Tenders and funding

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Call for proposal - Grazing BMP External Evaluation

Call for proposal – Grazing BMP External Evaluation

Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) is seeking proposals to review and evaluate FBA’s management of Phase II of the Grazing Best Management Practice (BMP) Program and to develop options for future Grazing BMP management.

FBA invites you to provide a proposal as per the Request for proposal – review of FBA’s management of Grazing BMP phase II. The Grazing BMP Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan Phase 2 should also be referenced to assist you in preparing your application. You may also find the following websites of assistance:



Scope of Work
The scope of work will cover two phases. The first phase relates to reviewing the current Grazing BMP program while the second pahse involves developing recommendations for future program management. It is expected that both phases will be run concurrently. Engagement with delivery providers during both phases is essential.

Process Schedule
Proponents should submit a letter of intent by January 25, 2017 with final proposals due by February 10, 2017. The Grazing BMP Project Manager is available during this time to answer any questions and assist with proposal submission.

A decision on the successful application will be made within two weeks after the last proposal is received. All applications will be notified of the outcome of the assessment of their application.

All questions and submissions regarding this request for proposal should be submitted to Bronwyn Roberts, Grazing BMP Project Manager on the details provided below.

Bronwyn Roberts – Grazing BMP Project Manager
E: bronwyn.roberts@fba.org.au  |  P: 0429 992 810

Access training, support and expertise - grazing enterprises

Do you want the best for your grazing business?

Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) has a number of programs on offer that provide different levels of support. Our team will take the time to understand your business, and recommend programs suited to you and your property.

What’s on offer?

We can provide opportunities to benefit your business. You may be eligible to receive one-on-one assistance to develop property management plans, participate in training or access grants to undertake projects such as installing additional fencing or watering points.

The benefits to you:

  • Improve productivity and profitability
  • Enhance current knowledge and skills
  • Access experts for information and advice
  • Learn how to use online management tools
  • Receive assistance to plan for your property’s future
  • Build additional networks within the industry
  • Incentives for on-ground projects access

Are you interested?

You are eligible to seek assistance if your property is within the green shaded area on this map – download here.

To find your property with ease with this more detailed interactive map.

Fill out and return the Expression of Interest Form to get involved.

We know you have limited time, we get that.

However, we also know that investing in your future is important to you. FBA is keen to support you in pursuing any opportunity that may be available to enhance the productivity, profitability and ultimately the sustainability of your grazing business.

Why other graziers are involved:

Approach everything with an open mind. It’s just such a good opportunity to learn new skills.” Louis Moore, Dovecot

“I want to improve our land management..and the business management. I see this as an opportunity to do more training in that area.” Steve Farmer, Mt Elsa

“There’s certainly miles and miles of room for improvement here. I was up for a challenge so I said ‘righto. I’ve learned that I don’t know everything.'” Geoffrey Urquhart, Alligator Flats

Get in touch:

Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA)

P: (07) 4999 2800 | E: admin@fba.org.au

Capricornia Catchments

P: (07) 4921 0573 | E: admin@capcatchments.org.au

Dawson Catchment Coordinating Association (DCCA)

P: (07) 4993 1004 | E: admin@dcca.net.au

Call for training suppliers: land management and water quality

FBA is seeking proposals from training providers to gain pre-approval for FBA’s training subsidy program. There are two training objectives to this program: property planning and sediment control. A component of these programs is to assist landholders to attend training.

Courses that have pre-approved subsidy statuses will be advertised through FBA networks to landholders in the region. Landholders will then know, in advance, which courses they can seek re-imbursement from if they were to attend. Courses that are not on the pre-approved subsidy list will not be eligible for reimbursement through FBA.

Land management

Through funding received from the Australian Government, FBA is delivering a program to increase the number of landholders who have adopted sustainable land management practices that increase productivity and improve the quality of ecosystem services. This objective will be achieved by increasing the number of land managers who have improved their knowledge and skills in implementing sustainable land management practices and their knowledge of how these practices deliver ecosystem services.

This training component aims to increase landholder capacity to be better able to:

  • Understand, develop and implement a property management plan
  • Understand the advantages of improved ground cover management
  • Implement management systems which ensure optimal pasture utilisation rates to improve land condition and ground cover
  • Monitor ground cover and land condition
  • Identify areas with chronic low ground cover, susceptible land types and gullies, and implement strategies which will reduce sediment loss from these areas
  • Implement best management practices that improves productivity and sustainable land use

Download the Grazing Land Management Training supplier application form.

Assessment of proposals

Training providers must clearly demonstrate how their product/s meet the program’s objectives and will lead to practice change.

FBA will assess proposals on:

  • how closely they match the training aims
  • linkages to best practice principals as defined in the Grazing BMP modules
  • value for money.

Process Schedule

To be considered, training providers must complete an application form. Proponents may submit a proposal at any time and a decision on the success of applications will be made within 10 working days of submission. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application. Successful applications will remain valid until 30 June 2016, funding dependent.


For further information contact FBA on (07) 4999 2800.


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