Request for Tender for Harvest Trail Services 2020–2023 and Harvest Trail Information Service 2020–2023

The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (the department) is seeking submissions to the Request for Tender from tenderers interested in delivering Harvest Trail Services and/or the Harvest Trail Information Service from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2023.

The Harvest Trail Services aims to link workers, including Australian job seekers and working holiday makers, with seasonal harvest jobs to meet seasonal peaks in employer demand in locations across Australia.

Supporting the Harvest Trail Services is the Harvest Trail Information Service, which provides comprehensive up-to-date information about harvest work opportunities. Harvest Trail Information Service is a national service covering Australia in its entirety.

The Harvest Trail Services and the Harvest Trail Information Service will build on the Harvest Labour Services and the National Harvest Labour Information Service, which are currently delivered under the jobactive Deed and cease in June 2020.

The ‘Harvest Labour Services – Reforms to encourage Australian job seekers to take up seasonal work’ measure announced in the 2019–20 Budget is a $24.1 million investment over four years aimed at encouraging more Australian job seekers to take-up seasonal harvest work and move into ongoing work in horticulture and broad-acre crop farming. Information including the Consultation Paper about the Harvest Labour Services Reforms is available on the Employment Services Purchasing Information page.

Harvest Areas

Harvest Trail Services will be available in the 16 Harvest Areas.

State Harvest Area
New South Wales
  1. Hunter/Central West
  2. Riverina
  3. Northern NSW Coast
New South Wales / Victoria
  1. Sunraysia
Victoria
  1. Gippsland
  2. Goulburn Valley
  3. Mid Murray
Queensland
  1. Far North Queensland
  2. Sunshine Moreton
  3. Wide Bay
Queensland / New South Wales
  1. Southern Queensland
South Australia
  1. Adelaide Barossa
  2. South East
Western Australia
  1. South West
Western Australia/Northern Territory
  1. Top End (previously Kununurra and Top End)
Tasmania
  1. Tasmania

Information presentation

An online information presentation for the Request for Tender (RFT) for Harvest Trail Services and Harvest Trail Information Service 2020–2023 is available. You can view the presentation or read the presentation slides and talking points.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

The FAQ for the RFT for Harvest Trail Services and Harvest Trail Information Service 2020–2023 will help you find answers to the questions you may have. The FAQ document will be updated frequently.

How to apply

Tenderers interested in delivering Harvest Trail Services 2020–2023 and/or the Harvest Trail Information Service 2020–2023 must submit a tender in accordance with the requirements outlined in the RFT.

Tenders must be submitted via 360Pro, not AusTender. Entities wishing to respond to the RFT must register with the 360Pro tender portal to access all RFT documentation. Registration is available free of charge.

The RFT is also available on the AusTender website.

Further information

For further information, please email the Employment Services Purchasing Mailbox at espurchasing@employment.gov.au or phone 1300 733 514 (Monday to Friday, 9:00  to 5:00 pm Canberra time, excluding ACT and national public holidays).