BAE Systems Hunter Class Frigate Program



Contact Details


  Jeremy Satchell
  (08) 8429 2990
 CONTACT EMAIL

  Jeff Camburn, ICN SA
  (08) 8303 2054
 CONTACT EMAIL

  Locations: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Australia
  Project Status: Preferred Tenderer
  Project Owner BAE SYSTEMS AUSTRALIA LIMITED

Project Details


In June 2018 the Australian Government (“the Commonwealth”) announced that BAE Systems was selected as the preferred tenderer for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP) to deliver nine anti-submarine warfare frigates to the Royal Australian Navy.

The Commonwealth announced at the same time that ASC Shipbuilding would become a subsidiary of BAE Systems Australia Ltd, and that through BAE Systems, ASC Shipbuilding would be responsible for the delivery of the future frigates.

The first phase of the Head Contract is known as the Design and Productionisation (D&P) Phase. During the D&P Phase we will publish further details of the Hunter program’s Australian Industry Capability (AIC) strategy.

The AIC strategy will seek to:

  • develop workforce capabilities in design and engineering, combat systems, program management, production and supply chain management
  • maximise opportunities for Australian suppliers, including supplying systems, and equipment and initiatives to nurture and grow small-to-medium sized businesses
  • transfer technology and intellectual property to Australia
  • invest in infrastructure and early careers programs
  • conduct Research and Development (R&D) and develop export prospects
  • create opportunities for indigenous suppliers and indigenous employment.

Future opportunities

During the D&P Phase significant opportunities for Australian suppliers to participate in the HCFP will be created. The two key milestones during this phase are the commencement of prototyping in 2020 and cutting steel on the first ship in 2022.

In order to ensure industry involvement we will continue engaging with industry and market testing through a variety of activities.

We are also encouraging the OEMs on the Type 26 Reference Ship Design to continue their industry engagement, assessing local industry capabilities and conducting market testing. Our Global Access Program and supply chain organisation will continue to facilitate and support this.

 

This ICN portal will continue to be used as the vehicle for registering expressions of interest and posting all non-export controlled work packages available to Australian industry and supporting prequalification activities.


Upcoming engagement events

We will also use the ICN email notifications to notify registered organisations of planned events here that they may find appropriate.


Registering interest and pre-qualification


If you have previously registered on ICN, you do not need to re-register, providing your information is up to date. However, if not, you may wish to register your interest against the category outlined below so we can contact you when applicable work packages are released.

NOTE: Please use Google Chrome for full functionality.

SHOW LESS

Associated Opportunities


SHOW MORE

Work Packages


To submit an expression of interest, select the icon next to the work package scope you are interested in.
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest shown below are subject to change.

OPEN LISTINGS    AWARDED    CLOSED LISTINGS    OTHER
OPEN FOR EOI    INCOMPLETE EOI    EOI COMPLETED
STATUS   600. OUTFIT AND FURNISHINGS     ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
SCOPE
CLOSES
PARTIAL
SCOPE
CLOSES
DOCS FULL
SCOPE
EOI
PARTIAL
SCOPE
EOI
CAT C - Fasteners22 May 1923 Aug 19 
BAE Systems are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply ships fasteners with VMI for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP). Fastener list is published above in 'Project Documents'.
CAT C - Wholeship Eyeplates30 May 1923 Aug 19 
BAE Systems are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply ships with wholeship eyeplates for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP).
CAT C - Breathing Apparatus Stowages8 May 1931 May 19 
BAE Systems are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply ships with breathing apparatus stowages for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP). Please see attached SOW for details.
CAT C - GRP Ladders8 May 1931 May 19 
BAE Systems are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply ships with GRP Ladders for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP). Please see attached SOW for details
CAT C - Manhole and Access Panel Gaskets22 May 1914 Jun 19 
BAE Systems are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply ships with manholes and access panel gaskets for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP).
CAT C - Metallic Pipes and Fittings2 Jul 1919 Aug 19 
BAE Systems are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply ships with metallic pipe & fittings for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP).
CAT C - Phenolic Gratings22 May 1928 Jun 19 
BAE Systems are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply ships with phenolic gratings for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP).
CAT C - Pipe GRE2 Jul 1919 Jul 19 
BAE Systems are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply ships with Pipe GRE
for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP).
CAT C - Pipe Support Manacles29 May 1928 Jun 19 
BAE Systems are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply ships with Pipe Support Manacles for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP).
CAT C - Treadplates2 May 1931 May 19 
BAE Systems are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply ships with treadplates for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP). Please see attached Capability SOW for details.
CAT C - Vendor Managed Inventory - Consumables8 Apr 1928 Jun 19 
BAE Systems are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply ships with Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP).
Suppliers will be responsible for the management of VMI:
-stocks based on usage consumption,
- direct procurement,
-supply,
-offsite warehouse holdings of consignment stock,
- onsite replenishment,
- Quality Assurance and OQE
- KPI reporting
Suppliers will be required to provide evidence of previous VMI experience and innovative solutions that can be applied to benefit the HCFP.
CAT C - Weld Studs Outfit30 May 1928 Jun 19 
BAE Systems are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply ships weld studs - outfit with VMI for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP).
STATUS   900. SHIP ASSEMBLY AND SUPPORT SERVICES    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
SCOPE
CLOSES
PARTIAL
SCOPE
CLOSES
DOCS FULL
SCOPE
EOI
PARTIAL
SCOPE
EOI
CAT D - Provision of Blast and Paint Services13 Aug 1913 Sep 19 
ASC Shipbuilding are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply Blast and Paint Services for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP).
CAT D - Provision of Non Destructive Examination Services13 Aug 1927 Sep 19 
ASC Shipbuilding are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) to supply onsite and external Non Destructive Examination Services for the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP).
STATUS   MISCELLANEOUS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
SCOPE
CLOSES
PARTIAL
SCOPE
CLOSES
DOCS FULL
SCOPE
EOI
PARTIAL
SCOPE
EOI
BAE Systems SEA 5000 - Any Opportunities26 Sep 1626 Sep 19 
Express interest for any opportunities that may arise for this project.
STATUS   RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
SCOPE
CLOSES
PARTIAL
SCOPE
CLOSES
DOCS FULL
SCOPE
EOI
PARTIAL
SCOPE
EOI
Research and Technology Program12 Mar 1931 Dec 19 
BAE Systems Australia is seeking expressions of interest from industry to participate in a Research and Technology program which supports the Hunter Class Frigate Program (HCFP). This program will support and underpin future innovation activities associated with continuous naval shipbuilding.