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Psychological Assessment Services

Tenderer: Department of Defence - DSRG
Tender type: Request for tender
Date posted: April 11, 2015
Value: $0.00
Timeframe for delivery: TBD
Reference number: DISG RFT 2015 /02
Procure Global Reference: PGREF1084
Contact Name: Kirsteen Jones
Contact Phone: 02 6266 4479
Tender opens: 24th March 2015 04:00 pm
Tender closes: 27th April 2015 12:00 pm
Tender closes local: 2015-04-28 10:00:00
Timezone: Pacific/Midway(GMT-11:00)
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The Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) conducts security clearances for all Commonwealth agencies, except for five authorised agencies. The Defence Intelligence Agencies (DIAs) conduct organisational suitability assessments for internal applicants and staff.

The Intelligence and Security Group (I&S Group) comprises the AGSVA, Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO), Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), and Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO). The I&S Group requires psychologists to perform psychological assessments (PAs) and associated tasks in support of security clearance and organisational suitability processes.

As part of the Positive Vetting (PV) security clearance process, or as a requirement for posting, recruitment or access to an agency’s ICT systems, sites or products, an individual is required to undergo a PA. The aim of the PA is to identify indicators that a person, at the time of the assessment, may or may not be suitable for access to highly classified or sensitive material and/or to work in a high security environment. The criteria for assessment and reporting purposes are provided by the Commonwealth to the Contractor.

In the 2013-2014 financial year there were approximately 1,900 PAs conducted by Contractors on the PAS panel.
Conditions for Participation

The Commonwealth will exclude a tender from further consideration if the Commonwealth considers that the tenderer does not comply with:

a. the Commonwealth’s security requirements set out in clause 2.7 of the Conditions of Tender; and

b. the requirements (if any) identified as essential in the Statement of Work.

Timeframe for Delivery

DISG requires delivery of services for an initial 3 year term with two one year options to extend.
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