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Simple identification of on-farm lime sources in the Western Region

Stephanie Meikle

P: 61 8 9230 4600


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Stephanie Meikle

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61 8 9230 4600

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Grains Research and Development Corporation
70140000 - Crop production and management and protection
Close Date & Time:
12-Jan-2018 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Request for Tender

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All growers within the Kwinana East port zone will be able to identify on-farm opportunities for assessing and extracting alternatives to lime on their own property, including conducting a quality assessment of the product; and assessing if the product found on their property will provide an economically viable alternative to other lime products.


1.         Factsheet

By February 2019, a factsheet will be produced (electronic) titled “Locating and assessing alternatives to lime on your own property” that will include all of the points that need to be considered if a grower wants to find, assess and use on-farm products to help alleviate acidity on their property.

 Included (but not limited to) within the factsheet will be information on:

•       What soil types to look for as well as how to identify those that are unsuitable as a potential lime source, including interpretation of any topographical, geological or aerial images with radiometrics or other layers to help identify potential sources

•       Surface soil test indicators

•       How to do some on-farm testing and assessment prior to sending away for laboratory testing

•       Details of testing laboratories – who, cost, addresses

•       An economic rule of thumb to assess if the on-farm option is economically a better option such as a Spread sheet to do individual costings with neutralising value of on farm and freight v lime-sand

•       What government approvals need to be sought if going ahead

•       Interviews of growers who do use product from their own properties (total of 3)

•       How to mine - stockpiling and screening

•       And any other information that would be pertinent to a grower using product from their own property to alleviate soil acidity

2.            Annual Report

 •       Delivered to GRDC by 28th February 2019.

Other Instructions:

Tenderers must familiarise themselves with further information found at 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 February 2019

Address for Lodgement:

By portal submission only at

Stephanie Meikle

P: 61 8 9230 4600


Document(s) Contact Name:
Stephanie Meikle

Document(s) Contact Phone:
61 8 9230 4600

Document(s) Contact Email: