This page is optimized for a taller screen. Please rotate your device or increase the size of your browser window.

Australia Solicitations

Abt Associates is defined by its mission: to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. Our global staff works in more than 60 countries and our work is funded by governments, international organizations and the private sector.

We depend on a variety of partner organizations, businesses, and independent contractors to support client projects. We focus on selecting the right partner by conducting competitive procurements to obtain the best value. Depending on the need and requirements, we issue tenders for quotations (RFQs), requests for proposals (RFPs), requests for information (RFIs), requests for applications (RFAs), and independent contractor opportunities. Our grant and tender processes are competitive and are consistent with the Australian Commonwealth Procurement and Grant Guidelines.

We do not accept unsolicited applications for opportunities that are not specified here.

Request for Proposal: IW-RFP-07 – COVID-19 Influencing Gender Norms Campaign


Background / Overview

Abt Associates Pty Ltd (ACN 091591294) is managing Investing in Women (IW), an Initiative of the Australian Government Department, on behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT, as the Client). Launched in 2016, IW promotes women’s economic empowerment by redressing socio-cultural barriers to women’s full economic participation, whether in leadership positions, access to capital, labour force participation, or workplace equality. From its regional base in the Philippines, IW also operates in Indonesia, Vietnam, and – to a certain extent – Myanmar.

As part of its work in Influencing Gender Norms, IW is already working with partner organizations in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Through the existing partnerships, and two new partnerships sought through this RFP, IW aims to create a diverse network of local voices and influencers undertake impactful campaigns on positively shifting gender norms among urban millennials and within formal sector workplaces.


IW is seeking to develop partnership arrangements with organizations active in Indonesia and/ or Vietnam to implement creative social media campaigns to positively influence specific gender norms among targeted urban millennials in Indonesia and Vietnam in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Engagement Deliverables

The COVID-19 Influencing Gender Norms Campaigns will promote positive models of behaviour in terms of men sharing domestic work and women’s career choices among urban millennial populations. The campaigns will be informed by market or audience research that explores the latest situation regarding specific gendered norms, particularly identifying areas of ‘positive deviance’ that have been compelled by the pandemic. Campaigns will measure prevailing attitudes, perceptions and practice at baseline, during implementation and at conclusion. Campaigns will run from 12 to 22 months.

Approach to Market

Request for Proposal submissions closes on Monday 21 December 2020 at 5:00 PM, Philippine standard time (PhST).


Enquiries should be made to: IW Contracts at


REQUEST FOR TENDER: EGIG-2020-015 Financial Accounting and Audit Services: Support Services for Arrears Verification Committee



Abt Associates on behalf of the Economic Governance and Inclusive Growth Partnership and the Government of PNG, is seeking submissions from suitably qualified organisations with the expertise and capability to provide financial accounting and/or audit services to the Arrears Verification Committee. The Arrears Verification Committee is responsible for the management and facilitation payment of PNG Government arrears to businesses.

The Economic Governance and Inclusive Growth Partnership is funded by the Government of Australia, through the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade.


The overall objective of this assignment is to provide adequate support to the Arrears Verification Committee chaired by Treasury Department and its partner agencies (Department of Planning and Monitoring and Department of Finance) in conducting the stocktaking, verification and classification of outstanding arrears.

Tender Response

Those interested in participating in this competitive approach should register their interest with the Abt Associates Contact Officer at – to ensure they have access to any addenda or Q&A documents.

RFT submission closes on Sunday 23 August 2020 at 5:00 PM, PNG local time.

RFT documentation:

Enquires should be made to

Work With Us
Ready to change people's lives? We want to hear from you.
We do more than solve the challenges our clients have today. We collaborate to solve the challenges of tomorrow.