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

Design and development of the Australian honey bee genetic improvement program

5pm (Sydney time)
Tuesday 16 January 2018

Request for Proposal: Design and development of the Australian honey bee genetic improvement program (PH17000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Design and development of the Australian honey bee genetic improvement program (PH17000).

The key objectives of this program are to:

  • Better understand preferred heritable traits of Australian honey bees
  • Enable the development of a national genetic improvement program (utilising genomic methods where appropriate)
  • Enhance crop pollination and honey production through improved honey bee genetics
  • Develop a consortium through partnerships with the key national and international R&D programs.

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), Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Request for Proposal

Multi-industry knowledge exchange – International Horticultural Congress Turkey 2018

5pm (Sydney time)
Sunday 21 January 2018

Request for Proposal: Multi-industry knowledge exchange – International Horticultural Congress Turkey 2018 (MT17018)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Multi-industry knowledge exchange – International Horticultural Congress Turkey 2018 (MT17018).

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

  • Enable vegetable and apple and pear industry attendance at the 2018 International Horticultural Congress (IHC) and highlight international apple and pear and vegetable industries to assist growth and development for the Australian industry through a study tour
  • Enable Australian growers to create international networks and identify new technologies/research for further investment.

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

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEDT), Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Request for Proposal

Sex selection genes from fruit fly species for use in SITplus

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 22 January 2018

Request for Proposal: Sex selection genes from fruit fly species for use in SITplus (FF17000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Sex selection genes from fruit fly species for use in SITplus (FF17000).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Provide efficient and cost-effective tools for the breeding of a male only strain of Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) for use in south eastern Australia
  • Identify the mutations responsible for tsl in medfly; and for wp in medfly, melon fly and oriental fruit fly
  • Determine whether these mutations can be used to generate genetic sexing strains (GSS) in Qfly and other tephritid species.

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, January 22, 2017

Request for Proposal

Australian summerfruit consumer research

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 22 January 2018

Request for Proposal: Australian summerfruit consumer research (SF17516)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Australian summerfruit consumer research (SF17516).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Design, execute and analyse a comprehensive research study to support development of a creative and validated marketing strategy that contributes directly and measurably to an increase in the demand for Australian summerfruit by Australian main-grocery buyers.
  • Undertake the research study to include:
  1. Identification and understanding of consumer preferences, purchasing drivers, barriers and influences, usage and purchasing behaviour, life stage/demographic profile and media consumption
  2. Awareness and perception of Australian summerfruit in context of competitive landscape (including price)
  3. Identification of potential target segment/s
  4. Optional identification of potential positioning areas (please cost this out separately as an option)
  • Assess and understand the current perception on fruit quality and how it impacts the consumer (with the potential tracking of this in the future).

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

The closing date for responses is 5.00 pm (AEDT), Monday, January 22, 2018.

Request for Proposal

Consumer behavioural and retail data for fresh produce

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 22 January 2018

Request for Proposal: Consumer behavioural and retail data for fresh produce (MT17015)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Consumer behavioural and retail data for fresh produce (MT17015).

The objectives of the services being sought are to provide fresh produce consumer behavioural and retail data and insights to:

  • Support the development of strategic marketing plans by Hort Innovation
  • Improve monitoring and evaluation of initiatives that seek to increase consumer demand
  • Improve understanding and use of fresh produce consumer data by horticultural businesses.

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, January, 2018

Request for Proposal

Review of the biosecurity plan for the sweetpotato industry

5pm (Sydney time)
Tuesday 23 January 2018

Request for Proposal: Review of the biosecurity plan for the sweetpotato industry (PW17000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Review of the biosecurity plan for the sweetpotato industry (PW17000).

The objectives of the services being sought are to develop and disseminate a biosecurity plan for the sweetpotato industry, and maintain a current implementation table:

  • Support the Australian sweetpotato industry in satisfying its biosecurity obligations
  • Ensure that the sweetpotato industry and stakeholders have identified exotic pest risks and mitigation actions necessary to managing risks effectively
  • Establish a valid base for decisions on future investment in biosecurity-related research, development and extension.

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), Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Request for Proposal

Integrated Pest Management of phytophagous mites on turfgrass

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 24 January 2018

Request for Proposal: Integrated Pest Management of phytophagous mites on turfgrass (TU17003)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Integrated Pest Management of phytophagous mites on turfgrass (TU17003).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Determine the life cycles of known key phytophagous mites in the Eriophyid, Tarsonemid and Tetranychid families that damage warm season turf grasses
  • Develop an Integrated Pest Management strategy for the control of the mites that is both effective and sustainable
  • Extend the strategy to growers in order to support better management of mites across the industry.

The project will lead to a more detailed understanding of the main mite pest species on warm season turfgrasses and provide effective and adoptable recommendations for the management of these pests.

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, January 24, 2018

Request for Proposal

Improved capacity for Integrated Disease Management of couch smut (Ustilago cynodontis) in turf

5pm (Sydney time)
Wednesday 24 January 2018

Request for Proposal: Improved capacity for Integrated Disease Management of couch smut (Ustilago cynodontis) in turf (TU17002)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Improved capacity for Integrated Disease Management of couch smut (Ustilago cynodontis) in turf (TU17002).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Review the distribution, prevalence and severity of couch smut in the Australian turfgrass production industry by commercially available green and hybrid couches
  • Research management options for couch smut
  • Extend an Integrated Disease Management (IDM) plan to industry.

The project will inform the turf industry on the prevalence and extent of the incidence of couch smut on commercially available green and hybrid couches. Effective and adoptable management options for the disease will be extended across the 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, January 24, 2018

Request for Proposal

Improving the biosecurity preparedness of Australian horticulture for the exotic spotted wing drosophila (drosophila suzukii)

5pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 25 January 2018

Request for Proposal: Improving the biosecurity preparedness of Australian horticulture for the exotic spotted wing drosophila (drosophila suzukii) (MT17005)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Improving the biosecurity preparedness of Australian horticulture for the exotic spotted wing drosophila (drosophila suzukii) (MT17005).

The objectives of the services being sought are to develop a preparedness program for spotted wing drosophila (SWD) in Australia:

  • To increase the chance of detection and reporting of SWD through increased awareness and knowledge of the pest
  • To improve capacity to ensure faster response time to any incursions of SWD.

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), Thursday, January 25, 2017

Request for Proposal

Macadamia trade relations program

5pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 25 January 2018

Request for Proposal: Macadamia trade relations program (MC17516)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Macadamia trade relations program (MC17516).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

Drive awareness of the value of macadamias:

  • Increase food manufacturers knowledge of consumer appeal for macadamias 
  • Increase food manufacturers knowledge of the alignment of macadamias to current and future consumer, food and health trends
  • Provide food manufacturers with product concepts using macadamias and the consumer insights behind these concepts

Increase frequency:

  • Drive the launch of ten new products containing macadamias per annum from 2018.

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

The closing date for responses is 5.00 pm (AEDT), Thursday, January 25, 2018.

Request for Proposal

National mango industry communication and conference program

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 29 January 2018

Request for Proposal: National mango industry communication and conference program (MG17004)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: National mango industry communication and conference program (MG17004).

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

  • Provide knowledge transfer to the mango industry value chain on research findings, best practice, emerging risks and opportunities
  • Create a better informed industry to increase farm productivity
  • Promote Hort Innovation membership.

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), January 29, 2018

Request for Proposal

Post-factory pilot of SITplus fly production

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 29 January 2018

Request for Proposal: Post-factory pilot of SITplus fly production (FF17001)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Post-factory pilot of SITplus fly production (FF17001).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Improve management of Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) in South Eastern Australia
  • Develop an effective operational program of sterile fly releases
  • Assess and quantify the impact of Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) in South Eastern Australia.

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, January 29, 2017

Request for Quotation

Turf web site development

5pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 1 February 2018

Request for Quotation: Turf web site development (TU17511)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Turf web site development (TU17511).

The objectives of the services being sought are to develop a consumer-centric web site for turf that is easy to navigate. It will house the necessary digital tools for consumers to help accelerate movement through the sales funnel for turf.

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

The closing date for responses is 5.00 pm (AEDT), Thursday, February 1, 2018.

Request for Proposal

Consumer data roadshow (one part of the Vegetable Consumer Insights Program)

5pm (Sydney time)
Thursday 1 February 2018

Consumer data roadshow (one part of the Vegetable Consumer Insights Program) (VG16074)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Consumer data roadshow (one part of the Vegetable Consumer Insights Program) (VG16074).

The objectives of the services being sought are to organise and deliver an annual roadshow to support and extend the Consumer Insights Program over 2.5 years.

  • Facilitate the extension of Vegetable Consumer Insights Program through the organisation and delivery of extension events. These events should increase awareness, interest, usage and understanding of vegetable consumer data among growers and the wider industry
  • Engage growers and other members of the supply chain to participate in the extension events and provide their feedback on the overall program and the extension events through appropriate roadshow feedback surveys and observation. The successful service provider should liaise with service providers of VegNET (VG15049 and related individual regional projects), AUSVEG and other appropriate industry organisations to maximise participation in the extension events.

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), Tuesday, February 1, 2018

Request for Proposal

Understanding the energy savings impacts of tree canopy and other green infrastructure

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 5 February 2018

Request for Proposal: Understanding the energy savings impacts of tree canopy and other green infrastructure (GC17000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Understanding the energy saving impacts of tree canopy and other green infrastructure (GC17000).

The research project will build previous heat mitigation research projects to investigate the impact of shade trees, green walls and green roofs on buildings in relation to energy savings that could be derived with a specific focus on peak demand periods. The project must:

  1. Investigate the potential derived benefits of planting trees from a financial and environmental perspective
  2. Make recommendations on the potential solutions that could be implanted in a variety of urban environments from commercial to residential and industrial, taking into account a range of climatic zones around Australia.

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Drive demand for urban greening by demonstrating the financial and environmental benefits of urban greening solutions during peak energy demand periods
  • Promote new industry opportunities for the nursery and garden and turf 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 5.00pm (AEDT), Monday, February 5, 2018.

Request for Proposal

Remote plant performance in urban green space environments

5pm (Sydney time)
Monday 5 February 2018

Request for Proposal: Remote plant performance in urban green space environments (GC16008)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Remote plant performance in urban green space environments (GC16008).

The research project will build on the pool of national and international research by investigating the feasibility of potential new technologies which could be developed to measure and monitor plant performance with a view to reducing the associated costs of plant maintenance.

The key objectives of this program are to:

  • Drive the development of new technologies which will lead to a step change in remotely managing plant performance and maintenance requirements
  • Promote new industry opportunities for the nursery and garden and turf sectors
  • Increase urban greening through the eventual commercialisation and adoption of new technologies that make it easier and more cost efficient to remotely measure plant performance.

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, February 5, 2018.

Request for Proposal

National persimmon varietal evaluation program

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 9 February 2018

National persimmon varietal evaluation program

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: National persimmon varietal evaluation program (PR17000).

The objectives of the services being sought are:

  • Negotiate access to new persimmon varieties and rootstocks from overseas partners with potential for the Australian industry
  • Quantify the performance of new varieties and rootstocks including Rojo Brilliante, and evaluate suitability for the Australian industry
  • Carry out a true to type verification of existing Rojo Brilliante in Australia
  • Develop a new standard clonal propagation technique for persimmon rootstocks to improve tree uniformity and performance such as controlled vigour and size.

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 9, 2018

Request for Proposal

National persimmon varietal evaluation program

5pm (Sydney time)
Friday 9 February 2018

Request for Proposal: National persimmon varietal evaluation program (PR17000)

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: National persimmon varietal evaluation program (PR17000).

The objectives of the services being sought are:

  • Negotiate access to new persimmon varieties and rootstocks from overseas partners with potential for the Australian industry
  • Quantify the performance of new varieties and rootstocks including Rojo Brilliante, and evaluate suitability for the Australian industry
  • Carry out a true to type verification of existing Rojo Brilliante in Australia
  • Develop a new standard clonal propagation technique for persimmon rootstocks to improve tree uniformity and performance such as controlled vigour and size.

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 9, 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)
Visual content release form and guide (Word document, December 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.