily be based on the ASDEFCON (Complex) Volume 1 template with elements of ASDEFCON (Complex) Volume 2 to allow for systems engineering to integrate a limited range of changes for operational, amphibious employment and air transport.
Support The Commonwealth intends that Defence will support these platforms using Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) data such as operating and maintenance manuals and parts lists. The Commonwealth is not seeking to establish a contract to outsource the support of these vehicles at this time.
Optional Extras As part of the RFT, the Commonwealth may seek technical information from tenderers in relation to COTS Telematics Systems that are compatible with the earthmoving and material handling equipment for the purpose of condition based maintenance and monitoring.

Indicative Schedule

11 April 2019 Request for Tender release
30 April 2019 Industry briefing
27 Aug 2019 Request for Tender close
Q3 2019 to Q2 2020 Tender evaluation
Q3 and Q4 2020 Contract negotiations and signature

Content is current as at December 2019.

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