Grains Research and Development

EOI for new Soybean variety

Unique Identifier YY95507
Title Expression of Interest (EOI) in relation to commercialisation of a new Soybean variety, N005a 80
Description EOIs are invited from capable commercial entities for the commercialisation of a new Soybean variety, N005a 80.

GRDC’s purpose is to invest in research, development and extension to create enduring profitability for Australian grain growers.
GRDC is seeking to enter into an exclusive license agreement with a commercial entity, has the necessary skills, knowledge and capacity to market and sell the new Soybean VarietyN005a 80 within Australia for the benefit of Australian Grain Growers. The term of the license is for 5 years with an option to extend for another 5 years.
Publish Date Thursday 9 March 2017
Location ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Other

Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart
Closing date for electronic lodgement of Questions All requests for further information or clarification in relation to this EOI should be made in writing to prior to 5pm ACT local time Tuesday 28 March 2017. All requests and responses to requests will be published on the GRDC website.
Close time and date 5:00pm ACT local time Tuesday 4 April 2017
Eligibility criteria
  1. The Applicant must be a single legal entity.
  2. The Applicant must be financially viable. For the purposes of this condition, "financially viable" means that the Applicant has not had any of the following events occur in respect of it: 

    (a) a meeting of creditors being called or held within the past five years; 
    (b) the appointment of a liquidator, provisional liquidator or administrator within the past five years:  
    (c) the appointment of a controller (as defined in section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001) or analogous person appointed, including in respect of any of its property within the past five years;  
    (d) a failure to comply with the statutory demand in respect of the payment of any debt;  
    (e) an inability to pay debts as they fall due or otherwise becoming insolvent;   
    (f) becoming incapable of managing its own affairs for any reason;  
    (g) taking any step resulting in insolvency under administration (as defined in section 9 of the Corporations Act 2001);  
    (h) entering into a compromise or arrangement with, or assignment for the benefit of, any of its creditors, or any analogous event.
  3. The Applicant must include in its Application details of any known circumstances that may give rise to an actual or potential Conflict of Interest with GRDC, CSIRO or NSW DPI or in responding to this EOI or in the provision of any services under the areas of expertise.
Document contact and enquiries Attention: Melinda Wythes
Grains Research & Development Corporation
Phone: (02) 6166 4510
Electronic lodgement of Applications Applicants must submit their responses via email to

1. Instructions

1.1 Form of response

Before completing this EOI Response Form, the Applicant should ensure that it has read and understood all Parts of the EOI documentation (Documents 1,2,3 and ,4, and the Applicant Checklist at Attachment 1 in Document 4). Please find all documents relevant to this EOI at the bottom of this page.

The Applicant:

  1. should ensure that its Application is substantially in the form of Attachments 1, 2 and 3 in the Response Form;
  2. should fully address all requirements set out in this EOI in preparing its Application; and
  3. may attach additional details, tables etc as an appendix, as appropriate or necessary.

1.2 Completing this response

The Applicant should complete all information requested in this EOI Response Template. The Applicant should type the information requested in each item in the space provided and generally notated ‘[insert details]’ or ‘[Yes/No]’.

Responses will be evaluated in accordance with Document 1, Part 3 of this EOI. The Applicant should ensure that enough detail is provided for the purposes of the evaluation. Information should be presented clearly and succinctly.

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