|RFx ID :||19433032|
|Tender Name :||Consultancy Services for 2018 Electricity Review|
|Reference # :||686|
|Open Date :||Wednesday, 7 February 2018 11:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Wednesday, 21 February 2018 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Quotations (RFQ)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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The government is undertaking a review of the New Zealand electricity market. The draft Terms of Reference for this review, which have been publically disseminated, are attached to this RFQ as an appendix. If these are finalised during the period of the RFQ, and update will be provided.
The review will be carried out by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), supported by expert consultants. MBIE will act as secretariat for the review. Governance of the review will be provided by an independent expert group appointed by the Minister of Energy and Resources. Engaged consultants will report to MBIE and may be required to address the expert group from time to time.
What we need
Consultants will primarily be engaged to undertake analysis and provide reports to the expert group on matters that the review requires to be investigated. This engagement will be managed by MBIE. Consultants may be required to conduct standalone pieces of work, collaborate with other consultants, or work cooperatively with MBIE officials in preparing work. The exact nature and style of engagement will vary from time to time depending on the nature of the question being addressed.
Matters to be investigated may require quantitative analysis, such as the investigation of pricing trends in the electricity market, and an investigation of the underlying drivers of cost. Other issues may be of a more qualitative nature such as an analysis of the effects of changing technology on existing regulatory structures and processes. These two examples are not exhaustive of the issues to be covered, but are illustrative of the different types of work that may be required under the contract.
Where a piece of work requires both quantitative and qualitative expertise, and where more than one consultant has been engaged, MBIE will expect the consultants to work together, or to work with the appropriate regulators or other officials, if this was appropriate.
Some consultancy work may be required to assist MBIE in the operations of the secretariat of the review. Such work may be required from time to time, and will be more process based, rather than commissioned reviews or reports.
It is possible that there could be further work after the contract period; however that will be determined after the initial advice.
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