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Request for Proposal - National Electricity Supply

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Tender Closed
RFx ID : 25496729
Tender Name : Request for Proposal - National Electricity Supply
Reference # : 2021-233
Open Date : Thursday, 3 March 2022 6:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Tuesday, 19 April 2022 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 83101800 - Electric utilities
  • 83101900 - Energy conservation
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Cormac McBride
027 226 8083
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Agency Address :

This tender will be for procurement of electricity for a two-year term from the end of the current contract in October 2022; KiwiRail has sole right of renewal for two further terms 3 years plus 5 years.

KiwiRail's electricity supply is in two key areas:
• Traction (power supply for electric locos and electric motorised units- EMUs) directly from the national grid to substations for Auckland metro 31.8 GWh, Central North Island (NIMTE) 6.7 GWh and Wellington metro (WEA) 23 GWh; billed via the contracted supplier.
• KiwiRail facilities 18.9GWh TOU (time of use) and 8.9GWh non TOU

Power consumption figures are indicative only, based on current usage and will vary when new electric locomotives and new ferries are delivered.

RFx Outcome

This tender has been awarded.

  • Meridian Energy - 33, Customhouse Quay, Wellington, 6143, NEW ZEALAND

Further Award Information:
Contract award is for five years - price band is $100 million+

Award Date: Wednesday, 27 July 2022 (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Date RFx was completed/updated: Wednesday, 27 July 2022 3:21 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)