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Due Diligence Services Panel
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Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart
The Due Diligence (DD) Services Panel will provide DFAT risk management area with a streamlined means to procure services for due diligence assessments in an efficient and cost effective way.
· The objectives of the Panel are to:
(a) Strengthen risk management processes through identification and assessment of delivery partner risks and what controls may be needed to mitigate those risks, prior to agreement finalisation;
(b) Support sound funding decisions to be transparent, robust and defensible; and
(c) Undertake accreditation assessments in a consistent and pragmatic manner.
· Panel members will provide services in one or more of the following categories:
(a) Category 1 – Comprehensive Assessment of Commercial Partners; and
(b) Category 2 – Comprehensive Assessment of Multilateral Organisations.
· The Category 1 is open to suppliers (Companies only) based in both Australia and overseas. The Category 2 is open to suppliers (Companies and Individuals) based in both Australia and overseas. There is no limit on the number of panel members in each category.
· A more detailed description of the requirements can be found in the Statement of Requirements in Schedule 1 in Part 3: Draft Deed.
(a) The Category 1 is open to Tenderers (Companies only) based in both Australia and overseas.
(b) The Category 2 is open to Tenderers (Companies and Individuals) based in both Australia and overseas. If the Tenderer is an Individual, it must be a sole trader or a partner from a partnership;
(c) The Tenderer agrees to contract as a single legal entity;
(d) The Tenderer must not be named as not complying with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth);
(e) 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;
(f) 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
(g) The Tenderer complies with the Black Economy Procurement Connected Policy.
Initial Term – Three (3) years from 3 August 2020 to 30 June 2023
Option Period – Further three (3) years until 30 June 2026