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Forward Aviation Refueling System (FARS)


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 24739324
Tender Name : Forward Aviation Refueling System (FARS)
Reference # :
Open Date : Monday, 30 August 2021 10:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Thursday, 30 September 2021 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Notice of Information (Advance Notice) (NOI)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 15000000 - Fuels and Fuel Additives and Lubricants and Anti corrosive Materials
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Sam Morgan
021 965409

The New Zealand Defence Force is soon to release a Request for Tender for the supply of Forward Aviation Refueling Systems for operational purposes.

Notification of the tender release will be through the Government Electronic Tendering Service (GETS) and the NZDF SmartProcure system.

The objective of this procurement is to procure a certified deployable fuel delivery system which is capable of simultaneously refuelling two helicopters to conduct a combined 12 flying hour (i.e. six hours per aircraft) Rate of Effort (RoE) over a 24 hour period.

The FARS is envisaged to be comprised of a number (6-8) of flexible fuel bladder tanks, one or two pump units, one or two filter units, a quantity of interconnecting hoses, and a quantity of bunding in which the FARS equipment and bladders are placed to prevent ground contamination in the event of spillage; together with associated spares and consumables and any specialist tools and support/test equipment required for maintenance and support of the FARS.

Quantities and technical requirements will be specified in the tender document. It is envisaged that the contract will be in the form of Purchase Order with associated Terms and Conditions. The Terms and Conditions will form part of the tender documentation.

If you haven’t already done so you will need to register on SmartProcure to access the tender as follows: The tender is available on NZDF’s SmartProcure website To access the tender and submit a response you must be registered on SmartProcure. To register, just click “Register Now” and enter the required information. Once you have a user name and password you can access the tender by logging on, clicking on "RFP/RFQ Open to All Suppliers" and then into the tender where you can click on "Express Interest" to access the full tender details. If you require assistance to register this is available by email to