Westport Program Industry Briefing Information

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On 11 November 2020, the Westport team held the Westport Program Industry Briefing. During the briefing, a series of questions were asked which you can see responses to below.

To view the presentation from this session, click here or navigate to the documents section bottom right-hand corner of this page.

1. When will Westport be accepting Registrations of Interest (ROI) on Tenders WA?

By the week ending 20 November 2020, through Tenders WA.

2. When will Westport Registration of Interest (ROI) close?

The Registration of Interest closed on Tenders WA 16 December 2020 at 2:30:00.

For any new interested suppliers, there will soon be the ability to register their interest through a services register on the Westport website. https://www.mysaytransport.wa.gov.au/westport-procurement-portal

3. BP has announced that they will be closing their Kwinana refinery. How will this affect Westport’s tender process?

The decision by BP is likely to impact Westport however, at this stage the details and scope of the impact is unknown. These issues are part of the investigation process Westport is undertaking during its transition stage.

4. As a member of a panel contract, can we only tender for those approved categories?

Pre-qualified suppliers may only tender under approved disciplines of the DOT404017 panel and approved categories of the DOT407616 panel, however these are non-mandatory for use by Westport. Westport may therefore decide to seek quotes or conduct an open tender outside of these panel contracts.

5a. Why are DOT404017 panel members only able to tender for awarded disciplines?

Under the buying rules of panel Contract DOT404017, pre-qualified suppliers are only able to tender for their approved categories, even if they have previously delivered other categories to Westport. Where Westport chooses to use a panel contract, the buying rules of that panel will apply. Therefore, DOT404017 (Panel of Pre-qualified Suppliers for Maritime Engineering and Technical Services) will only be able to apply for awarded disciplines.

5b. Is the use of DOT404017 panel members mandatory for Westport?

The use of DOT404017 panel is mandatory for the Maritime business unit of the Department of Transport (DoT).

However, the use of DOT404017 panel is not mandatory for Westport. Therefore, Westport may choose to utilise the panel, or carry out a separate procurement process.

6. Will invited and open tenders be utilised?

Yes. Details of these tenders will be advertised on Tenders WA.

7. How will Westport address the need for environmental monitoring and the development of a baseline for Cockburn Sound?

With respect to the prioritised work of an improved water quality monitoring framework and additional plankton monitoring, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and the Cockburn Sound Management Council (CSMC) have spent funds to get the new water quality monitoring stations in place.

DWER, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and Westport are working together to undertake phytoplankton and zooplankton surveys and analysis.

All other environmental monitoring baseline work starting within the next six months will be coordinated and managed on behalf of Westport, by the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) and its partners, with input from Westport.


On 11 November 2020, the Westport team held the Westport Program Industry Briefing. During the briefing, a series of questions were asked which you can see responses to below.

To view the presentation from this session, click here or navigate to the documents section bottom right-hand corner of this page.

1. When will Westport be accepting Registrations of Interest (ROI) on Tenders WA?

By the week ending 20 November 2020, through Tenders WA.

2. When will Westport Registration of Interest (ROI) close?

The Registration of Interest closed on Tenders WA 16 December 2020 at 2:30:00.

For any new interested suppliers, there will soon be the ability to register their interest through a services register on the Westport website. https://www.mysaytransport.wa.gov.au/westport-procurement-portal

3. BP has announced that they will be closing their Kwinana refinery. How will this affect Westport’s tender process?

The decision by BP is likely to impact Westport however, at this stage the details and scope of the impact is unknown. These issues are part of the investigation process Westport is undertaking during its transition stage.

4. As a member of a panel contract, can we only tender for those approved categories?

Pre-qualified suppliers may only tender under approved disciplines of the DOT404017 panel and approved categories of the DOT407616 panel, however these are non-mandatory for use by Westport. Westport may therefore decide to seek quotes or conduct an open tender outside of these panel contracts.

5a. Why are DOT404017 panel members only able to tender for awarded disciplines?

Under the buying rules of panel Contract DOT404017, pre-qualified suppliers are only able to tender for their approved categories, even if they have previously delivered other categories to Westport. Where Westport chooses to use a panel contract, the buying rules of that panel will apply. Therefore, DOT404017 (Panel of Pre-qualified Suppliers for Maritime Engineering and Technical Services) will only be able to apply for awarded disciplines.

5b. Is the use of DOT404017 panel members mandatory for Westport?

The use of DOT404017 panel is mandatory for the Maritime business unit of the Department of Transport (DoT).

However, the use of DOT404017 panel is not mandatory for Westport. Therefore, Westport may choose to utilise the panel, or carry out a separate procurement process.

6. Will invited and open tenders be utilised?

Yes. Details of these tenders will be advertised on Tenders WA.

7. How will Westport address the need for environmental monitoring and the development of a baseline for Cockburn Sound?

With respect to the prioritised work of an improved water quality monitoring framework and additional plankton monitoring, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and the Cockburn Sound Management Council (CSMC) have spent funds to get the new water quality monitoring stations in place.

DWER, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and Westport are working together to undertake phytoplankton and zooplankton surveys and analysis.

All other environmental monitoring baseline work starting within the next six months will be coordinated and managed on behalf of Westport, by the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) and its partners, with input from Westport.