Expression of Interest: U12BOL-B-E-W new quinoa variety

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The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) seeks expressions of interest for the bulk up and commercialisation of a new variety of quinoa.

U12BOL-B-E-W has been bred by DPIRD with the support of Agrifutures Australia. The Western Australian Agriculture Authority (the Authority) is the holder of the Plant Breeders Rights for U12BOL-B-E-W. 

Closes: Completed expression of interest documents must be received by 5pm Western Australia Standard Time on Friday 18 September 2020.

Should you wish to submit a proposal to be granted a license to, please address in writing the selection criteria in the attached document.

Following the EoI process, DPIRD will negotiate a licence or licences with the successful party or parties.


With the release of the locally-bred U12BOL-B-E-W along with an agronomic package for Australian conditions (developed through the PRJ-010057 project), it is expected that more farmers will be able to grow quinoa and adapt it to their crop rotations to meet local and international demand. Current world production of quinoa varies, but global demand is increasing due to inherent health benefits, and Australia has an opportunity to meet some of this demand.

Preparing your response

Applicants are to register their interest by completing a written response to this EOI, addressing the selection criteria. The EOI document outlining the selection criteria can be downloaded from the menu on the right of this page. A technical information dossier can also be downloaded from the menu on the right of this page

Lodging your response

Application documents should be hand delivered or emailed to:

Damian Capp

Commercialisation Officer

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Locked Bag 4, Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983



Completed EOI documents must be received by:

1700 hours Friday 18 September 2020 (AWST)