Rotorcraft Asia Pacific Business Association wants to alert the helicopter industry about the offer of an expression of interest (EOI) to supply a number of emergency service type helicopters.
The evaluation process for the procurement of emergency helicopter services for the Torres Strait and Northern Cape York Peninsula will involve a two-stage approach including open market EOI followed by a selective Invitation to Offer (ITO). Mandatory evaluation criteria to be achieved within the EOI stage to enable suppliers to proceed to ITO and submit a formal offer are listed below.
The customer reserves the right to shortlist submissions during the EOI evaluation process. The evaluation process may also involve discussions with suppliers, reference and/or financial and corporate checks.
At the conclusion of the EOI stage, the customer may select one or more suppliers to proceed to the ITO stage. Only those suppliers who have submitted a response to the EOI will be considered for the purpose of shortlisting.
Shortlisted supplier/s will be asked to provide an offer in response to the detailed requirements that will be set out in the ITO. A formal agreement may be entered into between the customer and the selected supplier at the conclusion of the ITO process. The terms on which the supplier will be engaged will be set out in the ITO.
Expression of interest not limited to helicopters
Rotorcraft Asia Pacific Business Association will send out a copy an EOI for supply of drones to the Queensland Police in much the same area. Both helicopters and drones will be operated by the Queensland Police Airwing funded from their current annual budget. The drones will be military-grade drones requiring US government approval.
Any supplier’s submission that has demonstrated a failure in capability or capacity to meet the customer’s requirements for any evaluation criterion, may be set aside from further evaluation.