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Optimising timing and rate of Nitrogen application in waterlogging conditions in the Western Region
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To enable growers to make timely and efficient nitrogen decisions in the Albany and Esperance port zones by having a rule of thumb around the cost/benefit of feeding N to crops on waterlogged soils.
1. Strip trials
• By early March 2018, 6 sites will be located throughout the Albany and Esperance port zones (3 in each port zone) on areas that are prone to waterlogging, that can be used to conduct nitrogen test strips
• During the growing season, establishment and tiller counts; Zadoks score, plant biomass; tissue tests will be measured and carried out. Yield and grain quality measurements to be recorded at harvest
2. Annual Report
• Annual Trials results will be submitted to the GRDC Western region manager, and the RCSN Co-ordinator no later than February 28th, 2019
3. Final Report
• A final report (using the correct final reporting format) is to be submitted by February 28th, 2020
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).
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.
February 2018 to February 2020
By portal submission only at https://access.grdc.com.au/