Independent Mid-Term evaluation of the Rural R&D for Profit 18-04-021 Honeybee Genetic Improvement Program

 

This Request for Tender closes 12noon (AEDT) Friday 29 October 2021 

Background

AgriFutures Australia is seeking a service provider to undertake an independent evaluation of the mid-term progress of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Research and Development for Profit (Rural R&D for Profit) 18-04-021 Honeybee Genetic Improvement Program.

The Rural R&D for Profit 18-04-021 Honeybee Genetic Improvement Program project aims to develop a national genetic improvement program to transform the performance of honeybees in Australia using innovative breeding technologies. To develop and implement best practice genetic selection methods that beekeepers can use to assess honey production, pollination and health traits. The project will focus on selecting traits of importance to beekeeping, horticulture and broadacre industries dependent on honeybee pollination. The project will develop a national database to hold the honeybee genetic trait data and also undertake an economic evaluation of breeding programs.

This project has now reached its mid-point, so through this RFQ, AgriFutures aims to evaluate project progress, compliance of activities and objectives within the approved activity matrix and to report against the monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework that exists for the project.

Timeline

  Activity Date
Request for Tender Issue 08 October 2021
Closing date for K2 new user requests 27 October 2021
End of period for questions or requests for information 29 October 2021
Closing time for respondent’s response 12 noon AEDT 29 October 2021
Contract execution 19th November 2021
Date of completion of project Latest 21 January 2022

Project deliverables

Project Deliverables: 

  1. The following project deliverables are expected;
    review of current project documentation including the activity matrix, MER framework, communication and extension plan and submitted performance reports2. consultation with internal and external stakeholders involved in the project
  2. assessment of the criteria and RFQ objectives
  3. development of a draft report
  4. consultation with the project steering committee advising on findings and recommendations
  5. delivery of the final report using the AgriFutures Australian final report template and submission via K2.

 

How to make a submission

Applications for this Request for Tender must be submitted online using the application in K2. Applicants are required to review the full Request for Tender documentation before submitting a response (please note the process will be called Request for Quotation or RFQ in K2).

New users need to register for access to the K2 platform, please note the provision of login details may take up to two business days.

Users must create a K2 account before submitting a proposal. To set up a secure account before submitting a proposal, please visit the login page below to access our new user or new company request forms.

Usernames and passwords will only be issued while the applicable round is open.

 

If you require assistance, please contact helpdesk@agrifutures.com.au

Terms of reference

By submitting an application, respondents acknowledge that they are willing to accept the terms and conditions set out in the Provider Agreement. Applicants must be familiar with the Provider Agreement before lodging a response, and are advised to seek legal advice on it beforehand.

These contracts and agreements have been developed to reflect AgriFutures Australia’s statutory and other procurement responsibilities. If you require any amendments to the standard agreement please complete the statement of non-compliance for each of the relevant clause. AgriFutures will then assess those requests.

Applicants will be taken to have agreed to all clauses in the Provider Agreement that are not referred to in a statement of non-compliance. The extent of any non-compliance will be a factor in AgriFutures Australia’s evaluation of the application.

If you require further information regarding the Provider Agreement, contact Erin Hulm, Manager, Legal Services: erin.hulm@agrifutures.com.au

Contact

If you have any questions about the RFT process or requirements in the management services, please contact: 

Name: Lechelle van Breda 

Position Title: Manager, Cross Sector Programs

Contact Details: Lechelle.vanbreda@agrifutures.com.au