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Snails, slugs and slaters in Western Australia: Case studies of growers in WA's southern coastal region
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By February 2019, 80% of Albany and Esperance port zone growers that have identified crop damage from snails, slugs or slaters will understand the risks and costs of allowing these pests to establish and build up on their properties and make timely and effective management decisions.
1. By February 2018, approximately 20 growers will be identified as case study participants. By December 2018, these interviews will be completed.Liaise with key researchers, RCSN committee members, GRDC staff and broader industry contacts to identify growers in the Albany and Esperance port zones and in other states.
2. By November 2018, desktop studies will be completed for the first part of the booklet on:
• options for cleaning and/or processing grain at harvest to reduce snail numbers;
• information on the life cycle of snails, slug and slaters; the distribution of these pests in Australia and more particularly in WA; and current options to control. This latter information can be collected via desktop studies.
3. By December 10th 2018, the first draft of ‘Snails, slugs and slaters in Western Australia: Case studies of growers in WA’s southern coastal region - An initiative of the Albany and Esperance port zone Regional Cropping Solutions Network’ will be delivered to GRDCs Western Regional manager and RCSN coordinator.
4. By February 2019, an e-book and 200 hard copy booklets ‘Snails, slugs and slaters in Western Australia: Case studies of growers in WA’s southern coastal region - An initiative of the Albany and Esperance port zone Regional Cropping Solutions Network’ will be delivered to the GRDC Western region manager, and the RCSN Co-ordinator.
5. A final report (using the correct final reporting format) is to be submitted by February 28th, 2019.
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 2019
By portal submission only at https://access.grdc.com.au/