Aid Procurement Pipeline

DFAT's forecast of major contract opportunities is listed in DFAT's Annual Procurement Plan, and major tenders are advertised through AusTender. The following major tenders and designs are currently underway in DFAT. Please contact if you have any questions.

Note, information on possible projects in-concept or in-design stages 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 project may change at any time and is subject to formal approval by the Australian and partner Governments before any procurement process will commence. This information is subject to delays, revision or cancellation.

Note the following dates for Request for Tenders issued by DFAT for aid programs over the 2018/19 Christmas/New Year period:

  • Wednesday, 5 December 2018 - indicative last date for RFT release in 2018
  • Monday, 21 January 2019 - indicative first date for RFT release in 2019

Updated on 2 January 2019

Title RFT release date Status Point of contact
(DFAT-255) ASEAN Smart Cities Accelerator (ASCA) 30 November 2018 Open
(DFAT - 180) Vanuatu roads for Development Program Phase 2) 23 November 2018 Open
(DFAT-244) Australia Mongolia Extractives Program Phase 2 2 October 2018 Assessment of Proposals
(DFAT-246) Frontier Brokers Implementation Partner (South Asia -South East Asia) 29 August 2018 Contract Signed
(DFAT - 235) Nauru Health 8 October 2018 Assessment of Proposals
(DFAT-203) Vanuatu Education Support Program Phase II 2 August 2018 Contract Negotiations
(DFAT-204) Australia Pacific Security College 25 July 2018 Contract Signed
(DFAT -88) Public Financial Management Program for Institutions and Infrastructure (PFMP-II) 22 June 2018 Assessment of Proposals
(DFAT -112) PNG Economic and Social Infrastructure Program 9 July 2018 Contract Negotiations
(DFAT -168) Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Plus 18 May 2018 Contract Signed
(DFAT -225) ASEAN-Australia Counter-Trafficking 11 May 2018 Contract Signed
(DFAT -181_2) Inclusive Development through Sports Program (Step 2) 12 April 2018 Contract Signed
(DFAT -164) Emerging Markets Impact Investment Fund - Trustee 16 November 2017 Contract Negotiations
(DFAT -217) Australia Awards in Mongolia 12 April 2018 Contract Signed
(DFAT -187) Australia Indonesia Partnership for Promoting Rural Incomes through Support for Markets in Agriculture (AIP PRISMA-2) 14 March 2018 Contract Signed
(DFAT -120) Humanitarian Logistics Capability 7 March 2018 Contract Signed
(DFAT -166) Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) 22 January 2018 Contract Signed
(DFAT -163) Australia Pacific Climate Change Action Program (APCCAP) Support Unit 11 January 2018 Contract Signed
Workforce Planning (Timor) (includes scholarships) February 2019 (est.) In concept
Monitoring and Evaluation Services for Human Development Programs PNG (previously PNG QTAG for health) February 2019 (est.) In design
PNG Health February 2019 (est.) In concept
Australia - Indonesia Partnership for Disaster Risk Reduction February 2019 (est.) In concept
Aus4Water (Enterprise Development Partnership - Vietnam) March 2019 (est.)
Australia-Indonesia Health Security Partnership February 2019 (est.) In design
Vanuatu Health Program March 2019 (est.) In design
Business Partnerships Program (Global) February 2019 (est.) In design
PNG education July 2019 (est.) In concept
Australia Awards South West Asia March 2019 (est.) In concept
Myanmar Scholarships TBC In concept


Open to Market
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Assessment of Proposals
The deadline for submitting proposals has passed, and DFAT is assessing the proposals received
Contract Negotiations
DFAT is negotiating with the preferred tenderer(s)
In design
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In concept
DFAT is conceptualising a project which may then go to design or may go out to tender
Tender documents in design
Design approved and tender documents being prepared

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Last Updated: 2 January 2018