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Updated: Pacific Horticulture and Agriculture Market Access (PHAMA) Plus Program

Investment Design Document

The Investment Design Document for PHAMA Plus is provided for information to the market, prospective tenderers and suppliers with a planned one-step procurement process in May 2018.

PHAMA Plus aims to contribute to improved economic growth and improved rural livelihoods in 200,000 Pacific households of the six PHAMA economies (PNG, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu) as well as small island state signatories of PACER Plus. PHAMA currently supports short-term activities relating to 12 export pathways. PHAMA Plus will build on the successes of PHAMA to support selected Pacific island countries to increase the quantity and quality of their agricultural, horticultural and cultural exports in ways that benefit producers, exporters and importers.

PHAMA Plus will be commercially focused, export oriented and inclusive. It will have three end-of-program outcomes:

  • Producers and exporters use maintained and new export market access for Pacific export products;
  • Women and men exporters, processors and producers adopt quality and productivity enhancing innovations for their export products; and
  • Women and men staff of Pacific biosecurity authorities perform their market access facilitation functions better.

PHAMA Plus will facilitate changes on the supply side, demand side and business-enabling environment through:

  • Export market interventions;
  • Enabling the export business environment;
  • Supply-side partner co-investments;
  • Supply-side intermediate service provider business changes;
  • Demand-side changes in producer and processor practices; and
  • Changes to the broader business enabling environment.

Attachments

It is expected that an organization, a joint venture or a consortium of organisations will be required to manage the program to achieve expected outcomes.

Questions or comments

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to PHAMAPlus@DFAT.gov.au.


PHAMA Plus Aid Memoire

The purpose of PHAMA Plus is to contribute to improved economic growth and improved rural livelihoods for Pacific peoples.

PHAMA Plus will engage with key market system stakeholders including:

  • Private sector businesses;
  • Intermediate service providers;
  • National agencies in 6 Pacific Island countries; and
  • National and regional membership and professional organisations.

Design fieldwork identified a number of changes between PHAMA Plus and PHAMA that required considerations, including the need for:

  • A multi-country program;
  • A private sector-led program;
  • Discrete, multi-year interventions;
  • Increased emphasis on quality and productivity;
  • A purposeful blend of market systems facilitation and direct engagement;
  • Having budget flexibility; and
  • Influencing the influencers.

PHAMA Plus Aid Memoire is released to market for the planned one-step procurement in May 2018, instead of the two-step process previously envisaged.

Industry Briefing

An Industry Briefing will be held in Canberra at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy (at 132 Lennox Crossing, Acton ACT 2602) from 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm on Thursday, 15 February 2018.

The Industry Briefing Agenda can be found here:

Organisations interested in attending the Industry Briefing should register.

Interested Organisations are encouraged to join the DFAT supplier network on LinkedIn.

Questions or comments

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to PHAMAPlus@DFAT.gov.au.


PHAMA Plus Investment Concept

The Investment Concept for PHAMA Plus Program is provided for information to the market, prospective tenderers and suppliers with regard to an upcoming procurement.

This program is in the trade sector and would address supply chain issues of production and product quality in six countries - Fiji, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. Since 2011, Australia has supported Pacific Island Countries to increase the export of high quality primary products and ensure an equitable return on their investments through PHAMA program.

With an investment budget of AUD32 million over four years from 2018 to 2022, the goal of PHAMA Plus program is to support development of a sustainable export market for Pacific commodities through the following outcomes:

  • Improved market access of Pacific commodities into overseas markets;
  • Improved quality of Pacific exports through building capacity of Pacific exporters and producers, including Pacific women in trade; and
  • Improved capacity of Pacific biosecurity authorities in facilitating market access activities.

Attachments:

This Investment Concept is released with a planned two-step procurement in December 2017 for Step 1 - Expression of Interest (EOI) and in May 2018 for Step 2 – Limited Tender (RFT), as detailed in the DFAT Annual Procurement Plan on the Austender website.

A Supplier Engagement Event will be held in February 2018, prior to closing the EOI.

It is expected that an organization, a joint venture or a consortium of organisations will be required to manage the program to deliver expected outcomes.

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to PHAMAPlus@DFAT.gov.au

This information is provided for 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 the described services. The scale, scope and focus of the proposed investment may change at any time and is subject to formal approval by the Australian Government before a tender process will commence. This potential procurement opportunity is subject to delays, revision or cancellation.

Last Updated: 4 May 2018
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