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

Vegetable knowledge transfer at the 2018 International Spinach Conference

5pm (Sydney time)
Tuesday 24 October 2017

Request for Proposal: Vegetable knowledge transfer at the 2018 International Spinach Conference (VG17004)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Vegetable knowledge transfer at the 2018 International Spinach Conference (VG17004).

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

  • Highlight the Spanish spinach industry to assist growth and development for the Australian spinach industry sector through a study tour
  • Provide growers with a wide ranging study tour that includes on-farm production, water management, packaging, research and development and the supply chain side of spinach businesses
  • Enable Australian growers to create international networks and identify new technologies/research for further investment.

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 24, 2017

Request for Proposal

Experimental summerfruit orchard – phase II

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 27 October 2017

Request for Proposal: Experimental summerfruit orchard – phase II (SF17006)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Experimental summerfruit orchard – phase II (SF17006).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Reduce the variability and improve consistency in fruit quality of summerfruit (peach, nectarine, apricot and plum) by developing and explaining the effect of agronomic management practices (crop load, rootstock, irrigation management and canopy architecture)
  • Examine the role of fruit position and light interception on fruit quality
  • Validate non-destructive fruit maturity and fruit quality technologies
  • Develop production protocols to provide fruit that meet consumer expectations on domestic and export markets
  • Provide a summerfruit resource for grower training and education
  • Deliver a structured national roadshow to key growing regions to extend project learnings to growers.

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 27, 2017

Request for Proposal

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

5pm (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

National strawberry varietal improvement program

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 10 November 2017

Request for Proposal: National strawberry varietal improvement program (2017-2022) (BS17000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: National strawberry varietal improvement program (2017-2022) (BS17000).

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

  • Develop and release economically superior strawberry cultivars into the national strawberry production and marketing cycle for each of the three climatic growing regions taking into account key aspects of environment, social and economic sustainability
  • Efficiently employ breeding technologies and germplasm in an integrated program focused on market outcomes and economic benefit for each of the three specified climatic growing regions
  • Effectively deliver focused, scalable pre-commercialisation activities for each of the three specified growing regions
  • Foster industry involvement and linkages with domestic and international collaborators to drive genetic progress
  • Utilise modern breeding and genetic techniques/technologies resulting in higher efficiency in the variety development and deployment processes
  • Participate initiatives led by Hort Innovation including those through the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative and international linkages.

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), November 10, 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.

Request for Proposal

Document discovery portal

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 17 November 2017

Request for Proposal: Document discovery portal (VG17005)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Document Discovery Portal (VG17005).

The objectives of the services being sought are to provide all stakeholders within the vegetable industry with the ability to better discover, access, and utilise research reports and outputs.

Better discovery:
This document discovery portal (DDP) is a portal for easy document discovery. Its intentions are to make it easy to find relevant reports, and to also discover relevant reports that relate to industry or search terms. Relevance is the key term here; how the syntax of our search algorithm works to identify and deliver relevant search terms on scale will be paramount to the success of this project.

Better understanding:
A content strategy and implementation outline for past and future reports is needed to allow more people to read and understand the key findings of each report in simple terms, while still having full access to the original reports and outputs; A process for summarising and communicating complex documents into succinct and digestible formats for greater reading.

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, November 17, 2017

Request for Proposal

Maximise the biosecurity of the Australian citrus industry Budwood facility

5pm (Sydney time)
Tuesday 28 November 2017

Request for Proposal: Maximise the biosecurity of the Australian citrus industry Budwood facility (CT17003)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Maximise the biosecurity of the Australian citrus industry Budwood facility (CT17003).

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

  • Increase the biosecurity of the Australian citrus industry’s Budwood scheme and multiplication facility
  • Ensure the Australian facility demonstrates world best practice in protection against Asian citrus psyllid
  • Ensure the Australian source of propagation material is protected from Huanglongbing (HLB) and its vector
  • Demonstrate strategies to increase industry preparedness for incursions of significant biosecurity risks like the Asian citrus psyllid (carrying HLB).

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), November 28, 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.