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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: Angel Investor Impact Investing Networks IW – RFP – 2019 – 03

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The opportunity has just been uploaded to the DFAT AusConnect website. https://ausconnect.dfat.gov.au/

The document can also be downloaded from the IW website at https://investinginwomen.asia/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Abt-Associates-RFP-Angel-Investor-Impact-Investing-Networks_IW-RFP-2019-03.pdf

All solicitation responses and contact emails must be sent to procurement@investinginwomen.asia

Download the documentation:

Request for Proposal: Industry and Networks Partnerships Impact Investing IW – RFP – 2019 – 01

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Request for Proposal: Advisory Support for Gender Lens Investing IW – RFP – 2019 – 02

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Request for Tender: Digital Content Marketing Services IW-RFT-2019-02

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Summary
Abt Associates as the Managing Contractor for the Investing in Women (IW) Program is seeking tenders for the provision of Digital Content Marketing Services in Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam. Tenderers will be evaluated on their ability to provide a value for money Tender as per the details described in the Request for Tender (RFT) documentation.

Description
Investing in Women is an initiative of the Australian Government that is catalysing inclusive economic growth by contributing towards women’s economic empowerment in South East Asia. Established in 2016, Investing in Women works innovatively to improve women’s economic participation as employees and as entrepreneurs and to influence the enabling environment to promote women’s economic empowerment in the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Investing in Women focuses on the following pathways:

1. Workplace Gender Equality (WGE) - We partner with influential businesses and coalitions to drive gender equality by shifting workplace culture and practices and support business to address policy barriers to advancing WGE.

2. Impact Investment for Women’s SMEs – We establish blended finance instruments with leading impact investors to move capital with a gender lens for women-owned and women-led Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and we develop partnerships with industry networks and strategic intermediaries to normalise gender lens investing principles across the growing impact investing field.

3. Influencing Gender Norms – We work with a range of advocacy partners to shift harmful attitudes and practices that entrench discrimination against women in the world of work.

RFT Link - https://investinginwomen.asia/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Abt-Request-for-Tender-Digital-Content_IW-RFT-2019-02.pdf

All submissions and enquiries, as per RFT, must be directed to Contracts using the email address procurement@investinginwomen.asia

Tender submissions close 4.00 pm Manila time 27 May 2019. No late responses will be accepted.

• 26 April 2019 – Call for Tenders commences
• 27 May – Deadline of submission of Tenders
• 6 June 2019 – Conclusion of TEP Review and Recommendation

REQUEST FOR TENDER: PSLR-2019-001: Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct (“Precinct”) Tracer Study

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Background / Overview
The Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct (Precinct) is a partnership between the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) and the Government of Australia (GoA) to support the development of ethical and capable public-sector leaders in PNG.

The goal of the Precinct is to support the efforts of the GoPNG to grow a new generation of ethical public service leaders, both men and women, capable and motivated to collaborate, lead and manage the delivery of equitable and inclusive government services.

Abt Associates on behalf of the Precinct is seeking submissions from suitable organizations with the expertise and capability to provide services required for the Precinct Tracer Study.

Objective
Through a Request for Tender (RFT), Abt Associates seeks to establish a services contract with a service provider to trace Precinct program participants and establish the extent to which they have benefited from the Precinct training and now possess the required competencies to undertake their roles and responsibilities.

Engagement Deliverables
The consultancy will work with stakeholders from the GoPNG, the GoA and the Precinct team at Abt Associates to agree on the design, methodology, and tools to employ for the Tracer Study. The consultancy will then undertake and report on the Tracer Study per the Terms of Reference for the work.

Tender Particulars
Closing date and time for RFT submissions: 19 February 2019, 5:00 pm Port Moresby local time

Tender documentation:

Enquires should be made to procurement@amspng.org

REQUEST FOR TENDER: EGIG-2018-003 - Examining Internet Pricing Models for Papua New Guinea

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Background / Overview
The Business Council of Papua New Guinea (BCPNG), the Australian High Commission to Papua New Guinea and the Economic Governance and Inclusive Growth Partnership delivered by Abt Associates intend to support an evidence-based research activity to contribute to discussions about improving the affordability of retail internet in PNG.

Objective
The purpose of the research activity is to produce an evidence-based report for the BCPNG that clearly shows the benefits to business, government and the community of improved internet affordability in PNG. The report will identify the retail price currently faced by businesses in PNG, and how these compare to other countries. It will then provide a proposed price-point and pricing structure, estimating the gains for business and the community with more affordable internet. Finally, the report will propose a structure of the State Owned Enterprise (SOE) wholesale provider that will maintain profitability and ensure the Coral Sea Cable translates to increased affordability for business and consumers.

Engagement Deliverables
Delivery of a final report to BCPNG and advocacy materials.

Tender Particulars
Closing date and time for RFT submissions: 31 January 2019, 5:00 pm Port Moresby local time.

Tender documentation:

Enquires should be made to procurement@amspng.org

 
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