Australian Embassy
The Philippines

AusTender - Procurements

Tender – Trade and Inclusive Economic Growth Facility Philippines

DFAT has a Request for Tender (RFT) for the provision of Trade and Inclusive Economic Growth Facility Philippines. The goal of the Facility is to support the Philippines in building the foundations for sustained and inclusive economic growth. The indicative end of program outcomes, which will be reviewed and refined in the Facility set-up phase, are:

  • reduced barriers to selected trade and investment flows;
  • reduced cost of doing business and an improved business environment;
  • empowerment of women and poor and vulnerable communities through improved participation in the economy including in entrepreneurship; and
  • stronger government institutions that can better design and implement policy and provide services.

The requirement is scheduled to last for an initial period of four years (2017- 2021) with an option to extend for a further four years until 2025, subject to a relevant recommendation through an independent review in the third year of implementation. The Facility is planned to commence by September 2017.

Industry Briefing - Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement in the Philippines and Trade and Inclusive Economic Growth Facility

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will hold an industry briefing to inform interested parties about two Australian Aid Program procurements for the Philippines:

  • Trade and Inclusive Economic Growth Facility (refer to DFAT-127 below)
  • Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement in the Philippines (refer to DFAT-123 below)

The briefing will be held at:

Australia Centre, Australian Embassy in Manila
Level 23 Tower 2, RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Avenue, Makati City
Metro Manila, Philippines 

Monday 20 March 2017, 9:00am to 5:00pm

The industry briefing will be in two parts. In the morning, there will be a presentation about DFAT’s procurement policy and processes, and briefings on the two procurements. In the afternoon, interested parties are welcome to book one-on-one appointments with DFAT staff if they wish to ask further questions about each procurement.

The schedule for the industry briefing is shown below:

Time

Item

09:00 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 09:35

Welcome Remarks

Presenter - Nardia Simpson, Counsellor - Economic, Australian Embassy

09:35 - 10:00

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Procurement Policy and Processes

(including question and answers)

Presenter - Eduardo Cajina, Assistant Director, Contracting and Services Branch

10:00 - 11:00

Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement in the Philippines

(including question and answers)

Presenter - William Tan, Portfolio Manager, Australian Embassy

11:00 - 11:15

Break - Coffee and Tea

11:15 - 12:15

Trade and Inclusive Economic Growth Facility

(including question and answers)

Presenter - Ming Toh, First Secretary - Economic, Australian Embassy

12:15

Presentation Closes

12:15 - 13:30

Break

Slot 1.   13:30 - 13:40

Slot 2.   13:45 - 13:55

Slot 3.   14:00 - 14:10

Slot 4.   14:15 - 14:25

Slot 5.   14:30 - 14:40

Slot 6.   14:45 - 14:55

30 minute break

Slot 7.   15:30 - 15:40

Slot 8.   15:45 - 15:55

Slot 9.   16:00 - 16:10

Slot 10. 16:15 - 16:25

Slot 11. 16:30 - 16:40

Slot 12. 16:45 - 16:55

One-on-one appointments - Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement in the Philippines; and Trade and Inclusive Economic Growth Facility

 

 

 

17:00

Industry Briefing Closes

Please note that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will not be liable for any travel, accommodation or other costs incurred by participants.

Attendance Confirmation

Interested parties should nominate a maximum of three participants and confirm their attendance no later than Wednesday 15 March 2017. Please e-mail TIEGF@dfat.gov.au (for the Trade and Inclusive Growth Facility) or tender-australiaawardsphilippines@dfat.gov.au (for the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement in the Philippines), and provide the name of your organisation and up to three representatives at the industry briefing. Kindly bring identification documents on the day of the event (i.e. passport or driver licence, etc).

To request a one-on-one appointment in the afternoon, please also contact TIEGF@dfat.gov.au (for the Trade and Inclusive Growth Facility) or tender-australiaawardsphilippines@dfat.gov.au (for the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement in the Philippines). Kindly specify your preferred time slot (see schedule above), noting that they are ten minutes in duration. Only one slot will be made available to an organisation for each procurement.

 

Framework - Trade and Inclusive Economic Growth Facility (February 2017)

This document articulates the framework for a Trade and Inclusive Economic Growth Facility (the Facility). It functions as the reference document for a managing contractor to implement a responsive facility from which a series of trade and inclusive economic growth activities will be designed and delivered. This document states the goal of the investment and the delivery approach. The specific outcomes of the investment that will form the basis for the monitoring and evaluation of the Facility, will be designed by the managing contractor and approved by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Indicative outcomes are reflected in this document.

This information is provided for planning purposes only and it does not represent solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment to purchase or tender for any described services. The scale, scope and focus of any proposed program may change at any time and is subject to formal approval by the Australian and Philippine Governments before any procurement process will commence. Should a procurement commence, we anticipate commencing in March 2017. This information is subject to delays, revision or cancellations.

Tender - Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program Philippines

DFAT has a requirement for a contractor to implement the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program in the Philippines (the Program), providing the management, operation and administrative resources required to deliver the Program. The contractor will support long and short term study and training opportunities within the framework of the global Australia Awards Scholarship Program as well as more targeted short term training outside the remit of the Australia Awards. In addition to this the contractor will manage Australia’s alumni engagement in the Philippines.

The contractor will be required to collaborate with DFAT in designing implementation arrangements for the Program. This includes designing a governance process for determining the appropriate mix of scholarships each year, developing a flexible toolkit of training and study opportunities and a strategy for alumni engagement in the Philippines.

 

Industry Briefing - Upcoming Procurements for Australia’s Aid Program in the Philippines

The Australian Embassy in the Philippines will hold a briefing to inform interested parties about upcoming Australian Aid Program procurements for the Philippines. The briefing will be held at:

Discovery Primea Hotel, 2nd Floor Cervantes Room 
6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City,  Metro Manila, Philippines 
Tuesday 23 August 2016 , 12:30 to 17:05

The industry briefing will cover procurements that will be released into the market in the next six months.

  1. Education Pathways to Peace in Mindanao (see link to AusTender below)
  2. Trade and Inclusive Economic Growth Facility (see draft concept note below)
  3. Connecting Transport Infrastructure for Economic Development (see information sheet below)
  4. Australia Awards Scholarships (see information sheet below)

More detailed information about each of these investments, including information sheets, concept notes, and design documents will be made available on this website two weeks before the industry briefing date.

The information that will be provided at the industry briefing is for planning purposes only and it does not represent solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment to purchase or tender for any described services.  The scale, scope and focus of any proposed program may change at any time and is subject to formal approval by the Australian and Philippines Governments before any procurement process will commence. Programs may also be subject to delays, revision or cancellations.

Please note that the Australian Embassy in the Philippines will not be liable for any travel, accommodation or other costs incurred by participants.

Attendance Confirmation

Interested parties should nominate a maximum of 2 participants and confirm their attendance with Ms. Krismarie Diaz no later than Friday 12 August 2016. Please e-mail Krismarie.diaz@dfat.gov.au, and provide your full name and the organisation that you represent. Kindly bring identification documents on the day of the event (i.e. passport or driver licence, etc).

Further Appointments

Australian Embassy staff will also be available to meet interested parties on Wednesday 24 August, the day following the industry briefings. Kindly contact Ms. Krismarie Diaz (Krismarie.diaz@dfat.gov.au) to schedule a meeting at the Australian Embassy.

Time Item Presenter
 

12:30-13:00

Registration  
13:00-13:05 Introduction - Outline of the Program

Ming Toh

First Secretary - Economic

13:05-13:15

Welcome Message

Amanda Gorely

Australian Ambassador to the Philippines

13:15-13:35

About Australia’s Aid Program

to the Philippines

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Mat Kimberley

Deputy Head of Mission

13:35-14:00

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s

Procurement Policy and Processes

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Eduardo Cajina

Assistant Director

Contracting and Services Branch

14:00-14:40

Investment Briefing Part 1: 
Trade and Inclusive
 Economic Growth Facility 
(including question and answers)

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Daniel Featherston

Counsellor - Economic

14:40-15:10

Coffee Break  

15:10-15:50

Investment Briefing Part 2:

Connecting Transport Infrastructure

for Economic Development

(including question and answers)

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Daniel Featherston

Counsellor - Economic

15:50-16:10

Investment Briefing Part 3:

Australia Awards Scholarships

(including question and answers)

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Daniel Featherston

Counsellor - Economic

16:10-17:00

Investment Briefing Part 4:

Education Pathways

to Peace in Mindanao (inc. question and answers)

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Nigel Bruce

First Secretary - Development

17:00-17:05 

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