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Update on DFAT’s aid procurement pipeline 2016-17


It is DFAT's intention to give the market sufficient information as early as possible to tender for DFAT aid opportunities. Typically this is done by posting pre tender information on DFAT's website before formal release of the tender via AusTender.

DFAT also provides status updates of current tender processes.

Elsewhere on DFAT's website there will be opportunities for grant projects. Currently there are three such opportunities:

DFAT's Annual Procurement Plan is listed on AusTender. The purpose of this update is to inform the market of likely RFT releases and closings in and around the 2016 Christmas holidays.

DFAT is always looking to enhance the way it does business with its partners. The Doing Business with DFAT Guide describes DFAT procurement, outlines how to pursue business opportunities, and offers hints and tips on tendering for DFAT procurements:

Procurement pipeline 2016-17

All planned procurements are subject to revision, withdrawal or cancellation. Information about planned procurements is provided for planning purposes only and it does not represent a solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment by the Government to purchase the described goods or services. All planned procurements are subject to Australian and partner government policy and approvals processes.

DFAT would like to draw the market's intention to the following dates:

  • Monday 21 November 2016 – indicative last date for RFT release in 2016
  • Monday 30 January 2017 – indicative first date for RFT closing in 2017

It is DFAT's intention that as few tenders as possible will be open over the Christmas break. If a tender is open over the Christmas break it is DFAT's intention that potential tenderers will be given sufficient time before and after Christmas to source and propose an effective team (if required in the tender) and broader tender response.

DFAT will likely release the following RFT's before Christmas 2016, however please note that some tenders may be delayed until 2017, and likewise, some tenders currently planned for 2017 may be brought forward to 2016:

DFAT will likely release the following RFT's early in 2017, i.e. from end of January onwards. Note this is not an exhaustive list of tenders planned to be released in 2017, but a list of those most likely to come early in 2017:

Last Updated: 15 November 2016
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