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UPDATE: Southeast Asia Economic Governance and Infrastructure Facility –EOI released

18 May 2020

The Request for Expression of Interest (EOI) for SEAGIF closed on 23 March 2020.

DFAT received 17 proposals.

DFAT assessed the proposals received and shortlisted 12 respondents to be invited to the Collaborative Events.

The shortlisted respondents are as follows:

  • Abt Associates, in partnership with Nathan
  • Adam Smith International
  • Advisian, in partnership with The Worley Group
  • Cardno
  • Castalia, in partnership with IPE Global
  • Coffey
  • DT Global
  • Ernst and Young, in partnership with The Asia Foundation
  • KBR
  • KPMG
  • Palladium
  • SMEC, in partnership with Surbana Jurong and PwC Singapore

26 February 2020

The Expression of Interest (EOI) for the Southeast Asia Economic Governance and Infrastructure Facility has now been released as of 20 February 2020 on AusTender.

23 December 2019

The investment design document for the Southeast Asia Economic Governance and Infrastructure Facility is provided for the information of the market and prospective tenderers.

This is further to the advice provided on 25 September 2019.

Tender processes are anticipated to commence in the first quarter of 2020. More information, including market engagement activities, will be made available in early 2020.

If approved, the Southeast Asia Economic Governance and Infrastructure Facility (SEAEGIF) is expected to be a AUD15 million per year program to provide quick response technical advice on infrastructure decisions to Southeast Asian governments, leading to longer term capacity building partnerships between Australian government agencies and their counterparts across the region.

The tentative goal of the program is: Improved decision-making towards quality infrastructure that supports equitable and inclusive economic growth. The proposed end-of-program-outcomes include:

  • High-quality organisational cooperation between Australian and Southeast Asian infrastructure agencies is established.
  • Decision-makers increasingly embed gender equality and social inclusion and climate change resilience into infrastructure decision-making processes.
  • Decision-makers improve planning, procurement, and sector policies and regulations.

The facility is expected to support outcomes in these areas through four mutually reinforcing approaches:

  • a quick response mechanism featuring high calibre, internationally credible, senior advisers that will be available to provide advice at short notice to Southeast Asian governments and regional institutions
  • long term engagement through government-to-government partnerships that will offer access to Australian government and industry expertise
  • technical assistance that supplements and supports the government to government partnerships, and
  • regional networking and learning, focusing on specific issues which bring together Australian know-how and countries in the region.

If approved, the Statement of Requirements and RFP are expected to be issued in Q1 2020.


This Briefing Note 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.

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