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Focus Farms fighting weed foes in the Kwinana West port zone

Stephanie Meikle

P: 61 8 9230 4600

E:

Document(s) Contact Name:
Stephanie Meikle

Document(s) Contact Phone:
61 8 9230 4600

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ATM ID:
PROC-9175504
Agency:
Grains Research and Development Corporation
Category:
70140000 - Crop production and management and protection
Close Date & Time:
12-Jan-2018 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Publish Date:
29-Nov-2017
Location:
WA
ATM Type:
Request for Tender

Multi Agency Access:
No
Panel Arrangement:
No
Multi-stage:
No

Description:

OUTCOME

By providing extension of good management practices through the case study growers, 30% of growers in the Kwinana West port zone will include and carry out herbicide resistance sampling in their farm planning each year.  By having the facts rather than assuming their weed resistance status this will help to promote better management of herbicides and weed control; and prolong the life of useful chemistries.

 

OUTPUTS

• Undertake Focus Farms study

• Identify and confirm 3 ‘champion’ host farmers and their agronomists/advisors who will be happy to be a focus farm, and who have good spray records. By March 2018

• Interview host farmers capturing their baseline herbicide resistance status assumptions, and their rotation and spray records based on these assumptions.  May - July 2018

• Undertake full herbicide resistance testing across the three focus farms. By February 2019

• Re-interview host farmers and their agronomists/advisors supplying them with their herbicide resistance test results, and what their changes to rotation and spray records are based on these results.  By February 2019

• Undertake workshops/field days at each of the host farms after results have been given to explain the reasons for the management decisions they had made, based on their resistance status (3 workshops in total). By April 2019

• Delivered to GRDC by 30th April 2019

Other Instructions:

Tenderers must familiarise themselves with further information found at https://grdc.com.au/research/applying-and-reporting/current-procurement including terms and conditions of participation, required form of response and draft contract (Services Agreement).

Conditions for Participation:

1. The Applicant must be a single legal entity or recognised firm of partners.

2. The Applicant must be financially viable. For the purposes of this condition, “financially viable” means that the Tenderer has not had any of the following events occur in respect of it:

a. a meeting of creditors being called or held within the past five years;

b. the appointment of a liquidator, provisional liquidator or administrator within the past five years;

c. the appointment of a controller (as defined in section 9 of the Corporations Act (2001)), or analogous person appointed, including in respect of any of its property within the past five years;

d. a failure to comply with a statutory demand in respect of the payment of any debt;

e. an inability to pay debts as they fall due or otherwise becoming insolvent;

f. becoming incapable of managing its own affairs for any reason;

g. taking any step resulting in insolvency under administration (as defined in section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001);

h. entering into a compromise or arrangement with, or assignment for the benefit of, any of its creditors, or any analogous event.

3. The Applicant and any proposed subcontractor must be compliant with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.

4. The Applicant must include in its application details of any known circumstances that may give rise to an actual or potential Conflict of Interest with GRDC in responding to this procurement. The Applicant's response will be taken into account in the evaluation.

Timeframe for Delivery:

February 2018 to April 2019

Address for Lodgement:

By portal submission only at https://access.grdc.com.au/

Stephanie Meikle

P: 61 8 9230 4600

E:

Document(s) Contact Name:
Stephanie Meikle

Document(s) Contact Phone:
61 8 9230 4600

Document(s) Contact Email: