Create New Account Purchaser Login
Search Tenders
Advanced Search
You are not logged in.

Increasing Rangatahi Māori Entrepreneurship


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 19160383
Tender Name : Increasing Rangatahi Māori Entrepreneurship
Reference # : 674
Open Date : Monday, 23 October 2017 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Thursday, 16 November 2017 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 86000000 - Education and Training Services
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Nerida Kelly
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

Funded under the Māori Innovation Fund, the aim of this programme is to build entrepreneurship and business skills participation in Māori school students. There is a focus on Year 12 and 13 students to build a pipeline of young Māori choosing business and entrepreneurship as a career. We expect it to lead short-term to Māori taking business related subjects for NCEA and undertaking tertiary business studies. In the medium to long term, it is expected to lead to an increase in the number of Māori entrepreneurs and businesses, and students gaining business-related employment or eventually starting a business themselves. These roles are likely to have a higher starting salary and increase more quickly over time.

We know that good entrepreneurship programmes currently exist inside or alongside schools and that Māori are under represented in these existing programmes.

Therefore MBIE wants to find a Respondent or a group of Respondents with an existing youth entrepreneurship programme aimed at senior school students, who can increase Māori participation in that programme.

Awarded Status

No Winner The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), 15 Stout Street, Wellington, have awarded this contract for entrepreneurship programmes to the following companies (working in partnership):

Young Enterprise Trust: PO Box 25 525, Featherston Street, Wellington 6146.

Māori Women's Development Inc (MWDI): Level 2/78 Victoria Street, Wellington.

The services to be provided are the provision of entrepreneurship programmes and business skills participation in Māori school students.

The contract was awarded on 28 February 2018.

The contract is for approximately $250,000 - 500,000 (whole-of-life value).

The procurement process used was a Request for Proposals (RFP).