8 June 2021

Check testing is an important part of the overall GEMS Compliance Monitoring Program.

It ensures that models of GEMS products meet the requirements of the applicable GEMS determination and relevant Australian or International Standards and in doing so provides consumers with confidence that products meet Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and the energy efficiency claims of suppliers.

The GEMS Regulator, located within the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (Department), engages accredited laboratories each year to conduct testing of a selection of GEMS products. Products are chosen using an intelligence led, risk based approach.

The Department invites suitably accredited laboratories to submit a tender in response to the Approach to Market for GEMS Check Testing Services that has been released on AusTender.

Successful tenderers will be placed on the GEMS Check Testing Panel that will run for a period of three years with a 12 month extension option.

Please note that all tenders must be submitted through AusTender by the 17th June 2021 at 3:00pm AEST. Tenders submitted via any other method will not be considered.

For further information on GEMS Check Testing please see here. For further information about submitting a tender for the GEMS Check Testing Services panel please visit AusTender.