BAE Systems Hunter Class Frigate Program



Contact Details


  Jeremy Satchell
  (08) 8429 2990
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  Jeff Camburn, ICN SA
  (08) 8429 3268
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  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.

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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   300. ELECTRIC PLANT     ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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CAT C - Ships Cable Supply25 Mar 195 Apr 19 
BAE Systems are seeking Expressions of Interest to supply Ships Electrical Cable for the Hunter Class Frigate Program.
STATUS   EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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PARTIAL
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Engineering Services18 Jan 1931 Jan 19 
Expressions of Interest (EoI) are sought from Australian Industry for Engineering Services on the Hunter Class Frigate Program.
Engineering Services required will cover detailed design and drafting of Structural, Outfit, HVAC, Piping and Electrical disciplines.
BAE Systems Australia wishes to explore new and innovative methods throughout the Hunter Class Frigate Program and will consider proposals from industry for implementation under this EoI.
If your company is interested and believe they have the capability to assist, please review the attached Draft HCFP Detailed Design SOW and complete the HCFP detailed Design Capability Questionnaire requirements as part of this EOI.
Supplier Engagement Forum - Cat C and D products26 Feb 1915 Mar 19 
BAE Systems Australia - Hunter Class Frigate Program are seeking EOI to attend a supplier engagement forum planned to be held in Adelaide in June 2019. See attached PDF for details.
STATUS   MISCELLANEOUS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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PARTIAL
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DOCS FULL
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PARTIAL
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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
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CLOSES
PARTIAL
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DOCS FULL
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Research and Technology Program12 Mar 1929 Mar 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.