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Support Unit - Advisor Team and Facility Management
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The Commonwealth of Australia, represented by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (‘Department’), invites Tenders for the provision of a Support Unit encompassing an Advisor Team and Facility Management, in accordance with this Request for Tender (RFT).
The Department is seeking a Managing Contractor to deliver support services that will assist the Department’s bilateral aid program to Sri Lanka to transition successfully into a set of strategic, long-term economic and governance partnerships between Australia and
Sri Lanka. The support activities required are:
1.An Advisor Team that can provide independent advice and technical assistance on a range of issues including, but not limited to: monitoring, evaluation and learning; gender equality and social inclusion; governance and economics; communication for change; and tourism
2.Facility management to assist the implementation of the Knowledge and Linkages for an Inclusive Economy (KLIE) Grants program
3.Facility management to support a small grants program, depending on the Department’s central policy directives.
DFAT has a requirement for the implementation of a Support Unit encompassing an Advisor Team and Facility Management scheduled to commence and run for two (2) years from Contract signing. The program will also have an option to extend the contract for up to at least a further two years.
A more detailed description of the Services required by the Department can be found in the Statement of Requirements in Part 3: Draft Contract.
(a) The Tenderer must not be named as not complying with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth);
(b) The Tenderer must not be listed on the World Bank List or any similar List maintained by a development donor or is the subject of an informal investigation or temporary suspension which could lead the Tenderer becoming so listed;
(c) The Tenderer must not be subject to an adverse Court or Tribunal decision (not including decisions under appeal) for a breach of any workplace relations law, work health and safety law, or workers’ compensation law, or if the Tenderer is subject, that the Tenderer has fully complied, or is fully complying with the Court or Tribunal order; and
(d) The Tenderer agrees to contract as a single legal entity.
Initial term 2 years and up to 2 years option