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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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Current opportunities

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Expression of Interest

Australia Fresh Collaborative Market Development Program

2pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 26 April 2018

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

Boosting vegetable consumption through diet

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 17 March 2017

Request for Proposal: VG16071 Boosting vegetable consumption through diet

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

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider for VG16071 Boosting vegetable consumption through diet.

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

  • deliver an innovative intervention/initiative that seeks to boost vegetable consumption through diet
  • collect and analyse data into 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.

The intended outcomes include:

  • a targeted intervention is developed which results in a measureable increase in realised vegetable consumption among the sample
  • robust data on consumption behaviour as a result of the initiative is collected which will inform future direction for boosting vegetable consumption through diet.

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 (AEDT), 17 March 2017.

Request for Proposal

National banana development and extension project

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 24 March 2017

Request for Proposal: National banana development and extension project (BA16007)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider/s to:

  • Coordinate information delivery to the banana industry ensuring that priority industry extension issues are addressed in a timely and strategic manner
  • Deliver extension and industry development activities to the banana industry using existing and innovative methods
  • Increase industry understanding of the latest relevant research and development (R&D) outcomes and adoption of improved practices
  • Expand industry engagement with the national R&D program, with particular emphasis on new and younger industry stakeholders.

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 at tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this).

The closing date for responses is 5:00pm (Sydney time), 24 March 2017

Request for Proposal

Field and landscape management to support beneficial arthropods for IPM on vegetable farms

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 27 March 2017

Request for Proposal: Field and landscape management to support beneficial arthropods for IPM on vegetable farms (VG16062)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider to develop and extend crop and region-specific management plans and a decision-support tool on optimising inter rows, field margins and landscapes surrounding crop fields to provide resources that promote beneficial organisms as part of IPM on vegetable farms.

The intended outcomes are of the project are:

  • Greater awareness by growers of the value of creating resources for beneficial arthropods that can help to manage key pests on vegetable farms
  • The adoption of a region-specific practical tool for increasing beneficial arthropods and managing key pests on their farm
  • Integration of field and landscape management practices into IPM on vegetable farms
  • More sustainable, effective and cost-effective IPM on vegetable farms.

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 at tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this).

The closing date for responses is Monday, 27 March, 2017 5.00 pm (AEST).

Request for Proposal

Gamma irradiation as a measure for market access to New Zealand

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 31 March 2017

Request for Proposal: Gamma irradiation as a measure for market access to New Zealand (PF16001)

Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited (Hort Innovation) is seeking proposals from suitably qualified and experienced service providers for the project Gamma irradiation as a measure for market access to New Zealand (PF16001).

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

  • Develop and lodge successfully an application to Food Safety Australia and New Zealand to amend the Food Safety Code to allow irradiation treatment of passionfruit for phytosanitary trade.

The intended primary outcomes are:

  • The long-term profitability of the Australian passionfruit industry will rely on supplying quality fruit into existing domestic and export markets and accessing new overseas markets. Increasing quantities of fruit and restrictions to market access necessitate finding new ways to access these markets.

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 31 March, 2017, 5.00 pm (AEDT).

 

Request for Proposal

Investigating the impact of green space on early childhood development

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 5 May 2017

Request for Proposal: Investigating the impact of green space on early childhood development (GC16001)

Hort Innovation is seeking a Request for Proposal from suitability qualified and experienced organisations to provide strategic research and development services and associated co-investment, for the project Investigating the impact of green space on early childhood development (GC16001) in the Green Cities Pool 2 Fund. Under this project, the respondent is required to work with Hort Innovation to conduct research into the impact of green space on childhood early development.

The service provider must:

  • Be experienced in early childhood development
  • Conduct the research in a real world environment (child care centres for example)
  • Ensure the research has national applicability
  • Ensure industry engagement pre and post research
  • Work with relevant industry professionals and professional industry bodies (landscape architects/horticulture and educational professionals) to encourage the adoption of research findings
  • Work with the 202020 Vision community to assist in disseminating the findings
  • Ensure the outputs have the potential to transform the early childhood education environment.

Hort Innovation has prepared an Request for Proposal (RFP) that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties.

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

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEDT) Friday 5 May, 2017. 

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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