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

Pilot marketing activities to drive offshore demand for apples

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 28 July 2017

Pilot marketing activities to drive offshore demand for apples (AP17500)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project Pilot marketing activities to drive offshore demand for apples (AP17500).

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

  • Demonstrate that commercial opportunities for Australian apple 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 apple 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 apple exports into the three markets identified.
  • 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
  • Working 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. Membership is free.)

The closing date for responses is Friday July 28, 2017, 5.00 pm (AEDT)

Request for Proposal

Vegetable business benchmarking

5pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 3 August 2017

Vegetable business benchmarking (VG17000)

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

  • Develop a targeted and applied benchmarking tool for vegetable growers
  • Establish key benchmark performance metrics for the vegetable industry and drivers of best practice performance through a grower-orientated participatory tool
  • Enable an industry wide mindset and culture of continuous improvement.

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.

This RFP may be downloaded from: www.tenders.net (You will need to be a member of tenders.net to access, membership is free).

The closing date for responses is 5pm (Sydney time), 3 August 2017

Request for Proposal

Pathogens and other factors contributing to dark staining on pistachio shells

5pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 3 August 2017

Pathogens and other factors contributing to dark staining on pistachio shells (PS16002).

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider to provide consultancy services into reporting for the project Pathogens and other factors contributing to dark staining on pistachio shells (PS16002).

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Increase the understanding of factors contributing to shell staining
  • Increase understanding of locations (orchard and in-tree) at which staining levels are consistently higher than average
  • Identify organisms that are routinely associated with stained shells
  • Determine if/when staining can be predicted or detected by manipulation of nuts pre-harvest
  • Engage growers in formal reporting of BUDMON and ONFIT test results and orchard observations related to staining
  • Develop guidelines for monitoring dark staining
  • Manage and minimise dark staining of shells in future harvests.

The intended outcomes will increase:

  • Increase knowledge of the nature of pistachio shell dark stains
  • Increase knowledge of fungi, nut development and shell characteristics, and conditions that increase the likelihood of dark staining pre-harvest and during harvest
  • Provide evidence-based guidelines for pre-harvest testing of nuts and hulls for prediction of late season dark staining.

This RFP may be downloaded from: www.tenders.net (You will need to be a member of tenders.net to access, membership is free).

The closing date for responses is 5pm (Sydney time), 3 August 2017

Request for Proposal

Understanding and managing insects on pistachio orchards

5pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 3 August 2017

Understanding and managing insects on pistachio orchards (PS16000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider to provide consultancy services into reporting for the project Understanding and managing insects on pistachio orchards (PS16000).

The objectives of the project are to:

  • Analyse existing arthropod data, both pest and beneficial, from two major pistachio properties to inform scope of ongoing surveys
  • Cooperate with scouts to obtain and then analyse survey data on arthropods from three major pistachio farms over the 2017-18 season
  • Make recommendations to the pistachio industry on the next appropriate step to evaluate whether any of the identified pests should be evaluated for economic loss.

The intended outcomes will be increased knowledge about pest and beneficial insect and mites associated with pistachio orchards, and a pathway to determining whether further research into the economic impact of arthropod pests in required.

This RFP may be downloaded from: www.tenders.net (You will need to be a member of tenders.net to access, membership is free).

The closing date for responses is 5pm (Sydney time), 3 August 2017

Request for Proposal

Avocado export readiness and market access

5pm (Sydney time)
Tuesday 8 August 2017

Request for Proposal: Avocado export readiness and market access (AV17000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project Avocado Export Readiness and Market Access (AV17000).

The objectives of the services being sought are to help Hort Innovation to ensure the export readiness of the avocado industry for export by:

  • Providing input into the maintenance of an industry Export Strategy by Hort Innovation detailing market access, improvement and development priorities.
  • Provide input into Hort Innovation’s market development programmes in line with priorities identified in the Export Strategy and outcome 3 of the SIP
  • Providing input into the development of training materials for a broad multi-industry export training programme aligned to the Export Strategy
  • Providing input into the development of Export Quality Standards
  • Facilitating the logistics and providing assistance to enable the Department’s registration and audit of export facilities
  • Prepare and submit business cases to the Trade Assessment Panel for new market access and market improvement based on priorities identified in the Export Strategy
  • Provide a point of expert industry advice to growers, exporters and other stakeholders, including Hort Innovation, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Austrade and state agencies
  • Ensure the continuity of knowledge within the industry.

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. Membership is free.)

The closing date for responses is 18 August 2017, 5.00 pm (AEST).

Request for Proposal

Developing a national systems approach for meeting bio-security requirements to access key Asian markets

5pm (Sydney time)
Tuesday 8 August 2017

Request for Proposal: Developing a national systems approach for meeting bio-security requirements to access key Asian markets (AM17001)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Developing a national systems approach for meeting bio-security requirements to access key Asian markets (AM17001).

This project will aim to develop:

  • A robust and flexible model for the assessment of systems approaches along the entire production chain and facilitate a quantitative assessment of fruit fly and moth prevalence in potentially affected commodities. This would enable assessment of the impacts of various control measures and undertaking sensitivity analyses to focus efforts of research. The project will also focus on determining cost efficacy of using a systems approach versus an end point treatment for trade purposes
  • Identify pathways to domestic and Asian markets to ensure producers and stakeholders have a defined market access outcome
  • The domestic pathways to market access will include use of existing, or development of new, Interstate Certificate Assurance (ICA) protocols
  • Preparation and submission of systems approach market access proposals (with supporting data) for use by Australian trade negotiators.

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), Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Request for Proposal

Berry export strategy

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 9 August 2017

Request for Proposal: Berry export strategy (MT17001)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Berry Export Strategy (MT17001).

The objective of the services being sought is to develop an export strategy for the raspberry and blackberry and strawberry industries. The strategy will focus on export development opportunities that qualify for prioritisation through potential to deliver trade that is viable over the longer term, developing business cases for these.

The export strategy will be developed through engaging with stakeholders to collate information and undertake supporting analysis, to clearly identify market access goals and objectives for the three berry industries. This will include, but not be limited to, the identification and prioritisation of key export markets and key export commodities into those markets, market access priorities ranked within each industry, maintaining or improving current market access and relevant protocols, developing new export markets where market access is available and growing current export markets. The strategy should outline the long term strategic export objectives for each category as well as shorter term market/commodity specific objectives.

The intended uses of the export strategy are:

  • Export development activity by the three berry industries that are focused on strategic objectives in the short- and long-terms
  • Timely and effective R&D investments by Hort Innovation and partners that provide the data required to support market access and market improvement requests and industry development through export readiness initiatives, prioritised in the Export Strategy.
  • To underpin prioritisation of activities and negotiations for market access and market improvement by the federal government for the berry industries.

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 Wednesday 9 August 2017, 5.00 pm (AEST).

Request for Proposal

Tropical fruit export strategy

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 9 August 2017

Request for Proposal: Tropical fruit export strategy (MT17002)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project Tropical fruit export strategy (MT17002).

The objective of the services being sought is to develop an export strategy for the persimmon, passionfruit, lime, lychee, banana and papaya industries in addition to validating the recommendations within the (separately procured) mango strategy. The strategy will focus on export development opportunities that qualify for prioritisation through potential to deliver trade that is viable over the longer term, developing business cases for these.

The export strategy will be developed through engaging with stakeholders to collate information and undertake supporting analysis, to clearly identify market access goals and objectives for the seven tropical industries included. This will include, but not be limited to, the identification and prioritisation of key export markets and key export commodities into those markets, market access priorities ranked within each industry, maintaining or improving current market access and relevant protocols, developing new export markets where market access is available and growing current export markets. The strategy should outline the long term strategic export objectives for each category as well as shorter term market/commodity specific objectives.

The intended uses of the export strategy are:

  • Export development activity by the seven tropical industries that are focused on strategic objectives in the short- and long-term
  • Timely and effective R&D investments by Hort Innovation and partners that provide the data required to support market access and market improvement requests and industry development through export readiness initiatives, prioritised in the export strategy
  • To underpin prioritisation of activities and negotiations for market access and market improvement by the federal government for the tropical industries.

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 Wednesday 9 August 2017, 5.00 pm (AEST).

Request for Proposal

Improving biosecurity preparedness of the Australian citrus industry

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 9 August 2017

Request for Proposal: Improving biosecurity preparedness of the Australian citrus industry (CT17001)

Hort Innovation is seeking suitably qualified, experienced and capable service providers to undertake the project: Improving biosecurity preparedness of the Australian citrus industry (CT17001).

The objectives of the services are to help Hort Innovation and the citrus industry to:

  • Support the Citrus industry to develop internal capacity in biosecurity that can be maintained on an ongoing basis
  • Increase the technical capacity of the citrus industry in biosecurity.

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. This RFP may be downloaded from: www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access).

The closing date for responses is 5pm (Sydney time), August 9, 2017.

Request for Proposal

Summerfruit export strategy

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 9 August 2017

Request for Proposal: Summerfruit export strategy (SF17001)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Summerfruit Export Strategy (SF17001).

The objective of the services being sought is to develop an export strategy for the summerfruit industry (nectarines, peaches, plums and apricots). The strategy will focus on export development opportunities that qualify for prioritisation through potential to deliver trade that is viable over the longer term, developing business cases for these.

The export strategy will be developed through engaging with stakeholders to collate information and undertake supporting analysis, to clearly identify market access goals and objectives for the summerfruit industry. This will include, but not be limited to, the identification and prioritisation of key export markets and key export commodities into those markets, market access priorities ranked within each industry, maintaining or improving current market access and relevant protocols, developing new export markets where market access is available and growing current export markets. The strategy should outline the long-term strategic export objectives for each category as well as shorter term market/commodity specific objectives.

The intended uses of the export strategy are:

  • Export development activity by the summerfruit industry that are focused on strategic objectives in the short- and long-term
  • Timely and effective R&D investments by Hort Innovation and partners that provide the data required to support market access and market improvement requests and industry development through export readiness initiatives, prioritised in the export strategy
  • To underpin prioritisation of activities and negotiations for market access and market improvement by the federal government for the summerfruit industry.

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 Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 5.00 pm (AEST).

Request for Proposal

The benefits of green space for socially marginalised communities

5pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 10 August 2017

Request for Proposal: The benefits of green space for socially marginalised communities (GC16003)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitability experienced and qualified firm (respondent, you) to provide a program for: Investigating the benefits of green space for socially marginalised communities (GC16003) under the Green Cities Fund.

The research project will build on the current pool of knowledge on the links between mental health and green space to provide empirical evidence on the benefits of green space specifically for socially marginalised communities. This may include homeless people, refugees and other immigrant populations with little community support. The project should be longitudinal and the research partners will be expected to partner with existing organisations working with socially marginalised communities. There may also be opportunities to develop some cost benefit data on the relationship between socially marginalised communities and urban green space.

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

The closing date for responses is 5pm (AEST), August 10, 2017.

Request for Proposal

Review of the National Biosecurity Plan for the avocado industry

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 11 August 2017

Request for Proposal: Review of the National Biosecurity Plan for the avocado industry (AV17001)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Review of the National Biosecurity Plan for the avocado industry (AV17001).

The objectives of the services are to help Hort Innovation and the avocado industry to:

  • Support the Australian avocado industry in discharging its obligations as a signatory to the EPPRD
  • Ensure that the industry and stakeholders have identified exotic pest risks and the mitigation actions necessary to managing its biosecurity risks effectively
  • Establish a soundly based agenda for future investment in biosecurity-related research, development and extension.

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, August 11, 2017

Request for Proposal

Summerfruit communications strategy development

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 14 August 2017

Request for Proposal: Summerfruit communications strategy development (SF17003)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Summerfruit communications strategy development (SF17003).

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

  • Direct and inform the future of the summerfruit industry communications programme
  • Support the new summerfruit Strategic Investment Plan (SIP)
  • Increase engagement with the estimated 1200 enterprises linked to the summerfruit industry
  • Analyse communication channels currently available within the industry and recommend a set of channel/s that will achieve the highest levels of engagement while offering value for the levy investment
  • Identify key performance indicators within the communication strategy to measure increased grower database engagement and growth of the grower database.

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 (AEST), August 14, 2017

Request for Proposal

Foodservice education around vegetable usage in older adult populations

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 16 August 2017

Request for Proposal: Foodservice education around vegetable usage in older adult populations (VG17002)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable organisations to undertake the project Foodservice education around vegetable usage in older adult populations (VG17002).

The key objectives of this project are to:

  • Review the current literature available in this area of research and identify gaps for further investigation
  • Develop intervention study parameters and measurement tools, with appropriate ethics checks
  • Implement and trial the intervention across sample populations, nationwide
  • Analyse results, provide findings and recommendations in a report format for distribution to industry stakeholders.

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 16 August 2017, 5.00pm (AEST).

Request for Proposal

Summerfruit export readiness and market access

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 18 August 2017

Request for Proposal: Summerfruit export readiness and market access (SF17000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project Summerfruit export readiness and market access (SF17000).

The objectives of the services being sought are to help Hort Innovation to ensure the export readiness of the summerfruit industry for export to all existing markets (excluding China) by:

  • Providing input into the maintenance of an industry Export Strategy by Hort Innovation detailing market access, improvement and development priorities
  • Provide input into Hort Innovation’s market development programmes in line with priorities identified in the Export Strategy and Outcome 1 of the summerfruit Strategic Investment Plan (SIP)
  • Providing input into the development of training materials for a broad multi-industry export training programme aligned to the Export Strategy
  • Providing input into the development of Export Quality Standards
  • Implement an online export registration system
  • Facilitating the logistics and providing assistance to enable the Department’s registration and audit of export facilities
  • Prepare and submit business cases to the Trade Assessment Panel for new market access and market improvement (for all markets) based on priorities identified in the Export Strategy
  • Provide a point of expert industry advice to growers, exporters and other stakeholders, including Hort Innovation, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Austrade and state agencies
  • Design of an emergency industry consultation and response plan in case of market disruption or closure
  • Ensure the continuity of knowledge within the industry through increased core resourcing
  • Close coordination with the specific point of responsibility for preparing growers and exporters to export successfully to mainland China (project SF17002)
  • Provide a specific point of responsibility for preparing growers and exporters to export successfully to all markets other than China
  • Working collaboratively with other horticulture sectors.

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 August 18, 2017, 5.00 pm (AEST).

Request for Proposal

Table grape export readiness and market access

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 18 August 2017

Request for Proposal: Table grape export readiness and market access (TG17000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Table grape export readiness and market access (TG17000).

  • The objectives of the services being sought are to help Hort Innovation to ensure the export readiness of the table grape industry for export by:
  • Providing input into the maintenance of an industry Export Strategy by Hort Innovation detailing market access, improvement and development priorities
  • Provide input into Hort Innovation’s market development programmes in line with priorities identified in the Export Strategy and Outcome 1 of the Strategic Investment Plan (SIP)
  • Providing input into the development of training materials for a broad multi-industry export training programme aligned to the Export Strategy
  • Providing input into the development of Export Quality Standards
  • Facilitating the logistics and providing assistance to enable the Department’s registration and audit of export facilities
  • Prepare and submit business cases to the Trade Assessment Panel for new market access and market improvement based on priorities identified in the Export Strategy
  • Provide a point of expert industry advice to growers, exporters and other stakeholders, including Hort Innovation, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Austrade and state agencies
  • Design of an emergency industry consultation and response plan in case of market disruption or closure
  • Working collaboratively with other horticulture sectors
  • Ensure the continuity of knowledge within the industry.

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 August 18, 2017, 5.00 pm (AEST).

Request for Proposal

Summerfruit – China export facilitation

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 18 August 2017

Request for Proposal: Summerfruit – China export facilitation (SF17002)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Summerfruit – China export facilitation (SF17002).

The objectives of the services being sought are to help Hort Innovation to ensure the export readiness of the summerfruit industry for export to China by:

  • Provide input into Hort Innovation’s market development programmes with respect to China
  • Assisting project SF17000 in facilitating the logistics and providing assistance to enable the Department’s registration and audit of export facilities with respect to exports to China
  • Provide a point of expert industry advice and responsibility for preparing growers and exporters to export successfully to China acting as primary point of contact, and responding to exporter requests:
  1. Assistance with entry-clearance procedures
  2. Liaison with retailers buyer importers
  3. Liaison with quarantine and port officials
  4. Support for resolving ad-hoc operational trade issues
  • Provide advice to other stakeholders, including Hort Innovation, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Austrade and state agencies
  • Liaison with Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and Hort Innovation on China technical and protocol implementation issues as necessary
  • Close coordination with the primary service provider for project Summerfruit export readiness and market access (SF17000), particularly focused on:
  1. Input into the China components of the annual industry work-plan
  2. Assistance with developing grower/exporter training materials
  3. Registration and audit of export facilities for exports to China
  4. Input into the development of Export Quality Standards
  5. Input into the maintenance of the industry Export Strategy
  • Working collaboratively with other horticulture sectors.

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 5.00 pm (AEST), August 18, 2017.

Request for Proposal

Grower guide for lychee grading 

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 21 August 2017

Request for Proposal: Grower guide for lychee grading (LY16003)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Grower guide for lychee grading (LY16003).

The objectives of the services being sought are to develop a guide for growers for placement in packing sheds with new images and details of best practice for grading lychee fruit.

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 5.00 pm (AEDT), August 21, 2017.

Request for Proposal

An integrated disease management programme for the Australian almond industry

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 4 September 2017

Request for Proposal: An integrated disease management programme for the Australian almond industry (AL16005)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: An integrated disease management programme for the Australian almond industry (AL16005).

The overarching objective of the programme is to develop and extend knowledge and practices that support best practice on-farm integrated disease management (IDM). Specifically, the services are to:

  • Undertake a disease survey across the four key almond growing regions (i.e. Adelaide Plains, Riverland, Sunraysia and Riverina) and from this develop and undertake research priorities for the integrated management of almond diseases of economic concern
  • Develop a guide to efficiently managing multiple diseases
  • Work with the concurrent project on IPM (AL16009)
  • Collaborate with the almond industry’s communication (AL16000) and innovation and adoption programmes (AL16001) to extend information on integrated disease management, ensuring that major diseases of concern, including lower limb dieback and hull rot, are incorporated.

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, September 4, 2017

 

Request for Proposal

An integrated pest management programme for the Australian almond industry (AL16009)

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 4 September 2017

Request for Proposal: An integrated pest management programme for the Australian almond industry (AL16009)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: An integrated pest management programme for the Australian almond industry (AL16009) to develop knowledge and practices that support best practice in integrated pest management (IPM) on-farm and postharvest.

The overarching objective of the programme is to develop and extend knowledge and practices that support best practice on-farm integrated pest management. Specifically, the services are to:

  • Extend current knowledge on IPM of arthropod pests in almond orchards and along the supply chain, with an emphasis on Carob Moth, Carpophilus (in collaboration current project AL15004) and storage pests
  • Identify and undertake strategic, adaptive and participatory research to support the further development of an IPM program for almonds, with a focus on Carob Moth, Carpophilus (in collaboration with project AL15004) and storage pests
  • Work with other relevant projects, including the concurrent project being procured on integrated disease management (IDM) (AL16005) and the current project on Carpophilus (AL15004)
  • Communicate and extend knowledge and practices in whole-farm and postharvest IPM for key arthropods on almonds that will maximse IPM adoption throughout the supply chain.

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, September 4, 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.

Request for Proposal

Asian market intelligence & data insights

5pm (Sydney time)
Tuesday 30 July 2019

Request for Proposal: Asian market intelligence & data insights (AM16001)

Hort Innovation is seeking project proposals from suitability experienced and qualified parties interested in partnering with Hort Innovation to participate in a Asian Market Research and Insights program.

The program is an investment program  aimed at driving collaboration between experienced researchers and Australian growers with the desire to grow exports of Australian horticulture produce.  The objective of this theme is the development of actionable insights through in-depth research into market requirements and trends in high value and high growth Asian Markets.

The Program is open to any consortium that contains a mix of growers and researchers. The collaborative investment projects can be received at any stage throughout the three lifespan of the program, with validation and notification of outcome expected to take between 6-8 weeks after submitting. Funding can come from all and/or one consortium partner. Additionally, there is the opportunity to attract Levy Funding through Hort Innovation Pool 1 Funds should the consortium wish to do so. Noting, that to receive levy funding the project proposal are required to be validated by the relative Strategic Industry Advisory Panels and as such notification of outcomes will be extended.

Across the Asian Markets, the following list of eligible research areas are available for researcher and industry consortiums wishing to participate in the Program:

  • Country and Market Segment profiling
  • Consumer trends and insights
  • Value chain analysis
  • Customer analysis
  • Channels to market analysis
  • Competitor analysis
  • Supply Chain Mapping and analysis
  • Market positioning dimensions
  • System enablers
  • Value Added & Innovation
  • Technology scan
  • New products & technologies
  • Government policies & regulations
  • Review In-market assets and brand equity.

* If you feel there is a focus area missing please do not hesitate to contact Angus Street, Relationship Manager – Asian Markets.

The EOI is available by emailing Jo Houssenloge at tenders@horticulture.com.au.

The closing date for responses is 2pm (Sydney time), Tuesday 30 July 2019.

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