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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.

Grant Opportunity: PATH-2023-031 Snake Bite Partnership
Expression of Interest: Preferred Contractor Listing (PCL)
Program - Phase 2 (AIHSS2) for 13 Provinces in Papua New Guinea
Request for Proposal: IW-RFP-2023-01 Gender Lens Investing Market Building
Request for Proposal: 3020-2023 Travel Management Services


GRANT OPPORTUNITY: PATH-2023-031 Snake Bite Partnership


PATH is a 5-year (01 Aug 2020-30 June 2025) health sector program funded by the Australian Government under the Papua New Guinea – Australia Partnership for Development. PATH works collaboratively with the PNG Government to improve coverage and quality of health services for the people of PNG through effective, equitable, efficient, and inclusive interventions.

With guidance from the NDoH, the PHAs and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Department of Health (BDoH) are responsible for the management and delivery of health services across PNG. PATH assists these organisations to strengthen systems for health service delivery for women’s health (especially maternal health), children’s health, reproductive health, infectious diseases, and women’s and persons with disabilities’ leadership in health reform.

Scope of Services

Abt Associates on behalf of the PATH Program is seeking applications from suitable organisations (consulting firms, non-profit organizations, research and academic institutions etc.) with demonstrated expertise and capacity to assume leadership of the PNG Snakebite Partnership from March 2024.

The successful organisation will also be prepared to work alongside the University of Melbourne team in the transitional handover period from October 2023 – March 2024.

This grant opportunity is seeking qualified, experienced, and capable Service Partners to support the delivery of the following in 12 provinces as per the table:

  • Distribution of lifesaving antivenoms to hospitals and health facilities across PNG,
  • Training of healthcare workers in effective snakebite management,
  • Collection of epidemiological data, on behalf of the NDoH, to assess the burden of snakebite across the country
  • Empower and strengthen local teams to increase the ongoing sustainability of the project

Approach to Market

Those interested in participating in this approach  can request the Opportunity documentation from the Abt Associates Contact Officer at email address – or can access the Grant Opportunity documents online from

The Grant Opportunity documentation is made up of the following:

The closing date and time for submissions is on Friday 09 October 2023 at 5:00 PM, PNG local time.

Enquiries should be made to

Expression of Interest: Preferred Contractor Listing (PCL)


Abt Associates supports the partnership between the Government of Australia and the Government of Papua New Guinea for a stable and prosperous PNG. It supports mutually agreed development initiatives aligned to Government of Papua New Guinea priorities. Abt Associates works with government, institutions and private sector and community stakeholders to improve stability, security, and inclusive economic growth.

Scope of Services

Abt Associates is seeking expressions of interest from formally registered companies for the following services:

  • Contract Managing Supervisors (CMS)
  • Local Building Contractors
  • Minor Civil Works Contractors

The companies must be registered and operating in the following provinces where Abt Associates managed programs are being implemented.

  • National Capital District (NCD)
  • Central Province
  • Northern Province
  • Autonomous Region of Bougainville
  • Western Province
  • East Sepik Province
  • West Sepik Province
  • Morobe Province
  • Western Highlands Province
  • Enga Province

Successful companies will be placed on a Preferred Contractor Listing (PSL) for two year (option of 2 years extension) and may be called upon to provide building construction services when needed in the duration of the programs.

Expression of Interest

Those interested in participating in this approach can request the EOI documentation from the Abt Associates Contact Officer at email address –

The EOI documentation is made up of the following:

The closing date and time for submissions is on Monday 09 October 2023 at 5:00 PM, PNG local

Enquiries should be made via emails only to


Request for Proposal: IW-RFP-2023-01 Gender Lens Investing Market Building


Abt Associates (ACN 091591294) is managing Investing in Women (IW), an initiative of the Australian Government. IW seeks to accelerate gender equality by supporting women to thrive in the workplace and succeed in business in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

As IW enters its second phase, an upstream knowledge gap has been identified among capital providers, including Limited Partners (LPs) such as high-net worth individuals (HNWIs), next generation investors, family offices/foundations, asset allocators, university endowments, pension funds, and sovereign worth funds. A study by the International Finance Corporation found that 65% of LPs – also known as capital providers - say they care about gender but only 25% ask about it when assessing investment partners and funds.  This disconnect in the continuum of capital is an opportunity for IW to add value by collaborating with key ecosystem stakeholders to close the knowledge gap, change LP perceptions around GLI, and catalyze greater demand among LPs for GLI products.

The IW hypothesis around market building is:

  • if capital providers understand the value of GLI in terms of mitigating risks and realising untapped market opportunity,
  • and they ask GPs how they integrate gender into their investment theses,
  • then GPs will respond and more quickly embrace GLI, tapping into the existing training that is already available in the market.

This shift in demand for GLI strategies among LPs will catalyse increased GLI offerings, which will fuel increases in capital available to businesses that support women and result in women succeeding in business and thriving in the workplace.

GLI Learning Strategy Design

We will seek multiple partners to lead on activities that (1) will help increase capital providers’ understanding about the social impact value that investing in women creates, (2) will showcase and further develop the business case for stronger financial return when intentionally targeting women, and (3) will facilitate the incorporation of GLI practices to manage investor risks. The goal of the activities proposed is to increase demand among capital providers for GLI strategies and products by raising their awareness and empowering them with tools.

We seek highly credible partners, who already have strong networks among capital providers and are interested in LP capacity building, peer-to-peer learning, tool creation/adaptation, and thought leadership around investing in women. For IW, we define this array of potential activities proposed by potential partners as a GLI learning strategy. We request that potential partners articulate in their GLI learning strategy for how Asian investors (or global investors investing in ASEAN, particularly IW target countries) will be engaged and access GLI knowledge and tools.

We welcome a multi-prong learning strategy that may be comprised of any/all of the following: peer-to-peer learning, showcasing case studies, development/adaptation of LP GLI tools, actionable research, thought leadership, and/or building a stronger East-West community among capital providers interested in GLI. We will prioritise collaborations where partners have existing presence in Asia, particularly ASEAN, or are interested in deepening their work with ASEAN impact investors. We are open to partners recommending the best entry point, given their members’ current level of GLI knowledge. We are also open to proposals from consortiums that expand the reach to capital providers.


The activities may be global in nature. However, we ask partners to provide a clearly articulated plan on how global activities directly benefit ASEAN with an emphasis on the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam.


Proposal duration should be for no less than 24 months with extensions available until June 2027. Activities should ideally commence anytime between Oct – Dec 2023.


Multiple awards may be provided, up to AU$1 million per award over entire contract duration.

Funding may vary from year to year depending on the agreed activities. The maximum funding that may be allocated under this arrangement to any individual Proposal is AUD 350,000 annually. Funding will be negotiated on a case by case basis according to criteria such as Value for Money. Any final decision will be based on the results of the selection and due diligence processes.

Approach to Market

The Request for Proposal can be found on

The tender for proposals will close at 5:00 pm Philippine Standard Time, 11 August 2023.


Enquiries should be made to IW Contracts at


Request for Proposal: 3020-2023 Travel Management Services


Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and implementing programs in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and was named one of the 40 international development innovators. It has corporate offices in the U.S., Australia and the U.K., and program offices in more than 50 countries. The Abt Associates Australia (Abt) corporate head office is located in Brisbane, Australia with a program office located in Canberra, Australia.

Abt’s international development portfolio has programs located in many places across Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with international offices based in Port Moresby, Manila, Philippines, Solomon Islands and multiple others. It also has other global business connections with the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK) and many other locations. These business activities require a high level of travel and mobilisation/de-mobilisation of personnel both domestically and internationally. Abt is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those traveling.

Scope of Services

Abt is seeking the submission of a proposal by a suitably equipped, Australian-based travel management company (TMC) to undertake the management of its business travel portfolio and assist in the various functions of travel booking, reporting, policy management and account management.

Abt is seeking to partner with a competent TMC that has experience providing similar services to organisations comparable to Abt (international development/aid/NGO etc.) and extensive global experience and reach in full ticketing and reservation services for all commercial modes of domestic and international travel, via an online booking tool and full service agent services.

Request for Proposal

Interested parties may request the RFP documentation via email at or can access the RFP documents online from

The RFP documentation is made up of the following:

The closing date and time for submissions is Wednesday 09 August 2023, 5:00 PM AEST.

ADDENDUM 1 - issued 24 July 2023; documentation available via email request from or online via

ADDENDUM 2 - issued 2 August 2023; documentation available via email request from or online via

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