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Upcoming opportunity: Mekong-Australia Program on Transnational Crime

The Mekong-Australia Program on Transnational Crime (MAP-TNC) is expected to be a AUD$30 million initiative (2021 – 2029) to support countries in Southeast Asia to counter transnational crime and strengthen border security. The initiative will be focused on the Mekong sub-region, and will promote cross-border cooperation between Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, supporting their efforts to tackle serious threats such as drug trafficking, child sexual exploitation and financial crimes.

To build deeper and stronger cooperation between Australia and Mekong Countries to address transnational crime, it is expected that the program will focus on three objectives:

  • Better policy analysis, evidence and a stronger information base to assess transnational crime challenges
  • Stronger national operational capacities to prevent detect and address transnational crime
  • Enhanced regional coordination (operational, information sharing, border security).

The briefing note attached is provided for the information of the market and prospective tenderers. It is likely that DFAT will require a contractor to provide management services for MAP-TNC. If approved, the Statement of Requirements and Request for Tender are expected to be issued in September/October 2020.


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 any described services. The scale, scope and focus of any proposed program may change at any time and is subject to formal approval by the Australian Government before any procurement process will commence. This information is subject to delays, revision or cancellations.


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