Delivery partner portal

Hort Innovation’s delivery partner portal is designed to provide a one-stop-shop for our delivery partners.

The portal currently houses a range of resources as listed below, and it will continue to be developed. Updates will be communicated to our delivery partners via our communication channels.

Opportunities to partner with Hort Innovation

Hort Innovation advertises opportunities to become a delivery partner on research, development and marketing projects for Australian horticulture on our website and on tenders.net.

We suggest that you join our delivery partner mailing list to receive email notifications of new opportunities by registering at our Delivery partner registration form.

The relevant documentation for each opportunity is available on tenders.net. To access this information, you will need to become a member of tenders.net by registering on the tenders.net registration page.

Current opportunities

Type
Title
Closing date

Request for Proposal

Internal fruit rot of capsicum

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 28 February 2018

Request for Proposal: Internal fruit rot of capsicum (VG17012)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Internal fruit rot of capsicum (VG17012).

The objective of the services being sought is to better understand and manage internal rot in capsicum. It will do this by:

  • Developing simple protocols for early diagnosis of the pathogens causing the rot
  • Researching the epidemiology of the pathogens that cause the rot
  • Developing and extending effective integrated disease management (IDM) options for control of the rot.

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), February 28, 2018.

Request for Proposal

Taste Australia retail program (Marketing)

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 5 March 2018

Request for Proposal: Taste Australia retail program (Marketing) (AM17005)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Taste Australia retail program (marketing) (AM17005).

The objectives of the services are to help Hort Innovation drive awareness, trial and preference of Australian fruit, vegetables and nuts amongst high-end consumers in key Asian export markets by delivering a coordinated marketing program that:

  • Builds and establishes a premium positioning in-market
  • Promotes Australian fruit, vegetables and nuts to consumers via channels targeted for each market
  • Builds relationships with trade partners (including retailers, importers, distributors, key stakeholders).

The overarching Taste Australia retail program has two components:

  • Marketing: Focused on directly influencing purchasing behaviour via promotional activity to consumers such as in-store sampling to consumers, social media campaigns
  • R&D: Focused on the dissemination and extension of R&D outputs to educate and support Australia’s reputation for quality, nutrition and safety throughout the supply chain, for example, training retailers and importers in methods of presentation, storage and handling of Australian produce (away from consumers).

This RFP covers the marketing component of the program.

There is a separate RFP which covers the R&D component, Taste Australia retail program (R&D) (AM17004) and is out for tender concurrently.

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

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEDT), Monday, March 5, 2018

Request for Proposal

Taste Australia retail program (R&D)

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 5 March 2018

Request for Proposal: Taste Australia retail program (R&D) (AM17004)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Taste Australia retail program (R&D) (AM17004).

The key objectives of this program are to:

  • Build a comprehensive and integrated profile of Australian horticultural products in strategic key export markets in Asia
  • Educate markets on the R&D, technology and innovation which underpins the quality, nutrition and safety of Australian produce
  • Educate buyers, retailers and key trade stakeholders so they gain a better understanding and trust of Australian horticulture industries and products
  • Position Australian horticulture as a premium product in-market
  • Increase market understanding through targeted data collection and analysis of customer trends, channel requirements and competitor positioning to identify market opportunities (ultimately supporting and increasing the effectiveness of the partner program).

The overarching Taste Australia retail program has two components:

  • Marketing: Focused on directly influencing purchasing behaviour via promotional activity to consumers such as in-store sampling to consumers, social media campaigns
  • R&D: Focused on the dissemination and extension of R&D outputs to educate and support Australia’s reputation for quality, nutrition and safety throughout the supply chain, for example, training retailers and importers in methods of presentation, storage and handling of Australian produce (away from consumers).

This RFP covers the R&D component of the program.

There is a separate RFP which covers the marketing component, Taste Australia retail program (marketing) (AM17005) and is out for tender concurrently.

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

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEDT), Monday, March 5, 2018

Request for Proposal

Potential impact of Chilean and Peruvian avocado imports for the Australian avocado industry

12am (Sydney time)
Friday 9 March 2018

Request for Proposal: Potential impact of Chilean and Peruvian avocado imports for the Australian avocado industry (AV17004)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Potential impact of Chilean and Peruvian avocado imports for the Australian avocado industry (AV17004).

The objectives of the services being sought are to help Hort Innovation and the avocado industry to understand the potential impact of avocado imports from Chile and/or Peru on the domestic industry.

Understanding the potential impact of an increase to avocado imports will ensure that the domestic industry is informed of the relevant impacts and that the necessary industry planning and management activities required to ensure that productivity, profitability and global competitiveness is maintained.

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, March 9, 2018

Request for Proposal

Building Best Management Practice capacity for the Australian mango industry

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 9 March 2018

Request for Proposal: Building Best Management Practice capacity for the Australian mango industry (MG17000)

Hort Innovation seeking a suitably experienced and qualified service provider/s to undertake the project Building Best Management Practice capacity for the Australian mango industry (MG17000).

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

  • Facilitate mango industry adoption of Best Management Practice (BMP)
  • Increase the reach of the mango industry R&D program
  • Garner industry R&D concepts for submission to Hort Innovation’s investment pipeline.

The intended outcomes include:

  • Implementation of a suite of extension activities throughout key production regions that keep growers and supply chain participants informed of R&D outcomes and BMP recommendations
  • Increasing levels of industry participation at extension activities, and in particular growers from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • Collation of up-to-date and accurate industry data; general industry statistics (including crop forecasts, national and regional production, export data and general industry statistics)
  • Collection of industry practice data that demonstrates an increase in the adoption of BMPs over the three-year project period
  • New R&D and extension issues identified and concepts submitted to Hort Innovation’s investment pipeline
  • Coordination and leadership provided on export development matters
  • Representation and industry preparedness provided for biosecurity matters.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document which 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, March 9, 2018.

Request for Proposal

Coir waste management for hydroponics in berries

12am (Sydney time)
Monday 12 March 2018

Request for Proposal: Coir waste management for hydroponics in berries (MT17016)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Coir waste management for hydroponics in berries (MT17016).

The objectives of the services being sought are to conduct a desktop study to investigate novel and innovative approaches to coir waste management globally and present these in a concise grower facing report together with prioritised recommendations for follow-up 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 5.00pm (AEDT), March 12, 2018

Request for Proposal

Building the business case to grow domestic demand for vegetables in Australia

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 21 March 2018

Request for Proposal: Building the business case to grow domestic demand for vegetables in Australia (VG17013)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Building the business case to grow domestic demand for vegetables in Australia (VG17013).

The objectives of the services being sought are to help Hort Innovation develop a business case that can be used to demonstrate the viability of growing the domestic demand for vegetables, and to understand the size of investment required to be effective. The project will entail the following components:

  • Literature review
  • Economic modelling
  • Industry stakeholder interviews
  • Business case and discussion paper.

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, March 21, 2018.

Request for Proposal

Apple and pear export readiness and market access

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 23 March 2018

Request for Proposal: Apple and pear export readiness and market access (AP17002)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Apple and rear export readiness and market access (AP17002).

The objectives of the services being sought are to help Hort Innovation to ensure the export readiness of the apple and pear industry for export by:

  • Providing input into the maintenance of the Apple and Pear Export Market Development Strategy detailing market access, improvement and development priorities
  • Provide input into Hort Innovation’s market development programs in line with priorities identified in the export market development strategy and Outcome 2 of the Apple and Pear Strategic Investment Plan (SIP)
  • Providing input into the development of training materials for a broad multi-industry export training program aligned to the export market development strategy
  • Providing input into the development of Export Quality Standards
  • Facilitating the logistics and providing assistance to enable the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources registration and audit of export facilities
  • Prepare and submit business cases to Hort Innovation’s Trade Assessment Panel for new market access and market improvement based on priorities identified in the Apple and Pear Export Market Development Strategy
  • Provide a point of expert industry advice both technical and commercially relevant to growers, exporters and other stakeholders, including Hort Innovation, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Austrade and state agencies
  • Provide a specific point of responsibility for preparing growers and exporters to export successfully to all markets
  • Ensure the continuity of knowledge within the industry through increased core resourcing
  • Design of an emergency industry consultation and response plan in case of market disruption or closure
  • Working collaboratively with other horticulture sectors
  • Identify R&D requirements to support market access and market maintenance
  • Work collaboratively with other apple and pear programs and delivery partners such as the industry communications program and Future Orchards® to deliver information to growers, emphasising the importance and opportunities in exports.

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, March 23, 2018

Request for Proposal

Indoor greening and consumer behaviour in retail environments

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 20 April 2018

Request for Proposal: Indoor greening and consumer behaviour in retail environments (GC17001)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Indoor greening and consumer behaviour in retail environments (GC17001).

The research project will build on previous research to investigate the impact of urban greening in a retail environment. The research should investigate consumer behaviours, attitudes and perceptions of greenery and should include a comparison of living plants and plastic greenery. The research should provide recommendations on the amount and types of urban greening that is most effective in attracting consumer interest.

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Objective 1: to create new market opportunities for stakeholders in Australia’s non-food sector (plant, garden and turf industries)
  • Objective 2: to provide a greater understanding on the relationship between urban greening and consumer behaviour in a retail environment
  • Objective 3: to encourage increased living infrastructure in retail environment as a mechanism for increasing the percentage of 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 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), April 20, 2018

Request for Proposal

DIY laneway greening – simplifying vertical greening at a community level

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 20 April 2018

Request for Proposal: DIY laneway greening – simplifying vertical greening at a community level (GC17002)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: DIY laneway greening – simplifying vertical greening at a community level (GC17002).

The research project will investigate DIY methods and mechanisms to increase vertical greening at a community level. While there are a range of commercial and domestic products on the market to create green spaces (in particular green wall), there is little information available on how local residents or community groups can go about creating green walls in local laneways and urban areas. Residents may also be uncertain of how to engage with their local council or other authority who may “own” the green wall. This project will overcome this barrier and will engage with a range of stakeholders to provide recommendations on simple and cost effective methods that can be adopted to increase vertical greening at a community level.

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Objective 1: To increase vertical greening in urban areas across Australia
  • Objective 2: To drive sales of plant species suited to vertical greening applications for the nursery sector
  • Objective 3: To engage with community and further build on the momentum and interest in urban greening.

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), April 20, 2018

Expression of Interest

Australia Fresh Collaborative Market Development Program

5pm (Sydney time)
Sunday 7 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 5pm (Sydney time), April 7, 2019.

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Branding and funding resources

Hort Innovation’s brand guide and logo package

Hort Innovation brand guide

The Hort Innovation brand guide was rewritten in July 2017 and provides essential information to assist delivery partners with requirements relating to branding and funding acknowledgement for project outcomes that have been funded by Hort Innovation.

Download the current Hort Innovation brand guide (updated October 2017)

Hort Innovation logo package

Hort Innovation’s logo package provides the logo in a range of formats for various publishing mediums. Requirements regarding the colour and placement of the logo are outlined in Hort Innovation’s brand guide. Any item carrying a logo must be approved by Hort Innovation prior to release and distribution. For approval please contact the Hort Innovation Communications team by email at communications@horticulture.com.au. By downloading the resources you agree to the terms as stipulated in the logo package disclaimer below.

Download the Hort Innovation logo package

Strategic levy investment – resource packages for fund logos and funding blocks

For each fund, the resource package contains logos and funding blocks (both are described in the brand guide). These are supplied in a range of formats for various publishing mediums. Download the packages by using the links below. By downloading the resources you agree to the terms as stipulated in the logo package disclaimer below.

Strategic levy investment – resource packages for current membership campaign advertisements

For each fund, the advertisement resource package contains current membership campaign advertisements. These are supplied in various sizes and a range of formats for various publishing mediums. Download the packages by using the links below. By downloading the resources you agree to the terms as stipulated in the disclaimer below.

Hort Frontiers – resources for fund logos

For each Hort Frontiers fund, a logo package is supplied in a range of formats for various publishing mediums. Download the packages by using the links below. By downloading the resources you agree to the terms as stipulated in the logo package disclaimer below.

Project resources

The project resources, available by using the links below, have been updated to reflect the revised branding requirements introduced in July 2017.

Milestone Report guide (PDF, December 2017)
Milestone Report template (Word document, December 2017)
Final Report guide (PDF, December 2017)
Final Report template (Word document, December 2017)
Download both guides and templates as a package (Zipped folder, December 2017)

Project M&E guide and template (Word document, September 2017)
Project management guide and template (PDF, February 2017)
Talent release form – adult (PDF, September 2017)
Talent release form – child (PDF, September 2017)
WeTransfer guide (PDF, July 2017)

Logo package disclaimer

The logos offered to delivery partners for use in Hort Innovation’s logo packages are the exclusive property of Hort Innovation. Hort Innovation retains all rights, title and interest in the logos. Any use of the logos MUST be in strict compliance with Hort Innovation’s Brand guide. Hort Innovation reserves the right to revoke the consent for use of the logos at any time and for any reason. Hort Innovation reserves the right to change the terms of use in the Hort Innovation’s Brand guide at any time and without prior notice by posting amended terms of use on this website. By visiting this website and/or downloading, accessing or using Hort Innovation’s logos in any way you agree to accept these terms.