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Data Centre Facilities 2 - Whole of Government Panel

Canberra Data Centres Pty Ltd

1. General Project Details

Company name: Canberra Data Centres Proprietary Limited.

Description of the project: Supply of Data Centres to Government under DOFA Panel 2 Arrangement - RFT FIN13BPAM1666.

Estimated project value: $100,000,000+.

Project location: 2 Leonora Street Fyshwick ACT, 54 and 56 sheppard Street Hume ACT, 1-11 Templar Street Erskin Park NSW and 72 Radnor Street Deer Park Victoria.

Link to project information: www.canberradatacentres.com.au (supplier contact option through website)

Project contact for procurement information: Craig Sebbens Phone 02 62602277 Email:csebbens@canberradc.com.au

2. Opportunities for Australian industry involvement

List of goods and services to be procured for the project and the expected opportunity for industry participation Opportunities for Australian suppliers Opportunities for overseas suppliers
Construction of Two Data Centres Yes Yes
Internal Fit out of up to Four Data Centres Yes Yes
Supply of Communication Fibre on behalf of Government Clients Yes No
Managed Services on behalf of Government Clients Yes Yes
Supply and installation Electrical Services Yes No
Specialised IT Infrastructure supply and service Yes Yes
Supply and installation of Generators Yes No
Supply of Chillers Yes Yes

General construction services including bricklaying, excavation, formwork, carpentry, plumbing , plastering and structural metal work and glazing.

Yes No
Provision of Data Centre specific engineering services Yes No
Provision of Civil and Structural engineering services Yes No
Supply and install Goods and person lifts Yes No
Manufacture and supply of Fuel Tanks Yes No
Manufacture Supply and fit Louvres Yes No
Supply and install vinyl, tiling and carpet Yes No

Disclaimer: The information provided in the table above is based on an initial assessment by the company. Any questions or issues should be raised with the project contact.

3. Communication Strategy

  • CDC will distribute works packages via it’s Architects and Builders to National and local SME’s. CDC will use selected and specialist media, depending on the products and services required. Advertising is undertaken through the Australian Information Industry Association where CDC is a regular sponsor and participating member.
  • CDC will continue to offer contact opportunity for SME Suppliers via its web portal at  www.canberradatacentres.com.au further developing it’s panel of qualified SME suppliers.

4. Opportunities through all tiers of supply and in all stages of the project

  • CDC willl seek and identify strategic SME partnering opportunities on a case by case basis dependant on the services or materials required. Evaluations of Tenders and works packages will fully and equally, consider aspects such as appropriate quality and performance indicators, whole of life costs, product support, capacity and capability etc providing fair and equal opportunity.
  • Suppliers are sought who can and do deliver materials and services complying with the following Australian Standards.
  • The Australian Standards relevant to the works CDC requires undertaken include:
  1.  AS/NZ 9001: 2008 - Quality Management Control
  2. AS/NZS 14001:2004 – Environmental Safeguides
  3. AS/NZS 4801:2001 – OH & S Standard
  4. AS/NZS 3000:2007 - Electrical installations (known as the Australian/New Zealand Wiring Rules)
  5. AS/NZS 3012:2003 - Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites
  6. AS/NZS 3017:2007 - Electrical installations - Verification guidelines
  7. AS/NZS 3019:2007 - Electrical installations - Periodic verification
  8. AS/NZS 3100:2002 - Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment.
  9. AS/NZS 3190:2009- Approval and test specification - Residual current devices (current- operated earth-leakage devices)
  10. AS/NZS 3760:2003 - In-service safety inspection and testing of electrical equipment.
  11. AS/NZS 4836:2001 - Safe working on low-voltage electrical installations.

5. Opportunities for longer-term participation

  • CDC will recommend companies to the Department of Industry’s Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme, which provides comprehensive advice and support to eligible Australian SMEs.
  • CDC promotes the participation of it’ suppliers of its principles contained in its AIP Plan, encouraging growth of participating SME’s thereby fostering opportunities for longer term participation.
  • CDC (on behalf of the Australian Government) hosts visiting dignitaries and IT Professionals representing friendly overseas governments and their Agencies. CDC will continue this practice, promoting Australian Industry (specifically the government’s data centre business consolidation programme). This practise may enable CDC to offer services to overseas parties in the future as opportunities present themselves. 

6. Procedures and Resources

  • CDC will develop and implement standard contractual arrangements with their key suppliers to foster industry opportunities for SME’s to participate.
  • CDC will ensure collection of required performance data and its collation to provide accurate reporting against CDC’s AIP Plan objectives and undertakings.
  • Develop an internal plan to identify and report any variations to the AIP Plan detailed above to Department of Industry.