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Aid Procurement Pipeline

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 supplier.engagement@dfat.gov.au if you have any questions.

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

AusConnect advertises subcontracting and employment opportunities on DFAT contracted projects.

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


As at 18 September 2020

DFAT-314 – Australia Awards South West Asia

The request for expressions of interest will close on 21 September 2020.

DFAT-315 – Cambodia Aid Services

The request for tenders will close on 2 November 2020.

DFAT-313 – Scholarships Panel

Being planned

DFAT-257 – PNG Australia Education for Prosperity

Being planned

DFAT-301 – Mekong-Australia Transnational Crime Program

Being planned

DFAT-316 – PARTISIPA – Partnership for Strengthening Village Development and Municipal Administration

Being planned

DFAT-311 – Australia Solomon Islands Resource Facility

Expressions of interest closed on 18 September 2020 and are being evaluated.

DFAT-309 – Pacific Financial Sector and Remittances Project

Expressions of interest closed on 7 September 2020 and are being evaluated.

DFAT-308– New Colombo Plan (NCP)

Expressions of interest closed on 17 August 2020. DFAT has shortlisted 9 respondents (in alphabetical order):

  • AVI
  • Cardno
  • Coffey
  • DT Global
  • The Global Society
  • Palladium
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Scope Global
  • Strategic Development Group

Collaborative engagement sessions will be held with shortlisted respondents from 30 September 2020. The request for tender to shortlisted respondents will be issued soon after the completion of the collaborative sessions.

DFAT-310 – PNG Education Support Services

Tenders closed on 11 August 2020 and are being evaluated.

DFAT-304 – Economic Cooperation Program (ECP) for the Indonesia Australia – Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CECP)

Expressions of interest for the ECP closed on 13 July 2020. DFAT has shortlisted 11 respondents (in alphabetical order):

  • Australia-Indonesia Centre, Monash University
  • Cardno
  • Coffey
  • Delivery Associates
  • Equity Economics
  • Ernst and Young
  • KPMG
  • Palladium
  • Deloitte
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • SMEC

Collaborative engagement sessions were held with shortlisted respondents from 11 August to 10 September 2020. The request for tender to shortlisted respondents will close on 12 October 2020.

DFAT-307 – Kiribati Education Improvement Project (KEIP)

Expressions of interest closed on 2 July 2020. DFAT shortlisted 6 respondents (in alphabetical order):

  • Cardno
  • ChildFund
  • Coffey
  • Cognition Education
  • Palladium
  • University of Queensland

Collaborative engagement sessions were held with shortlisted respondents from 20 to 21 July 2020. The request for tender to shortlisted respondents closed on 26 August 2020. DFAT is currently negotiating with the preferred supplier.

DFAT-303 – South East Asia Infrastructure and Economic Governance Facility (SEAEGIF)

Expressions of interest closed on 23 March 2020. DFAT shortlisted 12 respondents (in alphabetical order):

  • Abt Associates
  • Adam Smith International
  • Advisian
  • Cardno
  • Castalia
  • Coffey
  • DT Global
  • Ernst and Young
  • KBR
  • KPMG
  • Palladium

Collaborative engagement sessions were held with shortlisted respondents from 27 May to 30 June 2020. Tenders to shortlisted respondents closed on 11 August 2020 and are being evaluated.

DFAT-270 – Australia Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific, Capital Infrastructure Panel (AIFFP)

Tenders closed on 20 February 2020. Contract negotiations have commenced for Head Contract organisations. Contract negotiations have commenced for Client Side Project Management organisations.

DFAT-277 – Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program (SIIP)

Expressions of interest closed on 20 January 2020. DFAT shortlisted 8 respondents (in alphabetical order):

  • Adam Smith International
  • Cardno
  • Downer
  • DT Global
  • GHD
  • Johnstaff
  • Palladium
  • SMEC

Collaborative engagement sessions were held with shortlisted respondents from 11 August 2020. The request for tender to shortlisted respondents will be issued in late September / October 2020.

DFAT-276 – Australia-Indonesia Partnership Towards an Inclusive Society (AIPTIS)

Expressions of interest closed on 13 January 2020. DFAT shortlisted 7 Facilitating Partner respondents (in alphabetical order):

  • Abt Associates
  • Cardno
  • CowaterSogema
  • Niras
  • Palladium
  • Tayasan Tifa
  • 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

Collaborative engagement sessions with shortlisted respondents have been held. The request for tender to shortlisted Facilitating Partner respondents will be issued in late September / October 2020.

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