On February 5th, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection published an invitation to tender for “Onshore Immigration Detention Services.”
It includes most of the activities of onshore ‘border protection,’ but tenders can be made for specific parts, such as deportation or internment.
This will be one to keep an eye on.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is responsible for delivering programmes and services that encourage compliance with Australia’s migration and citizenship laws, including immigration detention and removal services.
This Pre-Release Notice (PRN) is to advise industry of DIBP’s intention to undertake a procurement process for immigration detention services relating to the onshore immigration detention network (including Christmas Island).The proposed Request for Tender (RFT) is expected to be released in March 2014 and will encompass a range of immigration detention services at a national level including medical and health services, garrison, facilities management, security, escort and removal services and detainee welfare and engagement services.