If approved, the Southeast Asia Economic Governance and Infrastructure Facility (SEAEGIF) is expected to be a AUD15 million per year program to provide quick response technical advice on infrastructure decisions to Southeast Asian governments, leading to longer term capacity building partnerships between Australian government agencies and their counterparts across the region.
The tentative goal of the program is: Improved decision-making towards quality infrastructure that supports equitable and inclusive economic growth. The proposed end-of-program-outcomes include:
- High-quality organisational cooperation between Australian and Southeast Asian infrastructure agencies is established.
- Decision-makers increasingly embed gender equality and social inclusion and climate change resilience into infrastructure decision-making processes.
- Decision-makers improve planning, procurement, and sector policies and regulations.
The facility is expected to support outcomes in these areas through four mutually reinforcing approaches:
- a quick response mechanism featuring high calibre, internationally credible, senior advisers that will be available to provide advice at short notice to Southeast Asian governments and regional institutions
- long term engagement through government-to-government partnerships that will offer access to Australian government and industry expertise
- technical assistance that supplements and supports the government to government partnerships, and
- regional networking and learning, focusing on specific issues which bring together Australian know-how and countries in the region.
If approved, the Statement of Requirements and RFP are expected to be issued in Q1 2020.
This Briefing Note is provided for planning purposes only and it does not represent solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment to purchase or tender for the described services. The scale, scope and focus of the proposed investment may change at any time and is subject to formal approval by the Australian Government before a tender process will commence. This potential procurement opportunity is subject to delays, revision or cancellation.