Delivery partner portal

Hort Innovation’s delivery partner portal is designed to provide a one-stop-shop for our delivery partners.

The portal currently houses a range of resources as listed below, and it will continue to be developed. Updates will be communicated to our delivery partners via our communication channels.

Opportunities to partner with Hort Innovation

Hort Innovation advertises opportunities to become a delivery partner on research, development and marketing projects for Australian horticulture on our website and on tenders.net.

We suggest that you join our delivery partner mailing list to receive email notifications of new opportunities by registering at our Delivery partner registration form.

The relevant documentation for each opportunity is available on tenders.net. To access this information, you will need to become a member of tenders.net by registering on the tenders.net registration page.

Current opportunities

Type
Title
Closing date

Request for Proposal

Nuts for Life – Educating health professionals 2017-2020

12am (Sydney time)
Tuesday 19 September 2017

Request for Proposal: Nuts for Life – Educating health professionals 2017-2020 (HN17002)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Nuts for Life – Educating health professionals 2017-2020 (HN17002).

The objectives of the services being sought are:

  • To provide credibility, reinforcement and amplification of consumer messages (nuts make healthy snacking easy) by building and maintaining health professional knowledge of the health benefits of increased nut consumption
  • To educate health professionals on the position of nuts in the Australian Guide to Health Eating, the recommended serve size and provide them with strategies to encourage clients to include nuts in their diet daily
  • To address any barriers to consumption particularly allergies and other misperceptions about consuming nuts.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEDT), September 19, 2017

Request for Proposal

Review of international best practice for postharvest management of sweet cherries in Australia

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 20 September 2017

Request for Proposal: Review of international best practice for postharvest management of sweet cherries in Australia (CY17000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Review of international best practice for postharvest management of sweet cherries in Australia (CY17000).

The objectives of the services being sought are to help Hort Innovation:

  • Understand international cherry Industry approaches to postharvest practices that optimise shelf-life, fruit quality and profitability
  • Identify technologies that can be employed in Australia for new best practice postharvest technologies (stacking, packaging, storage conditions, temperature, gases, atmospheres) for disease control and transport
  • Motivate market differentiation of Australian cherries created by enhancement in fruit quality.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEDT), Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Request for Proposal

Lychee marketing campaign

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 22 September 2017

Request for Proposal: Lychee marketing campaign (LY17500)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Lychee marketing campaign (LY17500).

The objectives of the services being sought are to develop an integrated approach to create excitement around the lychee season through inspirational, colourful, fresh, summer-focused content.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is September 22, 2017, 5.00 pm (AEDT).

Request for Proposal

National Persimmon Varietal Improvement Program 2017-20

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 22 September 2017

Request for Proposal: National Persimmon Varietal Improvement Program 2017-20 (PR16002)

Hort Innovation is a not-for-profit, grower-owned Research and Development Corporation (RDC) for Australia’s $9 billion horticulture industry. Hort Innovation invests around $100 million in research and development (R&D) and marketing programs annually to provide benefit to industry and the wider community.

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: National Persimmon Varietal Improvement Program 2017-20 (PR16002).

The objectives of the services being sought are to deliver a National Persimmon Varietal Improvement Program that will:

  • Quantify the performance of recently available new Persimmon varieties (non-astringent and astringent) and suitability within the Australian industry
  • Negotiate access to new varieties from overseas breeding programs, both non-astringent and astringent with potential for the Australian industry
  • Develop the potential of Rojo Brillante including performance in regional environments and application of CO2 de-astringency
  • Improve tree uniformity and performance such as controlled vigour, size with new standard clonal propagation technique for persimmon rootstocks to replace current practices of seed propagation.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEDT), Friday, 22 September, 2017.

Request for Proposal

Table grape supply chain quality 2017-2021

12am (Sydney time)
Thursday 28 September 2017

Request for Proposal: Table grape supply chain quality 2017-2021 (TG17002)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Table grape supply chain quality 2017-2021 (TG17002).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Identify and increase awareness for activities occurring from on-farm harvest to the point of sale that are adversely impacting quality, and ultimately consumer satisfaction
  • Determine procedures and quality specifications that best deliver a consistently acceptable product to consumers
  • Quantify the commercial impact to retailers and growers of supplying an optimum eating quality product.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is September 28, 2017, 5.00 pm (AEDT).

Request for Proposal

Summerfruit supply chain quality support

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 29 September 2017

Request for Proposal: Summerfruit supply chain quality support (SF17004)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Summerfruit supply chain quality support (SF17004).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Identify activities occurring between receipt of fruit into the retailer DC and the point of sale that are adversely impacting quality, and ultimately consumer satisfaction.
  • Determine procedures and quality specifications that best deliver a consistently acceptable product to consumers
  • Quantify the commercial impact to retailers and growers of supplying an optimum eating quality product.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is Friday, September 29, 2017, 5.00 pm (AEDT).

Request for Proposal

Pear export marketing initiative – phase II

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 29 September 2017

Request for Proposal: Pear export marketing initiative – phase II (PA17515)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Pear export marketing initiative – phase II (PA17515).

The objectives of the services are to help Hort Innovation to:

  • Demonstrate that commercial opportunities for Australian pear exports exist, and develop functional models of working with:
  1. In-country brand marketers (for relevant varieties)
  2. Seasonal windows of opportunity identified in the market development strategy
  3. Global supply arrangements with foreign retailers
  • Demonstrate to the domestic pear industry an exemplar methodology that can be successfully deployed from end to end (farm to overseas consumer) for other export ready growers
  • Increase exports of Australian pear exports into key markets
  • Within this methodology evidence of the use of targeted consumer insights being used to define the target market
  • Work with Hort Innovation to ensure that this template can be rolled out to other export ready growers
  • Work in a collegiate manner with Hort Innovation, industry and other service providers as required.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is September 29, 2017, 5.00 pm (AEDT).

Request for Proposal

Evaluation of new rootstocks for the Australian Citrus Industry 2017-21

5pm (Sydney time)
Saturday 30 September 2017

Request for Proposal: Evaluation of new rootstocks for the Australian Citrus Industry 2017-21 (CT17002)

Hort Innovation is a not-for-profit, grower-owned Research and Development Corporation (RDC) for Australia’s $9 billion horticulture industry. Hort Innovation invests around $100 million in research and development (R&D) and marketing programs annually to provide benefit to industry and the wider community.

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Evaluation of new rootstocks for the Australian Citrus Industry 2017-21 (CT17002).

The objectives of the services being sought are to help Hort Innovation:

• Evaluate newly established national grower’s trials and dwarfing Citrus rootstocks trials at Dareton with Chinese and USA rootstocks
• Continue to evaluate the salt tolerance Citrus rootstocks trial in West Australia and processing Orange trial in Riverina
• Evaluate Washington Navel on a range of rootstocks and a Mandarin on Italian rootstocks
• Introduce and evaluate Huanglongbing (HLB) tolerant rootstocks for yield and quality in collaboration with AusCitrus.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEDT), Saturday, 30 September, 2017.

Request for Proposal

Melon industry development and communication

12am (Sydney time)
Monday 9 October 2017

Request for Proposal: Melon industry development and communication (VM17001)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Melon industry development and communication (VM17001).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Provide information and knowledge on industry updates, events and articulating the return on investment from the melon R&D levy
  • Facilitate the adoption of R&D by Australian melon businesses
  • Increase the reach of the melon Industry R&D program by engaging stakeholders in the melon value chain
  • Inform primary and secondary stakeholders about current issues relevant to the melon industry
  • Provide primary and secondary stakeholders and the broader community with information on the benefits that the industry delivers.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEDT), October 9, 2017

Request for Proposal

Investigating the use of antimicrobial coatings in fresh produce quality and food safety chain

12am (Sydney time)
Monday 30 October 2017

Request for Proposal: Investigating the use of antimicrobial coatings in fresh produce quality and food safety chain (HN 17001)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Investigating the use of antimicrobial coatings in fresh produce quality and food safety chain (HN 17001).

The objectives of the research are to determine the safety and effectiveness of nanoparticle-based antimicrobial coatings on food contact surfaces in packhouses and reusable packing, shipping and storage materials against common foodborne and spoilage bacteria.

The project will explore new applications of nanoparticle antimicrobial technology to maximize the quality and safety of horticultural produce.

Likely adopters of this technology will be Australian horticulture growers, packers, processors and exporters involved in fresh produce post-harvest activities.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEDT), Monday, 30 October, 2017.

Request for Proposal

Development of new nutrient-dense, value-added fruit and vegetable products

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 13 November 2017

Request for Proposal: Development of new nutrient-dense, value-added fruit and vegetable products (HN 17000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Development of new nutrient-dense, value-added fruit and vegetable products (HN 17000).

The objective of this research is to define market opportunities in target segments and formulate new concept products which contain high levels of fruit and vegetables per serve, to meet the health and nutritional needs of those segments.

The project will involve a staged approach:

Stage 1:
Undertake consumer research to define opportunities in the Australian market, in target demographic segments (e.g. children, middle aged, elderly etc.) and their nutritional requirements, to guide the selection of concept products. Analyse the results of the research and present a Business Case to undertake Stage 2 of the project.

Stage 2:

  • A broad literature review on research undertaken locally and internationally in this space
  • Development of new formulations and processes for value added, nutrient dense fruit and vegetable products for target segments identified in Stage 1
  • Application of processing technologies to obtain safe and nutritious fruit and vegetable products whilst optimising nutrient preservation throughout shelf life
  • Validation of selected nutritional and health benefits of the new concept products using limited human trials and identification of permitted health claims that could be made on the new concept products.

Discussion and engagement with commercial partners early on in the process will be an important component of the research.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEDT), Monday, 13 November, 2017.

Expression of Interest

Australia Fresh Collaborative Market Development Program

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 26 April 2019

Expression of Interest: Australia Fresh Collaborative Market Development Program (AM15004)

Hort Innovation is seeking proposals from suitability experienced and qualified firms interested in partnering with Hort Innovation to deliver a multi country, multi industry coordinated export development program

This Australia Fresh Collaborative Market Development Program is aligned to the Market Development strategic pillar and is an investment program for regional, state or commodity specific organisations that are responsible for the market development of Australian horticulture produce.

The aim of the Program is to support organisations in creating customer loyalty and sustainable market growth, through investment that presents a collaborative and united ‘horticulture food basket’ through aligned programs to the overarching Australia Fresh Program. The cumulative impact of these regional and commodity programs delivers ongoing value for the geographic location or specific industry, while delivering multi industry and national trade outcomes.

The Program is open to Australian organisations responsible for the market development of Australian horticulture produce, that wish to collaborate with Hort Innovation in the development and implementation of an effective mix of market development activities that deliver measurable results.

The following list of co-funding eligible activities will apply for organisations wishing to participate in the program:

  • Tradeshows where there is an Australia Fresh Pavilion
  • One Tradeshow outside of partnering with the Australia Fresh Pavilion
  • One In-bound education/buyer Trade Mission (delivered in conjunction with Australia Fresh)
  • One Out-bound Education Market Visit   (delivered in conjunction with Australia Fresh)
  • Trade communication development (delivered in conjunction with Hort Innovation communications channels).

Hort Innovation has prepared an Expression of Interest (EOI) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties.

The EOI is available from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this) or by emailing tenders@horticulture.com.au.

The closing date for responses is 2pm (Sydney time), Tuesday April 26, 2018.

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Branding and funding resources

Hort Innovation’s brand guide and logo package

Hort Innovation brand guide

The Hort Innovation brand guide was revised in July 2017 and provides essential information to assist delivery partners with requirements relating to branding and funding acknowledgement for project outcomes that have been funded by Hort Innovation.

Download the Hort Innovation brand guide

Hort Innovation logo package

Hort Innovation’s logo package provides the logo in a range of formats for various publishing mediums. Requirements regarding the colour and placement of the logo are outlined in Hort Innovation’s brand guide. Any item carrying a logo must be approved by Hort Innovation prior to release and distribution. For approval please contact the Hort Innovation Communications team by email at communications@horticulture.com.au. By downloading the resources you agree to the terms as stipulated in the logo package disclaimer below.

Download the Hort Innovation logo package

Strategic levy investment fund resource packages

For each fund, the resource package contains logo-locks and funding blocks (both are described in the brand guide). These are supplied in a range of formats for various publishing mediums. Download the packages by using the links below. By downloading the resources you agree to the terms as stipulated in the logo package disclaimer below.

Hort Frontiers fund logo-lock packages

For each Hort Frontiers fund, a logo-lock package is supplied in a range of formats for various publishing mediums. Download the packages by using the links below. By downloading the resources you agree to the terms as stipulated in the logo package disclaimer below.

Project resources

The project resources, available by using the links below, are currently being updated to reflect the revised branding requirements introduced in July 2017 and will be available soon.

Logo package disclaimer

The logos offered to delivery partners for use in Hort Innovation’s logo packages are the exclusive property of Hort Innovation. Hort Innovation retains all rights, title and interest in the logos. Any use of the logos MUST be in strict compliance with Hort Innovation’s Brand guide. Hort Innovation reserves the right to revoke the consent for use of the logos at any time and for any reason. Hort Innovation reserves the right to change the terms of use in the Hort Innovation’s Brand guide at any time and without prior notice by posting amended terms of use on this website. By visiting this website and/or downloading, accessing or using Hort Innovation’s logos in any way you agree to accept these terms.