Contractors & consultants

RFT Alert: The Facilities and Services (F&S) Division on behalf of the Australian National University (ANU) have issued a Request for Tender (RFT) in order to establish a Facilities & Services Consultancy Panel – ID: ANU22-209.

To form the Panel, ANU is seeking to enter into deeds of standing offer with a select number of Tenderers in varying Service Groups as listed below:

  • Building;
  • Engineering;
  • Landscaping; and
  • Other Facilities/Operations

Key Dates:

  • Issue of RFT – 19 October 2022
  • Virtual Industry Briefing – 14 : 00hrs local time in Canberra ACT, Friday, 28 October 2022
  • Question and Answer Period – 20 October 2022 – 16 November 2022
  • RFT Close – 18 : 00hrs local time in Canberra, ACT, Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Please note at the discretion of the ANU that these dates are subject to change.

Australian National University (ANU) moved to a new e-tendering portal TenderLink on 11 October 2021. All future open tenders for ANU will be advertised through TenderLink, and the previously used Tendersearch e-tendering website is no longer active. Should you wish to see opportunities to become a potential supplier for the ANU, we recommend that you register with the new TenderLink portal using the link below. Once registered, you will be able to access and participate in all relevant future tenders with ANU.

To register:
For support:

All contractors and consultants working on ANU sites, must meet all applicable regulatory health, safety and environmental obligations. Contractors must familiarise themselves with the F&S website and the information, policies, guideline and procedures it contains.

Campus & Building Requirements Manual

The Facilities and Services Division is responsible for providing a physical environment at the ANU which supports teaching, learning and research goals through comprehensive facilities management. The Division is responsible for managing ANU facilities (buildings, grounds and infrastructure) to the relevant Australian Laws, Standards, and Codes of Practice within an allocated budget. Facilities and Services are responsible for establishing a safe study and working environment for students, staff and all users of ANU campuses.

The Division manages the development and construction of new buildings and other infrastructure, refurbishments or demolitions of existing buildings, as well as statutory, preventative and corrective maintenance across ANU campuses. A key goal is efficiency of building operation to reduce life cycle costs.

The building stock is being continually renewed or developed. A consistent approach to the management of ANU campuses and facilities is required to ensure efficiencies of scale and ease of maintenance are able to be realised.

Service providers; consultants, construction or maintenance contractors; need confidence that they can provide goods or services to the ANU requirements. The Campus and Buildings Requirements Manual (CBRM) has been developed for this purpose. The CBRM is a dynamic document which through its use will be continually improved. Australian Standards and the National Construction Code provide the basis for design and construction work at the ANU. However there are processes and requirements above these codes necessary to ensure a consistency in approach to the delivery and maintenance of ANU Campuses, facilities, infrastructure and grounds. Staff within the ANU involved in project coordination, provision of engineering and technical services, or maintenance services need to be aware of the requirements to allow consistency to be achieved.