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RFP for the Provision of Founder Incubator Services


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RFx ID : 18226003
Tender Name : RFP for the Provision of Founder Incubator Services
Reference # : 007
Open Date : Monday, 12 December 2016 4:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 3 February 2017 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Liz Beavon
0800 422 552 or +64 4 931 3578 from overseas
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Agency Address :

Callaghan Innovation’s mission is to accelerate the commercialisation of innovation by New Zealand businesses. Start-ups play a critical role in increasing innovation, diversifying the economy and creating high-value jobs. Government funding aims to support start-ups to overcome barriers to their success and grow the number of experienced entrepreneurs.

Callaghan Innovation seeks to appoint Programme Partners to provide founder incubation services to globally focused, high growth potential start-ups. Callaghan Innovation expects that successful Respondents will provide ‘core business support and development services’ to technology start-ups to support their business formation and growth.

Suppliers must focus on improving the business capability skills of entrepreneurs, supporting the business to grow through in-market traction, ensure that businesses are investment ready, provide support to access international markets and contribute to New Zealand’s start-up eco-system. Funding is available for two years from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2019.

Callaghan Innovation is seeking innovative thinking about how these services can be delivered. Callaghan Innovation will not prescribe any particular mechanism or framework to deliver these services. Respondents are invited to base their Proposals on previous experience of ‘what works’, international best practice and new technologies.

RFx Outcome

This tender has been awarded to:

  • BCC Ltd
  • Creative HQ
  • Icehouse
  • SODA Inc.
  • ZeroPoint Ventures Limited
  • ecentre Ltd

Further Award Information:

RFx ID 18226003 - 007
Tender name Supply of Founder Incubator Services
Name and address of agency Callaghan Innovation
L 14 Asteron House, 55 Featherston Street, Wellington
Name and address of successful supplier/s • Creative HQ Ltd
Level 1, 7 Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington
• BCC Ltd
21 Dairy Farm Road, Palmerston North
• The IceHouse Ltd
Level 4, The textile centre, 117-125 St Georges Bay Road, Auckland
• Soda Inc. Limited
Level 2, Wintec House, Cnr Anglesea and Nisbet Streets, Hamilton
• ZeroPoint Ventures Ltd
2 Westridge, Cambourne, Porirua
• eCentre Ltd.
Massey University, Tennant Drive, Palmerston North 4442
Description of the Goods, Services or Works Provision of Founder Incubator Services
Date contracts awarded 01/07/2017
Term of contract/s and any options to extend 2 years
- BCC Limited
- Creative HQ Limited
- SODA Inc. Limited
1 year with possible renewal for 1 year
- Ecentre Limited
- Zeropoint Ventures Limited
The estimated costs over the whole of life of the contract BCC Limited - $800,000
Creative HQ Limited - $1,000,000
Ecentre Limited - $200,000
SODA Inc. Limited - $700,000
The Icehouse Limited - $1,000,000
Zeropoint Ventures Limited - $100,000
Type of procurement process undertaken Open RfP
Has an exemption from open advertising (Rule 15) been claimed No

Award Date: Friday, 30 June 2017 (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Date RFx was completed/updated: Thursday, 22 June 2017 4:30 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)