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Managing early season canola establishment pests in New South Wales

Jessie MacLean

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Jessie MacLean

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

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Early identification and control of insect pest has been identified as a key constraint to the successful crop establishment of canola in southern NSW in the GRDC Northern Region.

A wide range of early season insects have the potential to affect the establishment and early growth of canola.  These insects include wireworms, slugs, snails, red legged earth mites, aphids, earwigs, lucerne flea, rutherglen bug and slaters. Understanding, identifying and managing these insect pest is critical to establishing a successful canola crop.

Improving grower and adviser knowledge of key pests, pest identification, monitoring methods, pest population dynamic, pest lifecycle/ecology/biology, off season hosts/green bridges, environmental/seasonal population drivers, damage symptoms, economic threshold, farming system impacts, chemical and cultural control options, and other factors will lead to better management of these pests and reduce the incidence of poor canola establishment of canola in southern New South Wales.

This investment involves two projects.

Project A tenderer will be responsible for the development of technical content, workshop materials and evaluation of the investment.

Project B tenderers will be responsible for establishing the grower/adviser groups, the co-ordination and delivery of the workshop material and field events.

Please indicate in your tender which component of the procurement you will be addressing, Project A or Project B. These are two separate projects and will be contracted and evaluated as such.

The contract is expected to be for two years.

For full details on the ATM and any associated attachments as well as information on any Questions and Answers relating to the ATM, visit and follow the link to the procurement page.

Other Instructions:

Applying for GRDC investments is done using the GRDC Grains Investment Portal.  Once registered, users can visit the Portal anytime.

To register as a user, please visit

Click on the register button at the top right-hand side.

Complete the Registration Form. Fill in all the fields: your email address, a password and   the captcha. Your password must be alphanumeric with at least one special character (i.e. not a letter or number). Click register to continue the process.

Registration is confirmed by the system sending an email to you, with details to complete   the registration process.

Once the registration process is complete, you can sign in and review all investments open for tender.

Once you have located this investment, you can commence the application process by completing the details for each field available, until you reach “Submit Application” on the last page.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Jessie MacLean via email or use the online support function available.

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) and 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); and

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:

June 2018 - June 2020

Address for Lodgement:

nderers must submit their responses electronically through the Grains Investment Portal at:

For information on 'Applying' and how to register refer to the ATM details on the GRDC's Website

Jessie MacLean

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Jessie MacLean

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