Organise this meeting as early as possible. The format (in person, Microsoft Teams, phone) and content of this meeting is up to the researcher, but should be used as an opportunity to walk through the entire response documentation. From a Grants and Tenders team perspective, key items include:
- discuss any parts you are not sure or need advice about
- to determine who will be responsible for which parts of the response
- agree on timelines for completion
- identify the main contact person in the Grants and Tenders team.
Most tenders require some business or corporate information such as ABN, governance structure, information on insurance policies, Workplace Gender Equality compliance, data security etc. The Grants and Tenders team can provide the necessary documentation for these items.
At the meeting, the Grants and Tenders team can provide guidance on pricing, including links to consultancy rates and the commissioned research budget estimator tool, and highlight any key aspects of the response documents in terms of compliance.