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Aid Procurement Pipeline

All major DFAT tenders and our Annual Procurement Plan are advertised on AusTender.

AusConnect advertises subcontracting and employment opportunities on DFAT contracted projects.

The following list of projects being planned or open for submissions is provided for market planning purposes only and it does not represent solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment to purchase or tender for any described services. The scale, scope and focus of any proposed project may change at any time and is subject to formal approval by the Australian and partner Governments before any procurement process will commence. This information is subject to delays, revision or cancellation. Please contact if you have any questions.

The latest public details on the projects below can be found on our business notifications page.

Updated on 3 July 2020

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(ECP) Economic Cooperation Program for the Indonesia Australia – Comprehensive Economic Partnership

The request for expressions of interest will close on 13 July 2020.


PNG Education Supports Services

The request for tenders will close on 11 August 2020.


(NCP) New Colombo Plan

The request for expressions of intrest will close on 17 August 2020.


Pacific Financial Sector and Remittances Project

This will come to the market in July 2020 seeking expressions of interest

DFAT-313 Scholarships Panel In design


PNG Australia Education for Prosperity

In design


Mekong-Australia Transnational Crime Program

In design

DFAT-307 (KEIP) Kiribati Education Improvement Project Expressions of interest closed on 2 July 2020 and are being evaluated.


(PATH) PNG Australia Transition to Health

Tenders closed on 22 May 2020, and are being evaluated. 


Due Diligence Panel

Tenders closed on 17 April 2020 and are being evaluated.


ANCP Accreditation Services Panel (Australia NGO Cooperation Program)

Tenders closed on 16 April 2020 and are being evaluated.


(SEAEGIF) South East Asia Infrastructure and Economic Governance Facility

Expressions of interest closed on 23 March 2020. DFAT has shortlisted 12 respondents (in alphabetical order): Abt Associates, Adam Smith International, Advisian, Cardno, Castalia, Coffey, DT Global, Ernst and Young, KBR, KPMG, Palladium, and SMEC. Collaborative engagement sessions held with shortlisted respondents from 27 May to 30 June 2020. In July shortlisted respondents will be requested to tender.


(AIFFP) Australia Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific, Capital Infrastructure Panel

Tenders closed on 20 February 2020 and are being evaluated. Contract negotiations will commence in July for Head Contract organisations. Client Side Project Management tenders are being evaluated.


(SIIP) Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program

Expressions of interest closed on 20 January 2020. DFAT has shortlisted 8 respondents (in alphabetical order): Adam Smith International, Cardno, Downer, DT Global, GHD, Johnstaff, Palladium, and SMEC.


(AIPTIS) Australia-Indonesia Partnership Towards an Inclusive Society

Expressions of interest closed on 13 January 2020. DFAT has shortlisted 7 Facilitating Partner respondents (in alphabetical order): Abt Associates, Cardno, CowaterSogema, Niras, Palladium, Tayasan Tifa, and The Asia Foundation; and 21 Delivery Partner respondents (in alphabetical order): Australian National  University; International Foundation for Electoral Systems; International  Labour Organization; Kemitraan Bagi Pembaruan Tata Pemerintahan; Lembaga  Pengkajian kemasyarakatan dan Pembangunan; Perkumpulan Indonesia untuk Buruh  Migran Berdaulat; Perkumpulan INFID; Perkumpulan KAPAL Perempuan; Perkumpulan  Keluarga Berencana Indonesia; Perkumpulan Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia Untuk  Keadilan Dan Demokrasi; Pimpinan Pusat 'Aisyiyah; PT Remdecotama Swaprakarsa; Sasana  Inklusi dan Gerakan Advokasi Difabel Indonesia; Stichting Hivos; Trade Union  Rights Centre; Yayasan BaKTI; Yayasan CARE Peduli; Yayasan PATTIRO; Yayasan  Pemberdayaan Perempuan Kepala Keluarga; Yayasan Penguatan Partisipasi Inisiatif  dan Kemitraan Masyarakat Indonesia; Yayasan Sosial Indonesia untuk Kemanusiaan.

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