Support Unit – Advisor Team and Facility Management (Sri Lanka)

31 January 2019

The Support Unit – Advisor Team and Linkages Program - is a AUD3 million 2 year program (2019 – 2021) with an option for a further 2 year extension with potentially increased funding.

This program requires a Managing Contractor (MC) to deliver up to three components of the Australian bilateral aid program to Sri Lanka: 

  1. To contract and administratively support an Advisor Team capable of providing high quality strategic and operational advice in areas that include (but may not be limited to): Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning; Gender Equality and Social Inclusion; Governance and Economics; Communication for Change; and Tourism.
  2. To assist DFAT implement a high quality Knowledge and Linkages for an Inclusive Economy (KLIE) Grants program that provides grants to support the establishment of long-term, productive government-to-government, professional and research linkages between Sri Lankan and Australian institutions; and
  3. Possibly establish a small grants program from Financial Year 2020-21 that will fund up to ten small grants each year. This program will focus on funding small projects managed by individuals, community groups, the private sector, non-government organisations (NGOs), local government agencies or not-for-profit organisations.

A procurement process will be undertaken commencing in February 2019.

Interested organisations are encouraged to join DFAT supplier network at: LinkedIn - DFAT Supplier Network.

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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 the described services. The scale, scope and focus of the proposed investment may change at any time and is subject to formal approval by the Australian Government before a tender process will commence. This potential procurement opportunity is subject to delays, revision or cancellation.

Last Updated: 31 January 2019