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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: KI-2020-052 - Kokoda Track Authority (KTA) – Ranger Capacity Development Project



Abt Associates on behalf of the Australian Government through the Kokoda Initiative Partnership (KIP) is seeking submissions from suitable organisations (consulting firms, non-profit organisations, academic institutions etc.) with the expertise and capability to Implement a Ranger Capacity Development Project (RCDP) for the Kokoda Track Authority (KTA).

The RCDP will focus on both field-based and classroom-based skill development tailored specifically for the Kokoda Track with a range of basic skills developed in 2021. High performing graduates from the basic course will receive additional advanced training leading to an internationally recognised qualification in 2022.

The Kokoda Initiative Partnership (KIP) is funded by the Government of Australia, through the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade. Abt Associates is the managing contractor for KIP.

Objective – the RCDP will;

  • Enable more effective management of the Kokoda Track, including the protection of its special military significance and its natural values.
  • Promote the institutional strengthening of the KTA, through improved Ranger capacity, to manage the Kokoda Track more effectively.
  • Ensure the Kokoda Track remains safe and accessible for communities and tourists, and its special military significance is protected.
  • Deliver wider benefits and act as a model for effective protected area management across the country.
  • Incrementally build and implement Ranger skills and capabilities over a two-year period as a pilot.

Tender Response

Those interested in participating in this competitive approach to market can request the Request For Proposal (RFP) documents from the Abt Associates Contact Officer at –

RFP submission closes on Sunday 24 January 2021 at 5:00 PM, PNG local time.

RFP documentation:

  1. Parts 1-4 Request for Proposal
  2. Part 5 Proposal Response Schedule
  3. Part 6 Draft Contract
  4. Child Protection Policy for Partners
  5. KI-2020-052_Industrial Briefing minutes
  6. KI-2020-052_Addendum 1

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