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Australia-PNG Economic Development Partnership

The Expression of Interest (EOI) first-step closed on 13 May 2021. Only shortlisted organisations will be invited to participate in the Request for Tender (RFT) second-step.

The following six (6) organisations have been shortlisted: Abt Associates; Cardno Emerging Markets; KPMG; Palladium International; PricewaterhouseCoopers; and Tetra Tech International Development.

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.

Shortlisted Organisations interested in teaming

KPMG Australia

Palladium International Pty Ltd

Other Organisations interested in teaming

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

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Ernst and Young

Oxford Policy Management Australia Pty Limited

Planet Partnerships


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: Macroeconomic Management; Public Financial and Revenue Management Systems; Economic Enabling Environment; Focal Areas (Agriculture and Resources); and Economic Research and Dialogue. 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 contract for services under the Partnership is expected to be in place in the fourth quarter of 2021.


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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