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Forestry Corporation of NSW Aerial Fire-Fighting and Pesticide Application and other Services RFP - FC2006

RFT Type Request for Proposals
Published 1-Dec-2020
Closes 15-Jan-2021 5:00pm
Category (based on UNSPSC)
70150000 - Forestry
Agency Department of Regional NSW

Contact Person
Lyndon Orpwood
Phone: 0418753292
Mobile: 0418753292

Tender Details

FCNSW manages approximately 260,000 ha of plantations in Regional NSW. These plantations are managed (among others), from Regional Offices in Grafton, Walcha, Bathurst, Tumut and Bombala. Experienced companies are invited to submit proposals for aerial fire-fighting services. One Parcel of work will be based near Tumut and the other parcel based near Bathurst. Proponents will also be required, depending on the fire conditions, to provide occasional aerial fire-fighting services in the other regional forests throughout NSW with potential bases at Walcha, Grafton and Bombala.


Three parcels of Aerial Pesticide Application Services are also sought for the Snowy Region (Tumut and Bombala), the Macquarie Region (Bathurst), and the Northern Region (Walcha and Grafton). The Northern Region includes hardwood timber whereas the Snowy and Bathurst Regions are only softwood.

Proponents are welcome to submit proposals for any or all of the available parcels to maximise efficiencies and synergies between regions and tasks. The RFP will close on the 15th January2021. Parcels will be awarded on the 11th March 2021 and contracts will commence from the 1st July 2021


NSW Regions: Far North Coast, Mid North Coast, New England, Central West, Orana/Far West, Riverina/Murray, Southern Highlands

RFT Type

Request for Proposals - An invitation for expressions of interest / seeking preliminary proposals. In many cases these may be used as a basis for shortlisting tenderers, along with other criteria such as expertise and experience. Prospective tenderers are initially evaluated for their proposal against the relevant selection criteria. A number of those who best meet the criteria are invited to tender. For complex or some other types of procurement, where the product or service outcomes are highly dependent on the content of the proposals received from Tenderers, the outcome may be negotiated.

Address for Lodgement

RFP submission forms must be submitted electronically via the NSW Government eTender website.

Conditions for Participation

Proponents must meet all Safety, Financial, operational, equipment and process mandatory requirements as advised in the RFP.


Proponents will be required to provide detail and evidence of all the mandatory requirements as well as pricing for the proposed services.

Estimated Timeframe for Delivery

This RFP process will close on the 15th January 2021.

The work will be awarded on the 11th March 2021.

The contract commencement date will be the 1st July 2021 (Services may only be required to start in August 2021)

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