Request for Quote: Kangaroo and Wallaby Dependent Young Stunning

This Request for Quotation (RFQ) is seeking services to measure the effectiveness of non-penetrative captive bolt to stun dependent young prior to euthanizing as part of the AgriFutures™ Kangaroo Program.

The Kangaroo and Wallaby Dependent Young Stunning RFQ closes Monday, 18 July 2022 at 3pm (AEST).

Background

The aim of this project is to provide AgriFutures Australia with the research to develop standard operating procedures (SOP) for the best practice use of non-penetrative captive bolt to achieve insensibility prior to the humane euthanising of dependent young under the National Code of Practice for the Humane Shooting of Kangaroos and Wallabies for Commercial Purposes.

Individuals or organisations making a submission are required to familiarize themselves with the application procedure, the Corporation’s overarching goals and strategies, the goals and strategies of the relevant R&D program and the specific priorities for R&D for the year for which the proposal is being submitted.

We also welcome and encourage your collaboration with other research providers to build the critical research mass necessary to meet our objectives.

The Kangaroo and Wallaby Dependent Young Stunning RFQ closes Monday, 18 July 2022 at 3pm (AEST).

How to make a submission

Applications for this Request for Quote must be submitted online using the application in K2. Applicants are required to review the full Request for Quote documentation before submitting a response. 

New users need to register for access to the K2 platform, please note the provision of login details may take up to two business days. 

 

Users must create a K2 account before submitting a proposal. To set up a secure account before submitting a proposal, please visit the login page below to access our new user or new company request forms. 

Usernames and passwords will only be issued while the applicant round is open. 

 

 

If you require assistance, please contact helpdesk@agrifutures.com.au

Terms of reference

AgriFutures Australia uses standard form contracts and agreements for projects and research procured by AgriFutures Australia (please refer to https://www.agrifutures.com.au/contracts-and-agreements/). These contracts and agreements set out the terms on which AgriFutures Australia will engage successful applicants to carry out the project. 

Applicants must be familiar with the contracts and agreements before submitting a response, and are advised to seek legal advice beforehand. 

These contracts and agreements have been developed to reflect AgriFutures Australia’s statutory and other procurement responsibilities. 

If you require any amendments to the standard agreement please complete the statement of non-compliance for each of the relevant clause. AgriFutures will then assess those requests. 

Applicants will be taken to have agreed to all clauses in the Research Agreement that are not referred to in a statement of non-compliance. The extent of any non-compliance will be a factor in AgriFutures Australia’s evaluation of the application. 

If you require further information regarding these contracts and agreements please, contact 

Erin Hulm, Manager, Legal Services via email erin.hulm@agrifutures.com.au. 

Timeline

Activity Date
RFQ – applications open Monday, 9 May 2022
Briefing – By Phone As requested
End of period for questions or requests for information Tuesday, 24 May 2022
RFQ – applications close Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Intended completion date of evaluation of respondents responses Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Negotiations with respondents (if applicable) Thursday, 30 June 2022
Expected execution of contract or issue of agreement Friday, 15 July 2022
Date of commencement of Project Monday, 1 August 2022
Expected project completion date Friday, 9 December 2022

Contact

All questions about the RFQ process should be directed to Senior Manager prior to Monday 4 July 2022, for questions relating to making a submission in K2, please email helpdesk@agrifutures.com.au).

The Senior Manager will take questions via email. A response, along with the question, will be posted in the Frequently Asked Questions section, below, within 24 hours of receival. Individual responses will not be provided.

Contact

Ellen Buckle
Senior Manager, Levied Industries
ellen.buckle@agrifuture.com.au

The Kangaroo and Wallaby Dependent Young Stunning RFQ closes Monday, 18 July 2022 at 3pm (AEST).

Frequently asked questions

Question: The RFQ specifies that the research is done on a ‘non-penetrative’ captive bolt – can you check that that is correct?
Answer: Penetrative bolt can be used.