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Addressing Temporary Migrant Worker Exploitation

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RFx ID : 20147098
Tender Name : Addressing Temporary Migrant Worker Exploitation
Reference # : 696 Restricted Tender
Open Date : Wednesday, 12 September 2018 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Friday, 5 October 2018 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 81120000 - Economics
  • 81130000 - Statistics
  • 93100000 - Political systems and institutions
  • 93110000 - Socio political conditions
  • 93120000 - International relations
  • 93130000 - Humanitarian aid and relief
Regions: N/A
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Lauren McAndrew
+6449018570
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is developing ongoing policy work to address the exploitation of temporary migrant workers in New Zealand. MBIE is seeking to appoint one or more suppliers to undertake research on the following:

Component 1 (stakeholder perspectives)
a. the nature, drivers and consequences of exploitation of temporary migrant workers from the perspective of migrants and other stakeholders in the system, e.g. unions, community leaders and migrant representative groups (supply side drivers)
b. the nature, drivers and consequences of exploitation of temporary migrant workers from the perspective of employers (demand side drivers)
c. what migrants, employers and other stakeholders consider to ‘be broken’ with the systems that play a role in facilitating, deterring, detecting or dealing with the exploitation of temporary migrant workers
d. what migrants, employers and other stakeholders consider to be effective interventions to mitigate temporary migrant worker vulnerability and reduce exploitation (i.e. their suggestions for improvements)
e. based on these perspectives, where there seem to be the greatest opportunities to mitigate temporary migrant worker vulnerability and reduce exploitation.
Component 2 (literature review)
a. what the existing literature tells us about the nature, extent, drivers and consequences of exploitation of temporary migrant workers in New Zealand and in other relevant jurisdictions, with a focus on Australia, Canada and the UK.

Component 3 (international comparisons)
a. how international approaches compare with the New Zealand system (useful comparisons could include Australia, Canada and the UK)
b. what international best practice approaches, specific levers or tools for reducing exploitation of temporary migrant workers could be considered here.
In scope are all migrant workers on any visa that allows them to work in New Zealand temporarily, e.g. essential skills visa, working holiday visa, student visa etc. Migrants who are working in New Zealand illegally are also included in our population of interest. This might include migrants who are working in breach of their visa conditions or migrants who are overstayers .

Awarded Status

This tender has been awarded to

  • Auckland UniServices Limited

Further Award Information:

Following an open Request for Proposal tendering process, The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) of 15 Stout Street, Wellington has awarded this contract to Auckland Uniservices Limited of Level 10, 49 Symonds Street, Grafton, Auckland to undertake the research into migrant exploitation. The contract was signed in November 2018 and the term is from 19th November 2018 to 19th June 2019 with two options to renew of up to two weeks each. The estimated contract value (including all options to renew) is approximately $180,000 (excluding GST).

Award Date : Wednesday, 7 November 2018 11:46 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)