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Identification of limiting factors providing the biggest ROI for growers in the Kwinana East port zone.
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By March 2019, approximately 50 Kwinana East growers (or 30 farm businesses) will have undertaken training and be equipped with the tools to help them better identify the constraint/s that if addressed, will provide the best return on investment so that they can better target farm business spend.
• Desktop Assessment and summary of tools
• Provide a desktop assessment and summary of available tools/modules that are available for growers, that will help them identify their key constraints, and which ones will provide best return on investment if addressed. By June 2018.
• Include in the above summary, an assessment of currently available agricultural industry whole farm investment decision tools to see if they have the ability to be used to assess decisions around soil amelioration.
• Provide a summary of Kwinana East port zone growers’ farm profitability from the last 10 years (2007-2017) including potential trends going forward. By June 2018.
• The above information to be included in the following workshops.
• Small group workshops
• Delivery of 4-5 small group workshops (no more than 12 participants each) to Kwinana East growers offering them the tools and options to help them better identify the constraint/s that if addressed, will provide the best return on investment so that they can better target farm business spend. Workshop locations to be decided with consultation with the RCSN coordinator and Kwinana East port RCSN members. All attendees to have a take home and useable matrix/tool and manual for their use at home. Delivery material to be discussed with GRDC prior to the workshops being developed. Workshops to be delivered by March 2019.
• Annual Report delivered to GRDC by 30th April 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 June 2020
By portal submission only at https://access.grdc.com.au/