AUSTENDER NOTICE – NAVY’S SURFACE COMBATANTFLEET CAPABILITY – INDEPENDENT ANALYSIS TEAM INDUSTRYBRIEFING
In response to the recommendations of the Defence Strategic Review (DSR), the Government has initiated an independent analysis of Navy’s surface combatant fleet capability.
Consistent with the DSR’s recommendation, an Independent Analysis Team (IAT) has been tasked to analyse Navy’s surface combatant fleet capability to ensure its size, structure and composition complement the capabilities provided by the forthcoming conventionally-armed, nuclear-powered submarines.
The IAT will assess the capability requirements to meet our current strategic circumstances as outlined in the DSR, as well as the cost, schedule, risks and the continuous shipbuilding potential of each option.
As a maritime nation dependent on our sea lines of communication, it is essential that the size structure and composition of the Navy’s surface combatant fleet is appropriate to our strategic circumstances.
This AusTender Notice is to provide industry with notice of an upcoming Industry Briefing by the IAT established to conduct the surface combatant fleet review.
The IAT intends to hold an industry briefing on 09 June 2023 at the Ngunnawal Theatre, Russell Offices.
The format of the industry briefing will be as follows:
Time (AEST) (approx.) Activity
0745 to 0845 Registration
0850 to 0900 Welcome, General Administration and Probity Requirements
0900 to 0930 General briefing to all attendees
0930 to 0945 Open Question and Answer Forum
1000 to 1700 One on one sessions with Independent Analysis Team Leads
The IAT will provide a general briefing to all attendees, which will provide an overview of the conduct of the study.
The IAT will also hold one-on-one sessions with registered industry attendees. These will be an opportunity for industry to raise information they consider worthy for the IAT to be aware of in conducting the review.
Industry will be able to share documents during the one-on-one sessions; however, the Commonwealth does not provide any guarantee that materials will be reviewed or be taken into consideration as part of the review.
The Commonwealth will upload a copy of the industry briefing presentation, which may include Commonwealth responses to questions raised during the general briefing session to all attendees (with information de-identified and no commercially sensitive information included), on AusTender after the completion of the briefing.
To register for the general briefing and one-on-one sessions, interested parties are required to email their registration to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- a) Names of attendees
- b) Defence industryorganisation represented and positions
- c) General Briefingand/or one-on-one session
- d) Contact detailsfor attendees (email address).
Alternatively, registrations can be completedusing the followinglink:
Please be advised that registrations to attend the industry briefing, including submitting a request for a one-on-one session, must be submitted by 1200pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on 06 June 2023.
Please note that due to capacity constraints and to provide an opportunity to all interested industry organisations to attend the industry briefing, no more than two personnel per industry organisation may attend. Further, attendees may only nominate to attend a single one-on-one session per industry organisation.
Attendees are advised that the security classification of information shared as part of the briefing will be no greater than OFFICIAL. Attendees are advised that questions higher than this classification will not be responded to.
Please be aware of the following:
- The industry briefing is provided for the purpose of providing an update on the activity being conducted by the IAT and to engage industry and does not represent any guarantee of any future procurement process or contracts.
- The information shared in the industry briefing should not be taken to inform any future procurement process and should not be relied upon in developing responses to any future procurement process, as Defence’s requirements may change.
- Any future decisions to undertake a procurement will be subject to Government approval.
- Any timings set out in notice may be subject to change.
- Any costs or expenses incurred by industry as a result of this industry briefing is at the cost of that attendee and is not recoverable by the Commonwealth.
- The Commonwealth reserves the right to refuse to answer any question raised by industry during the briefing.
The Commonwealth is under no obligation to provide reasons and industry is not entitled to enquire into the basis or rationale for the Commonwealth’s decision.