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Identification and analysis of policy options for electronic nicotine delivery systems.

Contact Details

Health Approach to Market Coordinator

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ATM ID:
Health/058/1415
Agency:
Department of Health
Category:
80100000 - Management advisory services
Close Date & Time:
9-Jan-2015 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Publish Date:
3-Dec-2014
Location:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS
Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart
ATM Type:
Request for Tender

APP Reference:
PHD/1314/001
Multi Agency Access:
No
Panel Arrangement:
No

Description:

The successful Tenderer will be required to identify and analyse policy options regarding electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems in Australia. As a minimum, this should include:

• Preparation of a summary of the evidence on the risks and potential benefits to population health posed by electronic nicotine delivery systems, electronic non-nicotine delivery systems and nicotine. This will utilise existing literature reviews and more recent literature, and identify gaps in the evidence. 

• Examination of existing prevention and control activities for electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems in Australia. This will include:

• Analysis of the existing regulatory framework and other preventive activities at the Commonwealth, state and territory levels.

• Analysis of additional information that may have implications for the risks and potential benefits to population health posed by electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems. This information should include but may not be limited to: prevalence of use of electronic nicotine delivery systems, records of adverse events (such as poisonings from nicotine ingestion), environmental health issues, and marketing practices including public relations and lobbying. 

• A brief comparison with existing and planned international responses to address electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems in the United States of America, Canada, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and elsewhere.

• Based on the outcomes of the above tasks, identify and analyse policy options to minimise the risks posed by electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems in Australia.

• Facilitation and management of a targeted consultation process with key stakeholders who have relevant technical expertise and knowledge. The consultation will include:

• Preparation of a consultation plan.

• Preparation and circulation of a draft discussion paper to key stakeholders. As a minimum, the draft discussion paper should include: (1) the brief summary of the evidence on the risks and potential benefits to population health posed by electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems; (2) a summary of the analysis of existing prevention and control activities for electronic nicotine delivery systems and electronic non-nicotine delivery systems in Australia; and (3) the policy options identified.

• Preparation of a thematic consultation summary of the feedback received from the consultation process.

 

• Preparation of a final discussion paper taking into account feedback received from the consultation process. 

Other Instructions:

The Tenderer must disclose in the Tender any actual or potential conflict of interest, any risk of a conflict of interest and any apparent conflict of interest arising through the Tenderer or any member of the Tenderer’s organisation engaging in any activity or obtaining any interest that is likely to conflict with or restrict the performance of the project fairly and independently. As part of this, the Tenderer must disclose whether the Tenderer or any member of the Tenderer’s organisation has ever:

• engaged in work including but not exclusive to government relations work or regulatory affairs work for, or associated with, the tobacco industry or the electronic nicotine delivery system industry, or intends to do so in the future; and/or

• publicly advocated for or against, or conducted research and/or published research  and/or opinion pieces on tobacco harm reduction.

Where a Tenderer has disclosed, under paragraph 35.1 of this RFT, the Tenderer must also propose mechanisms for managing any conflicts of interest if the Tenderer were awarded a contract to provide services under this RFT.

If at any time prior to entering into a contract for the Services, an actual or potential conflict of interest arises or may arise for any Tenderer, other than that already disclosed, that Tenderer should immediately notify the Department in writing.  

If any actual or potential conflict is notified, or the Department becomes aware of any actual or potential conflict, the Department may, in its absolute discretion:

• disregard the Tender submitted by such a Tenderer;

• enter into discussions to seek to resolve such conflict of interest; or

 

• take any other action it considers appropriate.

Conditions for Participation:

None in addition to the Department’s standard requirements

Timeframe for Delivery:

June 2015

Address for Lodgement:
Tenders must be lodged and completed electronically via AusTender before the Closing Time and in accordance with the tender response lodgement procedures set out in this Tender and on AusTender.

Contact Details

Health Approach to Market Coordinator

P: 00000

E: