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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 23 October 2020

DFAT-315 – Cambodia Aid Services

The request for tenders will close on 2 November 2020.

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

The Investment Design Document for PARTISIPA is currently being finalised and is anticipated to be completed in October 2020. Please refer to PARTISIPA Investment Concept for further information. Once the Investment Design is completed, DFAT plans to conduct an approach to market using a two-step collaborative procurement process with the future invitation to be released via Austender.

DFAT-313 – Scholarships Panel

Being planned

DFAT-257 – PNG Australia Education for Prosperity

Being planned

DFAT-301 – Mekong-Australia Transnational Crime Program

DFAT plans to approach the market in October 2020 to be released via Austender.

DFAT-314 – Australia Awards South West Asia

Expressions of interest closed on 21 September 2020. DFAT has shortlisted 4 respondents (in alphabet order):

  • Coffey
  • Palladium
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Scope Global

Collaborative engagement sessions will be held with shortlisted respondents from 12-16 October 2020. The request for tender to shortlisted respondents will be issued soon after the completion of the collaborative sessions.

RFT teaming arrangements: In accordance with Annex A, Teaming Arrangements on page 11 of the EOI document, the following list of organisations have expressed an interest in providing inputs as part of a team response for the Australia Awards South West Asia program. It will be the responsibility of organisations to establish and manage any relationship that is subsequently formed.

DFAT-311 – Australia Solomon Islands Resource Facility

Expressions of interest closed on 18 September 2020. DFAT has shortlisted 4 respondents (in alphabetical order):

  • Abt & Associates
  • Cardno
  • DT Global
  • Palladium

The request for tender to shortlisted respondents will close on 26 October 2020.

DFAT-309 – Pacific Financial Sector and Remittances Project

Expressions of interest closed on 7 September 2020. DFAT has shortlisted 10 respondents (in alphabetical order):

  • Behavioural Insights (Australia) Pty Ltd
  • Catalpa International
  • Cultural Pulse Pty Ltd
  • Developing Markets Associates Pty Ltd
  • Export Council of Australia
  • Generative Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Oxfam Australia
  • Strategic Development Group Pty Ltd
  • The Ethical Consulting Group
  • The University of Queensland

RFT teaming arrangements: In accordance with Annex A, Teaming Arrangements on page 11 of the EOI document, the following list of organisations have expressed an interest in providing inputs as part of a team response for the Australia Awards South West Asia program. It will be the responsibility of organisations to establish and manage any relationship that is subsequently formed.

  • Behavioural Insights (Australia Pty Ltd)
    Contact: Erin Howard, New Business & Project Manager
    Email: erin.howard@bi.team
    Phone: +61 420 989 819
  • Catalpa International
    Contact: Ben Miqueu, Head of Partnerships and Programmes
    Email: ben@catalpa.io
    Phone: +61 (0) 478 220 238
  • Cultural Pulse Pty Ltd
    Contact: Reg Raghavan, Founder and Executive Director
    Email: reg@culturalpulse.com.au
    Phone: +61 2 8288 9465 / +61 447 409 464
  • Dalberg Global Development Advisors Pty Ltd
    Contact: Layusa Isa-Odidi, Associate Partner
    Email: Layusa.isa-odidi@dalberg.com
    Phone:  +61 404 721 012
  • Developing Markets Associates Pty Ltd
    Contact: Jonathan Capal, Director
    Email:  jonathan.capal@developingmarkets.com
    Phone: 0414 351 132 / 02 9965 7237
  • Everest Network Ltd
    Contact: Mr Bob Reid, CEO
    Email: bob@everest.org 
    Phone: +1 858 218 5900
  • Generative Solutions Pty Ltd
    Contact: Matt Morrison, Director
    Email: matt.morrison@generative.solutions
    Phone: +61 (0) 414 313 564
  • Gibbs Asia Pacific
    Contact: Matthew Gibbs, Consultant/Sole Trader
    Email: matt@gibbsasiapacific.com
    Phone: +64 412 051 915
  • Oxfam Australia
    Contact: Lucia Goldsmith, Business Development Advisor
    Email: luciag@oxfam.org.au
    Phone: +61 (0) 490 797 759
  • Sustineo Pty Ltd
    Contact: Nicky Thatcher, Executive Director
    Email: nicky.thatcher@sustineo.com.au
    Phone: +61 412 051 915
  • The LOTE Agency
    Contact: Davi9d Bartlett
    Email: dave@loteagency.com.au
    Phone: +61 7 3346 7927
  • The University of Queensland
    Contact: Mr Joel Bird, Senior Development Coordinator
    Email: j.bird@uq.edu.au
    Phone: +61 416 874 851
  • ThinkPlace Australia Pty Ltd
    Contact: Danny De Schutter, General Manager
    Email: danny.deschutter@thinkplace.com.au
    Phone: +61 416 874 851

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-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-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. DFAT is negotiating with the preferred supplier.

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 October/November 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 October/November 2020.

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