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Catering Services


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 22837313
Tender Name : Catering Services
Reference # :
Open Date : Tuesday, 26 May 2020 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Tuesday, 26 May 2020 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Award Notice (AN)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 90101600 - Banquet and catering services
  • Wellington
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.

26th May 2020 the National Emergency Management Agency signed a contract with the catering company Simply Food Catering to provide catering services for National Crisis Management Centre 133 Molesworth Street in Wellington. This procurement was a direct sourcing.

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

RFx Outcome

No Winner Awarded during emergency procurement