EOIs & RFIs for the Australian FSP major equipment and common technologies requirements released
Naval Group recently released Expressions of Interest (EOI) and Requests for Information (RFI) for the Australian Future Submarine Programme’s (FSP) major equipment and common technologies requirements, “seeking Australian companies to take part in the largest defence acquisition project in Australia’s history, a project that will span 50 years,” said Brent Clark, Interim CEO of Naval Group Australia. “We encourage suppliers from across all industries, regardless of background and size, to review the EOIs and RFIs and let us know if they have the products and/or equipment to design and build Australia’s next generation of submarines.”
The EOIs released by Naval Group relating to major equipment for the Future Submarine include electrical, fluidic, mechanical and heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment. The EOIs will remain open until 5 January 2018 and are the first of the major equipment requirements, with further EOIs to be released in 2018. The company also released a number of RFIs for common technologies (used across different applications, not specific to the submarines, e.g. brackets, cables and tubes). Australian suppliers are encouraged to respond if they are compliant (or could potentially be compliant) with the requirements of a variety of products including castings, steel bars, alloy and steel forge parts and titanium bars. The RFIs will remain open until 5 January 2018.
All EOIs and RFIs are to be reviewed and submitted via the Australian Government’s supplier and project portal, the Industry Capability Network. (Link)