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Defence Fuel Services Transformation Program (DFTP) - Fuel Services Contract (FSC) Request for Proposal (RFP)

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FSB/DFS/2019/01-2
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Department of Defence - DSRG
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15100000 - Fuels
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4-Feb-2020 12:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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28-Oct-2019
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ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Overseas
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Request for Proposal

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The Commonwealth intends to continue with a three stage procurement process as follows: [Stage 1] Invitation to Register (ITR) - issued on 28 June 2019 and closed on 16 August 2019. [Stage ] Request for proposal (RFP) - late October / early November 2019. [Stage 3] Request for Tender (RFT) - 2nd / 3rd Quarter 2020. Respondents to the RFP may be shortlisted and/or invited to participate in a RFT or subsequent procurement process. If shortlisting occurs, only shortlisted respondents will be invited to participate in the RFT and/or subsequent procurement process.

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The Commonwealth requires a safer, simpler and more assured Defence Fuel Network (DFN).

The Commonwealth is working toward this objective through the Defence Fuel Transformation Program (DFTP), in partnership with industry. The proposed Fuel Services Contract (FSC) is part of the DFTP.

The objective of the FSC is to combine:

a. Maintenance Services, Operating Services and Strategic Asset Management Services (Asset Management Services); and
b. Strategic Inventory Management Services and Fuel Supply (including bulk Fuel Supply), (Fuel Services)

(collectively the "FSC Services") into a separate and Defence Fuel Supply Chain (DFSC)-focused contract under the management of Commander Joint Logistics (CJLOG) as Head of the DFSC (HDFSC).

Underlining the development of the FSC is a desire to increase industry collaboration along the length of the supply chain, where appropriate to do so.

Subject to the outcome of this Request for Proposal (RFP) and any subsequent procurement process, the Commonwealth intends to enter into a single contract with an entity acting as the Integrated Managing Contractor (IMC) for all of the FSC Services.

In conducting this RFP, the Commonwealth is seeking an outcome that will:
a. if appropriate, shortlist potential respondents who are capable of fulfilling the Commonwealth's requirements;
b. identify potential teaming arrangements for respondents, including the nominated IMC Team Members (as defined in the RFP);
c. provide the Commonwealth with value for money (VFM);
d. meet the Commonwealth’s current and future Defence capability requirements;
e. provide significant and sustainable benefits to the Commonwealth, Defence industry and the respondent who is ultimately successful in the process; and
f. subject to the continuation of the procurement process, inform the development of the FSC documentation.

The RFP is the next stage of the procurement process, following the Invitation to Register (ITR) FSB/DFS/2019-01-1.

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Industry Briefing:

The Commonwealth will hold an industry briefing on the RFP on 1 November 2019 at Alastair Swayn Theatre, Brindabella Conference Centre, 33-35 Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park, Canberra, from 9:30AM to 2.30PM.

Representatives of prospective respondents at the briefing will be limited to two personnel. Nominations to attend the briefing are to be forwarded in writing to the Contact Officer by 12 noon local time in the ACT, Thursday, 31 October 2019.

Data Room:

Some Attachments (and their Appendices) to the RFP (for example, Attachments F (Statement of Requirements) and I (RFP Sample Site Data Packs) to the Conditions of Proposal (COP)) are confidential information. Access to confidential information will be provided via a separate virtual data room through AusTender (FSB/DFS/2019/01-2DR). Refer to FSB/DFS/2019/01-2DR.

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Respondents are to refer to clause 5.5 of the RFP Conditions of Proposal for the conditions for participation.

The Commonwealth will exclude a proposal from further consideration if the Commonwealth considers that the respondent does not meet any of the following:

a. the respondent does not comply with the Commonwealth’s security requirements set out in clause 2.6 and 2.7; or

b. the respondent:
(i)  does not propose to contract directly with the Commonwealth as the IMC in relation to the FSC; or
(ii)   does not propose to deliver and/or manage the delivery of all of the FSC Services across all DFI Locations and Commercial Locations; or

c. the respondent does not comply with clause 1.10 in relation to the requirement(s) for a Valid and Satisfactory STR for the respondent and any relevant Subcontractor (including IMC Team Members).

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For a period not exceeding 12 years from June 2021.

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Tender responses are to be submitted electronically via the AusTender website www.tenders.gov.au using the 'Lodgement Page' link on this tender notification.
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