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Minimum maturity standards adoption across the table grape supply chain

Closing date: 12 June 2020

Request for Proposal

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Minimum maturity standards adoption across the table grape supply chain (TG19004).

The objectives of the services being sought are to assist Hort Innovation:

  • Drive accountability across all key stakeholders (growers, wholesalers, major supermarkets) to ensure that the new minimum maturity standards are fully implemented and adopted from the 2020/2021 season onwards, resulting in greater consumer acceptability
  • Undertake quality testing to measure impact of change with the launch and adoption of the new minimum maturity standards across the value chain
  • Develop acceptance data from consumers to measure the impact of the new minimum maturity standards on consumer acceptance
  • Continue to drive best practice across the supply chain from growers to retail through education and engagement mechanisms and drive a positive culture focused on high quality standards for Australian table grapes
  • Build capacity and understanding for quality improvement across the supply chain, with regular feedback provided
  • Monitor the adoption and demonstrate improvements in grape quality and consumer acceptability over time; in addition monitor the consumer behavioural data collected through the Harvest to Home project, Consumer behavioural data for fresh produce (MT17015) which can be viewed at www.harvesttohome.net.au.

Hort Innovation has prepared a Request for Proposal (RFP) document that provides background information, outlines the scope of services, the procurement process and the information required from interested parties. The RFP may be downloaded from www.tenders.net (you will need to be a member of tenders.net to access this information).

The closing date for responses is 5.00pm (AEST), 12 June 2020.