AMSA seeks input from search and rescue equipment service providers

Tuesday 1 April 2014
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is inviting input from potential service providers into the research phase of its Search and Rescue (SAR) Equipment Support Services Tender.
Media Release

AMSA outsources all SAR logistics, maintenance and training support services to a contractor. The current contract will expire in 2015.

Potential service providers who could offer equipment support and maintenance services for AMSA’s upcoming SAR Equipment Support Services Tender are encouraged to contact AMSA in writing to provide information about how they could deliver this service.

The new SAR Support Service Contractor will be required to provide AMSA with part or all of a complete logistics, maintenance and audit/training support services package, which includes storage, distribution and dispatch of SAR equipment to locations throughout Australia.

SAR equipment includes aircraft component items such as cargo anchors and restraints, aircrew safety (dropmaster) harnesses, aviation lifejackets, liferafts, de-watering pumps, sea-surface anchor kits, survival kits, parachute assemblies, Light Stores Canisters (LSC) and Self-Locating Datum Marker Buoys (SLDMB).

Please refer to the AusTender Notice 14AMSA099 for further details of this activity and for instructions on how to respond.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm AEST on 28 April 2014.

AMSA advises that participation in this activity will not be a condition of participation in the planned SAR Equipment Support Services Tender process.