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Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Supply of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 19922088
Tender Name : Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Supply of Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
Reference # : RFx_108
Open Date : Tuesday, 17 July 2018 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Wednesday, 15 August 2018 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Department/Business Unit : Procurement & Contracts
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 50300000 - Fresh fruits
  • 50310000 - Organic fresh fruits
  • 50342000 - Frozen blackberries
  • 50342200 - Frozen blueberries
  • 50346700 - Frozen strawberries
  • 50352000 - Frozen organic blackberries
  • 50352200 - Frozen organic blueberries
  • 50356700 - Frozen organic strawberries
  • 50400000 - Fresh vegetables
  • 50410000 - Organic fresh vegetables
  • Wellington
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Karen Skeet
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

Hutt Valley DHB Food Service provides over 1,000 meals per day to its in-patient, visitors, staff and wider community. We are looking to procure whole fresh fruit and vegetables, and prepared according to ordered weight and preparation requirements.

The key objective of the procurement is to contract with a supplier which demonstrates the capability, knowledge and skill in order to provide Hutt Valley DHB with fresh fruit and vegetables.

The outcomes and benefits of this procurement are:

a. Compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015;
b. Compliance with Food Safety Act 2014 and Food Regulations Act 2015;
c. Demonstration of sustainability values in regards to waste reduction and packaging; and
d. Competitive market rates/pricing for Hutt Valley DHB to assess and consider.

The proposed term of the contract will be for a period of two (2) years, with the option of two (2) additional extension periods of two (2) years and one (1) year (2+2+1). Questions are encouraged and you may request that they are kept confidential providing that they are commercially sensitive. Hutt Valley DHB reserves the right to provide supplementary information to all Tenderers should a confidential question highlight a point requiring clarification to other Tenderers.

All enquires regarding this tender must be in writing via e-mail to Hutt Valley DHB's procurement inbox( Hutt Valley DHB will endeavour to respond in writing to written enquires within two (2) business days.

Hutt Valley DHB expects to advise Tenderers of the outcome of this tender by September/October 2018. The estimated start date for the agreement is September/October 2018. Hutt Valley DHB reserves the right to amend this timeframe at any time.

All enquiries regarding this tender must be in writing.

Awarded Status

This tender has been awarded to

  • Jina's World of Fresh Produce
  • Vegeez

Further Award Information:

The tender has been awarded to:

- Jina's World of Fresh Produce & Vegeez

Further award information:

The contract was awarded on 03 December 2018.

The contract term is 3 years.

The expected spend under this contract is between $250,000 - $500,000.

An open RFP approach was used.

Award Date : Monday, 14 January 2019 2:02 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)