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Australia Mongolia Extractives Program Phase 2
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The AMEP facility has been running since 2013. It aims to improve government capacity to manage a vital resource for Mongolia, and underlines Australia’s political and commercial interest in a well-functioning extractives sector in the country. It works primarily with the Ministry of Mining and Heavy Industry and the Mineral Resources and Petroleum Authority of Mongolia. Following a review in July 2018, it is proposed to continue the facility as AMEP 2 for a further four years from April 2019 with an allocation of AUD8.5 million. This allows for expenditure at just under double the rate of the first phase.
Governance issues in the extractives sector remain serious. The sector is over-dependent on two major investments, the major copper-gold mine Oyu Tolgoi and the more uncertain expansion of the Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi coking coalmine. Public opinion has turned in many areas against mining, the exploration pipeline is drying up, current investments have had multiple difficulties with national and local government, and a number of foreign investors have left the country. In the light of these circumstances, AMEP 2 will focus on the environment for domestic and foreign investment, which might cover work on licencing, taxation, transparent and fair regulation, environmental protection regimes and government capacity to provide pre-competitive services.
DFAT has a requirement for the implementation of AMEP Phase II scheduled to commence in April 2019 and conclude March 2023. The program will also have an option to extend the contract for up to a further 1 years.
Minimum Form and Content Requirements:
(a) Tenders (including all attachments and statements) are to be written in English;
(b) All measurements are to be expressed in Australian legal units of measurement unless otherwise specified; and
(c) Tenders are to include substantially completed Tender Response Schedules 1-3 and Tender Response Statements A-D in accordance with the instructions in Part 1 of this RFT.
Conditions for Participation:
(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) TheTenderer agrees to contract as a single legal entity.
April 2019 - March 2023