Airservices and Defence have partnered to deliver the OneSKY Australia Program, a joint solution which brings together civil and military air traffic control under a single harmonised air traffic management system. The new system, Civil-Military Air Traffic System (CMATS) will deliver the most advanced and integrated air traffic control system in the world and will place both Airservices and Defence in an improved position to manage the projected increase in air traffic movement.
To enable the installation and operation of the new CMATS solution, Airservices are delivering a number of projects including the Perth Air Traffic Service Centre (ATSC) modernisation, the Brisbane and Melbourne ATSC extensions and OneSKY equipment rooms at Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The Perth ATSC modernisation comprises of the refurbishment of the ATSC building, construction of a new plant room and upgrade of supporting services.
TSA were engaged to develop a procurement strategy for engagement of the Head Contractor to deliver all three ATSC sites. This has included market sounding, Expression of Interest (EOI), determination of short-listed tenderers, Request for Tender (RFT), determination of short-listed tenderers to enter GMP process, Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) Process, determination of a preferred contractor, finalisation of the GMP and contract negotiations and recommendation and approval of successful tenderer.
The project is a complex delivery across three separate projects spread across three States with TSA involvement resulting in the appointment of one single Head Contractor across all three sites and via different contract arrangements. The Procurement Strategy was developed to drive a relationship-based management approach between TSA, Airservices and the Contractor with risks and benefits shared between parties. The issue of contract award to one Head Contractor enables knowledge captured to be shared geographically, resulting in the development of a best practice solution for delivery.
The new system will replace the current civilian system which was commissioned in 2000, and offers a wide range of new capabilities and safety features compared to the current system.