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Australia-PNG Economic Development Partnership

An Expression of Interest has been released on AusTender and the closing date for responses is 2pm (Canberra time) 13 May 2021.

Teaming Arrangements

In accordance with the EOI on Page 4, Teaming Arrangements. To facilitate teaming arrangements, DFAT will post on the DFAT business notifications webpage, a list of organisations that have expressed an interest in working with other organisations. It will be the responsibility of organisations to establish and manage any relationship that is subsequently formed.

Oxford Policy Management Australia Pty Limited

College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University (ANU)

Planet Partnerships

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Australia is committed to stepped-up engagement for a more resilient Pacific. A stable, prosperous, peaceful and resilient PNG is critical to Australia's interests. We are PNG's largest development partner; its main partner on economic and security issues; and its most active supporter in helping it respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

The proposed new economic development partnership (the Partnership) will be the main vehicle and coordination point from which Australia will deliver our economic development aid to PNG. It will deliver assistance through five pillars. The new Facility underpins Australia's efforts to create a stable and prosperous PNG. Our economic assistance will help PNG better convert its natural endowments into sustained broad-based growth and create a more diversified economy, a goal in Australia's 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper. The new Facility will also implement the PNG-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Economic Partnership (CSEP) which has objectives to support macroeconomic and fiscal reforms, strengthen financial management, assist small and medium-sized enterprises and promote women's economic empowerment.

A two step collaborative procurement process is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2021.

Attachments

Draft Investment concept note for the Australia-PNG Economic Development Partnership [DOCX 166 KB]

Draft Investment concept note for the Australia-PNG Economic Development Partnership [PDF 426 KB]

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 tender for any services. The scale, scope and focus of any proposed program may change at any time and is subject to formal approval before any procurement process will commence. Should a procurement commence, implementation is expected to commence in early 2021. This information is subject to delays, revision or cancellations.

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