Groundwater Dependent Vegetation

Seeking Expressions of Interest

A call for Expressions of Interest is now open for the development of a Groundwater Dependent Vegetation Tool  | Deadline: 4 December 2020

FrontierSI seeks Expressions of Interest for the development of a Groundwater Dependent Vegetation (GDV) tool.  This call strictly closes at 5PM (AEDT) on 4 December 2020.

Curtin University and FrontierSI, in consultation with mining partners BHP, Roy Hill, Rio Tinto, Fortescue and Atlas Iron and with guidance from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the Western Australian Biodiversity and Science Institute, have developed tools for identifying and monitoring GDV in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

To capitalise on this successful research, the project team would like to transfer the tool developed as a Jupyter notebook, designed to run on the Digital Earth Australia Sandbox hosted by Geoscience Australia, to a more user friendly and operational tool. More information on the project can be found here:

This call for proposals is seeking responses from companies eligible to operate in Australia and or New Zealand. The call is being coordinated by FrontierSI and eligible companies are required to meet the terms of the FrontierSI Standard Consultancy Agreement.

The assessment will be a two-stage process with submissions that are successful in stage one required to submit a full proposal in stage 2.  Documentation relating to this EOI can be downloaded below:

Interested parties are asked to register their interest in developing the GDV Tool by submitting a 2-page summary on the EOI Response Template to Paula Fiévez, Head of Partner Engagement, FrontierSI at no later than 5PM (AEDT) Friday 4 December 2020.