Expressions of Interest to breed Vetch in Australia

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) have co-invested in the breeding and commercial release of vetch since 1992, assisting vetch to become an important pasture in Australia. The germplasm generated in this program is currently co-owned by GRDC and SARDI.

GRDC and SARDI wish to explore alternative models for the development and commercial deployment of vetch varieties that offer value for money invested and continue to deliver high quality varieties to Australian grain growers to achieve the industry objectives of increasing yield, providing new and improved traits to improve profitability and to position the crop for new higher-value market opportunities. GRDC will manage this process on behalf of SARDI. SARDI reserves the right to submit an application.

GRDC is seeking Proposals from parties, including consortia, who may be interested in vetch breeding.

This EOI process may be the first of a multi-stage procurement process. Further information on the next stage (if any) will be made available after the EOI is completed.

Registration of Interest and Confidentiality

Interested parties wishing to obtain access to the EOI Information Pack are required to register (in writing) by contacting Marie Ann Perry Upon registration potential applicants will be provided with the EOI Information Pack.

Interested parties who register will be deemed to have agreed to treat the information contained in the EOI Information Pack as confidential and not use the information contained in the EOI Information Pack other than for the purposes of preparing an EOI application and in subsequent discussions with GRDC.

Any questions regarding this EOI should be addressed to:

Marie Ann Perry, Contract Administrator

Lodgement of EOI

Respondents must submit their Proposals by email to by Wednesday, 10 June 2020, at 05:00 PM ACT local time (the Closing Time) to be considered. - Proposals lodged after the Closing Time or that do not provide all the information requested may be excluded from consideration.