Partner with us on projects to innovate Australia's horticulture industries

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.

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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

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Expression of Interest

Expert Advisory Panel for the Advanced Production Systems Fund

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 23 June 2017

Expressions of Interest: Expert Advisory Panel for the Advanced Production Systems Fund

Hort Innovation’s strategic partnership initiative uses a co-investment model to deliver research solutions that will assist in delivering the 2025 horticulture vision. The research expenditure in each of the seven funds is guided by an Expert Advisory Panel (EAP), whose primary role is to provide advice on prospective new investments. This advice is then considered by the Hort innovation Board in its investment deliberation.

We are currently establishing the Advanced Production Systems Fund, with the aim of stimulating productivity through the adoption of ‘future smart farming systems’ across Australian horticulture. The fund will be governed by an investment strategy that is in development with industry input. Under the current draft strategy, three key research themes have been identified as industry priorities: (1) Cutting-edge Tools & Frontier Technologies: Understand, integrate & deploy; (2) Management & Practices: Better management & superior practices to improve productivity; (3) Innovation & Disruption: Understand and access new resources.

Hort Innovation is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from horticultural growers, researchers, and supply chain experts to participate on the EAP for the Advanced Production Fund. If you’ve had experience in the deployment, development or assessment of research in this area of investment, and you want to contribute to the future of your sector, please consider this opportunity. Nominees naturally will need to have a demonstrated capacity to work in a collegiate manner for the wider horticultural good.

Hort Innovation has prepared an EOI document that provides relevant information to about the Panel. The EOI can be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tender.net to access this information).

The closing date for the responses is 23 June 2017, 5.00 pm (AEDT)

Request for Proposal

Banana enterprise performance comparison 2016/17

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 28 June 2017

Request for Proposal: Banana enterprise performance comparison 2016/17 (BA16009)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider to provide consultancy services into reporting for the project: Banana enterprise performance comparison 2016/17 (BA16009).

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

  • Build on key existing benchmark performance metrics (physical and financial) for the banana industry to provide a current depiction of the state of the industry for growers and other stakeholders
  • Identify the most relevant factors that are driving banana enterprise performance to 2016/17.

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 this).

The closing date for responses is 5pm (Sydney time), 28 June 2017.

Request for Proposal

Events, PR, Social media – Australian Mangoes

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 28 June 2017

Request for Proposal: Events, PR, Social media – Australian Mangoes (MG17511)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project Events, PR, social media – Australian Mangoes (MG17511) to undertake project management and stakeholder planning and engagement for Australian Mangoes.

The project will commence in August 2017.

The objectives of the services being sought are project management and reporting of the following:

  • Press office (below-the-line marketing)
  • Media outreach from September 2017 to March 2018 to drive media coverage (should include but not be limited to TV, radio, magazine, newspaper, online, social media, etc) and education on varieties and versatility of Australian mangoes. It should be noted that new mango recipes will be available in approximately October 2017.
  • Mango Mess-tival event – a celebration of summer, held at the peak of the mango season (first Sunday in summer) in conjunction with North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club on Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach. The service provider is responsible for organising and implementation of the seventh Mango Mess-tival event including national media coverage.
  • Social media (Facebook and Instagram @aussiemangoes) – the service provider is responsible for the development and execution of the Aussie Mangoes social media strategy.

The respondent is to have expertise in the areas of:

  • PR/media, with specific knowledge in food media and influencers
  • Event management
  • Social media community management, content creation, promotions and paid media
  • Campaign monitoring and evaluation
  • Working with organisations with a similar complexity to Hort Innovation
  • An agency that can manage the majority of this work in-house i.e. minimal subcontracts out of master agreement with Hort Innovation and is Sydney-based.

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 5pm (Sydney time), Wednesday 28 June 2018

Request for Proposal

Dried grape 2017 industry research and development exchange program

5pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 29 June 2017

Request for Proposal: Dried grape 2017 industry research and development exchange program (DG17000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider for the project: Dried grape 2017 industry research and development exchange program (DG17000).

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

  • Assess various aspects of the Californian raisin industry to assist growth and development for the Australian dried fruit 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 dried fruit 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 5pm (AEST), 29 June, 2017.

Request for Proposal

National market development program for the Australian turf industry

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 30 June 2017

Request for Proposal: National market development program for the Australian turf industry (TU16002)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider/s for the project: National market development program for the Australian turf industry (TU16002) to:

  • Develop a strategy including annual work plans to identify market development opportunities for the Australian turf industry including key initiatives and resources to address these. This must align with Objective 1 of the turf industry Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
  • Disseminate market research and research findings in alignment to the above strategy and turf industry Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021 through a suite of extension strategies that build capacity in individuals, farming businesses and across the turf industry to ensure individuals have access to the right information, at the right time and in the right form to support their productivity, profitability and global competitiveness. Extension strategies may include mentoring, group facilitation, technology transfer events such as workshops, presentations and field days where necessary
  • Engage nationally with influencers and key stakeholders (for example, engineers, specifiers and town planners) to disseminate market research and research findings to promote the value of turf in alignment to the above strategy and turf industry Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021
  • Provide relevant R&D information to agencies responsible for industry communications for dissemination through existing communication channels at a national and state level
    Support regional industry networks to ensure consistency of messages to industry, influencers and key stakeholders to enhance knowledge and application of project outcomes
    Provide feedback to Hort Innovation on R&D opportunities and issues identified through project 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 (Sydney time), 30 June 2017

 

Request for Proposal

New and innovative ways to boost vegetable awareness in schools

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 30 June 2017

Request for Proposal: New and innovative ways to boost vegetable awareness in schools (VG16049)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: New and innovative ways to boost vegetable awareness in schools (VG16049).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Deliver innovative and comprehensive activities targeted at school aged children that seek to increase the awareness of the benefits of vegetable consumption
  • Increase the consumption of vegetables through proven research outcomes
  • Collect and analyse data on the impact of the prescribed diet intervention/initiative on realised consumption, which can be used to measure, monitor and evaluate impacts and guide 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 Friday 30, June, 2017, 5.00 pm (AEDT).

Request for Proposal

Developing agri-tech solutions for the Australian apple industry

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 30 June 2017

Request for Proposal: Developing agri-tech solutions for the Australian apple industry (AP16005)

Hort Innovation is seeking suitably qualified, experienced and capable service providers to undertake the project Developing agri-tech solutions for the Australian apple industry (AP16005).

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

  • Develop an autonomous flower density monitoring system, farm decision support system and variable rate spray system to support on farm productivity
  • Engage with a commercial partner to provide a clear pathway to adoption of the technologies into the majority of apple farming operations across Australia
  • Disseminate knowledge and findings from these events to Australian growers and develop user case studies for project technology extension purposes.

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), June 30, 2017

Request for Proposal

Consumer data roadshow – part 4: consumer insights program

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 30 June 2017

Request for Proposal: Consumer data roadshow – part 4: consumer insights program (VG16047)

Hort Innovation is seeking a Request for Proposal from suitability qualified and experienced organisations to undertake the project Consumer data roadshow – part 4: consumer insights program (VG16047).

The roadshow component of the ‘consumer insights program’ comprises several projects, including retail data (VG16069), attitudinal data (VG16072), monthly consumer insight reports (VG16073), and monitoring and evaluation (VG16075).

The key objective of this project is to:

  • Facilitate communication of the data insights of the overall program to growers, and other members of the supply chain, and engage their participation and feedback on the program, liaising with the service providers of VG16069, 16072 and 16073 on their data analysis, VEGNET, AUSVEG and any other appropriate industry organisations; and to implement, as appropriate, feedback from the service provider of VG16075
  • Facilitate increased awareness, interest, usage and understanding of data projects among growers and the wider 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 is available to 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, 30 June 2017 (AEST).

Request for Proposal

Macadamia Integrated Disease Management

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 5 July 2017

Request for Proposal: Macadamia Integrated Disease Management (IDM) (MC16018)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified service provider to undertake the project: Macadamia Integrated Disease Management (IDM)(MC16018).

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

  • Reduce tree and nut losses attributable to disease through IDM
  • Reduce unsound kernel and nut in shell by further enhancing the macadamia industry’s IDM
  • Increase grower adoption of IDM.

This program is being procured to develop and deliver an IDM plan that aligns with the macadamia industry Strategic Investment Plan with reference to:

  • Biological control for macadamia husk spot
  • Effective and responsible controls for trunk canker, phytophthora root rot and dry flower blight (Pestalotiopsis spp.)
  • Augmentation of IDM principles with the roll out of area wide management programs and coordinated and sequenced use of soft chemicals
  • Support further development of an IDM adoption strategy.

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, July 5, 2017.

Request for Proposal

An Integrated Pest, Disease and Weed Management program for the australian apple and pear industry

5pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 6 July 2017

Request for Proposal: An Integrated Pest, Disease and Weed Management program for the australian apple and pear industry (AP16007)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: An Integrated Pest, Disease and Weed Management program for the australian apple and pear industry (AP16007).

The objective of the program is to extend knowledge and practices that support apple and pear growers to have a pest resilient farming system. This will be done by:

  1. Extending current knowledge on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in apple and pear orchards with a focus on regional programs that engage both growers and advisors
  2. Updating and making readily available the industry’s IPM manual.

There will be specific focus on new and emerging growers in the industry. The project will be supported by an industry reference group who will advise on and support the planning and execution of the project.

The intended outcomes will increase:

  • Growers’ knowledge about pests, diseases and weeds on apple and pears and their integrated management
  • Skill of scouts and consultants providing advice to apple and pear growers
  • Adoption of IPM by apple and pear growers
  • Cost-effective, sustainable and integrated management of pests, diseases and weeds.

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 Thursday 6 July, 2017, 5.00 pm (AEDT).

Request for Proposal

Australian lychee industry communications programme

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 7 July 2017

Request for Proposal: Australian lychee industry communications programme (LY16005)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider for the project Australian lychee industry communication programme (LY16005).

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

  • Support lychee business profitability by facilitating uptake of R&D. Provide information and knowledge on industry updates, events and articulating the return on investment from the lychee industry R&D and marketing levies
  • Increase the reach of the lychee industry R&D and marketing program by engaging stakeholders in the lychee industry value chain
  • Inform primary and secondary stakeholders about current issues relevant to the lychee industry
  • Provide primary and secondary stakeholders and the broader community with information on the benefits that the industry levies (R&D and marketing) deliver.

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 5pm (Sydney time), 7 July.

Request for Proposal

Australian passionfruit industry communications programme

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 7 July 2017

Request for Proposal: Australian passionfruit industry communications programme (PF16003)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider for the project: Australian passionfruit industry communications programme (PF16003).

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

  • Support passionfruit business profitability by facilitating uptake of R&D. Provide information and knowledge on industry updates, events and articulating the return on investment from the passionfruit industry R&D and marketing levies
  • Increase the reach of the passionfruit industry R&D and marketing program by engaging stakeholders in the passionfruit industry value chain
  • Inform primary and secondary stakeholders about current issues relevant to the passionfruit industry
  • Provide primary and secondary stakeholders and the broader community with information on the benefits that the industry levies (R&D and marketing) 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 5pm (Sydney time), 7 July.

Request for Proposal

National cherry development program – Phase II

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 7 July 2017

Request for Proposal: National cherry development program – Phase II (CY16013)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: National cherry development program – Phase II (CY16013).

The objectives of the services being sought are to :

  • Coordinate information delivery to the cherry industry ensuring that priority industry extension issues (identified in the Cherry Strategic Investment Plan 2017-2021) are addressed in a timely and strategic manner
  • Deliver extension and industry development activities to the cherry industry using existing and innovative methods
  • Increase industry understanding of the latest relevant R&D outcomes and adoption of improved practices
  • Expand industry networking opportunities and engagement with the national R&D program, with particular emphasis on new and younger industry stakeholders
  • Enhance industry awareness of production and economic benchmark data.

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 (Sydney time), 7 July 2017.

Request for Proposal

Australian papaya industry communications programme

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 7 July 2017

Request for Proposal: Australian papaya industry communications programme (PP16001)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider for the project: Australian papaya industry communications programme (PP16001).

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

  • Support papaya business profitability by facilitating uptake of R&D, provide information and knowledge on industry updates, events and articulating the return on investment from the papaya industry R&D and marketing levies
  • Increase the reach of the papaya industry R&D and marketing program by engaging stakeholders in the papaya industry value chain
  • Inform primary and secondary stakeholders about current issues relevant to the papaya industry
  • Provide primary and secondary stakeholders and the broader community with information on the benefits that the industry levies (R&D and marketing) 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 5pm (Sydney time), 7 July.

Request for Proposal

Export facilitators

5pm (Sydney time)
Tuesday 11 July 2017

Request for Proposal: Export facilitators (VG16085)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project Export Facilitators (VG16085).

The objectives of the services being sought are to undertake a project focused on supporting Australian vegetable growers to meet export commercial opportunities by taking opportunities (thinking ‘globally’) and insights from a range of sources and ‘acting locally’ to support growers, exporters and other industry participants to take advantage of commercial opportunities.

The services are to help Hort Innovation to:

  • Establish a network of three facilitators with each facilitator having a specific geographic focus
    • It is not envisaged that the entire continent will be covered initially
    • This may be accomplished by a respondent proposing to undertake one or more of the three regions
  • Support growers to take advantage of commercial export opportunities
  • ‘Think global’ and coordinate with other vegetable growing regions and the facilitator network across Australia to coordinate growers’ capacity to supply foreign buyers
  • ‘Act local’ and work with partners including industry associations, tradestart advisers, Austrade, state governments, AUSVEG, Hort Innovation and commercial entities in a specific geographic area.

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 Tuesday 11 July 2017, 5.00 pm (AEST).

Request for Proposal

Evaluation of potential prunus rootstocks for almond production – Stage 2

5pm (Sydney time)
Tuesday 11 July 2017

Request for Proposal: Evaluation of potential prunus rootstocks for almond production – Stage 2 (AL16006)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Evaluation of potential prunus rootstocks for almond production – Stage 2 (AL16006).

The objectives of the services being sought are to evaluate a range of root stocks (established via AL11012) for almond production, under Australian conditions.

To facilitate the above mentioned evaluation the delivery partner will need to:

  • Develop and deliver a conventional almond orchard design to collect and analyse rootstock performance
  • Develop and deliver a high density almond orchard design with a randomised planting plan as per the current projects design to facilitate the trialling of the three controller series of rootstocks in comparison to Nemaguard as the control
  • Host regular field days at key phenological dates to inform industry stakeholders of any key differences between rootstocks/scion combinations
  • Publish annual updates of key assessment criteria to inform 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 11, July, 2017, 5.00 pm (AEDT).

Request for Proposal

Banana Strategic Industry Development Manager

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 14 July 2017

Request for Proposal: Banana Strategic Industry Development Manager (BA16008)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for Banana Strategic Industry Development Manager (BA16008).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Develop annual work plans to identify development opportunities for the Australian banana industry including key initiatives and resources to address these
  • Collaborate with industry and Government stakeholders as appropriate, to aid in the development of initiatives and map out pathways to adoption
  • Liaise with banana industry R&D projects to remain informed of R&D developments
  • Develop appropriate extension for key initiatives and work with extension channels to ensure implementation
  • Undertake benchmarking of the banana industry’s triple bottom line contributions and improvements aligned to BMP uptake
  • Work closely with Industry communications project and other industry communication channels to ensure industry stakeholders are kept up to date with matters of strategic importance and project initiatives.

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), July 14, 2017.

Request for Proposal

Revision of the Owner Reimbursement Costs Evidence Framework for the banana industry

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 14 July 2017

Request for Proposal: Revision of the Owner Reimbursement Costs Evidence Framework for the banana industry (BA16012)

Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (Hort Innovation) is seeking proposals from suitably qualified and experienced service providers for the project: Revision of the Owner Reimbursement Costs Evidence Framework for the banana industry (BA16012).

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

  • Revise the endorsed draft Banana Industry Owner Reimbursement Costs Evidence Framework
  • Consult effectively with Plant Health Australia, industry stakeholders including R&D levy payers and the Australian Banana Growers Council, and banana growing state agencies (QLD, NSW, NT and WA)
  • Develop a hierarchy of evidence for scenarios representative of key banana growing areas in north Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales, to cover small, medium and large farms and significant farming systems – based on industry standards and best practice.

The intended outcomes include:

  • The Australian banana industry has a revised Owner Reimbursement Costs Evidence Framework that is relevant to most enterprise types
  • The impact of emergency plant pest incursions and responses is reduced in instances where affected growers are eligible for reimbursement as a result of losses during a response.

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 is available from tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this).

The closing date for responses is 5pm (AEDT), 14 July 2017.

Request for Proposal

Area wide management of vegetable diseases: viruses and bacteria

4pm (Sydney time)
Tuesday 18 July 2017

Request for Proposal: Area wide management of vegetable diseases: viruses and bacteria (VG16086)

Hort Innovation is seeking suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider with co-investment to undertake national delivery and cross-disciplinary collaboration to undertake the project Area wide management of vegetable diseases: viruses and bacteria (VG16086).

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

  • Minimise the effect of high impact endemic disease issues and vectors of these diseases on the Australian vegetable industry
  • Reduce the threat of introduction of exotic viral and bacterial diseases of vegetables into Australia through proactive preparedness measures.

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), July 18, 2017

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.

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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