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On-farm grain storage – development and extension to support best practice management
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On-farm grain storage continues to play a critical role in driving the profitability of grain businesses across Australia.
Coordinated nationally, this investment for the Development & Extension (D&E) of best practice techniques and on-farm grain storage management, will be delivered across all grain growing regions of Australia. This investment aligns with GRDC’s Key Investment Target 4.3 Strategy and will support growers to optimise operational efficiencies during and after harvest, increase market opportunities particularly in high value crops, add value to cereal grain production through blending and segregation, and maintain seed quality for planting purposes.
The investment will engage with industry across the supply chain to develop and improve efficiencies delivering return on investment to growers and increasing farm profits. D&E activities within each region will be delivered by on-farm grain storage specialists with extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of storing grain, including but not limited to: experience in the understanding of design, structure and planning on-farm storage complexes to meet individual farming business requirements; the economics of storing grain on-farm including return on investment; harvester to storage handling management and logistics of all crops grown in Australia, pest management, logistics, grain quality and segregations as well as storing retained seed for planting.
To register as a first-time user, please visit https://access.grdc.com.au/ and:
• 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 GRDC Contracts Administrator via email email@example.com or use the online support function available.
For information on "Applying" and how to register refer to these guides in the GRDC help centre:
• The Applicant must be a single legal entity or recognised firm of partners.
• The Applicant and any proposed subcontractor must be compliant with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.
• The applicant 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.
• The applicant 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.
This 4-year investment and will commence in October 2020.
All applications must be submitted via the GRDC Grains Investment Portal https://access.grdc.com.au/ by 2 pm AEDT Monday, 14 September 2020.