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Update 16 Jan: This Tender is currently under review

Southern NSW Regional Cropping Solutions Technical Facilitator

RTF Description RFT No. PROC-9174836: Request for Tender for Southern NSW Regional Cropping Solutions Technical Facilitator.
Release date Thursday, 22 December 2016
Closing date and time 5:00pm ACT local time Monday, 30 January 2017
Document contact and enquiries Attention: Tegan Slade
Grains Research and Development Corporation
Phone: (02) 68815901
Email: Tegan.slade@grdc.com.au
Electronic lodgement of tenders Tenderers must submit their responses electronically through the Grains Investment Portal at https://access.grdc.com.au in conjunction with the provided tender documents.
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The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is a statutory corporation established under the Primary Industries Research and Development Act 1989. It is subject to accountability and reporting obligations set out in the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. It is responsible for planning, investing in and overseeing research and development, and delivering improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry.

The Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) structure was developed to further ensure grower levies are targeted to address major production constraints and opportunities in the GRDC Southern Region. With the GRDC boundary change Southern NSW is now a part of the GRDC Northern Region, and as such a new structure needs to be put in place to service the growers of Southern NSW.

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) are seeking to contract a full-time consultant to provide the services of Technical Facilitator for Regional Cropping Solutions in Southern NSW for up to five (5) years.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Demonstrated a minimum 10 years sound knowledge an experience in the grains industry
  • Experience in experimental design and methodology
  • Highly developed presentation, facilitation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Southern NSW agricultural systems
  • Extensive networks with growers, agronomists and researchers within Southern NSW
  • Proven experience in negotiating and facilitating outcomes that deliver benefits to growers.
  • An ability to work flexibly in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • A Degree in Science, Agricultural Science or equivalent

Applications close at 5PM AEST on the 30th January 2017

Application period

The application end date for the current round is as advised on the Grains Investment Portal for this funding opportunity (see below for details on how to apply).

Selection criteria

The successful applicant will have:

  • Demonstrated a minimum 10 years sound knowledge an experience in the grains industry
  • Experience in experimental design and methodology
  • Highly developed presentation, facilitation, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Southern NSW agricultural systems
  • Extensive networks with growers, agronomists and researchers within Southern NSW
  • Proven experience in negotiating and facilitating outcomes that deliver benefits to growers.
  • An ability to work flexibly in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • A Degree in Science, Agricultural Science or equivalent

Eligibility

Australian Citizenship is a requirement. No agencies, please.

A current unrestricted Australian Drivers Licence

Applying

Applying for GRDC supported programs is now done using the GRDC Grains Investment Portal.  Once registered, users can visit the Portal anytime.

To register as a user, please visit https://access.grdc.com.au/

  • Click on the register button at the top right 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 apply for funding.

To apply for support for a proposed study tour, once logged in to the Portal, choose ‘Apply for Funding’ and select Southern NSW Regional Cropping Solutions Technical Facilitator from the selections available.

Complete 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 Tegan Slade – Contracts Administrator North via email Tegan.slade@grdc.com.au

Application evaluation

Applications will be considered by a selection committee and applicants will be informed of the decision within six weeks of the application closing date.

1. Instructions

1.1 Form of response

Before completing this RFT Response Template, the Tenderer should ensure that it has read and understood all Parts of the RFT documentation (Parts 1-3, and the Tender Checklist at Attachment 1). This RFT Response Template is in addition to information required to be supplied via the Grains Investment Portal. Please find tender documents at the bottom of this page.

The Tenderer:

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

1.2 Completing this response

The Tenderer should complete all information requested in this RFT Response Template and upload as an attachment to its Tender using the Grains Investment Portal.

The Tenderer should type the information requested in each item in the space provided and generally notated ‘[insert details]’ or ‘[Yes/No]’. Tenders will be evaluated in accordance with Part 3 of this RFT. The Tenderer should ensure that enough detail is provided for the purposes of the evaluation. Information should be presented clearly and succinctly. The inclusion of general marketing or other information that does not address the Evaluation Criteria is discouraged.

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