AFMA seeks consultant to review consultative arrangements

Improving the effectiveness of the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA)’s Management Advisory Committee and Resource Assessment Group Consultative Arrangements.

AFMA is seeking an external consultant with expertise in regulatory consultative arrangements to identify any improvements to the effectiveness its Management Advisory Committee (MACs) and Resource Assessment Group (RAGs) consultative framework.

AFMA requires effective consultative frameworks to make informed decisions about sustainable fisheries management. The frameworks need to provide stakeholders with the opportunity to provide input and views on proposed management actions and changes in management in line with AFMA’s legislative objectives.

The key vehicles for conducting this consultation are through Management Advisory Committees and Resource Assessment Groups. Over its thirty-year history these structures have been developed, modified and reviewed to best meet the agency’s legislative objectives against a changing business and environmental landscape in a cost-effective manner. Noting a range of new challenges and requirements of the agency it is timely that the framework be reviewed.

Respondents are asked to provide a detailed quote to conduct the specified services in line with the request for quote and associated terms of reference.

This should include a brief description of methodology and approach to conduct the work, including a detailed breakdown of costs. The application will also set out the reviewer’s experience and skills to complete the work.

The work is to be completed by the end of December 2022 to enable a report with recommendations to be provides to the AFMA Commission in early 2023.

Closing date for Applications:

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