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                         REQUEST FOR TENDER (“RFT”)

                              NUMBER: AHRC1260810




        FOR THE SUPPLY, IMPLEMENTATION
     AND COMMISSIONING OF A NETWORK
AND ICT INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT
          THE OFFICE OF THE AUSTRALIAN
               INFORMATION COMMISSIONER


CLOSING TIME:

2:00pm (local time in Sydney, NSW) on Wednesday 1/09/2010



PLEASE NOTE:

        Tenders must be lodged physically at level 8, 133 Castlereagh St Sydney

        Tenderers should provide their Tender in the format described in within
         this documentation

AHRC adheres strictly to Commonwealth policy on late and\or incomplete
Tenders. AHRC therefore recommends that Tenderers plan to lodge their Tender
well before the Closing Time to minimise the possibility of any unforeseen
circumstances arising that may cause the Tenderer to miss the Closing Time.




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                                                    STRUCTURE OF THIS RFT

PART 1 - ABOUT THIS RFT ..................................................................................................................... 4
  1    Summary Of The Requirement................................................................................................... 4
  2    The Contact Officer And Enquiries About This RFT................................................................... 5
  3    Industry Briefings ....................................................................................................................... 6
  4    Evaluation Of Tenders................................................................................................................ 6
  5    Required Format For Tenders .................................................................................................... 6
  6    General information about AHRC and OAIC .............................................................................. 7
PART 2 – TENDER CONDITIONS .............................................................................................................. 7
  7    Definitions .................................................................................................................................. 7
  8    Tender Lodgement ................................................................................................................... 11
  9    language, measurement and currency .................................................................................... 12
  10   Tender Validity Period ............................................................................................................. 13
  11   Issue By AHRC Of Clarifications, Addenda And Notices .......................................................... 13
  12   Clarification ............................................................................................................................. 13
  13   Unintentional Errors Of Form .................................................................................................. 14
  14   Tenderer To Inform Itself ........................................................................................................ 14
  15   The Australian National Audit Office....................................................................................... 15
  16   Confidentiality ......................................................................................................................... 16
  17   Disclosure Of Information ........................................................................................................ 19
  18   General Statement On Environmental Policy And Procurement ............................................. 20
  19   Anti-Terrorism Measures .......................................................................................................... 21
  20   FAIR WORK ACT 2009 ............................................................................................................... 22
  21   Privacy ...................................................................................................................................... 23
  22   Anti-Money Laundering ............................................................................................................ 24
  23   Equal Opportunity .................................................................................................................... 24
  24   small and medium enterprises................................................................................................. 24
  25   Disclosure of Subcontracts ....................................................................................................... 25
  26   Coordinated Procurement........................................................................................................ 25
  27   Own Advice .............................................................................................................................. 26
  28   Conflict Of Interest .................................................................................................................. 26
  29   Due diligence ........................................................................................................................... 27
  30   Security, probity and financial checks .................................................................................... 28
  31   Disclosure ................................................................................................................................. 28
  32   Change in Tenderer.................................................................................................................. 29
  33   Ownership Of Tenders ............................................................................................................. 29
  34   Public Statements .................................................................................................................... 30
  35   Presentations, Interviews And Site Visits ................................................................................ 30
  36   Probity Of Tenders ................................................................................................................... 31
  37   Acceptance OF TENDERS .......................................................................................................... 32
  38   Compliance .............................................................................................................................. 32
  39   Debriefing................................................................................................................................. 33
  40   Dealing With Complaints .......................................................................................................... 33
  41   Acknowledgement And Disclaimer........................................................................................... 34
  42   RESPONSIBILITY for rft costs .................................................................................................... 36
  43   AHRC‟s Rights ........................................................................................................................... 36




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SCHEDULE 1 STATEMENT OF REQUIREMENT ..................................................................................... 40
SCHEDULE 2 THE EVALUATION PROCESS AND CRITERIA .................................................................. 57
SCHEDULE 3 (INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN TENDERS) ............................................................. 63
ATTACHMENT A (TENDERER DECLARATION) ...................................................................................... 64
APPENDIX A - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM TENDERERS IN RELATION TO NON COMPLIANCE
WITH COURT AND TRIBUNAL DECISIONS ............................................................................................ 71
APPENDIX B THE COMMON OPERATING ENVIRONMENT STANDARDS ................................................ 73
APPENDIX C – CURRENT WAN TOPOLOGY ........................................................................................... 75
ATTACHMENT B (RESPONSE SCHEDULES) ........................................................................................... 76
ATTACHMENT C (PRICING SCHEDULE) ................................................................................................ 90
SCHEDULE 4 (TENDER CHECKLIST) ................................................................................................... 119
ATTACHMENT D THE TENDER RESPONSE FORM ............................................................................... 120




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                                PART 1 - ABOUT THIS RFT

1         SUMMARY OF THE REQUIREMENT

1.1       The Commonwealth of Australia (represented by the Australian Human
          Rights Commission) seeks Tenders for a proposed solution and costing for
          the supply, implementation and accreditation of a network and ICT
          infrastructure to support the newly established Office of the Australian
          Information Commissioner (OAIC). The Australian Human Rights
          Commission (AHRC) has been appointed as the OAIC‟s ICT service provider
          and is now seeking a solution that is flexible to meet both current and
          future needs and providing a cost-effective and consolidated mechanism
          for:

          (a)    Setting up a new office in Canberra for 30 staff;

          (b)    Provision of a facility for handling Protected classified material on the
                 OAIC network (three options are required from tenderers);

          (c)    Design and installation of the ICT infrastructure;

          (d)    Installation of desktops using the AHRC supplied SOE;

          (e)    Internet Gateway for Canberra and Sydney;

          (f)    Cross Domain Solution for connection of OAIC Protected network to
                 the AHRC In-Confidence network;

          (g)    System documentation, including security documentation (optional
                 item)

          (h)    Accreditation of the system by an I-RAP Assessor.

          (i) The protective security arrangements must comply with the Protective
              Security Policy Frame work available for download from the Attorney
              General‟s website at: http://www.ag.gov.au/pspf



          The detailed requirements are outlined in Schedule 1 (Statement of
          Requirement).



1.2       AHRC‟s primary objectives for the OAIC Protected network solution are:

          (a)    Enabling the OAIC to be operational by 1st November 2010.

          (b)    Putting in place a PROTECTED network facility. Three optional
                 configurations are required in the tender response.



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2         THE THREE OPTIONS



Note that it is a mandatory requirement of this RFT that companies must submit
bids for all three options. Bids for less than the three options will be considered as
incomplete and will not be considered.



Option 1
Both the Canberra and Sydney Offices are PROTECTED. A staged approach is
desirable with the priority being the setup of the new Canberra Office (Phase 1).
The Sydney Office occurring concurrently with the planned relocation of the
Sydney office, due to take place 2nd quarter 2011 (Phase 2). Note that AHRC will
accept proposals for Phase 1 of Option 1 (mandatory requirement) and that
proposals for Phase 2 of Option 1 are optional.



Option 2
The Canberra Office is PROTECTED but the Sydney Office remains as IN-
CONFIDENCE.



Option 3
There is a PROTECTED enclave set up in the Canberra Office accessible remotely
by all OAIC staff.



All these options should ensure that user experience is as identical at both sites as
much as is possible and that data is replicated between sites, where appropriate,
for performance and disaster recovery purposes.




3         THE CONTACT OFFICER AND ENQUIRIES ABOUT THIS RFT

3.1       The Contact Officer for this RFT is: Ron McLay, IT Services Manager, AHRC

                 Email address:            ron.mclay@humanrights.gov.au

3.2       All enquiries in relation to this RFT must be:

          (a)    in writing;

          (b)    directed to, and only to, the Contact Officer; and

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           (c)   submitted no later than 2:00pm (Sydney local time) 26/08/2010 .

           No other person is authorised by AHRC to answer or respond to enquiries
           relating to this RFT.

3.3        AHRC may provide answers to any enquiries on a non-attributable basis to
           all other Registered Tenderers.



4          INDUSTRY BRIEFINGS

4.1        There will be an industry briefing for this RFT process. Details of the
           briefing will be published on the Australian Human Rights Commission
           Website (www.humanrights.gov.au)




5          EVALUATION OF TENDERS

5.1        AHRC will conduct the evaluation of Tenders in accordance with the
           evaluation process described in SCHEDULE 2 -THE EVALUATION PROCESS
           AND CRITERIA and noting the requirements identified in Schedule 1
           (Statement of Requirements).

5.2        AHRC will evaluate Tenders on the basis of overall best value for money
           consistent with the CPGs and other Commonwealth purchasing policies
           using the Evaluation Criteria set out in within this RFT.




6          REQUIRED FORMAT FOR TENDERS

6.1        Tenders should include all required information or other material
           including:

         Schedule 3 – Information to be included

         Attachment A Tenderer Declaration

         Appendix A – additional information from tenderers

         Attachment B – response schedules

         Attachment C – Pricing Schedules

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         Attachment D – Tender response Form



6.2        If Schedule 3 (Information To Be Included In Tenders) identifies a particular
           format for Tenders, Tenderers should comply with those requirements and
           any additional terms and conditions in Schedule 3 (Information To Be
           Included In Tenders) applying to that format.

7          GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT AHRC AND OAIC

7.1        The Australian Human Rights Commission is the new name of the Human
           Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. The Commission was established
           in 1986 by an act of the federal Parliament and is an independent statutory
           organisation and report to the federal Parliament through the Attorney-
           General.

7.2        For further information about the OAIC Tenderers should visit
           www.privacy.gov.au/lawreform.

7.3        The OAIC will open its doors on 1 November 2010, with the Information
           Commissioner Designate, Professor John McMillan AO as the first Australian
           Information Commissioner. The OAIC will bring together the functions of
           information policy, privacy protection and freedom of information into the
           same agency for the first time.

For further information about the OAIC, Tenderers should visit
www.privacy.gov.au/lawreform .




                             PART 2 – TENDER CONDITIONS

8          DEFINITIONS

8.1        In this RFT, unless the contrary intention appears:

Term                          Definition
AHRC                          means the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Closing Time                  means the closing date and time for the submission of
                              Tenders, as specified in this RFT.
Commonwealth                  means the Commonwealth of Australia.




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Term                     Definition
Commonwealth Agency      means:
                         (a)    an "agency" as defined in the Financial
                                Management and Accountability Act 1997 (Cth);
                         (b)    a "Commonwealth authority" as defined in the
                                Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act
                                1997 (Cth); or
                         (c)    a "Commonwealth company" as defined in the
                                Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act
                                1997 (Cth).
Conditions for           means the mandatory conditions (if any) identified in
Participation            Attachment B (Response Schedules) to Schedule 3
                         (Information To Be Included In Tenders) as Conditions
                         for Participation, and which a Tenderer must comply
                         with in order to participate in this RFT process.
Contact Officer          means the person specified as the Contact Officer in
                         this RFT.
Court or Tribunal        means the meaning given in the Fair Work Principles
                         User Guide.
CPGs                     means the Commonwealth Procurement Guidelines
                         issued under Regulation 7 of the Financial Management
                         and Accountability Regulations 1997 (Cth), as amended
                         from time to time.
Deed                     means the document substantially set out or referred
                         to in and its schedules and other attachments, as
                         amended from time to time, and any other documents
                         expressly identified in the document as forming part of
                         the Deed.
Evaluation Criteria      means the detailed criteria as set out in this RFT that
                         will be used to evaluate the compliance and/or
                         relative ranking of Tenders.
Fair Work Principles     means the principles referred to as such in the media
                         release issued by the Minister for Employment and
                         Workplace Relations on 31 July 2009.
Fair Work Principles     means the guide of that name issued by the Minister
User Guide               for Employment and Workplace Relations (available at
                         www.deewr.gov.au/fairworkprinciples).
GST                      has the same meaning as in the GST Act.
GST Act                  means A New Tax System (Goods and Services) Tax Act
                         1999 (Cth).
Loss                     means all liabilities, losses, damages, expenses, fines
                         and costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity
                         basis and whether incurred or awarded), legal or
                         otherwise (including fees and disbursements, costs of
                         investigation, litigation settlement, judgement,
                         interest and penalties) of any kind and nature whether
                         arising in contract or tort (including negligence) or
                         under any statute.


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Term                           Definition
Minimum Content and            means the mandatory content and format
Format Requirements            requirements (if any) identified in this tender.
OAIC                           Means the Office of the Australian Information
                               Commissioner
Pricing Tables                 The pricing schedule at Attachment C.
Requests for Quotation         means a request for quotation for services intended to
(RFQ)                          be contracted via a Work Order to be issued under the
                               Deed.
Requirement                    means the products and/or services required under this
                               RFT, as listed or described in the Statement of
                               Requirements.
RFT                            means this document, including all schedules,
                               annexures and attachments to it, and any addenda
                               issued by AHRC in respect of it.
Services                       means the Services to be provided under the Deed.
Software                       means the Software to be provided.
Statement of                   means the description of the Requirement set out in
Requirements (SOR)             Schedule 1 (Statement of Requirement).
Tender                         means a response submitted by a Tenderer to this RFT,
                               including documents that are described as tenders,
                               proposals, bids, offers, quotes, submissions,
                               expressions of interest and applications for use on a
                               multi-use list.
Tender Evaluation              means the team (and its advisers) that will be
Committee                      responsible for managing and undertaking the
                               evaluation of Tenders.
Tender Response                means the information in the format set out in
Schedule                       Attachment D.
Tenderer                       means an entity who submits a Tender.

8.2       Additional definitions may appear throughout this RFT.

8.3       In this RFT, except where the contrary intention is expressed:

          (a)    the singular includes the plural and vice versa, and a gender includes
                 other genders;

          (b)    another grammatical form of a defined word or expression has a
                 corresponding meaning;

          (c)    a reference to a section, clause, paragraph, schedule or annexure is
                 to a section, clause, paragraph, schedule or annexure to this RFT;

          (d)    a reference to a person includes a natural person, partnership, body
                 corporate, association, governmental or local authority, agency or
                 other entity;




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          (e)    a reference to a statute, ordinance, code or other law includes
                 regulations and other instruments under it and consolidations,
                 amendments, re-enactments or replacements of any of them;

          (f)    the meaning of general words is not limited by specific examples
                 introduced by including, 'for example' or similar expressions and the
                 word 'include' is not a word of limitation;

          (g)    the word "agreement" includes an undertaking or other binding
                 arrangement or understanding, whether or not in writing;

          (h)    the words "subsidiary", "holding company" and "Related Body
                 Corporate" have the same meanings as in the Corporations Act 2001
                 (Cth);

          (i)    a reference to monetary units is to units of Australian currency;

          (j)    a reference to a matter being to the knowledge of a person means
                 that the matter is to the best of the knowledge and belief of that
                 person after proper inquiry, including inquiry which a reasonable
                 person would be prompted to make by reason of knowledge of a fact;

          (k)    where a term is defined within this RFT, another part of speech or
                 grammatical form of that term has a corresponding meaning;

          (l)    if the day on or by which a person must do something under this RFT
                 is not a Business Day, the person must do it on or by the next Business
                 Day; and

          (m) clause references in this RFT are to clauses within Parts 1 and 2 of
              this RFT, unless expressly stated otherwise.

8.4       To the extent of any inconsistency between any of the information in this
          RFT, the information will be interpreted in the following order of priority
          (with the first listed having the highest priority and the last listed having
          the least priority):

          (a)    Part 2 of this RFT;

          (b)    Part 1 of this RFT;

          (c)    the Schedules to this RFT; and

          (d)    Attachments to the Schedules to this RFT.




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9         TENDER LODGEMENT

9.1       Closing Time

          (a)    The Closing Time is 2:00pm local time in 26/08/2010.

          (b)    Tenders must be lodged before the Closing Time.

          (c)    The judgement of AHRC as to the time a Tender has been lodged will
                 be final.

9.2       Tender Lodgement

          (a)    Tenders must be lodged physically in the tender box at the Reception
                 of the Australian Human Rights Commission at level 8, 133
                 Castlereagh St, Sydney. Tenders must include four hardcopies and 1
                 soft copy in Microsoft Word format on a cd-rom. This is a Condition of
                 Participation.

          (b)    Tenders lodged by any other means, will not be considered.

          (c)    Lodgement of Tenders before the Closing Time is entirely the
                 Tenderer's responsibility.

          (d)    The Tender should be completely self-contained. No hyperlinked or
                 other material may be incorporated by reference.

          (e)    The Tenderer should allow sufficient time for Tender lodgement,
                 including time that may be required for any problem analysis and
                 resolution prior to the Closing Time.

          (f)    The soft copy version provided on the cd-rom will be deemed to be
                 the Original of the Tenderer‟s response. It is the Tenderer‟s
                 responsibility to ensure the printed versions are identical to the
                 Original.

9.3       Late Tenders and\or Incomplete Tenders

          (a)    Any Tender not received by the Closing Time will be deemed to be a
                 Late Tender and excluded from consideration, except where the
                 Tender is late as a consequence of Commonwealth‟s mishandling.

          (b)    Incomplete Tenders, including those with electronic files that cannot
                 be read or decrypted, and Tenders which AHRC believes to potentially
                 contain any Harmful Code or anything else that might compromise the
                 integrity or security of AHRC‟s computing environment, or tenders
                 that are not received in four hard copies, may be excluded from
                 evaluation.

9.4       Additional information

          (a)    The Tenderer may include information additional to the information
                 required by this RFT where the Tenderer believes it can offer value

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                 beyond what is required by this RFT. However, no marketing material
                 is required.

          (b)    Any such additional information may be considered in evaluating
                 Tenders at AHRC's discretion.

          (c)    Any such information will not be regarded as a substitute for the
                 information required by this RFT.

9.5       Errors or Omissions in RFT

          (a)    Should a Tenderer find or reasonably believe it has found any
                 discrepancy, error, ambiguity, inconsistency or omission in this RFT or
                 any other information given or made available by AHRC (an “Error”),
                 the Tenderer should promptly notify the Contact Officer in writing
                 setting out the Error in sufficient detail so that AHRC may take
                 whatever corrective action, if any, it deems appropriate. AHRC will
                 inform all Registered Tenderers of any corrective action it takes.

9.6       Errors or Omissions in Tender

          (a)    Should the Tenderer become aware of any discrepancy, error or
                 omission in the Tender document submitted and wish to lodge a
                 correction or additional information, that material should be in
                 writing and lodged in the same manner as the original Tender
                 documents and prior to the Closing Time. If correcting information is
                 delivered after the Tender Closing Time, AHRC will treat the
                 information as if it were a Late Tender.

          (b)    Any corrections or additional information provided by a Tenderer
                 after the Closing Time will be treated as late and will not be
                 considered for evaluation.




10        LANGUAGE, MEASUREMENT AND CURRENCY

10.1      The Tender, including all attachments and supporting material, must be
          written in English. This is a Minimum Content and Format Requirement.

10.2      Measurements must be expressed in Australian legal units of measure. This
          is a Minimum Content and Format Requirement.

10.3      Any prices quoted in the Tender should be in Australian dollars.




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11        TENDER VALIDITY PERIOD

11.1      Tenders will remain valid for acceptance by AHRC for a period of 12
          calendar months after the Closing Time.




12        ISSUE BY AHRC OF CLARIFICATIONS, ADDENDA AND NOTICES

12.1      AHRC may vary, supplement or clarify this RFT prior to the Closing Time,
          by issuing notices and other information (e.g. in the form of 'Frequently
          Asked Questions') as addenda posted on the AHRC web site page at
          www.humanrights.gov.au for this RFT.

12.2      Tenderers are required to check the AHRC web site regularly during the
          tender period to check for any clarifications, addenda and notices.

12.3      The Commonwealth will accept no responsibility if a Tenderer fails to
          become aware of any addendum notice which would have been apparent
          from a visit to the AHRC Web site page for this RFT.

12.4      Each addendum forms part of this RFT upon issue.

12.5      If a Tenderer finds or reasonably believes it has found any discrepancy,
          error, ambiguity, inconsistency, omission or misleading statement (error)
          in this RFT, or in any other information given or made available by AHRC,
          the Tenderer must promptly notify the Contact Officer in writing setting
          out the error in sufficient detail. Any consequential amendment of this
          RFT or information provided by AHRC will be made available to all
          Tenderers on the www.humanrights.gov.au site.




13        CLARIFICATION

13.1      If AHRC requires clarification of information contained in a Tender, it will
          request clarification from the Tenderer in writing. AHRC will not accept
          information provided in response to a request for clarification if that
          information alters the original Tender in any material respect. If the
          Tenderer fails to supply clarification to the satisfaction of AHRC, AHRC
          may exclude the Tender from further consideration.




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13.2      Tenderers should:

          (a)    respond to any request for clarification within the time period and in
                 the format specified by AHRC;

          (b)    ensure that clarifying information provided answers AHRC‟s enquiry
                 and is fully consistent with the Tender submitted by the Tenderer;
                 and

          (c)    not seek to materially alter any aspect of their Tender by providing
                 additional information to AHRC.

13.3      AHRC may require the Tenderer to submit similar information to that
          required by this RFT in respect of any proposed sub-contractors if that
          information was not already required to be included in this RFT.




14        UNINTENTIONAL ERRORS OF FORM

14.1      If AHRC considers that there are unintentional errors of form in a Tender,
          AHRC may ask the Tenderer to correct or clarify the error but AHRC will
          not permit any material improvement to the Tender that would introduce
          unfairness into the evaluation process. Any such corrections will not be
          admitted for evaluation.




15        TENDERER TO INFORM ITSELF

15.1      The Tenderer acknowledges that it is deemed to have:

          (a)    examined this RFT, any documents referred to in it, and any other
                 information made available in writing by AHRC to Tenderers for the
                 purpose of preparing a Tender;

          (b)    examined all further information which is obtainable by the making of
                 reasonable enquiries relevant to the risks, contingencies and other
                 circumstances having an effect on its Tender;

          (c)    satisfied itself as to the correctness and sufficiency of its Tender,
                 including its tendered prices;

          (d)    obtained independent advice on the effect of all relevant legislation
                 in relation to the Tenderer's participation in this RFT;

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          (e)    it has read, taken appropriate advice on and fully understands this
                 RFT and its requirements;

          (f)    in lodging its Tender, it did not rely on:

                 (i) any express or implied statement, letter, document or
                       arrangement whether oral or in writing or other conduct, or

                 (ii)    any warranty or representation, whether oral, written or
                         otherwise,

                 made by or on behalf of AHRC, or any other their respective officers,
                 employees, agents or advisers other than any statement, warranty or
                 representation contained in this RFT or in a written response by AHRC
                 as adding to or amending this RFT;

          (g)    it complies with the requirements in this RFT concerning Tenderer's
                 conduct, changes to the Tenderer and in relation to compliance with
                 laws;

          (h)    it declares it has no conflict of interest for the purpose of the clause
                 concerning conflict of interest unless an actual or potential conflict is
                 declared in accordance with the Tenderer Declaration at Attachment
                 A; and

          (i)    it is responsible for all of its costs and expenses related to:

                 (i) responding to this RFT, or taking any action in relation to the RFT
                        process;

                 (ii)    any subsequent negotiation; and

                 (iii) any other action including any dispute or response in relation to
                       this RFT or at law.




16        THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE

16.1      The attention of Tenderers is drawn to the Auditor-General Act 1997 (Cth),
          which provides the Auditor-General, or an authorised person, with rights of
          access, at all reasonable times, to information, documents and records.

16.2       In addition to the Auditor-General's statutory powers and in recognition of
          the need for the Auditor-General's functions to be conducted in an
          efficient and cooperative manner, if a Tenderer is selected to enter into a
          Deed, that Tenderer will be required to provide the Auditor-General, or a
          delegate of the Auditor-General, access to the Tenderer's premises, in
          respect of any inquiry into or concerning the Requirement and to otherwise

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          facilitate monitoring of compliance with the Deed. Such access will apply
          for the term of the Deed and for a period of 7 years from the date of
          expiration or termination. Tenderers are referred to the Deed for further
          information.




17        CONFIDENTIALITY

17.1      AHRC is subject to a number of specific requirements, which support
          internal and external scrutiny of its tendering and contracting processes.
          These include the requirement to publish details of agency agreements and
          Commonwealth contracts, with an estimated liability of $10,000 (GST
          inclusive) or more, and standing offers on AusTender (refer also to the
          clause concerning disclosure of information.).

17.2      Tenderers should also note that the Commonwealth Parliament and its
          committees have the power to require the disclosure of Commonwealth
          contracts and contract information to enable them to carry out their
          functions.

17.3      Subject to the confidentiality clause, AHRC will treat as confidential any
          Confidential Information provided to AHRC by a Tenderer before the
          conclusion of this RFT process. After the conclusion of this RFT process,
          AHRC will;

17.4      In respect of an unsuccessful Tenderer - keep such information
          confidential, the terms of any agreement as to confidentiality will form
          part of any subsequent Deed to be awarded at completion of the RFT
          process (see also Table 11 at Attachment B (Response Schedules).

17.5      AHRC will treat as confidential any Confidential Information provided to
          AHRC by a Tenderer before the conclusion of this RFT process. After the
          conclusion of this RFT process, AHRC will:

17.6      In respect of an unsuccessful Tenderer - keep such information
          confidential, the terms of any agreement as to confidentialitly will form
          part of any subsequent Deed to be awarded at completion of the RFT
          process (see also Table 11 at Attachment B (Response Schedules).

          (a)    AHRC will treat as confidential any Confidential Information provided
                 to AHRC by a Tenderer before the conclusion of this RFT process.
                 After the conclusion of this RFT process, AHRC will; do not apply if
                 the Confidential Information: and if this RFT requires Tenderers to
                 offer to provide the Requirement ot any other Commonwealth
                 Agency, AHRC may provide any information supplied by a Tenderer in
                 its Tender or as part of this RFT process to that Commonwealth

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                 Agency to assist that Commonwealth Agency determine if it wishes to
                 take advantage of the Tenderer‟s offer to provide the Requirement to
                 that Commonwealth Agency. The provisions of this Confidentiality will
                 apply in respect of the relevant Commonwealth Agency as if
                 references to AHRC were references to that Commonwealth Agency.;
                 and

          (b)    in respect of the successful Tenderer(s) - not keep such information
                 confidential if it was provided by a Tenderer unless: do not apply if
                 the Confidential Information: and if this RFT requires Tenderers to
                 offer to provide the Requirement to any other Commonwealth
                 Agency, AHRC may provide any information supplied by a Tenderer in
                 its Tender or as part of this RFT process to that Commonwealth
                 Agency to assist that Commonwealth Agency determine if it wishes to
                 take advantage of the Tenderer‟s offer to provide the Requirement to
                 that Commonwealth Agency. The provisions of this Confidentiality will
                 apply in respect of the relevant Commonwealth Agency as if
                 references to AHRC were references to that Commonwealth Agency.;
                 and

          (c)    in respect of the successful Tenderer(s) - not keep such information
                 confidential if it was provided by a Tenderer unless: do not apply if
                 the Confidential Information: and if this RFT requires Tenderers to
                 offer to provide the Requirement to any other Commonwealth
                 Agency, AHRC may provide any information supplied by a Tenderer in
                 its Tender or as part of this RFT process to that Commonwealth
                 Agency to assist that Commonwealth Agency determine if it wishes to
                 take advantage of the Tenderer‟s offer to provide the Requirement to
                 that Commonwealth Agency. The provisions of this Confidentiality will
                 apply in respect of the relevant Commonwealth Agency as if
                 references to AHRC were references to that Commonwealth Agency.

          (d)    in respect of the successful Tenderer(s) - not keep such information
                 confidential if it was provided by a Tenderer unless:

                 (i) the Tenderer has in its Tender requested that specific information
                       should be kept confidential (see Table 11 at Attachment B
                       (Response Schedules) in this RFT;

                 (ii)    the specific information is by its nature confidential and
                         otherwise satisfies the requirement for confidentiality set out in
                         the Department of Finance and Deregulation publication
                         "Guidance on Confidentiality In Procurement - Financial
                         Management Guidance No.3", which is available at:
                         http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/fmg-series/03-
                         guidance-on-confidentiality-in-procurement.html; and

                 (iii) AHRC in its sole discretion agrees to that request.




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17.7      The terms of any agreement as to confidentiality will form part of any
          subsequent Deed to be awarded at completion of the RFT process (see also
          Table 11 at Attachment B (Response Schedules) in this RFT.

17.8      AHRC will treat as confidential any Confidential Information provided to
          AHRC by a Tenderer before the conclusion by a Tenderer before the
          conclusion of this RFT process. After the conclusion of this RFT process,
          AHRC will:

17.9      In respect of an unsuccessful Tenderer - keep such information
          confidential, the terms of any agreement as to confidentiality will form
          part of any subsequent Deed to be awarded at completion of the RFT
          process (see also Table 11 at Attachment B (Response Schedules) in this
          RFT.



          (a)    AHRC will treat as confidential any Confidential Information provided
                 to AHRC by a Tenderer before the conclusion of this RFT process.
                 After the conclusion of this RFT process, AHRC will; do not apply if
                 the Confidential Information: and if this RFT requires Tenderers to
                 offer to provide the Requirement ot any other Commonwealth
                 Agency, AHRC may provide any information supplied by a Tenderer in
                 its Tender or as part of this RFT process to that Commonwealth
                 Agency to assist that Commonwealth Agency determine if it wishes to
                 take advantage of the Renderer‟s offer to provide the Requirement to
                 that Commonwealth Agency. The provisions of this Confidentiality will
                 apply in respect of the relevant Commonwealth Agency as if
                 references to AHRC were references to that Commonwealth Agency.;
                 and

          (b)    in respect of the successful Tenderer(s) - not keep such information
                 confidential if it was provided by a Tenderer unless: do not apply if
                 the Confidential Information: and if this RFT requires Tenderers to
                 offer to provide the Requirement to any other Commonwealth
                 Agency, AHRC may provide any information supplied by a Tenderer in
                 its Tender or as part of this RFT process to that Commonwealth
                 Agency to assist that Commonwealth Agency determine if it wishes to
                 take advantage of the Tenderer‟s offer to provide the Requirement to
                 that Commonwealth Agency. The provisions of this Confidentiality will
                 apply in respect of the relevant Commonwealth Agency as if
                 references to AHRC were references to that Commonwealth Agency.;
                 and

          (c)    in respect of the successful Tenderer(s) - not keep such information
                 confidential if it was provided by a Tenderer unless: do not apply if
                 the Confidential Information: and if this RFT requires Tenderers to
                 offer to provide the Requirement to any other Commonwealth
                 Agency, AHRC may provide any information supplied by a Tenderer in
                 its Tender or as part of this RFT process to that Commonwealth
                 Agency to assist that Commonwealth Agency determine if it wishes to

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                 take advantage of the Tenderer‟s offer to provide the Requirement to
                 that Commonwealth Agency. The provisions of this Confidentiality will
                 apply in respect of the relevant Commonwealth Agency as if
                 references to AHRC were references to that Commonwealth Agency.

17.10     in respect of the successful Tenderer(s) - not keep such information
          confidential if it was provided by a Tenderer unless:

          (a)    is disclosed to AHRC's internal management personnel, solely to
                 enable effective management or auditing of this RFT process or any
                 resulting Deed;

          (b)    is disclosed by AHRC to the responsible Minister or in response to a
                 request by a House or Committee of the Parliament of the
                 Commonwealth;

          (c)    is disclosed in accordance with the Fair Work Principles User Guide or
                 as otherwise agreed by the Tenderer;

          (d)    is authorised or required by law to be disclosed;

          (e)    is in the public domain otherwise than due to a breach of the relevant
                 obligations of confidentiality; or

          (f)    is disclosed with the consent of the Tenderer.

17.11     Further information relating to disclosure of Commonwealth contracts and
          contract information and the treatment of confidential information is
          available at: http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/fmg-series/03-
          guidance-on-confidentiality-in-procurement.html.

17.12     If this RFT requires Tenderers to offer to provide the Requirement to any
          other Commonwealth Agency, AHRC may provide any information supplied
          by a Tenderer in its Tender or as part of this RFT process to that
          Commonwealth Agency to assist that Commonwealth Agency determine if
          it wishes to take advantage of the Tenderer‟s offer to provide the
          Requirement to that Commonwealth Agency. The provisions of this
          Confidentiality Clause will apply in respect of the relevant Commonwealth
          Agency as if references to AHRC were references to that Commonwealth
          Agency.




18        DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

18.1      The Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) (FOI Act) gives members of the
          public rights of access to documents in the possession of the Australian
          Government and its agencies. The FOI Act extends as far as practicable

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          the right of the Australian community to access information (generally
          documents) in the possession of the Australian Government, limited only
          by exceptions and exemptions necessary for the protection of essential
          public interests and of the private and business affairs of persons in
          respect of whom information is collected and held by departments and
          public authorities.

18.2      All sensitive and business information or other confidential data, which a
          Tenderer provides in its Tender and considers should be exempt from
          disclosure under the FOI Act, should be clearly indicated in the Tenderer‟s
          Tender (see Table 11 at Attachment B (Response Schedules) to Schedule 3
          (information To Be Included In Tenders)).

18.3      The Australian Government is required to publish the award of all
          contracts, agreements and standing offers valued at $10,000 or more. This
          includes details to whom the contract, agreement or standing offer was
          awarded and the contract price.

18.4      The Senate Order on Departmental and Agency Contracts requires Agencies
          to publish on the Internet with access through their websites, a report
          listing of all agreements, standing offers and contracts with a value
          $100,000 or more, which has not been fully performed or which has been
          entered into in the previous 12 months. The listing must include details as
          to whether each agreement, standing offer or contract contains provisions
          requiring the parties to maintain confidentiality of any of the deed's
          provisions, or whether any provisions of the deed are regarded by the
          parties as confidential and also provide a statement for the reasons for
          confidentiality, amongst other things.

18.5      All sensitive and business information or other confidential data, which a
          Tenderer provides in its Tender and considers should be exempt from
          disclosure under the FOI Act, should be clearly indicated in the Tenderer's
          Tender.




19        GENERAL STATEMENT ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND PROCUREMENT

19.1      AHRC supports the Australian Government's aim to improve the
          implementation of ecologically sustainable development. AHRC is
          committed to fostering the sustainable use of the Earth's resources and has
          implemented and maintains an environmental management system to
          ISO14001, with the following key business focus areas:

          (a)    compliance with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations,
                 and other initiatives to which AHRC subscribes;


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          (b)    integrating environmental management into business decision making
                 at all levels;

          (c)    reducing cost through better resource usage and waste management;

          (d)    setting objectives and targets for continuous improvement;

          (e)    monitoring, reporting and reviewing achievements;

          (f)    exploring best practice and innovative environmental management
                 approaches to the use of technology, property and related resources;
                 and

          (g)    building an environmentally aware business culture.

19.2      AHRC's procurement activities are a key means of implementing its
          environmental policy, and environmental issues have been considered
          during the development of this RFT. Tenderers should examine the
          information in this RFT, particularly in the Statement of Requirement and
          the Evaluation Criteria, to determine AHRC's priorities and requirements in
          respect of environmental issues in connection with the provision of the
          Requirement.

19.3      Each successful Tenderer (if any) will also be required to comply with the
          Greening of Government policies, copies of which are available at the
          Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts website:
          http://www.sustainability.gov.au.




20        ANTI-TERRORISM MEASURES

20.1      Each Tenderer‟s attention is drawn to the obligations under Part 4 of the
          Charter of United Nations Act 1945 and the Charter of the United Nations
          (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008. These laws require any person
          who holds assets or funds belonging to a person or organisation on the list
          of persons and entities designated as terrorists to immediately freeze
          those assets. It is an offence to make any funds or assets available to a
          person or organisation on the list. A consolidated list of such persons,
          entities and associated assets is maintained by the Department of Foreign
          Affairs and Trade under the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with
          Assets) Regulations 2008. The list and more information are available at
          http://www.dfat.gov.au/icat/UNSC_financial_sanctions.html.

20.2      AHRC will not enter into a Deed with a person or organisation on the list,
          and Tenderers are required to declare that they are not listed in the
          Tenderer Declaration – Attachment A.


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20.3      Each successful Tenderer (if any) will be required to comply with all
          applicable laws dealing with the supply and/or export of goods, services
          and information to foreign nationals or institutions including under the
          Customs Act 1901 (Cth) and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention
          of Proliferation) Act 1995 (Cth).




21        FAIR WORK ACT 2009

21.1      Tenderers should note that the Australian Government Fair Work Principles
          apply to this procurement. More information on the Fair Work Principles
          and the Fair Work Principles User Guide can be found at
          www.deewr.gov.au/fairworkprinciples.

21.2      In particular Tenderers should note that in accordance with the Fair Work
          Principles, AHRC will not enter into a Deed with a Tenderer who:

          (a)    fails, when required by the AHRC, to confirm it understands and
                 complies with all relevant workplace relations law, occupational
                 health and safety law or workers‟ compensation law;

          (b)    is subject to an order from any Court or Tribunal decision relating to
                 breach of workplace relations law, occupational health and safety
                 law, or workers‟ compensation law with which the Tenderer has not
                 fully complied or is not fully complying;

          (c)    has a Fair Work Act 2009 agreement that was made on or after 1
                 January 2010 that does not include genuine dispute resolution
                 procedures; or

          (d)    fails to provide information when requested by AHRC relevant to its
                 compliance with the Fair Work Principles.

21.3      In particular Tenderers should note that in accordance with the Fair Work
          principals AHRC will not enter into a Deed with a Tenderer who:

          (a)    a decision or order with which the Tenderer has not fully complied or
                 is not fully complying includes any relevant penalty or order of a
                 Court or Tribunal, but it does not extend to infringement notices
                 issued by workplace inspectors or a provisional improvement notice
                 issued by an occupational health and safety inspector, or those
                 instances where a penalty or a requirement has been imposed but the
                 period for payment/compliance has not expired;

          (b)    AHRC will not exclude a tender from a Tenderer who has had adverse
                 Court or Tribunal decisions which have been rectified or are currently
                 under appeal; and

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          (c)    where the appeal period has not expired, the Tenderer will be
                 regarded as if it has lodged an appeal.

21.4      A genuine dispute resolution procedure is one which provides each of the
          following processes to resolve workplace disputes:

          (a)    the ability for employees to appoint a representative in relation to
                 the dispute;

          (b)    in the first instance procedures to resolve the dispute at the
                 workplace level;

          (c)    if a dispute is not resolved at the workplace level, the capacity for a
                 party to the dispute to refer the matter to an independent third party
                 for mediation or conciliation; and

          (d)    if the dispute is still not resolved, the capacity for an independent
                 third party to settle the dispute via a decision binding on the parties.

21.5      Compliance with the Fair Work Principles is a Condition for Participation.
          To enable AHRC to confirm the Tenderer‟s compliance with the relevant
          requirements of the Fair Work Principles the Tenderer must complete the
          Attachment A Tenderer's Declaration and include it as part of their Tender.

21.6      Compliance with the fair Work principals is a condition for participation.
          To enable AHRC to confirm the Tenderer‟s compliance with the relevant
          Fair Work principals the Tenderer must complete the Tenderer‟s
          Declaration (Attachment A) otherwise it will result in the Tender being
          excluded from further consideration.

21.7      Each successful Tenderer (if any) will be required to comply with, and
          ensure that its subcontractors comply with, the Fair Work Principles.




22        PRIVACY

22.1      Each Tenderer is advised that it is Commonwealth policy to ensure that
          there is no loss of privacy protection when the Commonwealth contracts
          for the delivery of goods or services.

22.2      Each successful Tenderer (if any) will need to agree in the Deed to comply
          with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including the Information Privacy
          Principles, although there may be no legislative requirement to do so.




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23        ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING

23.1      Each successful Tenderer (if any) will be required to comply with any
          obligations applicable to it contained in the legislation arising from the
          Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth).




24        EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

24.1      The Commonwealth has adopted a policy of not entering into contracts for
          the purchase of goods or services from suppliers who do not comply with
          their obligations, if any, under the Equal Opportunity for Women in the
          Workplace Act 1999 (Cth) (EOWW Act).

24.2      The Tenderer's Declaration requires each Tenderer to make a declaration
          whether or not it is currently named by the Equal Opportunity for Women
          in the Workplace Agency as not complying with the EOWW Act. AHRC may
          decide not to further consider a Tender submitted by a Tenderer who is
          currently named as not complying with the EOWW Act.

24.3      Each successful Tenderer (if any) will need to agree to:

          (a)    comply with the EOWW Act; and

          (b)    not enter into a subcontract under the Deed with a subcontractor
                 named by the Director of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the
                 Workplace Agency as an employer currently not complying with the
                 EOWW Act,

          although there may be no legislative requirement to do so.




25        SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES

25.1      The Commonwealth has adopted a policy to source at least 10 per cent of
          purchases by value from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). An SME is
          an Australian or New Zealand registered firm with fewer than 200 full time
          employees.

25.2      To ensure that SMEs have appropriate opportunities to compete for AHRC

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          business, Tenderers should, where possible, identify any SME involvement
          in their Tenders.




26        DISCLOSURE OF SUBCONTRACTS

26.1      Under the CPGs, Agencies are required to make available on request, the
          names of any subcontractor engaged by a contractor in respect of a
          Commonwealth contract for procurement.

26.2      Each successful Tenderer (if any) will need to agree in the Deed to the
          public disclosure of the names of any subcontractors engaged to perform
          services in relation to the Deed.

26.3      Each successful Tenderer (if any) must, in accordance with the Deed,
          inform relevant subcontractors that the subcontractor‟s participation in
          fulfilling the Deed may be publicly disclosed to the Deed.




27        COORDINATED PROCUREMENT

          (a)    AHRC‟s primary objectives for the OAIC Protected network solution
                 are: or cease to proceed with, or suspend or vary this RFT process
                 where:

                (i)       this is in the public interest;

                (ii)      no Tenderer meets the Condition for Participation, or the
                         Minimum Content and Format Requirements or Essential
                         Requirements of this RFT;

                (iii)     no Tenterer is fully capable of providing the Software and/or
                         Services in accordance with the Deed; or

27.2      no Tenderer represents value for money, Tenderers should note that it is
          Commonwealth policy to develop a co-ordinated procurement system for
          the delivery of certain goods and services to Commonwealth departments
          and agencies, where it can be established that the coordinated
          procurement of those goods and services could deliver savings to the
          Commonwealth.




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          (a)    The process of identifying such goods and services is currently under
                 way. It is therefore possible that the Commonwealth may approve
                 the procurement of some or all of the Requirement to the
                 Commonwealth under a coordinated process before the Closing Time -
                 in which case AHRC reserves the right to discontinue this RFT process;
                 or

          (b)    after the Closing Time but before a Deed is signed with the successful
                 Tenderer(s) - in which case AHRC reserves the right to discontinue
                 this RFT process and not proceed to enter any contractual
                 arrangement as a result of this RFT; or

          (c)    during the period of any Deed entered into as a result of this RFT - in
                 which case AHRC may exercise its rights under the Deed (which
                 includes the right to terminate that arrangement for any reason by
                 giving 30 days' notice to the successful Tenderer or remove any
                 Requirement from scope) and AHRC will only be liable for payment as
                 provided for in the respective clauses of the Deed.




28        OWN ADVICE

28.1      Each Tenderer should obtain and will be deemed to have obtained its own
          advice on the impact of any laws and Commonwealth policies, including
          those referred to above, on its participation in the RFT process and
          performance of any Deed.




29        CONFLICT OF INTEREST

29.1      The Tenderer should:

          (a)    declare in the Tenderer Declaration (at Attachment A) in this RFT,
                 any circumstances or relationships which constitute or may constitute
                 an actual or potential conflict of interest concerning the Tenderer or
                 a Related Body Corporate to the Tenderer, in respect of this RFT
                 process or provision of the Requirement; and

          (b)    if it declares such circumstances or relationships, set out the steps it
                 intends to take to manage that conflict of interest.




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29.2      If at any time during the RFT process, an actual or potential conflict of
          interest in respect to this RFT or the provision of the Requirement arises or
          may arise for any Tenderer, the Tenderer is requested to notify AHRC
          immediately in writing. AHRC may, in its absolute discretion:

          (a)    exclude the Tender from further consideration;

          (b)    enter into discussions and seek to resolve such conflict;

          (c)    impose conditions on the Tenderer for the management of the actual
                 or potential conflict of interest; or

          (d)    take any other action, as it considers appropriate.

29.3      If the Tenderer is unable or unwilling to comply with the conditions
          imposed on the Tenderer for the management of the actual or potential
          conflict of interest; or otherwise resolve the actual or potential conflict of
          interest in a manner satisfactory to AHRC, AHRC may then exclude the
          Tender from further consideration.

29.4      In circumstances where there are no Proceedings as detailed in clause
          Subject to this clause Disclosure, each Tenderer should disclose any
          litigation, arbitration, mediation, conciliation or proceeding or any
          investigations (Proceedings), that, to the best of the Tenderer's knowledge
          after having made proper enquiry, are taking place, pending or
          threatened, against it or a Related Body Corporate where such Proceedings
          will or have the potential to impact adversely upon either:, Tenderers
          should make a statement to that effect




30        DUE DILIGENCE

30.1      Each Tenderer is expected to undertake an examination of all matters
          relevant to the lodging of its Tender. Each Tenderer will be deemed to
          have made its own inquiries regarding the participation in the RFT process
          and the provision of the Requirement.

30.2      AHRC may, in its absolute discretion, not accept any Tender that is made
          subject to any due diligence or other investigation to be performed after
          the Tender is submitted.




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31        SECURITY, PROBITY AND FINANCIAL CHECKS

31.1      AHRC reserves the right to perform such security, probity and/or financial
          investigations and procedures as AHRC, in its absolute discretion, may
          determine are necessary in relation to each Tenderer, its partners,
          associates, subcontractors or Related Body Corporate or consortium
          members and their respective officers or employees. Each Tenderer
          agrees to provide, at its cost, all reasonable assistance to AHRC in this
          regard.




32        DISCLOSURE

32.1      Subject to this disclosure, each Tenderer should disclose any litigation,
          arbitration, mediation, conciliation or proceeding or any investigations
          (Proceedings), that, to the best of the Tenderer's knowledge after having
          made proper enquiry, are taking place, pending or threatened, against it
          or a Related Body Corporate where such Proceedings will or have the
          potential to impact adversely upon either:

          (a)    the Tenderer's capacity to perform and fulfil its obligations if
                 contracted as a result of the RFT process; or

          (b)    the Tenderer's reputation.

32.2      In circumstances where there are no Proceedings as detailed to this
          disclosure, each Tenderer should disclose any litigation, arbitration,
          mediation, conciliation or proceeding or any investigations (Proceedings),
          that, to the best of the Tenderer‟s knowledge after having made proper
          enquiry, are taking place, pending or threatened. Against it or Related
          Body Corporate where such Proceedings will or have the potential to
          impact adversely upon either, Tenderers should make a statement to that
          effect.

32.3      AHRC will consider the Tenderer's response to clauses 32.1 and 32.2, and
          the commercial, technical or financial capacity any Tenderer or
          subcontractor proposed in each Tender, including the existence of any
          breach or default or alleged breach or default of any agreement, order or
          award building upon the Tenderer as part of the evaluation.




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33        CHANGE IN TENDERER

33.1      The Tenderer agrees to notify AHRC promptly in writing of any change,
          after lodgement of its Tender, to the basis upon which it will have access
          to the necessary skills, resources or corporate or financial backing to
          perform the terms and conditions of the Deed.

33.2      Where such change would alter any of the information or assurances that
          the Tenderer has given in its Tender, the Tenderer agrees to promptly in
          writing:

          (a)    identify with specificity (including all relevant page, section, clause,
                 paragraph, schedule, exhibit or other like references to its Tender,
                 and any other material and information provided to AHRC) all such
                 information and assurances; and

          (b)    state in detail the alterations to such information and assurances
                 required by such change.




34        OWNERSHIP OF TENDERS

34.1      All intellectual property rights in this RFT are vested in the
          Commonwealth.

34.2      Intellectual property ownership rights in the Tender do not pass to AHRC
          on lodgement of the Tender.

34.3      The Tenderer agrees that the Tender submitted to AHRC becomes the
          property of AHRC on lodgement.

34.4      The Tenderer grants AHRC, its officers, employees, agents, advisers,
          Ministers and other government representatives a licence to retain, use,
          copy, modify and disclose or do anything else necessary (in AHRC's absolute
          opinion) to all material (including that which contains intellectual property
          rights of the Tenderer or any other person) contained in the Tender for the
          purposes of:

          (a)    evaluating or clarifying the Tender;

          (b)    evaluating any subsequent offer;

          (c)    negotiating any resultant Deed;

          (d)    managing a Deed with the successful Tenderer(s), if any;

          (e)    referring any material that suggests collusion by Tenderers to the
                 Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the use

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                 by the ACCC of the material to conduct any review or investigation it
                 deems necessary;

          (f)    responding to any challenge to the RFT process, audit and complying
                 with governmental and parliamentary reporting requirements or
                 request for information, including but not limited to requests from a
                 House or Committee of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of
                 Australia;

          (g)    complying with any law; and

          (h)    any other purpose related to the RFT process or above purposes.




35        PUBLIC STATEMENTS

35.1      The Tenderer must not make any public statements in relation to this RFT,
          or any subsequent contractual arrangement arising from this RFT, without
          the prior written consent of AHRC. However, nothing in this clause is to be
          read as limiting the Tenderer's right to comply with any law or rule of a
          stock exchange or enter into public debate or criticism of the Australian
          Government or its agencies, employees, servants or agents.




36        PRESENTATIONS, INTERVIEWS AND SITE VISITS

36.1      AHRC may, at its sole discretion, conduct reference checks, require the
          Tenderer to give a presentation regarding its Tender, attend an interview
          or a meeting and/or host a site visit to the Tenderer's premises (or other
          premises where the Requirement will be provided) or provide a
          demonstration. Such presentations, meetings, visits, demonstrations and
          reference checks may be held with, or in relation to, some or all of the
          Tenderers and may be conducted at any time. AHRC may use such
          information in interpreting the Tender and in evaluating the Tender.

36.2      If AHRC requires a Tenderer to provide or participate in presentations,
          meetings, site (including reference site) visits, or demonstrations, it will
          notify the Tenderer to that effect.

36.3      By submitting a Tender, each Tenderer agrees that it will facilitate and
          participate in presentations, meetings, site (including reference site) visits


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          and demonstrations at mutually convenient times and locations, as
          required by AHRC.

36.4      All costs incurred by the Tenderer in complying with Presentations,
          Interviews and Site Visits must be borne by the Tenderer.




37        PROBITY OF TENDERS

37.1      AHRC seeks to engage in the highest standards of ethical behaviour and fair
          dealing throughout the RFT process. AHRC requires the same standards
          from those with whom it deals.

37.2      The Tenderer must not:

          (a)    lodge a Tender that contains false or misleading claims or statements;

          (b)    lodge a Tender that:

                 (i)     has been compiled with the improper assistance of employees or
                         ex-employees of AHRC, or contractors or ex-contractors of
                         AHRC; or

                 (ii) uses information improperly obtained or obtained in breach of an
                      obligation of confidentiality or fidelity or a breach of section 70
                      or 79 of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth);

          (c)    engage in collusive tendering, anti-competitive conduct or any other
                 unlawful or unethical conduct with any other Tenderer or any other
                 person in connection with the RFT process;

          (d)    attempt to improperly influence any officer, employee or agent of
                 AHRC, or violate any applicable laws or Commonwealth policies
                 regarding the offering of inducements in connection with the RFT
                 process; or

          (e)    engage in misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to the RFT
                 process.

37.3      Each Tenderer's attention is drawn to the Tenderer Declaration at
          Attachment A to Schedule 3 (Information To Be Included In Tenders) in this
          respect.

37.4      AHRC will exclude from evaluation any Tender lodged by a Tenderer that,
          in AHRC's reasonable opinion, has engaged in any behaviour contrary to
          Probity of Tenders in relation to the RFT process (refer to Attachment A



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          (Tenderer Declaration) to Schedule 3 (Information To Be Included In
          Tenders)).




38        ACCEPTANCE OF TENDERS

38.1      Lodging a Tender will constitute an offer in accordance with this RFT by
          the Tenderer.

38.2      AHRC may accept the whole or any part of the Tenderer‟s offer. Neither
          the lowest priced Tender, nor any Tender, will necessarily be accepted by
          AHRC.

38.3      Despite the evaluation of Tenders resulting in the selection of a preferred
          Tenderer, the acceptance or purported acceptance of any Tender by AHRC
          is subject to the execution of a contractual document, in a form
          acceptable to AHRC, between the preferred Tenderer and AHRC.

38.4      Unsuccessful Tenderers will be notified after AHRC has entered into a
          Deed(s) with the successful Tenderer(s).

38.5      Without limiting its rights in clause 44, AHRC may negotiate with any
          Tenderer or Tenderers including in parallel, or seek clarification of the
          contents of a Tender from any Tenderer.




39        COMPLIANCE

39.1      The Tenderer will be taken to agree and comply with all parts and
          provisions of this RFT (including the Deed) unless the Tenderer provides
          detail of the extent of and reasons for any non-compliance (refer to
          Attachment B (Response Schedules) to Schedule 3 (Information To Be
          Included In Tenders)).

39.2      Subject to clause 14, Tenders that do not:

          (a)    meet a Minimum Content and Format Requirement; or

          (b)    satisfy the Conditions for Participation,

          will be excluded from further consideration



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39.3      A Tender may be excluded from consideration if it is incomplete or clearly
          not competitive. However AHRC may at its absolute discretion seek
          clarification from the Tenderer in accordance with clause 13.




40        DEBRIEFING

40.1      All Tenderers will be offered the opportunity for a debrief at the
          conclusion of the RFT process. If the Tenderer would like a debriefing, it
          should contact the Contact Officer to arrange a suitable time.




41        DEALING WITH COMPLAINTS

41.1      If a Tenderer has a complaint about this RFT process or AHRC's
          management of the RFT process, it should in the first instance lodge the
          complaint in writing by sending an email to the Contact Officer for this
          RFT. The Tenderer‟s email should include all details of the complaint,
          including all of the circumstances in which the complaint arose. The
          Tenderer may also indicate the course of action which the Tenderer
          considers that AHRC should adopt as a result of the circumstances in which
          the complaint arose.

41.2      The Tenderer agrees that any complaint about the RFT process will be
          dealt with in the manner set out below:

          (a)    Review by Contact Officer

                 (i)     The Contact Officer will consider the complaint with a view to
                         determining whether there is a simple solution to appropriately
                         resolve the complaint.

                 (ii) If the Contact Officer considers that there is a simple solution
                       that is likely to resolve the complaint, the Contact Officer will
                       notify the Tenderer accordingly. Unless the Tenderer indicates
                       it is not satisfied with the proposed solution within 72 hours of
                       receiving the notice, AHRC will implement that solution.

          (b)    Internal Review Committee

                 (i)     If the Contact Officer considers that there is no simple solution
                          to appropriately resolve the complaint, or if the Tenderer

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                         indicates that it is not satisfied with the proposed solution,
                         AHRC will then appoint a committee („Internal Review
                         Committee‟) consisting of not less than 3 members who are
                         independent of the RFT process to consider the complaint, and
                         make recommendation(s) to the AHRC officer who is the
                         responsible delegate in relation to the RFT („Delegate‟) about
                         the actions AHRC should take in relation to the complaint.

                 (ii) The Delegate will consider the recommendation(s) made by the
                      Internal Review Committee, decide the actions that AHRC will
                      take in relation to the complaint, and notify the Tenderer
                      accordingly.

                 (iii) AHRC may suspend the RFT process whilst the Internal Review
                       Committee considers the complaint. If the procurement process
                       is suspended, it will resume immediately upon the Tenderer
                       being given notice of the Delegate‟s decision.

          (c)    Further action by Tenderer

                 (i)     If the Tenderer is not satisfied with the Delegate‟s decision, it
                          may take further action as it sees fit, including pursuing the
                          matter through the Australian civil legal system or making a
                          complaint to the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

41.3      The review process will be undertaken in line with the process outlined in
          the Department of Finance and Deregulation's "Good Procurement Practice
          No 6: Providing Feedback and Handling Complaints" available at:

          http://www.finance.gov.au/Publications/good-procurement-practice/06-
          feedback-and-complaints.html.




42        ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND DISCLAIMER

42.1      The Tenderer acknowledges by lodging a Tender that it accepts the
          conditions set out in this RFT.

42.2      All information (whether written, oral or in any other form) which has been
          and may subsequently be made available to the Tenderer is provided on
          the following conditions:

          (a)    in deciding to lodge or not lodge a Tender or in the interpretation of
                 this RFT, the Tenderer does not rely on any of the things as set out in
                 clause 15.1(f);



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          (b)    any information contained in this RFT or otherwise provided by AHRC
                 may not be accurate and/or may change;

          (c)    where any such information relates to future matters, no steps have
                 been taken to verify that the information is based upon reasonable
                 grounds, and no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is
                 made by AHRC, or any of its officers, employees, agents or advisers
                 that the statements contained in this RFT or otherwise provided by
                 AHRC will be achieved;

          (d)    this RFT is designed to reflect and summarise information concerning
                 AHRC‟s requirement only and is not a comprehensive description of it;

          (e)    neither the delivery of this RFT nor any contractual arrangement
                 made subsequent to this RFT will imply that there has been no
                 material change since the date of this RFT or since the date as at
                 which any information contained in this RFT is stated to be
                 applicable;

          (f)    except as required by law and only to the extent so required, AHRC
                 and its respective officers, employees, agents and advisers will not be
                 liable to any person or body for any loss, damage, cost or expense
                 (Loss) arising from any information or representations, actual or
                 implied, contained in or omitted from this RFT or other information
                 provided by AHRC, or by reason of any reliance by any person or body
                 on any such information or representation;

          (g)    the Tenderer should seek its own professional advice as appropriate
                 and should not construe this RFT or other information provided by
                 AHRC as investment, legal or tax advice;

          (h)    AHRC will not be liable for any Loss incurred by Tenderers or any
                 other person if, for any reason, a Tender or any other material or
                 communication relevant to this RFT is not received on time, is
                 corrupted or altered or otherwise not received as sent, cannot be
                 read or decrypted, or has its security or integrity compromised;

          (i)    participation in any stage of the RFT process, or in relation to any
                 matter concerning this RFT will be at each Tenderer's sole risk, cost
                 and expense. AHRC will not be responsible in any circumstance for
                 any Loss incurred by any Tenderer or any other person in responding
                 to or taking any other action in relation to the RFT process even if
                 AHRC exercises or fails to exercise any of its rights under this RFT, or
                 in respect of any discussions, negotiations, enquiries in relation to
                 taking part in the RFT process or any work undertaken by the
                 Tenderer after its Tender is lodged; and

          (j)    the Department does not warrant that unauthorised access to
                 information and data transmitted via the internet will not occur.
                 Tenderers should take their own measures to protect information
                 transmitted electronically.


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43        RESPONSIBILITY FOR RFT COSTS

43.1      Participation in any stage of the RFT process, or in relation to any matter
          concerning this RFT will be at each Tenderer's sole risk, cost and expense.
          AHRC will not be responsible in any circumstance for any Loss incurred by
          the Tenderer or any other person in complying with the requirements of
          this RFT or in responding to or taking any other action in relation to the
          RFT process even if AHRC exercises or fails to exercise any of its rights
          under this RFT, or in respect of any discussions, negotiations, enquiries in
          relation to taking part in the RFT process or any work undertaken by the
          Tenderer after its Tender is lodged.

43.2      Without limiting clause 43.1 or the legal effect of the Tenderer
          Declaration at Attachment A (Tenderer Declaration) to Schedule 3
          (Information To Be Included In Tenders) lodged by the Tenderer:

          (a)    nothing in this RFT will be constructed to create any binding contract
                 (express or implied) between AHRC and the Tenderer unless and until
                 a Deed is entered into with the successful Tenderer (if any).
                 Tenderers are however required to comply with the obligations
                 expressed to apply to them in this RFT; and

          (b)    AHRC is not liable to any Tenderer on the basis of any promissory
                 estoppel, quantum meruit, quantum valebat, or any other
                 contractual, quasi-contractual or restitutionary grounds or in
                 negligence as a consequence of any matter or thing relating to or
                 incidental to a Tenderer's participation in the RFT process, including
                 (without limitation):

                 (i) the procurement process for this RFT;

                 (ii)    where a Tenderer is not successful under the RFT process;

                 (iii) where AHRC varies, suspends or terminates the RFT process or
                       negotiates with a Tenderer; or

                 (iv) where AHRC exercises, or fails to exercise, any of its other rights
                      under or in relation to this RFT.




44        AHRC‟S RIGHTS

44.1      Without limiting its rights at law or otherwise, AHRC reserves the right, in
          its absolute discretion at any time, to:

          (a)    vary the terms of this RFT, or the structure, requirements or process
                 referred to in this RFT;

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          (b)    vary the timing referred to in this RFT;

          (c)    shortlist Tenderers;

          (d)    cease to proceed with, or suspend or vary this RFT process where:

                 (i) this is in the public interest;

                 (ii)    no Tenderer meets the Condition for Participation, or the
                         Minimum Content and Format Requirements or Essential
                         Requirements of this RFT;

                 (iii) no Tenderer is fully capable of providing the Software and/or
                       Services in accordance with the Deed; or

                 (iv) no Tender represents value for money;

          (e)    where clause 44.1(d) applies, negotiate with any person (who may or
                 may not be a Tenderer) and enter into a contract for the provision of
                 some or all of the Requirement with that person on such items as
                 AHRC in its absolute discretion accepts without prior notice to any
                 Tenderer;

          (f)    provide additional information to all Tenderers at any time (and
                 where the information is provided after the Closing Time, allow the
                 submission of revised tenders);

          (g)    cancel or amend the information or requirements set out in this RFT;

          (h)    seek additional information or clarification from any Tenderer
                 (including its subcontractors or agents);

          (i)    seek and/or contact any contacts or referees other than those
                 proposed by Tenderers;

          (j)    select and negotiate with more than one Tenderer, including in
                 parallel;

          (k)    enter into a Deed on terms different to those in the draft Deed or
                 enter into a Deed with any one or more Tenderers for all or part of
                 the Requirement;

          (l)    require additional information or clarification from any Tenderer or
                 anyone else or provide additional information or clarification;

          (m) seek amended Tenders from any one or more Tenderers and allow any
              Tenderer to amend its Tender;

          (n)    call for new Tenders;

          (o)    reject any Tender received after the Closing Time;



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          (p)    publish or disclose the names of the preferred/successful
                 Tenderer(s);

          (q)    allow or not allow a Related Body Corporate to take over a Tender in
                 substitution for the original Tenderer;

          (r)    select a preferred Tenderer at any time and commence negotiations
                 with or sign a Deed with that Tenderer;

          (s)    call for a best and final offer at any time;

          (t)    accept a Tender;

          (u)    discontinue evaluation of a Tender; and

          (v)    conduct a subsequent procurement process in relation to all or any
                 part of the Software or Services described in this RFT and use
                 information provided or obtained under or in connection with the RFT
                 process.

44.2      AHRC will not be liable or in any way responsible for any Loss incurred by
          the Tenderer because AHRC:

          (a)    exercises or fails to exercise any rights referred to in clause 44.1 or;

          (b)    fails to inform the Tenderer of the exercise of rights under clause
                 44.1.

44.3      For the purpose of the evaluation of Tenders, and without limiting clause
          44.1, AHRC may:

          (a)    use any material provided in response to one Evaluation Criteria in
                 the evaluation of other criteria;

          (b)    seek clarification or information from any Tenderer, whether or not
                 similar information has been sought from other Tenderers;

          (c)    make independent inquiries about any matters that may be relevant
                 to the evaluation including security, financial and probity checks in
                 relation to the Tenderer, its subcontractors and any related entities;

          (d)    obtain information regarding the capacity and capability of a
                 Tenderer from referees nominated by the Tenderer or any other
                 referee contacted by AHRC;

          (e)    normalise Tender pricing in order to establish a common base for
                 comparative assessment of Tenders, including in relation to:

                 (i)     consideration of nominal and discounted cash flow;

                 (ii) cost associated with transitioning;

                 (iii) any assumptions or caveats attached to the Tender prices; and

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          (f)    use any relevant information obtained in respect of a Tenderer either
                 through this RFT process or by independent inquiry.

44.4      The Tenderer agrees to assist AHRC as reasonably necessary in making
          enquiries. The Tenderer must execute any consents to such enquiries (and
          procure any consents from subcontractors or Related Bodies Corporate) as
          requested by AHRC.

44.5      A Tender submitted by a consortium may be rejected by AHRC if:

          (a)    the Tender does not propose to contract with AHRC through one
                 separate legal entity; and

          (b)    the consortium has not specified in the Tender one single point of
                 contact for the consortium.




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                            SCHEDULE 1
                     STATEMENT OF REQUIREMENT


Background

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) currently provides ICT services to
the existing Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC). Legislation has already been
passed by the Australian Parliament to establish the Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner (OAIC) commencing on 1 November 2010.The OPC will
be absorbed into this new agency from that date. The OAIC will require a new
network to be built in Canberra and connected to a network to be built in Sydney
or to the existing IN-CONFIDENCE network depending on the option chosen by the
OAIC.

From this point forward all reference to OAIC shall be deemed to include OPC and
all references to the Canberra Office shall be deemed to refer to the new Canberra
Office unless explicitly stated otherwise.




Current scenario

Today, the AHRC operates an IN-CONFIDENCE network that is accessed by both OPC
and AHRC staff. Infrastructure is co-located and shared across both AHRC and OPC.

Today‟s OPC has approximately 65 staff in the Sydney Office at 133 Castlereagh St,
Sydney and 2 staff in a Canberra Office in Civic. Physical security of the existing
office is consistent with the current requirement of IN-CONFIDENCE.
At present there is a 4 Mbps SHDSL link between the Sydney Office and the old
Canberra Office. This will be decommissioned by AHRC staff.




Target Scenario

AHRC is the ICT provider for the OAIC and will be managing two separated systems:
(i) the IN-CONFIDENCE network for the AHRC and (ii) a newly established
PROTECTED network or enclave for the OAIC. Depending on the option AHRC may
be managing an IN-CONFIDENCE network for OAIC as well.




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Three Options to be quoted

OAIC wish to consider three options in regards to handling PROTECTED classified
material.

Option 1 will see the existing shared equipment arrangement in Sydney being
altered to provide a separate infrastructure for OAIC to accommodate the
PROTECTED security classification. The Canberra Office will be constructed as a
PROTECTED network and a cross domain solution will be utilised to facilitate
access from the OAIC domain into AHRC resources.

Option 2 will see the Canberra Office being setup as a PROTECTED network and the
Sydney Office remaining as INCONFIDENCE. A cross domain solution will be
required to handle communications between OAIC Sydney and OAIC Canberra. OAIC
staff will require access to PROTECTED material in Canberra.

Option 3 will make use of the existing IN-CONFIDENCE network arrangements in the
Sydney Office and an IN-CONFIDENCE network in Canberra. A PROTECTED enclave
will be constructed in Canberra accessible by all OAIC staff.

The OAIC is establishing a new Canberra office that will accommodate 30 staff.
The address for the new Canberra Office will be provided on the
www.humanrights.gov.au website after release of the tender documentation. It is
expected that the new Canberra premises will have existing Category 5 cabling
(that will be certified by AHRC prior to commencement) and workstations in place.

The OAIC will continue to work from the existing Sydney office until such time as
the AHRC moves to a new office (expected to be by June 30th 2011).

Time is of upmost essence as the OAIC‟s office will be officially opened on 1st
November 2010 and the OAIC has requested that the office be operational by this
date. Therefore time represents the major project risk and Tenderers are asked to
address in detail how they intend to manage this risk.

The Tenderer will be required to setup a redundant data link between the Sydney
site and the new Canberra site. Also required are two Internet links at each site for
OAIC for option 1. Options 2 and 3 will not require an Internet connection at the
Sydney end but will make use of the existing Internet link. These services must be
obtained from an Australian Government Telecommunications Agreement (AGTA)
signatory and obtained for a period of up to June 30th 2011 only (due to the
Government‟s centralised procurement model that prohibits telecommunications
contracts extending beyond 12 months and also to accommodate the move of
Sydney premises).

It is the intention of this work to ensure that user experience is as identical at both
sites as is possible given the constraints of the three options – i.e. network design

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is to ensure that access to major services such Exchange, SharePoint and Internet
are to be localised to avoid lag where possible.
The SOE is being developed in-house. It is based on Windows 7 and Office 2010.

Hardware and software procurement (except Microsoft Licensing) are inclusions in
this RFT.

Helpdesk and support services will be provided to the new Canberra site by AHRC
staff in Sydney although this will be supplemented by an on-site resource for the
first 3 months of operation. Therefore provision of an on-site junior engineer level
is in scope.

The protective security arrangements must comply with the Protective Security
Policy Frame work available for download from the Attorney General‟s website at:
http://www.ag.gov.au/pspf




Overarching Aims

The overarching aims of this procurement exercise are to:

Put in place a PROTECTED network facility for the staff of the OAIC. There are
three optional configurations required in the tender response –

           i.     Whole OAIC network is PROTECTED in both Canberra and Sydney.

          ii.     The Canberra Office is protected but the Sydney Office remains as IN-
                  CONFIDENCE.

         iii.     There is a PROTECTED enclave set up in the Canberra Office
                  accessible remotely by all OAIC staff.

        Install and commission all services in time for 1st November 2010.

        Ensure that user experience at both sites is identical where possible.

        Ensure that all data is replicated between sites, where appropriate, for
         performance and for disaster recovery purposes with regard to the
         classifications of the systems.




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Scope of Works


Within scope are the following requirements:
The AHRC will provide a pre-staging area in the Sydney Office.

NOTE: All references to network\infrastructure changes in the Sydney Office are
applicable to Option 1 except in reference to cross domain solutions and items
required to support Options 2 and 3.




Network\Infrastructure setup

    1)    Provide switching infrastructure in both the Canberra and Sydney ends.
            There may exist an opportunity to reuse\redeploy existing HP Procurve
            switches in the Sydney office (for Option 1). Equipment currently used
            for switching for OAIC staff at the Sydney site (excluding core switches)
            includes: 1 x HP Procurve switch 5406zl, 1 x HP Procurve switch 5308xl, 2
            x HP Procurve switch 2708. Refer to the telephony section for
            information on VLAN configuration and PROTECTED status.

    2) House the SAN\servers\switches in both locations in appropriate cabinets
       and racks. Options 2 and 3 would utilise existing arrangements in Sydney.

    3) Utilise an appropriate virtualisation platform at both ends to reduce
       infrastructure costs and increase resiliency and reliability if possible given
       the respective classification levels of each end.

    4) Install SAN infrastructure at both ends sufficient for current data holdings
       (see current storage holdings below) and with room for growth and
       expansion. As the actual data growth patterns are unknown at this stage
       provide an estimate of sufficient space for at least 3 years.

    5) Ability to migrate virtual servers across storage arrays without interruption
       to service for critical apps for redundancy, performance and disaster
       recovery purposes.

    6) Create a Windows 2008 R2 Active Directory Structure to suit the OAIC
       organisation and choice of option. A new AD forest is to be created for the
       OAIC network with 2 sites being Sydney and Canberra. The domain name will
       be oaic.gov.au.

    7) Build 2 Domain Controllers at each site.

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    8) All equipment should be built in such a way so as to facilitate remote
       management.

    9) The network is to be built in such a way that there is no single point of
       failure.

    10) Install 30 PCs and 2 printers in the Canberra Office that will be supplied by
          AHRC (PCs and printers are being sourced separately through the
          Government‟s centralised procurement model). The SOE is being
          designed and deployed internally by AHRC staff.

    11) Tenderers may consider caching technologies such as Microsoft Branch
        Caching and\or use of caching devices such as Riverbed or Bluecoat or
        equivalents to improve user experience and performance\throughput of the
        data links.




Data Communication

    12) All data services must be provided by AGTA signatories for a period up to
        30th June 2011 only. Sub-contracting of these services from an AGTA
        supplier is acceptable.

    13) Redundant data links between the two offices are required. They must have
        diverse paths e.g. terrestrial and broadcast link.

    14) The redundant services should use different exchanges and different
        conduit.

    15) The links must use aggregated bandwidth using active active links.

    16) Internet access (10 Mbps with an option to increase in 10 Mbps increments
        to at least 50 Mbps) is also required at each end with a DSD certified
        Internet Access gateway (only 1 Internet connection at the Canberra end, is
        required for Options 2 and 3). The Tenderer may choose to install a new
        gateway and include it in the IRAP certification.

    17) The Internet for OAIC staff should failover to the other site in the event of
        failure i.e. if Canberra‟s Internet fails then failover to Sydney and vice
        versa.




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    18) QoS is to be configured on the Data links to prioritise traffic in the following
        order: Voice, video, data.

    19) The data link must have the capacity to handle VOIP - including toll bypass,
        SQL log shipping, Exchange log shipping, data usage, high definition video.
        As we are not yet sure of the actual capacity required please estimate an
        appropriate capacity starting from 20 Mbps with the ability to step up
        capacity without hardware changes and to implement these changes rapidly.




UPS

    20) Provide sufficient UPS power in the Canberra Office to enable the network,
          including the IP handsets (but not PCs) to remain operational for 8 hours
          in the event of a power outage. The Sydney Office will utilise the
          existing UPS facilities for Options 2 and 3 but Option 1 will require UPS
          support in the Sydney Office. Run time is to be at least 4 hours for
          critical equipment.

    21) Configure the system to ensure that in the event of a power outage that
          non-essential equipment is gracefully shutdown and that critical
          equipment is also shutdown gracefully when power remains out. Ensure
          that every element of the system can be remotely woken up and
          remotely shutdown.




Remote Access

    22) Remote access facilities are required. AHRC currently uses RSA tokens,
          Citrix and OWA.

    23) A project is currently being undertaken to allow selected users to use DSD
          approved mobile devices for remote access to email.

    24) OAIC Staff require remote access to the OAIC network. Remote access
         functionality needs to be provided for the OAIC office.

    25) AHRC IT staff require remote access to manage the OAIC network.




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Personnel Security

    26) Tenderer‟s personnel that are privileged users will require an Australian
          Government Security clearance to HIGHLY PROTECTED (this will be level
          1) vetting when AGVS is introduced). All other Tenderer staff will require
          an Australian Government Security clearance to PROTECTED level (this
          will be baseline vetting when AGVS is introduced). The Tenderer is to
          bear all costs associated with obtaining clearances.

    27) The AHRC will provide reasonable assistance to the Tenderer in obtaining
          clearances and it is the AHRC‟s practice to recognise equivalent
          clearances granted by other Australian Government agencies.




Physical Security

    28) The Tenderer is to protect all material according to Protective Security
          Policy Frame work available for download from the Attorney General‟s
          website at: http://www.ag.gov.au/pspf and the Australian Government
          Information Security Manual (PSM).

    29) The equipment to be located in the Sydney computer room for Option 1,
          will need to be protected in appropriate cabinets. It is envisaged that
          the cabinets will be the equivalent of 2 racks and are to be installed
          within the existing Computer room. Installation will involve the removal
          of a portion of an existing desk. The desk is made of laminated wood
          20mm thick. The part to be cut out is 1 metre x 1.25 metres.

    30) Consideration will be given to utilising a dispensation or waiver for the
          Sydney Computer room (as it is currently physically only suitable for
          INCONFIDENCE) 1 until the AHRC relocates– expected mid-2011.

    31) The Tender is to install a VESDA system in the Canberra Office computer
          room. Other physical security items in Canberra (e.g. Alarm, etc) will be
          provided by the AHRC.




ICT Security

    32) The Tender is to install all components required by the ISM that is current
          at the time the contract is awarded (currently September 2009 version).
          Accreditation of the OAIC network according to the appropriate option 1,
          2 or 3, will be a condition of acceptance.

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    33) All readiness and accreditation activities are to be included in the
          Tenderer‟s response, including the engagement of and independent IRAP
          assessor to perform an information security assessment. For the purposes
          of accreditation, the Accreditation Authority will be the OAIC‟s Head of
          Agency. Note: the AHRC may choose to provide certain security
          documentation, so pricing of the security documentation should be
          clearly identified.

    34) In their response, Tenderer‟s should identify any items for which they will
          be seeking the OAIC or AHRC to provide a Waiver or Dispensation from
          the PSPF, PSM or ISM.

    35) The AHRC currently use Symantec Endpoint Protection and AHRC prefer
          that it is installed on all new OAIC servers. If another product is
          proposed, the Tender is to include any training and certification required
          for AHRC staff to maintain the system.

    36) The OAIC‟s ICT Security Policy is currently being written and will be
          provided to Tenderers upon commencement. Tenderers will be required
          to comply with that Policy. Note: Either AHRC or PM&C‟s ICT Security
          Policy will be available for Tenderer‟s reference.




Gateways and Cross Domain Solutions (CDS)

    37) Provide and configure gateways, including FedLink connections, at both
          sites to handle PROTECTED data (for Option 1). The two gateways are to
          failover to each other. I.e. if the gateway in Canberra fails traffic is
          rerouted via the Sydney gateway and vice versa.

    38) Configure email filtering, web content filtering, AV and spam filtering
          capabilities at both ends.

    39) The Tender is to provide an appropriate CDS to manage connections
          between the OAIC and AHRC networks. It is envisaged that OAIC staff will
          access selected AHRC applications such as CONNX and CARMS.

    40) Provide a CDS to handle the Canberra and Sydney sites for Options 2 or 3.

    41) Tenderers are to note that the current AHRC gateway is rated to IN-
          CONFIDENCE level and will remain at the IN-CONFIDENCE level for AHRC
          for the foreseeable future.



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Application Setup

         Note that tenderers should respond according to the Option described for
         the below.

    42) Setup a redundant Exchange 2010 facility utilising 2 mailbox servers in
          each site configured in a Database Availability Group (DAG) with no
          single point of failure. A CAS array must be utilised in each site.
          OWA/ActiveSync gateway/proxy should be available from both sites, but
          if not possible, from the Canberra site.

    43) Migrate approximate 100 mailboxes from the existing Exchange 2007
          servers in Sydney onto the new Exchange 2010 environment. Currently
          there is 44GB in storage. The OAIC will require at least 600 GB Exchange
          storage to allow for 5 Gig email space for each user and managed\public
          folders.

    44) Provide redundant file and print services at each site. Configure
          Distributed File System (DFS) to replicate files between Sydney and
          Canberra.

    45) Utilise SQL 2008 R2 cluster to accommodate a new CMS (Complaints
          Management System) currently being selected by the OAIC, the existing
          SharePoint 2007 Document Management system and CMS Web (both
          currently using SQL 2005). Both products will require migration onto the
          new platform.

    46) OPC uses SharePoint 2007 for its document management system and its use
          will be extended to the OAIC. At present there is 44GB of data although
          this is expected to grow significantly with the addition of the new staff
          and the new office functionality (IE Information Commissioner, Freedom
          of Information Commissioner). To ensure high availability and local
          performance we will require a SharePoint server to reside in the
          Canberra Office and for it to replicate\cache with the Sydney SharePoint
          server. Replication can be achieved using any appropriate technology
          such as SQL mirroring\SQL log shipping or 3rd party product but the
          technology deployed must be demonstrated to not interfere with the
          normal operations of SharePoint. If an upgrade to SharePoint 2010 will
          assist in achieving in these aims the AHRC may consider it.

    47) The Exchange and SharePoint installation are to include failover
          capabilities between the Sydney and Canberra Offices.




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    48) Utilise Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 or equivalent product to
          handle the Exchange global address list (GAL) so that OAIC staff can see
          the AHRC GAL and AHRC Corporate Services staff see the OAIC GAL.

Telephony

    49) Procure and install equipment to extend the existing Avaya VOIP system
          capabilities to the new office with standalone capabilities such as can be
          offered by the Avaya G450 media gateway or Avaya IP Office or
          equivalent including redundant components. There is to be no single
          point of failure. The extended system must integrate with the Sydney
          Avaya VOIP system and yet be capable of stand-alone operation in the
          event of a WAN failure.

    50) The switches used by OAIC staff at both sites must be on the Endorsed
          Product List (EPL) list or on the Common Criteria list so that voice traffic
          can be in a separate VLAN.

    51) Provide 35 suitable handsets that are comparable to the 4600 series of
          Avaya handsets and that are compatible with the Avaya System. Provide
          details on handset options.

    52) Upgrade the existing Avaya Modular Messaging system 3.1 to 5.2 or replace
          it with equivalent technology such as Microsoft OCS.




Procurement

    53) Unless otherwise specified the AHRC Tenderer will provide all software
          licensing.




Storage and backup requirements

    54) Provide facilities to back up to LTO5 tape drives\libraries at both sites
          (Compatibility required with existing LTO backup devices).

    55) Provide sufficient backup media for grandfather, father and son backups
          including cleaning media.




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    56) Backups are to be configured for full system backups on a nightly basis
          (Monday – Friday).




Electricity requirements

    57) Fully scope the electrical and air conditioning load requirements for your
          proposed solution and include all costs to install any required additional
          power e.g. 15 amp power. Provide the BTU heat load for the proposed
          equipment. NB provision of air conditioning equipment is not in scope.




AHRC Legacy Application Access

    58) A Cross domain solution will be required to handle legacy applications
          provided by AHRC to OAIC staff including CARMS (the records
          management system), CONNX (the payroll system), Lyris Listserv and the
          AVAYA VOIP system. There may be other applications that are required.
          These will be identified during the detailed scoping phase with the
          winning Tenderer.




Miscellaneous Items

    59) Describe how AHRC ICT staff may be impacted by the introduction of the
          OAIC network in regards to providing services to OAIC.

    60) Describe how AHRC non-ICT staff will be impacted by the introduction of
          the OAIC network in regards to providing services to OAIC (eg provision
          of Agency Corporate Functions).




Clean-up Services Required

    61) All packaging must be removed from site – there is no onsite provision for
          disposal of packaging. All boxes, pallets and packing materials are to be
          disposed of by the successful Contractor. Failure to dispose properly of
          rubbish will inhibit acceptance of the project.


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Records management

    62) Although Records Management is not in scope there may be advantage
          gained to consider record management issues during the construct of the
          new network. Please document any issues or concerns that you foresee.

Time is of the Essence

    63) Time is of essence in this project with all major Canberra works to be
          completed by 1st November 2010.

    64) If contracts are not exchanged within 3 weeks of the receipt of the letter
           of acceptance through circumstances beyond the control of the AHRC it
           will be considered a force majeure and may result in termination of the
           contract.

    65) Because time is of the essence preference will be given to those that can
          source stock in Australia.




Time is of the Essence - interim arrangements

    66) As the time period is limited there may be a need to use a staged
          approach. When describing the proposed solution for Option 1 it will be a
          requirement that the Canberra Office is completed in the first phase and
          then the Sydney end completed in the second phase possibly concurrent
          with the move of premises. Please describe in detail any variation on the
          staged process that may suit the circumstances. However, preference
          will be given to those that can accomplish the majority of the work
          within the shortest time frame.




Optional items for inclusion in scope

    1)    Setup a high definition video conferencing system. Desktop to desktop,
            Conference Room to Conference Room and portable setups are required.
            Included in the requirement is SIP support, H.329 content
            sharing\collaboration, presence and instant messaging. There should be
            capabilities for remote users (laptops and DSD approved mobile devices).

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             Multipoint control units are required. The solution should be scalable.
             The solution should provide gateways for voice and video connectivity
             between IP and ISDN networks i.e. support both the H323 and H320
             protocols. The solution should have network control and management.
             The solution must be able to transverse local and remote firewalls and
             must be IPv6 compliant.

    2)    Provision of a redundant Blackberry Server and 20 Blackberry handsets.

    3)    Remote assistance – onsite resource in the Canberra Office. The AHRC is
            considering use of an onsite resource in the Canberra Office. Please
            provide indicative costs to provide either a low level or mid-level
            engineer onsite. Alternatively quote for onsite support on a needs basis
            including minimum call out times.
    4)    CCTV may be required – please indicate any experience you have with
            setting up\provisioning CCTV and provide indicative costing.

    5)    Managed security services including IDS, AV and content management.

    6)    Provide SAN to SAN replication between the two sites for redundancy,
            disaster recovery and performance purposes, if considered appropriate
            and if suited to the security model.

    7)    Provision of all system and security documentation.




Environmental impact of this ICT procurement

    67) The Agency is committed to fostering the sustainable use of resources. It
          is seeking to procure Products and Services which are environmentally
          friendly and energy efficient.

The Agency aims to take a leading role in implementing environmental
considerations in its business activities. This aim is reflected in the requirements
of this RFT. The Agency emphasises the following key business focus areas:

        Complying with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations, and
         other policy initiatives to which it subscribes as set out in the Scope of
         Works.
        Integrating environmental management into business decision making at all
         levels within the Agency;
        Reducing costs to the Agency through better resource usage and waste
         management;


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        Setting objectives and targets for continuous improvement in the Agency's
         environmental management practices;
        Monitoring, reporting and reviewing achievements in meeting the continuous
         improvement objectives and targets;
        Subject to the Agency's technical requirements, exploring best practice and
         innovative environmental management approaches to the use of technology,
         property and related resources; and
        Building an environmentally aware business culture.

Environmental factors which will be considered by the Agency during the
evaluation of Tenders include:

        The materials and processes used in manufacturing the Products;
        Energy consumption by the Products;
        The Tenderer's ability to reduce the Agency‟s greenhouse gas emissions and
         thereby the Agency‟s overall carbon footprint as a result of the Agency
         procuring the Products and any accompanying Services;
        The Tenderer's ability to reduce the use of hazardous substances in
         accordance with EU Directive 2002/95/EC Restriction of Hazardous
         Substances (RoHS);
        The Tenderer's ability to reduce electronic and electrical waste;
        Packaging of the Products;
        End-of-life recycling of the Products;
        Where applicable, the Tenderer‟s ability to cooperate with the Agency to
         implement Data Centre efficiency initiatives to reduce use of power and
         other resources




Agency Rights

    68) At any stage during the Request for Tender process, the Agency may
          require the Tenderer to substantiate any of the claims in relation to any
          of the Products nominated in a Tender response to be provided in the
          resulting contract (if any) by production of appropriate test data.




The Standard Operating Environment (SOE)

    69) The SOE is being developed in-house. The successful Tenderer will be
          required to accept the SOE and – sign off on this customer furnished
          item. The SOE will be based on Windows 7 and Office 2010 and follow


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             the policies of the Federal Government‟s Common Operating
             Environment (COE) Standards (see Appendix A).




Project Manager

    70) The Tenderer is required to nominate a Project Manager who will be
          responsible for this project. The Project Manager is to be qualified in a
          recognised project management framework\methodology such as PMBoK
          or PRINCE or equivalent. The Project Manager will be regarded as one of
          the “key personnel”.




Customer Furnished items

    71) Customer furnished items that will require sign off include the Cat 5
          cabling; the computer rooms; the PCs; the printers and the multi-
          function devices. AHRC will have any existing CAT 5 cabling at the
          Canberra site certified. Any issues identified by the cable inspection will
          be remediated by AHRC prior to commencement of any work by the
          successful Tenderer.

    72) All Microsoft licensing will be provided by AHRC. Include software licence
          numbers required in tender responses.

    73) Physical security items (except racks).




The current amount of OAIC data storage

    74) OPC I Drive : 64GB (static); OPC H Drive : 60GB; OPC SharePoint database :
          44GB (document management system)




Existing VOIP System

    75) The existing Avaya System, located in the Sydney Office, consists of the
          following equipment:


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2 x S8700 Media Server
2 x P133G2
2 x G650
1 x server hosting Modular Messaging

In the old Canberra Office:
2 x G350 (to be retired)

The versions numbers of the Avaya System are CM 4.0.4 (load 739.0),
Modular Messaging 3.1


Not in scope

        Replace Cat 5 cabling

        Installation of an entry system into the computer room

        Design of the SOE (this is being undertaken in-house)

        Use of SharePoint 2010 as a record management system




Project access to the new premises

    76) Access to the new premises will be available for 2 months both within
          business hours and outside business hours prior to the go live date in
          Canberra.




Project access to the Sydney facilities

    77) Access to the existing network and infrastructure in Sydney will be as
          required and by arrangement with the IT Services Manager. No system
          affecting work is to take place within extended business hours i.e.
          7.30am-6.30pm Monday to Friday.




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          Successful Tenderer responsible to manage sub-contractors and
          building management

    78) The contractor will be responsible to liaise with Stocklands Building
          Management in Sydney and the appropriate building manager in Canberra
          to obtain access to the building to ensure that the trucks are of a
          suitable size. AHRC staff will not assist with unloading, unpacking or
          packing.




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                    SCHEDULE 2
        THE EVALUATION PROCESS AND CRITERIA



Tender Responses and pre-registration of interest

Interested parties must pre-register by email to ron.mclay@humanrights.gov.au by
close of business on 18/08/2010

Tender Responses are required by 2pm on 1/09/2010. You must use the Tender
Response Form provided at Attachment D. 2 hard copies and 1 electronic copy, in
Microsoft Word format, are to be included in the tender package. Late or
incomplete responses will not be accepted. No emailed responses will be
accepted.

Please note that the AHRC has a standard policy of not accepting any late
tenders i.e. we have previously refused tender responses that were 3 minutes
late. Therefore please ensure that you lodge your tender in time.

No advertising or company marketing material is to be supplied with your tender
response unless it concerns the actual specifications of your products or services.
Providing surplus advertorial material with your proposal will adversely affect the
scoring of your response.

Please direct all enquiries by email only to the contact Officer, Ron McLay at
ron.mclay@humanrights.gov.au.




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Request for Tender – process


Stage 1 – Information Release

Due to the urgency of the requirement, the RFT will be released for a period of
approximately 20 days.

Site visits will be available upon appointment to both the Sydney and Canberra
sites.

A public forum will be held in Sydney at a date to be determined in the earlier
portion of the 20 days that the RFT is in the market place.




Stage 2 - Initial RFT Assessment

Non-compliant\late\incomplete tenders or those that have not registered interest
by prior email will not be assessed. Bids that are not submitted on the tender
Response Form will not be considered.

Once the tenders are received they will be compared to the mandatory criteria as
listed below. Non-compliant tenders will be discarded.



Mandatory Criteria (some criteria applicable to Option 1 only)

1.     Recent experience with similar work of a similar nature (3 reference sites required with
       current contact details – failure to provide the correct telephone contact details will be
       deemed non-compliant.)
2.     Experience with Exchange 2010 DAG installations
3.     Experience with SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010
4.     Availability of personnel within the short time frames available and their demonstrated
       capability (consistent with the requirements)
5.     Required clearances for staff working on classified equipment or ability to obtain within
       time
6.     Experience with Avaya VOIP or partnership with a qualified provider of Avaya VOIP
7.     Agree to formally accept the customer furnished items including the SOE (once inspected),
       the cabling, printers, PCS, multi-function devices and computer rooms



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8.      Availability of a suitably qualified and cleared Project Manager. The Project Manager must
        be nominated in the Tender Response.
9.      Bid submitted on Tender Response Form
10.     Ability to undertake work within time constraints
11.     All equipment offered is to be IPv6 compliant.



Stage 3 – Short listing of bids

All compliant tenders will be assessed in accordance with the evaluation criteria
listed below. The top scorers will then progress to stage 3.

The AHRC may, at its discretion, seek clarification of proposals after tenders are
opened.

Evaluation Criteria


 Evaluation Criteria                                                                 Weight
 1. Nature of experience with similar work of a similar nature (3 reference sites
    required with detailed information including current contact details)
                                                                                         50
 2.      Depth of experience with Exchange 2010 DAG installations                        50
 3.      Depth of experience with SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010                    15
 4.      Experience of engineers available within time frames                            15
 5.      Depth of experience with Avaya VOIP or partnership with a qualified
         provider of Avaya VOIP
                                                                                         15
 6.      Depth of experience with FedLink installations                                   5
 7.      Depth of experience with Citrix installations                                   10
 8.      Experience of Project Manager                                                   30
 9.      Ability to meet the environmental sustainability requirements (see below)       20
 10.     Ability to undertake the work within the time constraints                      100
 11. Ability to undertake the work as described in the scope of works                   100




Green Evaluation Criteria – weighted 50 (Total)

12. Manufacture
      12.1. The extent to which the Tenderer's use of materials and processes in manufacturing the
           Products:



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          12.1.1.  avoids or minimises use of toxic / hazardous materials in accordance with RoHS;
               and
          12.1.2.    uses recycled components / plastics / packaging,
    12.2. The extent to which the Products have been or will be designed:
          12.2.1.    so that components are easily replaceable or upgradeable; and
          12.2.2.    with common components of consumable requirements across the range.
    12.3. Where applicable, the capability for Products to report upon their own environmental
         status.
13. Energy Consumption
    13.1. In relation to energy consumption, the extent to which the Tenderer's Products:
          13.1.1.    have the ability to enter low-power modes;
          13.1.2.    use energy efficient components (e.g. in power supplies, cooling capabilities,
               etc.); and
          13.1.3.    meet current energy targets as set out in the Energy Efficiency in Government
               Operations Policy
               (http://www.climatechange.gov.au/what-you-need-to-
               know/buildings/government.aspx)
    13.2. The power management capabilities of the Products, including:
          13.2.1.    whether the Products to be supplied have power management features
               available or enabled; and
          13.2.2.   whether the power management capabilities comply with ENERGY STAR
               Program Requirements (www.energystar.gov.au) for the relevant class of Product.
Waste Management
14. The Tenderer's ability to reduce waste:
14.1.1.    by recycling Products or Product components at the end-of-life of the Product, subject to
               compliance with security requirements in the Draft Contract;
14.1.2.    by relocating existing under-utilised Product to areas of heavier usage, where supply of
               Products is to be accompanied by Services; and
14.1.3.    where applicable, providing Products which use recycled consumables (e.g. 100%
              recycled paper, remanufactured toner cartridges).
14.2.     In relation to the packaging of the Products, whether the Tenderer:
14.2.1.    is a signatory to the National Packaging Covenant;
14.2.2.    where applicable, provides packaging that is necessary, uses recycled materials and is
              biodegradable;
14.2.3.     is able to utilise bulk packaging, rather than individual packaging when providing the
                minimum quantity of Product that must be ordered to access bulk packaging; and
14.2.4.    has a program for packaging whereby all packaging at the time of delivery is taken back
               and reused or recycled.
14.3.     The Tenderer's management of e-waste including capability to handle end-of-life recycling
          including the following:
14.3.1.    where applicable, the Tenderers‟ ability to sanitise the Product in accordance with the
              Australian Government‟s Protective Security Manual;
14.3.2.    the percentage of components of the Products which are recyclable;
14.3.3.    re-use of the Product as a complete unit;


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14.3.4.   re-use of the Product to non-government organisations, including schools or Indigenous
              Communities; and
14.3.5.   redeployment or disposal of Products which become surplus to requirements.
14.4.     Where supply of Products is to be accompanied by Services, the capability of the Tenderer
          to minimise the impact of the Services in areas including, but not limited to, power
          consumption, cooling requirements and e-waste disposal.




Stage 4 – Assessment of shortlisted bids

Shortlisted Tenderers will be asked to give a presentation on their proposed
solution plus answer a series of questions that will be supplied prior to the
presentation.




Stage 5 – Selection of the Successful Tenderer

The presentation\question scores and other evaluation criteria will be assessed to
determine the winning bid.




Stage 6 – Detailed scope phase

A letter of acceptance will be sent to the wining Tenderer to facilitate the process
if deemed appropriate. The scope will be developed in detail with the winning
Tenderer.

Discussions will be held to determine the schedule in detail.

The contract will be drawn up and executed.




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How we score your tender

Tenders that fail the mandatory criteria will be culled.

Compliant tenders will then be given a score out of 10 for each of their responses
to the evaluation questions (bid score). This will be multiplied by the criteria
weight. This then gives a total weighted score – see the example below. These
total weighted scores will then be added up for each compliant tender response
and the highest compliant tenders will be shortlisted for the test stage. The final
winning bid will be a combination of the evaluation criteria score, the presentation
score and the question score.

Weight x Bid Score = Total Weighted Score.


                 For Commission Use Only
  Weight             Bid Score   Total Weighted Score
      7                  50                350


We have found that companies sometimes fail to answer the questions properly
and therefore receive a poor score or no score for 1 or more questions. This can
mean that a very good proposal misses out on the opportunity. Ensure that you
read the questions thoroughly.

Note that although we seek value for money, price alone is not the primary
deciding factor. Remember that time is of the essence.

The AHRC reserves the right to withdraw a notice of acceptance if contract details
cannot be finalised within a reasonable time due to circumstances beyond the
control of the AHRC.

Unsuccessful bidders will be notified after the successful respondent has been
notified. A debrief will be available to all non-successful Tenderers if requested.




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                SCHEDULE 3 (INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN TENDERS)

1.       Format of Tenders

1.1       Each Tenderer must complete and provide, as part of its Tender response
          the original completed and executed Tenderer‟s Declaration in Attachment
          AAttachment A (Tenderer Declaration). This is a Minimum Content and
          Format Requirement.

1.2       Each Tenderer should complete and provide, as part of its Tender
          response:

          (a)    the completed tables comprising the Tenderer's Response Schedule
                 containing the requested information in Attachment B – Response
                 Schedules;

          (b)      the completed response to the Statement of Requirement;

          (c)      the completed Pricing Tables; and

          (d)      compliance response to the Deed.




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                              ATTACHMENT A (TENDERER DECLARATION)

This declaration relates to the Request for Tender (RFTS09/0391) issued by AHRC
in relation to the provision of the Requirement.

I,

of

          [Name, address and occupation of person making the declaration]

make the following declaration under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959 (Cth):

1.        I have read all documentation in relation to the RFT and I have personally
          checked that the statements in this declaration are true and correct.

2.        I am the Tenderer, or am authorised by the Tenderer to make this
          declaration on behalf of the Tenderer.

3.        The Tenderer:
          (a)     offers to supply the Requirement at the prices contained in its
                  Tender;

          (b)     without limiting or being constrained by any other clause of this
                  Declaration, agrees to comply with the conditions of tender in the
                  RFT, including obligations and acknowledgements contained in the
                  RFT, and acknowledges and agrees with AHRC's rights under the RFT;

          (c)     declares that all information contained in its Tender is true and
                  correct in every respect;

          (d)     warrants that:

                i.        other than as disclosed in this declaration, at the time of
                         lodging this Tender no actual or potential conflict of interest
                         exists that could affect the performance of obligations if the
                         Tenderer were to enter into the draft Deed and the Tenderer
                         undertakes to advise AHRC in writing of all additional actual or
                         potential conflicts of interest in respect of the RFT, its Tender
                         or the provision of the Requirement immediately upon becoming
                         aware of the same;

                ii.      other than as disclosed in its Tender, the Tenderer complies
                         with, will comply with, and is not in breach of, the requirements
                         of applicable legislation, and in particular the:

                         a.    Crimes Act 1914 (Cth);

                         b.    Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth);

                         c.    Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth);

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                         d.   Privacy Act 1988 (Cth);

                         e.   Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth);

                         f.   Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999
                              (Cth);

                         g.   Customs Act 1901 (Cth);

                         h.   Weapons of Mass Destruction (Prevention of Proliferation)
                              Act 1995 (Cth)

                         i.   Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing
                              Act 2006 (Cth).

              iii.       it is not currently named as not complying with the Equal
                         Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999 (Cth) and
                         none of its proposed subcontractors are so named;

              iv.         it is not currently listed, and none of its proposed
                         subcontractors are currently listed, on the list of persons and
                         entities designated as terrorists under the Charter of the United
                         Nations (Terrorism and Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008
                         (Cth);

               v.         neither the Tenderer nor any of its officers, employees, agents,
                         and subcontractors has attempted to, or will attempt to,
                         improperly influence any Commonwealth officer in connection
                         with the preparation or assessment of the Tender submitted in
                         response to the RFT or has approached any Minister or
                         Commonwealth officer (other than the Contact Officer) in
                         connection with the RFT process;

              vi.        the Tender has not been prepared with the improper assistance
                         of employees or former employees of AHRC or with improperly
                         obtained information or obtained in breach of an obligation of
                         confidentiality or fidelity or a breach of section 70 or 79 of the
                         Crimes Act 1914 (Cth);

             vii.         its personnel and subcontractors will abide by the provisions of
                         the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the Privacy Amendment (Private
                         Sector) Act 2000 (Cth);

            viii.         other than as disclosed in this declaration, there are no
                         Proceedings that, to the best of the Tenderer's knowledge and
                         belief after having made proper enquiry, are taking place,
                         pending or threatened, against the Tenderer or a Related Body
                         Corporate where such Proceedings will or have the potential to
                         impact:

                         a.   the Tenderer's capacity to perform and fulfil its obligations
                              if contracted as a result of the RFT process; or

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                          b.   the Tenderer's reputation;

              ix.         it has not engaged in collusive tendering, anti-competitive
                          conduct or any other unlawful or unethical conduct with any
                          other Tenderer or any other person in connection with the RFT
                          process; and

                x.         it has not engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in
                          relation to the RFT process; and

          (e)        without limiting the Security, probity and Financial checks of the RFT
                     or clause 3(f)i below:

                i.        consents, and has obtained or will obtain all necessary consents
                          (including from subcontractors, Related Bodies Corporate,
                          consortium members and their respective officers or
                          employees), to AHRC and its officers, employees, agents or
                          advisers:

                          a.   performing such security, probity and financial checks and
                               procedures as the Commonwealth, at its absolute
                               discretion, may determine are necessary (including in
                               relation to subcontractors and Related Bodies Corporate);
                               and

                          b.   seeking any financial information required for the purpose
                               of establishing the financial capability of the Tenderer; and

                ii.       agrees to provide, at its cost, all reasonable assistance to AHRC
                          to assist it in performing the checks and procedures referred to
                          in clause 3(f)ii. above.

4.        Fair Work Principles
4.1       The Tenderer has read and understood the Fair Work Principles User Guide
          and understand that the Fair Work Principles will apply to the
          procurement, the subject of this RFT.

4.2       The Tenderer has had ___ [Nil or Specify Number] adverse Court or
          Tribunal decisions for a breach of workplace relations law, occupational
          health and safety law, or workers‟ compensation law in the two years
          preceding the date of this RFT.

          [Note to Tenderers: Strike through whichever of the following two options
          does not apply.]

4.3       The Tenderer has fully complied or is fully complying with all penalties or
          orders arising from the Court or Tribunal decisions relating to a breach of
          workplace relations law, occupational health and safety law or workers‟
          compensation law.


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          OR
          The Tenderer has not fully complied with, or is currently not fully
          complying with ___ [Specify number] penalties or orders arising from the
          Court or Tribunal decisions relating to a breach of workplace relations law,
          occupational health and safety law or workers‟ compensation law and has
          provided as part of its Tender information about each of these penalties or
          orders in the form required in Appendix A to the Fair Work Principles User
          Guide.

          [Note to Tenderers: Tenderers must provide additional information about
          each decision declared above as specified in Appendix A to this
          declaration. Tenderers should note that a tender will be excluded from
          consideration if the Tenderer has not fully complied with, or is not fully
          complying with, any Court or Tribunal decision, relating to a breach of
          workplace relations law, occupational health and safety law or workers‟
          compensation law, or the Fair Work provisions of this RFT).

4.4       The Tenderer understands its obligations under all applicable workplace
          relations, occupational health and safety, and workers‟ compensation
          laws. The Tenderer confirms that it complies, with all of these
          obligations.

4.5       The Tenderer confirms that (except where it is an overseas based supplier
          to which these requirements do not apply in accordance with the Fair Work
          Principles User Guide), it:
          (a) has consultation arrangements which encourage cooperation and
               engagement of employees and management; and

          (b)    understands and respects its employees‟ rights in relation to freedom
                 of association and the right to representation at work, including that
                 the Tenderer allows its employees to be able to make a free and
                 informed choice about whether to join a union and be represented at
                 work.

4.6       Where the Tenderer has a Fair Work Act 2009 enterprise agreement that
          was approved on or after 1 January 2010, the Tenderer confirms that the
          enterprise agreement includes a genuine dispute resolution procedure that
          includes the following:
          (a) the ability for employees to appoint a representative in relation to
               the dispute;

          (b)    in the first instance, procedures to resolve the dispute at the
                 workplace level;

          (c)    if a dispute is not resolved at the workplace level, the capacity for a
                 party to the dispute to refer the matter to an independent third party
                 for mediation or conciliation; and



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          (d)    if the dispute is still not resolved, the capacity for an independent
                 third party to settle the dispute via a decision binding on the parties.

4.7       If, at any time, before the Tenderer is notified that it is successful or
          unsuccessful, in the RFT process, any information provided in this
          declaration changes, the Tenderer agrees to advise AHRC of that change
          within seven days.

4.8       The Tenderer agrees that AHRC may provide any information collected or
          provided to it by the Tenderer during the course of this RFT process
          regarding breaches of the Fair Work Principles to other Commonwealth
          agencies or regulatory bodies including the Department of Education,
          Employment and Workplace Relations, Australian National Audit Office,
          Fair Work Ombudsman and Fair Work Australia.

5.        The offer and change of circumstances
5.1       The Tenderer acknowledges that if it is found to have made false or
          misleading claims or statements, or to have used confidential information,
          or received improper assistance, contrary to the RFT, AHRC may reject at
          any time any Tender lodged by or on behalf of the Tenderer.

5.2      The Tenderer agrees that:
             (a) its Tender remains valid and open for acceptance by AHRC for 12
                 months commencing on and from the Closing Date unless the
                 Tenderer has expressed a longer period in its Tender;

                (b) its Tender may be accepted by AHRC at any time before the
                    expiration of that period or any additional period specified in the
                    Tender or as agreed between the Tenderer and AHRC;

                (c) its Tender will not be or be deemed to be accepted except as
                    specified in the RFT; and

                (d) it will notify AHRC promptly of any change, after submission of its
                    Tender, to the basis upon which it will have access to the necessary
                    skills, resources or corporate or financial backing to supply the
                    Requirement.

5.3      Where a change would alter any of the information (including, without
         limitation, the corporate structure, ownership structure, or the basis upon
         which the Tenderer will have access to the necessary skills, resources or
         corporate and financial backing to provide the Requirement) or assurances
         that the Tenderer has given in its Tender, the Tenderer undertakes to
         promptly in writing:
              (a) (identify with specificity (including all relevant page, section,
                  clause, Schedule, exhibit and other like references to its Tender,
                  and any other material and information provided to AHRC) all such
                  information and assurances; and



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               (b) state in detail the alterations to such information and assurances
                   required by such change.

6.        The Tenderer acknowledges receipt of the following addenda to the RFT
          and that the Commonwealth will accept no responsibility if the Tenderer
          fails to become aware of any addendum notice which would have been
          apparent from a visit to the AHRC Web Page at www.humanrights.gov.au
          for this RFT:

Addenda Number           Title




7.        Tenderers should declare any actual or potential conflicts of interest
          below. Tenderers should indicate how they propose to manage any conflict
          of interest including the conflict(s) of interest declared below.




8.        Tenderers should declare any Proceedings below




9.        I acknowledge that providing false or misleading information to the
          Commonwealth is a serious offence.

10.       Capitalised terms in this declaration have the same meaning as in the RFT.

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11.       I understand that a person who intentionally makes a false statement in a
          statutory declaration is guilty of an offence under section 11 of the
          Statutory Declarations Act 1959, and I believe that the statements in this
          declaration are true in every particular.


...................................

[Signature of person making the declaration]

Declared at [place                       ] on [date]

Before me Witness:

................................

[Signature of person before whom a statutory declaration may being made]



................................

................................

................................

[full name, qualification and address of person before whom the declaration is
made (in printed letters). Note: the address may be a non-residential or
forwarding address but must not be an email address]

Note 1: A person who intentionally makes a false statement in a statutory
declaration is guilty of an offence, the punishment for which is imprisonment for a
term of 4 years – see section 11 of the Statutory Declarations Act 1959.

Note 2: Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code applies to all offences against the
Statutory Declarations Act 1959 – see section 5A of the Statutory Declarations Act
1959.




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     APPENDIX A - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM TENDERERS IN RELATION TO
            NON COMPLIANCE WITH COURT AND TRIBUNAL DECISIONS

          Where a Tenderer is responding to a request for tender or request for
          expressions of interest by the Australian Government to which the Fair
          Work Principles apply the following information is required about any
          adverse order or penalty the Tenderer has not fully complied with, or is
          not fully complying with, in relation to a breach of workplace relations
          law, occupational health and safety law, or workers‟ compensation law.

          Name of the court, tribunal, or commission who made the
          decision/issued this order:

          ________________________________________________________________

          Reference number for the decision/order: ______________________

          Date of the decision/order: _____________________

          Brief summary of the order:

          (e.g. „$25 000 fine for breach of freedom of association‟, OR
          „Reinstatement order in relation to a terminated employee by DATE‟ etc.)

          ________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________________

          Explanation of why the Tenderer has not complied with the decision.
          That is, why has this decision not been complied with, or is not being
          complied with?:

          (e.g. „We are currently appealing this decision and our appeal hearing has
          been set for DATE‟ OR „This decision was handed down on DATE and we
          have until DATE to pay the fine‟)

          ________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________________

          Any other information that the Tenderer believes is relevant with
          respect to the decision:

          (e.g. any relevant expiry dates for lodging an appeal or complying with the
          decision/order that has not passed.)

          ________________________________________________________________

          ________________________________________________________________

          Tenderers should note that they will not be eligible for further
          consideration for this procurement if they have not complied with any
          adverse Court or Tribunal decision (within the time allowed for


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          compliance), or have not appealed the decision prior to the end of the
          relevant appeal period.




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            APPENDIX B THE COMMON OPERATING ENVIRONMENT STANDARDS



                         Common Operating Environment Standards
            category                                    Description
                                 Confidentiality (also known as secrecy), meaning that the
                                 computing system‟s assets can be read only by authorised
                                 parties. Integrity, meaning that the assets can only be
                                 modified or deleted by authorised parties in authorized
                                 ways. Availability, meaning that the assets are accessible
    Security configuration       to the authorised parties in a timely manner (as
                                 determined by the systems requirements). The
                                 configuration must be endorsed by DSD



                                 Must support a consistent user experience regardless of the
                                 delivery mechanism. All configurations should be in line
                                 with the operating systems defined best practice. Access to
      User configuration         data should be accomplished with the use of links to a UNC
                                 with reference to mapped networked drives to be avoided.
                                 The interface should be minimal to reduce the impact on
                                 system performance

                                 All hardware to comply with minimum specifications as
                                 outlined by the Desktop Hardware panel
            Hardware


                                 Must support WofG Internet Protocol (IP) policy
             Network


                                 The operating system must be procured in accordance
                                 Commonwealth Procurement guidelines and in accordance
                                 with the COTS\GOTS policy. Must be capable of supporting
       Operating System          the principles outlined in this policy. Patches for the OS
                                 must be able to be deployed remotely without interaction
                                 from end users.


                                 Must be able to be backed up. Must be secured. Portable
              Storage            storage must be encrypted in a manner that is integrated
                                 with the Operating System

                                 Must be in vendor support. Must comply with application
   Application frameworks        management as defined by this policy



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                              The following Codecs are endorsed for use Video: MPEG-1,
              Codecs          MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MJPEG, DV,WMV, RM, DivX, Sorenson 3,
                              QuickTime 6, WMV9, Audio: WMA, MP3, AAC, AC-3, Vorbis

                              Must support remote automated delivery. Must not rely
                              only pattern based detection methods
             Antivirus


                              Must prevent inbound and outbound connections. Must be
              Firewall        centrally managed. Must prevent end users stopping the
                              service

                              At minimum must have AES encryption with a 128 bit key
            Encryption


                              Must support remote automated delivery. Must support
           USB Control        central configuration
                              Must support remote automated delivery. Must support
    Message Classification    Australian Email Protective Marking Standard
                              Must be compatible with the Zip file format and the
                              standard as outlined by PKware
   File compression utility


                              Must be capable of supporting at least one of the endorsed
      Multimedia viewer
                              Codecs
                              Must be able to be centrally managed and configured. Must
          Web Browser
                              not allow end user customisation and unauthorised add-ins
                              Must support the Open Office XML file format as defined by
      Office productivity     ECMA-376 and ISO/IEC 29500


Sourced from http://agimo.govspace.gov.au/whole-of-government-common-
operating-environment-discussion-paper/




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                         APPENDIX C – CURRENT WAN TOPOLOGY




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                         ATTACHMENT B (RESPONSE SCHEDULES)

The Tenderer should complete and provide all tables in this Attachment B
(Response Schedules) to Schedule 3 (Information To Be Included In Tenders) and
Attachment D (The Tender Response Form) in its Tender.

Note to Tenderers: Tenderers are strongly encouraged to complete this
response schedule, which is provided as a separate document (Attachment B),
as concisely as possible. Tenderers should not include marketing material,
brochures or references to websites in their Tender. If such material is
included, it will not be considered in the evaluation of the Tender.

If Tenderers are unable to include any part of a response within a table below,
Tenderers may include their response in a separate attachment but should make
reference to the attachment in the relevant table.

Table 1 (Executive Summary)

The Tenderer should provide an executive summary summarising how it will meet
the Statement of Requirement and satisfy the Evaluation Criteria. The maximum
length for the executive summary is 3 A4 pages (size 11, Arial font, single spaced).
No pricing information should be included in the executive summary. Note that
the executive summary may be made available to Ministers and other stakeholders.
Accordingly, do not include information in the executive summary that the
Tenderer would not want disseminated.

 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY



Table 2 (Conditions for Participation)

 REQUIREMENT                              TENDER RESPONSE
 All Mandatory requirements in Schedule
 1 are fully met for the Category/ies the
 Tenderer is responding to.
 Compliance with the Fair Work
 Principles (refer to clause 4 of the
 Tenderer Declaration).
 Tenders must be lodged physically at
 level 8, 133 Castlereagh St, Sydney.




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Table 3 (Minimum Content and Format Requirements)

 REQUIREMENT                               TENDER RESPONSE
 The Tenderer must ensure that its
 Tender meets the following
 requirements:

 (a) Tenderers must respond to Sub-
     categories A, K and L and at least
     one or more of the major
     functional requirement Categories
     as referred to in clause 1.4 of the
     RFT (see clause 1.5);

 (b) all language, including in all
     attachments and supporting
     technical data, must be written in
     English (see clause 10.1);

 (c) unless otherwise specified in the
     Statement of Requirement, all
     measurement must be expressed in
     Australian legal units of
     measurement (see clause 10.2);

 (d) include a declaration substantially
     in the form of the Tenderer's
     Declaration at Attachment A to
     Schedule 3 (see clause 22.6 and
     section 1.1 of Schedule 3); and



Table 4 (Tenderer details)

 REQUIREMENT                            TENDER RESPONSE
 Tenderer's Full Name: Tenderers
 should provide the Tenderer's full
 name, which would be the legal entity
 which would enter into a contractual
 arrangement with AHRC.
 Tenderer's legal entity type:
 Tenderers should supply the Tenderer's
 type of legal entity (such as
 individual/sole trader, partnership or
 company).Registration for GST:
 Tenderers should advise whether or not
 they are registered for GST (by
 responding 'Yes' or 'No').


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 REQUIREMENT                              TENDER RESPONSE
 Tenderer's Australian Business
 Number (ABN): Tenderers should
 indicate if they are registered on the
 Australian Business Register and if so,
 provide their Australian Business
 Number (ABN).
 Tenderer's Registered Business Name:
 If the Tenderer's business is registered
 on a business name register kept under
 a law of a State or Territory of
 Australia, Tenderers should provide
 their registered business name and
 registered business number (RBN).
 Tenderers should provide each
 registered name and RBN for each
 State and Territory in which they are
 registered. Tenderers should also
 provide any Australian Company
 Number (ACN).
 Name of any Trust: If the Tenderer is
 tendering in respect of a business
 carried on by it as a trustee, the
 Tenderer should provide the name of
 the relevant trust and a copy of the
 relevant trust deed (should AHRC
 decide to accept such a Tender, the
 Deed will contain additional clauses to
 protect AHRC's interests).
 Tenderer's enterprise profile:
 Tenderers should provide details of
 their enterprise profile including the
 size, location of its major sites and
 principal locations for the provision of
 Requirement as well as a full
 description of the Tenderer's current
 operations.
 Partners/company principals and
 public office bearers: Tenderers
 should provide the names of its
 partners/company principals and office
 bearers.
 Electronic Trading: Tenderers should
 confirm that they are willing and able
 to trade using electronic funds transfer
 where payments would be made by
 AHRC to a bank account nominated by
 the Tenderer.



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 REQUIREMENT                              TENDER RESPONSE
 Small to Medium Enterprises (SME):
 [Note to Tenderers: An SME is an
 entity employing fewer than 200 full
 time equivalents, including employees
 of all other associated businesses. The
 Australian Government is committed
 to agencies, which are subject to the
 Financial Management and
 Accountability Act 1997 (Cth), sourcing
 at least 10% of their purchases by
 value from SMEs]. Tenderers should
 indicate if they are an Australian or
 New Zealand SME (see clause 25).
 Contract Details - Registered Business
 Address: Tenderers should provide
 their registered business address. This
 should be the official registered
 address for the legal entity of the
 Tenderer OR the registered business
 address for the Tenderer's business.
 Contact Details - Contact Officer:
 Tenderers should specify the name,
 position/title, telephone, mailing
 address and email address of a contact
 officer within the Tenderer's
 organisation.
 Changes: Tenderers should confirm
 that they will promptly notify AHRC of
 any change in the details in this table
 during the Tender validity period.
 If the Tenderer is a company it should
 provide:
  (a) full details of the legal and
      financial relationship between
      itself and any Related Body
      Corporate;
  (b) the names of all directors and
      officers and business profiles and
      corporate objectives and priorities
      for each Related Body Corporate;
  (c) the details of its ten largest
      shareholders; and
 the date and place of incorporation
 and a copy of its Certificate of
 Incorporation.




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 REQUIREMENT                                 TENDER RESPONSE
 If the Tenderer is partnership it
 should provide the names and
 addresses of all partners and a copy of
 the partnership deed.

Table 5 (Tenderer Financial Viability)

 REQUIREMENT                                     TENDER RESPONSE
 Financial Viability: The Tenderer should
 provide the following (or equivalent
 information to satisfy AHRC of its financial
 viability):
 (a) Audited Financial statements or
     annual reports for the Tenderer for
     the preceding three financial years.
     If the latest audited financial
     statements are dated in excess of six
     months ago, the latest management
     accounts for the Tenderer.
 (b) Audited Financial statements for any
     substantial Related Body Corporate
     (e.g. ultimate parent entity if any)
     for the preceding three financial
     years.
       Audited Financial statements include,
       but are not limited to:
       (i) Statement of Financial
               Performance;
       (ii) Statement of Financial Position;
       (iii) Statement of Cash flows;
       (iv) Notes to the Financial Statements;
       (v) Directors Report; and
       (vi) Auditors Statement.

       Where the Tenderer is not required to
       be audited under any legislation,
       unaudited financial statements are
       permissible where accompanied by a
       letter of assurance as to their
       authenticity provided by the entity‟s
       accountant.
 (c) Descriptions of any recent changes of
     substance in the Tenderer‟s financial
     position that are not reflected in the
     most recent annual report or financial
     statement provided pursuant to the

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 REQUIREMENT                                    TENDER RESPONSE
    first dot point above.
 (d) A summary of any court actions,
     charges, liens or encumbrances
     affecting the Tenderer‟s assets or the
     ownership of the Tenderer or any
     directors or partners of the Tenderer
     (including any such court actions,
     charges, liens, or incumbencies
     affecting any parent entity).
 (e)   Details of any significant events,
       matters or circumstances which have
       arisen since the end of the last
       financial year which may significantly
       affect the performance of the Deed.
 (f) Profit and loss budget forecasts
     and/or cash flow forecasts for the
     next three financial years.
 (g) Details of any planned debt or equity
     capital raisings.
 (h) A statement confirming the solvency
     of the Tenderer and each of its
     Related Bodies Corporate, principal
     share and equity holders and
     partners.
 (i) A statement that the Tenderer is not
     aware of any application to place the
     Tenderer or any Related Body
     Corporate, principal share and equity
     holders or partners in liquidation,
     administration or the equivalent.
 (j)   Any other factors the Tenderer
       desires to describe to support its
       demonstration of financial capacity.




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 REQUIREMENT                                   TENDER RESPONSE
 Actions against Tenderer: The Tenderer
 should disclose any civil or criminal
 prosecutions within the past five years of
 the Tenderer, any Related Body
 Corporate, any partner or any director or
 officer of the foregoing concerning any of
 the following, or any allegation of the
 following:

 (a) failure to pay any taxes, levies, fees,
     duties, or other similar payments to
     the Commonwealth of Australia, a
     State, Territory, or local taxing
     authority within Australia or to any
     foreign taxing authority;
 (b) malfeasance, misfeasance, or
     nonfeasance of any duties imposed by
     law in Australian or in any foreign
     jurisdiction; or
 (c) participation in, or acquiescence to,
     any practices in the dealing with any
     government in Australia or any
     foreign jurisdiction that are unlawful
     under the law of Australia or the
     foreign jurisdiction concerned, or (if
     relating to a parent entity or Related
     Body Corporate or director or officer
     thereof) under the law of any
     jurisdiction that such parent entity or
     related organisation is subject to.

 Investigations: Tenderers should provide
 details of whether or not they are aware
 that they are under investigation, or the
 subject of court proceedings, in relation
 to a possible or actual breach of any
 relevant legislation, and if applicable,
 provide details of the same.




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 REQUIREMENT                                     TENDER RESPONSE
 Changes: Tenderers should confirm that
 they will promptly notify AHRC of any
 change in the details in this table during
 the Tender validity period.

 Where such change would alter any of the
 information or assurances that the
 Tenderer has given in its response to the
 RFT, the Tenderer should immediately:
 (a) identify with specificity (including all
     relevant page, section, clause,
     schedule, exhibit and other like
     references to its Tender, and any
     other material and information
     provided to AHRC), all such
     information and assurances; and
 (b)   state in detail the alterations to such
       information and assurances required
       by such change.




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 REQUIREMENT                                            TENDER RESPONSE
 Newly formed organisations: If the
 Tenderer does not have an established
 track record of service delivery (for
 example if the Tenderer has been
 recently created to represent a
 consortium or in a new partnership):

 (a) AHRC expects that the Tenderer will
     provide sufficient information and
     assurances in the categories above in
     order to satisfy AHRC that the
     Tenderer has access to the necessary
     resources and will have an
     appropriate level of financial backing,
     to perform the Deed; and
 (b) the Tenderer should provide the
     information and assurances requested
     for each entity that the Tenderer will
     be dependent upon for any financial
     backing including without limitation:
       (i) full details of each entity‟s
           proposed role in, or relevance to,
           the performance of the Deed;
       (ii) a description of any current or
            past co-operative ventures
            between the entities supporting
            the Tenderer; and
       (iii)   a description of each entity‟s
               proposed liability, and any
               limitations on its liability, relating
               to the performance of the Deed.




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Table 8 (Insurance)

Tenderers should confirm, in the table below, that they currently hold (or if they
do not currently hold, that they will obtain before entering into any contractual
arrangement as a result of this RFT):

(a)       workers‟ compensation insurance as required by law;

(b)       public liability insurance for an insured amount of $20 million per
          occurrence;

(c)       either professional indemnity or errors and omissions insurance for an
          insured amount of $5 million per occurrence; and

(d)       product liability insurance for an insured amount of $5 million per
          occurrence.

Tenderers should provide certificates of currency for any insurance policies
identified in the table below.

 Insurance Type                Details                      Tenderer‟s Response
 Public Liability              Name of Insurer              [insert]
                               Policy No.                   [insert]
                               Extent of Cover per          [insert]
                               Incident
                               Extent of Cover in           [insert]
                               Aggregate
                               Expiry Date                  [insert]
                               Amount and conditions of     [insert]
                               any deductible
                               Exclusions or limitations    [insert]
                               to the cover that apply
                               specifically to the
                               individual policy or that
                               are not standard terms for
                               the type of cover
                               generally
 Professional Indemnity        Name of Insurer              [insert]
                               Policy No.                   [insert]
                               Extent of Cover per          [insert]
                               Incident
                               Extent of Cover in           [insert]
                               Aggregate
                               Expiry Date                  [insert]
                               Amount and conditions of     [insert]
                               any deductible




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 Insurance Type             Details                      Tenderer‟s Response
                            Exclusions or limitations    [insert]
                            to the cover that apply
                            specifically to the
                            individual policy or that
                            are not standard terms for
                            the type of cover
                            generally
 Product Liability          Name of Insurer              [insert]
                            Policy No.                   [insert]
                            Extent of Cover per          [insert]
                            Incident
                            Extent of Cover in           [insert]
                            Aggregate
                            Expiry Date                  [insert]
                            Amount and conditions of [insert]
                            any deductible
                            Exclusions or limitations    [insert]
                            to the cover that apply
                            specifically to the
                            individual policy or that
                            are not standard terms for
                            the type of cover
                            generally
 Workers compensation       [Provide details of workers compensation insurance
                            policy or confirm registration with relevant statutory
                            authority]
 Other relevant             [Provide details]
 insurance cover or
 other risk and liability
 management processes
 Certificate of Currency    YES / NO (Delete one)
 for each policy is to be
 attached

Table 9 (Key Personnel)

The Tenderer should, in the table below, provide details of the key personnel who
will be used for the supply of the Requirement including the name of the key
personnel, the proposed role of that person and relevant
qualifications/experiences. Key personnel include a Tenderer's account manager,
key project managers, senior technical leads and architects.

 Name of Key Personnel      Role in the provision of   Qualifications/Experiences
                            the Requirement




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Table 10 (Subcontractors)

The Tenderer should, in the table below, identify and provide details of any
subcontractors they intend to utilise for the supply of major elements of the
Requirement. The Tenderer should detail the major elements each proposed
subcontractor will provide.

 Subcontractor Name and Details           Major elements of the Requirement
 (including as applicable the ABN,        which are to be provided by each
 ACN, RBN and address of each             Subcontractor
 proposed Subcontractor)



Table 11 (Confidential information)

A Tenderer may specify any information which is contained in its Tender, or which
may be provided by it during the RFT process, that it considers should be
protected as confidential information by AHRC in respect of any resulting
contractual arrangement. The Tenderer should also provide appropriate reasons
why any such information should be protected as Confidential Information. The
Tenderer should also include information it considers should be exempt from
disclosure under the FOI Act (see clause 18.2).

Tenderers should review the information available from the Department of Finance
and Deregulation's website for further detail about what information should be
protected as confidential information (see
http://www.finance.gov.au/publications/fmg-series/03-guidance-on-
confidentiality-in-procurement.html).

 REQUIREMENT             Proposed            Reason(s) why this    Confidentiality
                         confidential        information should    Period
                         information         be protected as
                                             confidential
                                             information




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Table 12 (Statement of non-compliance)

The Tenderer should, in the table below, indicate any provision of this RFT
(including the Statement of Requirement and the Deed) with which the Tenderer
does not comply, or with which the Tenderer partially complies. Tenderers are
not required to list provisions with which they do comply - where a clause,
schedule, attachment or annexure of this RFT is not listed in the table below, the
Tenderer will be deemed to have agreed to that clause, schedule, attachment or
annexure in full. AHRC does not intend to negotiate in relation to any matter
which is not included in the table below.

 RFT                     Relevant,       Does not         Reasons for
 (including              clause,         Comply/Partially partial or non-
 Statement of            schedule,       Complies*        compliance
 Requirement)            attachment or                    and any
                         annexure                         alternative
                                                          proposal



 Deed                    Relevant,       Does not         Reasons for
                         clause,         Comply/Partially partial or non-
                         schedule,       Complies*        compliance
                         attachment or                    and any
                         annexure                         alternative
                                                          proposal




*In the above table:

        'Does not Comply' means that the contractual obligation, characteristic or
         performance requirement of the provision cannot or will not be met by the
         Tenderer; and

        'Partially Complies' means that the contractual obligation, characteristic or
         performance requirement of the provision can be substantially met by the
         Tenderer, subject to specified qualifications.

Table 13 (CONSORTIUM STRUCTURE)

Each Tenderer should list all entities (if any)who have formed the consortium to
meet the Requirement of this Tender.

 Consortium Member Details
            Name and ABN                               Registered Office address



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Table 14 (Sources of assistance)

Each Tenderer should list all individuals and organisations who have informed the
preparation of its Tender.

 SOURCES OF ASSISTANCE




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                                                ATTACHMENT C (PRICING SCHEDULE)

                                                    Attachment C
                                                   Pricing Schedule


AHRC reserves the right to source from more than one supplier therefore provide broken down pricing for each individual
component. Failure to provide component based pricing (i.e. bundled pricing) may result in an inability to assess a tender
properly. Add more rows as necessary to cover all items.

AHRC prefers to deal with a single entity for this project but will consider bids for the following individual items:

        The VOIP work
        The conversion of SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010 and extension\replication to Canberra
        All Remote Access work
        The data links, gateways and Internet services (must be an AGTA signatory – 12 month contract only)
        Video conferencing




Provide a grand total for your proposal excluding optional items here: ____________ EX GST (Option 1)
                                                                     : ____________ EX GST (Option 2)
                                                                     : ____________ EX GST (Option 3)




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Checklist for pricing schedule

1.        All amounts are to be expressed as GST exclusive.

2.        Tenders should be lodged in Australian currency.

3.        Tenderers are to specify any discounts that apply – for example:

          Tenderers who provide Tenders for multiple categories should specify any discounts that apply if their Tenders are
          successful for more than one Category.



All Costs

4.        Prices submitted by Tenderers are to include all the costs associated with carrying out all matters and doing all things
          necessary for the due and proper performance and completion of the Deed. These include, but are not limited to,
          import duties and charges, freight, licence fees, royalty payments and the services of any representatives, including
          third parties.

5.        The Tenderer should explicitly identify all costs, charges, fees and expenses of any kind that are payable by AHRC in
          respect to the tendered solution and clearly and explicitly identify:

          (a)    what costs are “one off” expenditures;
          (b)    what costs are recurrent expenditure over the term of the Contract or part thereof; and
          (c)    the full details of any non-routine costs that AHRC will or might incur.
6.        The   information on support should describe fully how each support level is priced, For example:

          (a)     cost per incident; and
          (b)     cost per day or part thereof.




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Value for money
7.        The assessment of the Tenderer‟s pricing proposal will include an evaluation of the extent to which the Tenderer‟s
          proposal provides value for money to AHRC over the term of the Deed, and additionally:

          (a)    ensure that prices for the Requirement remain market competitive throughout the term of the Deed and
                 deliver sustainable financial benefits to AHRC;
          (b)    provide predictable charges with no unanticipated price increases over the term of the Deed; and
          (c)    be flexible enough to adapt to changing technology and business needs of AHRC, including changes arising out
                 of changes to government administration and restructuring, strategic planning, new business and re-
                 engineering projects, and propose cost-effective alternative approaches or solutions.




Option 1 – entire network PROTECTED
 Items in Schedule 1 - Statement of Requirements                  Pricing ex GST                GST       Total Inc
                                                                                                          GST
 Network\Infrastructure setup




 Data Communication




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 UPS




 Remote Access




 Remote Access for IT Staff




 Remote Access for OAIC Staff




 Security




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 Personnel




 Physical




 ICT




 Gateways




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 Application Setup




 Telephony




 AV and Endpoint protection




 Procurement




 Storage and backup requirements




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 Electricity requirements




 AHRC Legacy Application Access




 Video Conferencing




 Miscellaneous Items




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 Clean-up Services Required




 Records management




 Time is of the Essence




 Time is of the Essence - interim arrangements




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 Optional items for inclusion in scope




 Environmental impact of this ICT procurement




 Agency Rights




 The Standard Operating Environment (SOE)




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 Project Manager




 Other Customer Furnished items




 Microsoft Licensing




 The current amount of OAIC data storage




 Existing VOIP System




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 Not in scope




 Project access to the new premises




 Project access to the Sydney facilities




 Successful Tenderer responsible to manage sub-contractors and building
 management




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Option 2 – Canberra network PROTECTED, Sydney network remains as is
 Items in Schedule 1 - Statement of Requirements   Pricing ex GST              GST   Total Inc
                                                                                     GST
 Network\Infrastructure setup




 Data Communication




 UPS




 Remote Access




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 Remote Access for IT Staff




 Remote Access for OAIC Staff




 Security




 Personnel




 Physical




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 ICT




 Gateways




 Application Setup




 Telephony




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 AV and Endpoint protection




 Procurement




 Storage and backup requirements




 Electricity requirements




 AHRC Legacy Application Access




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 Video Conferencing




 Miscellaneous Items




 Clean-up Services Required




 Records management




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 Time is of the Essence




 Time is of the Essence - interim arrangements




 Optional items for inclusion in scope




 Environmental impact of this ICT procurement




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 Agency Rights




 The Standard Operating Environment (SOE)




 Project Manager




 Other Customer Furnished items




 Microsoft Licensing



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 The current amount of OAIC data storage




 Existing VOIP System




 Not in scope




 Project access to the new premises




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 Project access to the Sydney facilities




 Successful Tenderer responsible to manage sub-contractors and building
 management




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Option 3 – PROTECTED enclave in Canberra
 Items in Schedule 1 - Statement of Requirements   Pricing ex GST              GST   Total Inc
                                                                                     GST
 Network\Infrastructure setup




 Data Communication




 UPS




 Remote Access




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 Remote Access for IT Staff




 Remote Access for OAIC Staff




 Security




 Personnel




 Physical



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 ICT




 Gateways




 Application Setup




 Telephony




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 AV and Endpoint protection




 Procurement




 Storage and backup requirements




 Electricity requirements




 AHRC Legacy Application Access




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 Video Conferencing




 Miscellaneous Items




 Clean-up Services Required




 Records management




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 Time is of the Essence




 Time is of the Essence - interim arrangements




 Optional items for inclusion in scope




 Environmental impact of this ICT procurement




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 Agency Rights




 The Standard Operating Environment (SOE)




 Project Manager




 Other Customer Furnished items




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 Microsoft Licensing




 The current amount of OAIC data storage




 Existing VOIP System




 Not in scope




 Project access to the new premises




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 Project access to the Sydney facilities




 Successful Tenderer responsible to manage sub-contractors and building
 management




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                              SCHEDULE 4 (TENDER CHECKLIST)

The checklist in this Schedule is not required to be completed by Tenderers or
included in submitted Tenders.

The checklist has been included to assist Tenderers to ensure that they have
complied with this RFT and provided all required information. However:

        i.      Tenderers are solely responsible for ensuring compliance with all
                aspects of this RFT process and should not rely on this checklist as
                containing all requirements; and

       ii.      if there is any inconsistency between another part of this RFT and this
                checklist, the other part of this RFT will prevail.

Tenderers should consider whether they can tick each of the following boxes:

Have all Mandatory requirements been satisfied? Refer to Attachment
B (Response Schedules) to Schedule 3 (Information To Be Included In
Tenders).
Has or will the Tender be submitted before the Closing Time?

Have or will all files uploaded meet the requirements for size and
naming conventions as per RFT requirements?


Has the Tender been prepared using the format required by Schedule
3 (Information To Be Included In Tenders)?
Has the Tenderer Declaration (Attachment A (Tenderer Declaration)
to Schedule 3 (Information To Be Included In Tenders) been properly
signed and witnessed (if required by this RFT) and included in the
Tender?
Have all tables set out in Attachment B (Response Schedules) to
Schedule 3 (Information To Be Included In Tenders) been properly
completed and included in the Tender?
Has pricing Schedule in Attachment C to Schedule 3 (Information To
Be Included In Tenders) been properly completed and included in
Tender?




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                                                                    ATTACHMENT D
                                                              THE TENDER RESPONSE FORM



Mandatory Criteria


       Mandatory Criteria                                                                                          Comply
                                                                                                                   yes\no
12.    Recent experience with similar work of a similar nature (3 reference sites required with current contact
       advice – failure to provide phone numbers will result in the bid being culled)
13.    Experience with Exchange 2010 DAG installations (where applicable)
14.    Experience with SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010
15.    Availability of engineers within the short time frames available
16.    Required clearances for staff working on classified equipment or ability to obtain within time
17.    Experience with Avaya VOIP or partnership with a qualified provider of Avaya VOIP
18.    Agree to sign for the customer furnished items including the SOE (once inspected), the cabling, printers,
       PCS, multi-function devices and computer rooms
19.    Availability of a qualified Project Manager
20.    Bid submitted on Tender Response Form
21.    Ability to undertake work within time constraints
22.    All equipment offered is IPv6 compliant.




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Evaluation Criteria

Note that where a criteria is not applicable to a particular Option it will not be considered.
 Evaluation Criteria                                                 Weight Tenderer comments
 15. Nature of experience with similar work of a similar nature (3
     reference sites required with detailed information including
     current contact details)


                                                                      50




 16.    Depth of experience with Exchange 2010 DAG installations




                                                                      50




 17.    Depth of experience with SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint
        2010
                                                                      15



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 18.    Experience of engineers available within time frames




                                                                    15




 19.    Depth of experience with Avaya VOIP or partnership with a
        qualified provider of Avaya VOIP



                                                                    15




 20.    Depth of experience with FedLink installations



                                                                    5




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 21.    Depth of experience with Citrix installations




                                                           10




 22.    Experience of Project Manager




                                                           30




 23.    Ability to meet the environmental sustainability
        requirements (see below)
                                                           20




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 24.    Ability to undertake the work within the time constraints     100




 25. Ability to undertake the work as described in the scope of       100
        works




Green Evaluation Criteria – weighted 50 (Total)

Include reference to the different options if applicable.
    Item                                                            Comments by Tenderer
26. Manufacture
    26.1. The extent to which the Tenderer's use of materials
         and processes in manufacturing the Products:


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         26.1.1.   avoids or minimises use of toxic /
              hazardous materials in accordance with RoHS;
              and
         26.1.2.   uses recycled components / plastics /
              packaging,
    26.2. The extent to which the Products have been or will
         be designed:
         26.2.1.   so that components are easily replaceable
              or upgradeable; and
         26.2.2.   with common components of consumable
              requirements across the range.
    26.3. Where applicable, the capability for Products to
         report upon their own environmental status.
27. Energy Consumption
    27.1. In relation to energy consumption, the extent to
         which the Tenderer's Products:
         27.1.1.  have the ability to enter low-power
              modes;
         27.1.2.  use energy efficient components (e.g. in
              power supplies, cooling capabilities, etc.); and
         27.1.3.   meet current energy targets as set out in
              the Energy Efficiency in Government Operations
              Policy
              (http://www.climatechange.gov.au/wh
               at-you-need-to-
               know/buildings/government.aspx)
    27.2. The power management capabilities of the
         Products, including:




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          27.2.1.   whether the Products to be supplied have
               power management features available or
               enabled; and
          27.2.2.   whether the power management
               capabilities comply with ENERGY STAR Program
               Requirements (www.energystar.gov.au) for
               the relevant class of Product.
Waste Management
28. The Tenderer's ability to reduce waste:
28.1.1.    by recycling Products or Product components at the
               end-of-life of the Product, subject to
               compliance with security requirements in the
               Draft Contract;
28.1.2.    by relocating existing under-utilised Product to
               areas of heavier usage, where supply of
               Products is to be accompanied by Services; and
28.1.3.    where applicable, providing Products which use
              recycled consumables (e.g. 100% recycled
              paper, remanufactured toner cartridges).
28.2.     In relation to the packaging of the Products,
          whether the Tenderer:
28.2.1.    is a signatory to the National Packaging Covenant;
28.2.2.    where applicable, provides packaging that is
              necessary, uses recycled materials and is
              biodegradable;
28.2.3.     is able to utilise bulk packaging, rather than
                individual packaging when providing the
                minimum quantity of Product that must be
                ordered to access bulk packaging; and




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28.2.4.   has a program for packaging whereby all packaging
              at the time of delivery is taken back and reused
              or recycled.
28.3.     The Tenderer's management of e-waste including
          capability to handle end-of-life recycling including
          the following:
28.3.1.   where applicable, the Tenderers‟ ability to sanitise
             the Product in accordance with the Australian
             Government‟s Protective Security Manual;
28.3.2.   the percentage of components of the Products
              which are recyclable;
28.3.3.   re-use of the Product as a complete unit;
28.3.4.   re-use of the Product to non-government
              organisations, including schools or Indigenous
              Communities; and
28.3.5.   redeployment or disposal of Products which become
              surplus to requirements.
28.4.     Where supply of Products is to be accompanied by
          Services, the capability of the Tenderer to minimise
          the impact of the Services in areas including, but
          not limited to, power consumption, cooling
          requirements and e-waste disposal.




 Items in Schedule 1 - Statement of Requirements                 Tenderer Comments
 Background




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 Current scenario and target scenario




 Overarching Aims




 Registration of interest




 Scope of Works




 Network\Infrastructure setup




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 Data Communication




 UPS




 Remote Access




 Remote Access for IT Staff




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 Remote Access for OAIC Staff




 Security




 Personnel




 Physical




 ICT




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 Gateways




 Application Setup




 Telephony




 AV and Endpoint protection




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 Procurement




 Storage and backup requirements




 Electricity requirements




 AHRC Legacy Application Access




 Video Conferencing




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 Miscellaneous Items




 Clean-up Services Required




 Records management




 Time is of the Essence




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 Time is of the Essence - interim arrangements




 Optional items for inclusion in scope




 Environmental impact of this ICT procurement




 Agency Rights




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 The Standard Operating Environment (SOE)




 Project Manager




 Other Customer Furnished items




 Microsoft Licensing




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 The current amount of OAIC data storage




 Existing VOIP System




 Not in scope




 Project access to the new premises




 Project access to the Sydney facilities




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 Successful Tenderer responsible to manage sub-contractors and building
 management




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