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Dolomite Point Redevelopment Final Design (Visitor Experience)

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Tender Closed
RFx ID : 22157458
Tender Name : Dolomite Point Redevelopment Final Design (Visitor Experience)
Reference # :
Open Date : Tuesday, 14 January 2020 1:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Thursday, 20 February 2020 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 77000000 - Environmental Services
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • 82000000 - Editorial and Design and Graphic and Fine Art Services
  • 83000000 - Public Utilities and Public Sector Related Services
  • West Coast
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : DOC Procurement Team
Please direct all communication through GETS
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  : N/A - electronic submissions via GETS only
Alternate Physical Fax Number  : N/A - electronic submissions via GETS only
Agency Address :

The Dolomite Point Redevelopment Project (DPRP) involves a significant uplift and modernisation of key visitor facilities/infrastructure and enhancement of visitor experience elements at Dolomite Point, Punakaiki, on the South Island’s West Coast. The site is a key anchor for West Coast tourism and has become an iconic short-stop tourist destination on the back of the ‘Pancake Rocks’ and associated blowholes, with 500,000 visitors experiencing the ‘Pancake Rocks’ walkway annually. The investment recognises the importance of the site to the visitor economy of the West Coast and is being funded through the government’s Provincial Growth Fund programme. The work at the site is being led by the Department of Conservation in close partnership with Ngati Waewae and other key agencies.

The Department of Conservation is seeking to engage a supplier to develop and provide a final design for the elements that contribute to an outstanding and compelling visitor experience at Dolomite Point. Whilst the main interpretive content is expected to be housed inside a proposed new Experience Centre, it may be that visitor experience design indicates the need for elements to also exist outside the Experience Centre and within the wider Dolomite Point visitor precinct.

The intent of the Final Design (Visitor Experience) package of work is to create and deliver a visitor experience that will deepen visitor immersion, understanding and satisfaction and enhance the region’s competitiveness in tourism. Notably, enriching the visitor experience is expected to retain visitor interest for longer, increasing the length and value of stay, yield for local businesses and economic impact. Dolomite Point and indeed wider Punakaiki is a unique sensitive natural environment that draws visitors to the site/area, so sharing the area’s story is a central aspect of this project.

The supplier will be expected to work closely with the supplier appointed for the Final Design (Architecture, Engineering & Civils) to ensure the visitor experience informs and is supported by the Experience Centre design, and vice versa.

Awarded Status

This tender has been awarded.

  • The Gibson Group Ltd - 78 Victoria St, Te Aro, Wellington, 6011, NEW ZEALAND

Further Award Information:
Agency name: Department of Conservation
Agency address: 72 Russell Street, WESTPORT 7825
Successful supplier’s name: The Gibson Group Limited
Successful supplier’s address: 78 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011
Successful supplier’s New Zealand Business Number (NZBN): 9429040813639
Description of the services or goods: Dolomite Point Redevelopment Project Final Design (Visitor Experience)
Applicable tender codes: 77000000, 80000000, 82000000 and 83000000
Date the contract was awarded: 17/04/2020
Duration of the contract (including any extensions): 9 months
Type of procurement process: Open tender
Lowest and highest priced offers evaluated (GST exclusive):
Lowest offer (GST excl): $240,000
Highest offer (GST excl): $348,510

Award Date: Monday, 25 May 2020 9:30 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)