Coffey has opportunities for sub-contractors who share our approach, standards of professionalism, and most importantly, our desire and commitment to deliver effective development outcomes on behalf of our clients.

Our global contract opportunities span a range of focus areas including democracy and governance, financial sector development, economic growth, education, training, health, and stabilisation and recovery.

The following Requests for Tender are available below:

Laos Australia Institute – Investing in Women's Leadership Program (IWLP) - Pre-tender notification

Australia Awards – Mongolia - Women's Leadership Program (WLP) in-Australia Fellowship

Australia Awards  Papua New Guinea - Provision of a Supply Chain and Warehousing for the Health Sector Short Course

Laos Australia Institute – Investing in Women's Leadership Program (IWLP) - Pre-tender notification

On behalf of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Coffey International Development (Coffey) manages the Laos Australia Institute (LAI). The focus of LAI is human resource development working at the national level and with key government agencies. LAI manages the Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) in Laos and the Laos Australia National Scholarships (LANS), which supports young men and women from remote and disadvantaged areas to complete a four-year undergraduate degree at a local university. The Institute aims to improve participation of women in leadership and management roles.

Investing in Women’s Leadership Program (IWLP)

In 2015, LAI undertook an analytical study into women’s leadership in Laos resulting in the development of the Investing in Women’s Leadership Program (IWLP). The overarching objective of IWLP is to promote women’s leadership in the public and private sectors in Laos. The immediate objectives of IWLP are to:
• Maximise the benefits of Australian scholarships for women graduates and their organisations
• Establish and nurture a professional network of current and future women leaders and;
• Better prepare next generations of women for leadership, through the development of leadership skills.

The IWLP consists of three components to achieve the above objectives:
• Component 1: Women’s Executive Development Program
• Component 2: Women’s Leadership – The Next Generation
• Component 3: Passing the Torch

Procurement opportunity

In February 2017, LAI will be seeking proposals from:
• An Australian or international institution to design and deliver Component 1 and 3: Women’s Executive Development and Mentoring Program (with the option to partner with a local institution) and;
• An Australian institution to tailor and deliver Component 2: Women’s Leadership – The Next Generation.

Component 1 and 3: Women’s Executive Development and Mentoring Program

Component 1 - Women’s Executive Development Program (WEDP) will train around 25 to 30 Lao women over approximately 12 months from July 2017. Participants will be selected from outstanding returned AAS female alumnae from the public and private sectors.
The successful training provider will be contracted to design and deliver the program in Laos covering different elements of leadership and management, delivered with sensitivity to the Lao organisational, social, gender and cultural contexts. An important feature will be engaging employers as part of the delivery. Participants will further be instructed on mentoring skills to pass on their executive competencies to new graduates (see Component 3).

Component 3 – Passing the Torch links the different components of the IWLP through developing a network of mentoring and career coaching. WEDP participants will be trained as mentors and matched with participants in the LANS graduate program.

Component 2: Women’s Leadership Program

Component 2 – Women’s Leadership – The Next Generation is targeted at young Lao women graduates from the LANS program.

The successful Australian training provider will be contracted to tailor and deliver an appropriate intensive Australian vocational course to 30-35 new graduates in Laos in 2017 and 2018 commencing in July of each year. Successful participants are expected to receive an Australian qualification such as the Certificate III in Business Administration, the Certificate IV in Business Administration, the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management or Certificate IV in Women’s Education.

The objective of the training is for graduates to acquire soft job skills making them more work ready and more attractive to potential employers. The training will further support students to participate in the mentoring and career development program established in Components 1 and 3.

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Australia Awards – Mongolia

Request for Tender - Women's Leadership Program (WLP) in-Australia Fellowship

Australia Awards – Mongolia, an Australian aid initiative funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), commenced on 1 July 2013, with the goal of improving human capacity in Mongolia in targeted sectors and contributing to the recognition of Australia as a valuable contributor to Mongolia’s development. The Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) is a sub-component of the Australia Awards Mongolia Program. It is designed to increase female alumni’s leadership skills and to enhance women’s professional development after completing an Australia Award.

The WLP provides leadership and development opportunities for up to 20 female and male and female alumni over an 8-month, delivered in 3 components:

  1. An 8-month leadership and professional development program in Mongolia for all participants.

  2. A 2-week intensive leadership program in Australia for selected participants.

  3. Capacity building and mentoring to the in-Mongolia provider, to deliver gender-sensitive leadership training.

It is expected that the WLP will result in the following outcomes:

- Improved alumni leadership and decision-making skills.
- Alumni to gain a broader and deeper knowledge of issues important to the future of Mongolia.
- Improved opportunities for alumni to contribute to and influence the future of Mongolian society.
- Alumni to establish and develop expanded and diversified personal and professional networks.
- Alumni to develop links between Australia and Mongolia.
- Alumni to gain a deeper understanding of gender equality, particularly as it relates to leadership.

Coffey, the managing contractor of the Australia Awards – Mongolia Program on behalf of DFAT, is seeking proposals from professional organisations to design and deliver the In-Australia fellowship. The tenderer must be a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia or an Australian tertiary institution as defined in the Higher Education Support Act, 2003.

The successful tenderer will be required to deliver the fellowship in May/June 2017.

Tenders must be submitted via email to Lucy.Wells@coffey.com not later than 5:00pm Adelaide time on Monday 6 March 2017. Enquiries concerning the RFT should be made in writing to Lucy.Wells@coffey.com not later than 5:00pm Adelaide time on Friday 24 February 2017.

Request for Tender Documents

The detailed tender requirements and conditions can be found in the downloadable RFT documents at http://www.coffey.com/en/our-work/industry/international-development/tender-opportunities/

The Request for Tender (RFT) documents include: 

RFT WLP Part A

RFT WLP Part B

RFT WLP Part C

RFT WLP Part D (attachment)

RFT WLP Part D

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Request for Tender – Provision of Supply Chain and Warehousing for the Health Sector Short Course

Coffey, the Managing Contractor for the Australia Awards – Papua New Guinea, is seeking proposals from Australian universities, TAFEs and registered training organisations to design and deliver a Supply Chain and Warehousing for the Health Sector Short Course (Tender Reference Number: AAPNG S4 RFT 008).

The Australia Awards are prestigious international Scholarships and Short Courses funded by the Australian Government. They offer the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Short Courses are a key component of the Australia Awards – PNG program.

Request for Tender Documents

The Request for Tender (RFT) documents are available on Australia Awards – PNG website: http://www.australiaawardspng.org/fellowships/tenders/

Registration of Interest

Interested parties are required to register their intention to submit a Tender by Thursday 19 January 2017 at 5:00pm local time in Adelaide (ACDT). Registrations of an intention to submit a Tender should be transmitted via email.

If a Tenderer finds any discrepancy, error or omission in the RFT or wishes to make any enquiry concerning the RFT, it is to notify Coffey in writing by Friday 27 January 2017 at 5:00pm local time in Adelaide (ACDT). Where appropriate, answers to any such notices or questions will be provided to registered tenderers in the form of addenda and will be issued to all registered Tenderers.

Registration and queries may be directed to Trish Sawford (Trish.Sawford@australiaawardspng.org).

Closing Date for Submission

Tenderers who wish to submit a proposal are to fill in the two provided templates and email them to Coffey by Friday 10 February 2017 at 5:00pm local time in Adelaide (ACDT). Please see the RFT document for tender submission instructions.

Proposals may be directed to Nozomi Yamada (Nozomi.Yamada@coffey.com).

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