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Streamlining diagnostics for horticultural seeds imported into Australia

Closing date: 22 June 2022

Request for Proposal

Hort Innovation is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced and capable delivery partner for the project: Streamlining diagnostics for horticultural seeds imported into Australia (AS21007).

The objectives of the services being sought are to:

  • Develop a seed-borne pathogen and disease management program that reduces risk of both endemic and exotic pathogens within seed, nursery, and grower production systems.
  • Develop an adaptable tool for detecting pathogens on imported seeds that diagnoses multiple pathogens in a single test to reduce testing costs to industry and improve turnaround times in releasing imported seed.
  • Determine the link between seed infestation rates and disease outbreaks for seed-borne diseases in Australia to inform policy about the need to test specific exotic pathogens in seed.

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 (you will need to be a member of to access this information).

The closing date for responses is 3.00pm (AEST), 22 June 2022.