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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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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

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

Monitoring and evaluation of vegetable consumer data projects (Part 5 Consumer Insights Program)

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 28 April 2017

Request for Proposal: Monitoring and evaluation of vegetable consumer data projects (Part 5 Consumer Insights Program) (VG16075)

Horticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation) is seeking a Request for Proposal from suitability qualified and experienced organisations to undertake the monitoring and evaluation component of the Consumer Insights Program (VG16075) for the Australian vegetable industry.

The Consumer Insights Program comprises several projects, including retail data (VG16069), attitudinal data (VG16072) and monthly consumer insight reports (VG16073).

The key objective of this project is to:

  • Establish the program logic for the Consumer Insights Program, help to develop the key evaluation questions for each project within the program, develop an M&E plan and provide guidance so that each project within the program is collecting data that can be used for management/evaluation purposes, undertake a mid-term evaluation, and report back to Hort Innovation.

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), April 28, 2017.

 

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. 

Expression of Interest

Asian Markets Fund Expert Advisory Panel

2pm (Sydney time)
Friday 12 May 2017

Expression of Interest: Asian Markets Fund Expert Advisory Panel (AM16011)

Hort Innovation is seeking nominations from levy payers from the fruit, vegetable or nut industry for potential appointment to the Asian Markets Expert Advisory Panel. Interested applicants must demonstrate experience in, and skills and attributes relating to:

Sectoral experience

  1. Relevant experience or understanding of export of horticulture crops and products to Asian Markets
  2. Demonstrated experience in the Australian horticulture sector, specifically in regards to exports to Asia, covering issues related to understanding the market; building collaborative relationships; setting the standard; and value chain innovation
  3. Demonstrated ability to work in a collegiate manner with Hort Innovation.

Technical skills

  1. An understanding of the key research needs / gaps in relation to Asian market exports, with potential benefits for growers in the horticulture industry
  2. Experience in the development/assessment of research projects.

Hort Innovation has prepared an Expression of Interest (EOI) document that outlines the role, provides background information on the Fund and the Panel and provides details on preparing your response. The EOI 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 2pm (AEST) Friday 12 May, 2017.

Expression of Interest

Green Cities Fund Expert Advisory Panel

2pm (Sydney time)
Friday 12 May 2017

Expression of Interest: Green Cities Fund Expert Advisory Panel (GC16009)

Hort Innovation is seeking nominations from levy payers from the nursery and garden or turf industry for potential appointment to the Green Cities Expert Advisory Panel. Interested applicants must demonstrate experience in, and skills and attributes relating to:

Sectoral experience

  1. Relevant experience or understanding of green infrastructure
  2. Demonstrated experience in the Australian horticulture sector, specifically in regards to the non-food sector (nursery, turf, flowers and landscaping)
  3. Familiarity with the 202020 Vision plan and its alignment with the Green Cities fund
  4. Demonstrated ability to work in a collegiate manner with Hort Innovation.

Technical skills

  1. An understanding of the key research that has been conducted in relation to urban greening including an understanding of the research gaps;
  2. Experience in the development/assessment of research projects.

Hort Innovation has prepared an Expression of Interest (EOI) document that outlines the role, provides background information on the Fund and the Panel and provides details on preparing your response. The EOI 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 2pm (AEST) Friday 12 May, 2017.

Expression of Interest

Leadership Fund Expert Advisory Panel

2pm (Sydney time)
Friday 12 May 2017

Expression of Interest: Leadership Fund Expert Advisory Panel (LP16003)

Hort Innovation is seeking nominations from levy payers (or people working for levy paying businesses) for potential appointment to the Leadership Fund Expert Advisory Panel. Interested applicants must demonstrate experience in, and skills and attributes relating to:

Sectoral experience

  1. Demonstrated leadership experience in the Australian horticulture sector
  2. Familiarity with the current workforce needs across Australian horticulture
  3. An understanding of the future leadership needs of the sector
  4. Demonstrated ability to work in a collegiate manner with Hort Innovation.

Technical skills

  1. An understanding of the current leadership programs offered across Australian horticulture
  2. Experience in identification of the barriers impacting leadership and capacity growth across Australian horticulture.

Hort Innovation has prepared an Expression of Interest (EOI) document that outlines the role, provides background information on the fund and the Panel and provides details on preparing your response. The EOI 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 2pm (AEST) Friday 12 May, 2017.

Expression of Interest

Health, Nutrition and Food Safety Fund Expert Advisory Panel

2pm (Sydney time)
Friday 12 May 2017

Expression of Interest: Health, Nutrition and Food Safety Fund Expert Advisory Panel (HN16002)

Hort Innovation is seeking nominations from levy payers from the fruit, vegetable or nut industry for potential appointment to the Health, Nutrition and Food Safety Expert Advisory Panel. Interested applicants must demonstrate experience in, and skills and attributes relating to:

Sectoral experience

  1. Relevant experience or understanding of health, nutrition and food safety issues from value chain, consumer behaviour, innovation and adoption perspectives in the horticulture sector
  2. Demonstrated experience in the Australian horticulture sector, specifically in regards to consumer demands in relation to health, nutrition and food safety
  3. Demonstrated ability to work in a collegiate manner with Hort Innovation.

Technical skills

  1. An understanding of the key research needs/gaps in relation to health, nutrition and food safety, with potential benefits for consumers and growers in the horticulture industry
  2. Experience in the development/assessment of research projects.

Hort Innovation has prepared an Expression of Interest (EOI) document that outlines the role, provides background information on the fund and the Panel and provides details on preparing your response. The EOI 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 2pm (AEST) Friday 12 May, 2017.

Request for Proposal

Marsh Lawson Research Centre

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 12 May 2017

Request for Proposal: Marsh Lawson Research Centre (MU16004)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Marsh Lawson Research Centre (MU16004).

The development of a dedicated research centre for mushrooms is primarily a role of the management and maintenance in the operations of the re-established research centre, with the support of a steering committee and in liaison with industry stakeholders and collaborative foundational projects (such as Food safety for the Australian mushroom industry (MU16005)).

Key activities to be delivered include:

  • Growing facility and compost research facility management (similar to the current Marsh Lawson Mushroom Research Unit (MLMRU) management) including ordering of supplies such as compost and casing maintenance, pest management, compliance with work health and safety
  • Programming of research projects – considered as foundation projects currently being procured concurrently to this project
  • Liaison and reporting to the mushroom Strategic Investment Advisory Panel (SIAP), Australian Mushroom Growers’ Association Ltd (AMGA) and Hort Innovation
  • Promotion of the research facility and sub-contracting of the facilities
  • Steering committee administration, meeting costs, and reporting with defined governance documentation
  • Facilitating technical advice
  • Project management and reporting.

By providing a dedicated research and development centre for the Australian mushroom industry, the aim of this concept is to support the delivery of state-of-the-art R&D with specific research aligned with the Strategic Investment Plan (SIP) and priorities through levy-invested R&D.

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), May 12, 2017.

Request for Proposal

Understanding the impacts of moisture on almonds postharvest and the development of best practise management

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 12 May 2017

Request for Proposal: Understanding the impacts of moisture on almonds postharvest and the development of best practise management (AL16008)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Understanding the impacts of moisture on almonds postharvest and the development of best practise management (AL16008).

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

  • Provide relevant knowledge and specific data of what level of moisture (by percentage point and time measured) high moisture affects the quality and leads to serious defects of kernels on orchard (ambient) and within a controlled environment
  • To determine the best practice management for handling almonds postharvest and through the supply chain to reduce the impact of moisture on kernels under Australian conditions including both movement of moisture from hull to kernel or kernel to hull.

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), May 12, 2017.

 

Request for Proposal

Tools and interventions for increasing children’s vegetable consumption

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 24 May 2017

Request for Proposal: Tools and interventions for increasing children’s vegetable consumption (VG16064)

This Request for Proposal (RFP) for the project Tools and interventions for increasing children’s vegetable consumption (VG16064) is for a program of activities that will develop tools and resources for stakeholders and implement strategies in multiple settings to increase children’s vegetable intake.

Key activities in this proposal will address the following prioritised areas:

  • Develop best practice guidelines for effective interventions to increase vegetable consumption
  • Develop a national online register of initiatives that aim to increase vegetable consumption
  • Further develop and coordinate the Vegetable Intake Strategic Alliance (VISA) as a project reference group
  • Review of current dietary advice for maternal, infant and early years for vegetable intake
  • Undertake initiatives in community settings to increase children’s vegetable consumption
  • Undertake supply chain initiatives to increase children’s vegetable consumption.

These priority areas are from the recommendations of the recently completed project Implementation Plan for Increasing children’s vegetable intake (VG15005). This followed a previous investment Strategy for increasing children’s vegetable consumption (VG13090) which developed a Strategic Investment Plan.

Delivery partners with a range of skills and demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement, implementing interventions, early childhood education, working with children and with technical knowledge in fresh produce, nutrition and behavioural science, dietary guidelines, health policy as well as established networks across this sector are encouraged to collaborate in this program approach. This program approach is an opportunity to form alliances across a broad range of stakeholder 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 5pm (Sydney time), May 24, 2017.

Request for Proposal

Reducing the maintenance costs associated with living infrastructure

5pm (Sydney time)
Tuesday 30 May 2017

Request for Proposal: Reducing the maintenance costs associated with living infrastructure (GC16004)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitability experienced and qualified firm to provide a program for “Reducing the maintenance costs associated with living infrastructure” that fits within the themes of “culture and community” and “metrics and measurements” under the Green Cities Fund.

Under this project, the delivery partner is required to explore the impact of maintenance on living green infrastructure installations and identify the absolutes that deter people from installing living green infrastructure or continuing to provide the required maintenance to ensure the survival of living infrastructure installations.

The delivery partner must:

  • Work with key stakeholders nationally from the living infrastructure industry, developers and designers to investigate the impact of plant selection and design on ongoing maintenance costs
  • Work with key stakeholders including building owners, developers and tenants to investigate their views on ongoing maintenance and its associated costs of living green infrastructure
  • Provide a cost benefit analysis on the impact of green infrastructure on sales prices versus the costs of ongoing maintenance in commercial and residential properties nationally
  • Provide a list of recommendations and resources that could be used by developers, councils, building owners and building designers to assist in the decision making around future green infrastructure projects
  • Engage with key stakeholders, including the nursery and garden industry and landscape architects throughout the life of the project to ensure any recommendations, particularly those related to plant species, can be accommodated
  • Link with the 202020 Vision marketing project to ensure the 202020 Vision community is engaged.

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, May 30, 2017.

Request for Proposal

Investigating the impact of green space on individuals who have experienced trauma

5pm (Sydney time)
Tuesday 30 May 2017

Request for Proposal: Investigating the impact of green space on individuals who have experienced trauma (GC16003)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitability experienced and qualified firm to provide a program for “Investigating the impact of green space on individuals who have experienced trauma” that fits within the theme of “culture and community” 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 therapeutic use of green space specifically for people experiencing trauma. People who are experiencing trauma may include people with mental health issues such as dementia, homeless people, refugees and other immigrant populations with little community support.

The project should be longitudinal and the delivery partners will be expected to partner with existing organisations working with people who experience trauma. There may also be opportunities to develop some cost benefit data on the relationship between broad based trauma and urban green space.

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, May 30, 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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