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Common Seed Bulk Up 2020-2024
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A fundamental requirement for achieving successful grains research outcomes is the use of high quality and consistent seed sources. Often, individual projects and nodes of a common project have acted independently, sourcing seed for their individual needs and often from multiple sources or from their own independent seed bulk-up programs. While this arrangement may have suited the individual needs of researchers, there are opportunities for collaboration and consolidation of resources resulting in operational efficiencies for GRDC. Standardising seed also improves the accuracy of statistical analyses of GRDC projects by reducing a known source of error.
To help with this, the Common Seed Bulk-up seed multiplication and distribution system has been developed to reliably multiply and provide commonly sourced, quality seed for both NVT and other GRDC research investments. The success and return on investment for many high-value research projects will rely on, or be influenced by, the ability to source high quality seed from the bulk-up project. The seed bulk-up project aims to achieve minimum targets of 85% germination and 98% purity. Independent DNA variety validation testing as well as grain quality testing for seedlot purity, germination and seed size will be conducted on every variety grown, each year, to ensure variety purity and quality goals are met.
For full details on the ATM and any associated attachments as well as information on any Questions and Answers relating to the ATM, visit https://grdc.com.au/research/applying-and-reporting/current-procurement/open-tenders
- The Applicant must be a single legal entity or recognised firm of partners.
- The Applicant and any proposed subcontractor must be compliant with the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012.
Timeframe for delivery is 2020-2024
Tenderers must submit their responses electronically through the Grains Investment Portal at https://access.grdc.com.au.
For information on 'Applying' and how to register refer to the ATM details on the GRDC's website.
By Portal submission only at https://access.grdc.com.au/