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Direct sourcing and emergency procurement of Airfreight


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 22566803
Tender Name : Direct sourcing and emergency procurement of Airfreight
Reference # :
Open Date : Saturday, 18 April 2020 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Sunday, 19 April 2020 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Award Notice (AN)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 78101500 - Air cargo transport
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : 14.9.a Emergency
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Knut Stoyl
Agency Address :

In March 2020 the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic. COVID-19, like the flu, can be spread from person to person. This is an unprecedented time for New Zealand – the Prime Minister has issued an epidemic notice under the Epidemic Preparedness Act and the Minister of Civil Defence declared a state of national emergency under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act. The government has undertaken extraordinary
measures to enable New Zealand to respond to the COVID-19 epidemic emergency. The National Crisis Management Centre has been activated as part of the all-of-government response.

18th April 2020 the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet entered into a contract with the airline provider Air New Zealand to bring cargo to NZ. The Cargo included a range of essential equipment needed to assist with mitigating the impacts of COVID-19. This procurement was a direct sourcing.

An exemption to openly advertising the Airfreight opportunity (under Rule 14.9.a of the Government Procurement Rules and DPMC Procurement Policy) was granted on the basis that the services subject to this contract are required on the basis of the national response to the impacts of COVID-19.

RFx Outcome

No Winner Contract Awarded Air New Zealand