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Physical collections arising from GRDC investments: Current status and future outlook.
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Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart
Physical materials and collections (collected or generated) can be outputs of GRDC investments. Examples include plants, soils, isolate collections of weeds, insects, and microorganisms, or the nucleic acids extracted from these materials. Similarly, an investment may generate manipulated organisms for research purposes (e.g. gene knock outs). Sometimes live biological cultures are produced as part of GRDC investments which have significant relevance to industry in future research but also require significant resources to maintain. A good example includes pesticide resistant weed, insect or fungal cultures. It may be important to ensure this biological material is maintained past the completion of an investment, however there are currently no contractual obligations stipulated by GRDC about how research partners store and maintain these materials. Biological collections also play a crucial role in species identification and biodiversity cataloguing, which informs activities such as pest surveillance and biosecurity, and hence are important assets to the grains industry. This investment is for a consultancy that will review the current status of physical materials and collections arising from GRDC investments and make recommendations on how these might be better managed in the future.
Applying for GRDC investments is done via the GRDC Grains Investment Portal. Once egistered users can visit the Portal anytime. To register as a user, please visit https;//access.grdc.com.au
1 The Tenderer must be a single legal entity or recognised firm of partners.
2 The Tenderer and any proposed subcontractor must be compliant with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, the Modern Slavery Act 2018 and any other applicable labour laws and standards in the jurisdiction in which they operate.
3 The Tenderer and any subcontractor must not have a judicial decision against it (not including decisions under appeal) relating to employee entitlements and who have not paid the claim.
4 The Tenderer and any subcontractor must not be named on the Consolidated List, being the list of persons and entities who are subject to targeted financial sanctions or travel bans under Australian sanction laws, as maintained by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
November 2023 - May 2024
Tenderers must submit their responses electronically through the Grains Investment Portal at: https://access.grdc.com.au
For information on 'Applying' and how to register refer to the ATM details on the GRDC's Website https://grdc.com.au/research/partnering-in-rde-investment/tenders