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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

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

Vegetable digital asset redevelopment – Veggycation website

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 26 May 2017

Request for Proposal: Vegetable digital asset redevelopment – Veggycation website (VG16080)

Hort Innovation is seeking a Request for Proposal from suitability qualified and experienced organisations to undertake the project Vegetable digital asset redevelopment – Veggycation (VG16080) to redevelop the Veggycation website (www.veggycation.com.au), considering content, platform and design.

This project will implement recommendations stemming from project Digital Asset Review and Strategy (VG16014), scheduled to conclude early June 2017. The successful respondent will also need to work with other delivery partners, including but not limited to content sources.

The key objectives of this program are to:

  • Review the Veggycation website
  • Redevelop the site as required, considering design, content and platform
  • Assist in improving Hort Innovation communication objectives with vegetable 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 5pm (Sydney time), May 26, 2017.

Request for Proposal

Educating health professionals program

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 26 May 2017

Request for Proposal: Educating health professionals program (AL16007)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the Australian almond industry project: Educating health professionals program (AL16007).

The aim of this project is to position Australian almonds in the mind of key health influencers as an important ‘nutritional solution’ that they want to share with their patients and clients. This will be done through developing and delivering research outcomes to further communicate and reinforce the message with health professionals that almonds are a healthy snack due to their nutritional profile.

Key program objectives are:

  • Provide the scientific evidence that almonds play an important role in a healthy daily diet
  • Increase the understanding and advocacy by health professionals of the nutritional value of almonds to: heart health, diabetes prevention and management and healthy weight
  • Raise the profile of almonds as a food with aspirational health benefits leveraging the health benefits of almonds as an exercise recovery snack and as a food that improves cognitive function.

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, May 26, 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

Australian turf industry communications program

4pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 31 May 2017

Request for Proposal: Australian turf industry communications program (TU16004)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider for the project Australian turf industry communications program (TU16004).

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

  • Support turf business profitability by facilitating uptake of R&D
  • Provide information and knowledge on industry updates, events and articulating the return on investment from the turf industry R&D and marketing levies
  • Increase the reach of the turf industry R&D and marketing program by engaging stakeholders in the turf industry value chain
  • Inform primary and secondary stakeholders about current issues relevant to the turf industry
  • Provide primary and secondary stakeholders and the broader community with information on the benefits that the industry R&D and marketing levies 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), May 31, 2017

Request for Proposal

Australian turf industry – crisis management awareness program

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 31 May 2017

Request for Proposal: Australian turf industry – crisis management awareness program (TU16003)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Australian turf industry – crisis management awareness program (TU16003).

The aim of this project is to ensure the Australian turf industry is prepared to respond in the event of an industry crisis and to assist the Australian turf industry to identify risks in advance and develop preemptive measures to help reduce the risk of a crisis occurring.

The project objectives are:

  • Undertake risk identification, mitigation and management planning for the turf industry
  • Develop a comprehensive crisis management awareness program for the turf industry, based on the public, consumer and market reaction to potential issues arising in the turf industry in the near future
  • Ensure the turf industry has practical steps to manage any crisis events and show how the issues are being addressed.

The preferred respondent will have expertise in the areas of risk identification and management planning and crisis management training; a demonstrated ability to work with industry and industry representative bodies in delivering the services, including any provision for their involvement; the ability to complete medium scale and complex projects, monitoring and evaluation; and experience with agricultural industries in Australia, including the Australian turf industry.

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

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEDT), Wednesday 31, May, 2017

Request for Proposal

Improving avocado orchard productivity through disease management

4pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 1 June 2017

Request for Proposal: Improving avocado orchard productivity through disease management (AV16007)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider for the project Improving avocado orchard productivity through disease management (AV16007).

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

  • To minimise the effect of high priority diseases on avocado productivity, considering the whole of supply chain continuum from nursery to point-of-sale, with the primary focus on the orchard production environment
  • Preparation of extension and communication materials and involvement in industry extension and communication activities as required.

The intended primary outcomes are:

  • R&D and extension has contributed towards improved productivity (as measured by marketable yield per hectare) by 15 per cent on average, without increased production costs per kilogram by 2021.

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 (AEDT), June 1, 2017

Request for Proposal

Avocado industry biosecurity capacity building

5pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 1 June 2017

Request for Proposal: Avocado industry biosecurity capacity building (AV16010)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider for the project Avocado industry biosecurity capacity building (AV16010).

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

  • To minimise the effect of high biosecurity risks on Australian avocado production through the creation of biosecurity resources, information, awareness raising and capacity
  • Preparation of extension and communication materials and involvement in industry extension and communication activities as required.

The intended primary outcomes are:

  • R&D and extension has contributed towards improved productivity (as measured by marketable yield per hectare) by 15 per cent on average, without increased production costs per kilogram by 2021.

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 (AEDT), June 1, 2017

Request for Proposal

Passionfruit supply chain and distribution – phase 2

5pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 1 June 2017

Request for Proposal: Passionfruit supply chain and distribution – phase 2 (PF16002)

Hort Innovation is seeking suitably qualified, experienced and capable service providers to undertake the project the project Passionfruit supply chain and distribution – phase 2 (PF16002) to engage the supply chain to quantify production, distribution and build on recommendations made in previous work regarding maximising efficiency. Additionally, this project will focus on best practice.

The objectives are:

  • To improve the understanding, engagement and data collection across the passionfruit supply chain
  • To provide valuable information to support individual business and passionfruit industry decision making
  • To assist in future analysis of market trends.

The preferred respondent will have:

  • The ability to gather key data from any specific point along the chain for analysis
  • The ability to proactively engage with the wholesale and retail sectors to improve the flow of communication with the aim of achieving better industry/supply chain
  • Excellent communication skills and capacity to develop extension/development material, expertise in completing medium scale and complex projects, monitoring and evaluation, working with agricultural industries in Australia, including the Australian passionfruit industry
  • Experience working with organisations with a similar complexity 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. 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 1, 2017

Request for Proposal

Nuts for Life – Educating health professionals

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 2 June 2017

Request for Proposal: Nuts for Life – Educating health professionals (NL16000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Nuts for Life – Educating health professionals (NL16000).

The aim of this project is to develop a program to educate health professionals on the benefits of including nuts in a healthy diet. The program aims to position Australian nuts in the mind of key health influencers as an important ‘nutritional solution’. This will be done through developing and delivering research outcomes to further communicate and reinforce the message with health professionals that nuts are a healthy snack due to their nutritional profile.

Key program objectives are:

  • Provide the scientific evidence that nuts play an important role in a healthy daily diet
  • Increase the understanding and advocacy by health professionals of the nutritional value of nuts as a snack option
  • Develop nutritional research and educational resources to support information dissemination and raise the profile of nuts as a food with aspirational health benefits.

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 2, June, 2017

Request for Proposal

Project Manager – supply chain engagement – Australian Mangoes

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 7 June 2017

Request for Proposal: Project Manager – supply chain engagement – Australian Mangoes (MG17510)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Project Manager – supply chain engagement (MG17510) for Australian Mangoes.

The project will commence in July 2017.

The services are split into two components:

Project management

  • Provide regular updates on Project on weekly conference call
  • Manage resource requirements including contracts, invoices and other matters
  • Writing of Reports as necessary.

Stakeholder planning and engagement

  • Be first point of contact regarding any questions or issues
  • Respond to day to day enquiries
  • Regular WIPs with key stakeholder, especially retailers
  • Ensure stakeholders are aware and aligned with other Hort Innovation projects, for example, crop forecasting, quality standards, consumer demand.

The respondent must have expertise in the areas of:

  • Completing medium scale and complex projects, monitoring and evaluation
  • Agricultural industries in Australia, including the Australian mango industry
  • Working with organisations with a similar complexity to Hort Innovation
  • Communication and engagement strategies
  • Understanding the supply chain for mangoes, both direct supply to major retailers and the central markets that supply independent retailers
  • Must be based on the east coast of Australia due to the nature of the mango supply chain
  • Experience in marketing.

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 7 June 2017

Request for Proposal

National market development program for the Australian turf industry

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 9 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), 9 June 2017

Request for Proposal

Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection – Phase 2

4pm (Sydney time)
Friday 16 June 2017

Request for Proposal: Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection – Phase 2 (VG16078)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable service provider/s to undertake the project Soil Wealth and Integrated Crop Protection – Phase 2 (VG16078) to:

  • Increase industry awareness of the latest relevant R&D outcomes related to improved integrated soil and crop management on-farm
  • Coordinate improved practice information delivery to the Australian vegetable industry in a timely and strategic manner
  • Deliver improved practice information using existing and new innovative methods. Methods should include regionally-based demonstration sites, field days, training events and be supported by electronic resources (for example, website, social media, videos, webinars) and print materials where necessary
  • Complement and utilise the existing industry information delivery channels of the ‘AusVEG National Communications Program’ (VG15027) and the ‘National Vegetable Extension Network’ (VegNET).

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 closing date for responses is 5:00pm (Sydney time), 16 June 2017

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), June 16, 2017.

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

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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