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Shortlist for request for tender for the HQJOC prime systems integrator.



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MEDIA RELEASE THE HON DR BRENDAN NELSON Minister for Defence

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Friday, 14 July 2006 106/2006

SHORTLIST FOR REQUEST FOR TENDER FOR THE HQJOC PRIME SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR

I am pleased to announce today further significant progress towards establishing the new, purpose-built $300 million Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC) facility near Bungendore, NSW.

Defence has completed its evaluation of the responses to the Invitation to Register Interest for the Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Intelligence (C4I) Prime Systems Integrator contract for HQJOC.

Five companies have been shortlisted to be invited to respond to the Request for Tender, which will be released in early August. The successful companies are: ADI Limited, BAE Systems Australia, KAZ Technology Services Pty Ltd, Raytheon Australia Pty Ltd and RLM Systems Pty Ltd.

I congratulate the companies on their selection to the shortlist.

The tender period will close in late September 2006 and I expect the contract to be signed in November this year.

The Headquarters project remains a unique and exciting opportunity for companies to deliver a complex, integrated C4I capability in a significant Defence project.

The contract to construct and operate the Headquarters was signed between Defence and Praeco Pty Ltd in late June 2006. Praeco, a consortium comprising Leighton Contractors Pty Limited and ABM AMRO Australia Limited, will deliver the new facility under private financing arrangements over a 30 year contract term.

The Headquarters project remains on schedule to be fully operational in the last quarter of 2008.

Additional information is available from the Project website - http://www.defence.gov.au/id/hqjoc/

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