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Portable Cabins for Temporary Accommodation Service Strategic Reserve


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RFx ID : 20832699
Tender Name : Portable Cabins for Temporary Accommodation Service Strategic Reserve
Reference # :
Open Date : Friday, 15 March 2019 4:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Wednesday, 10 April 2019 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Quotations (RFQ)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 22000000 - Building and Construction Machinery and Accessories
  • 23000000 - Industrial Manufacturing and Processing Machinery and Accessories
  • 30000000 - Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies
  • 56000000 - Furniture and Furnishings
  • 72000000 - Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • 81000000 - Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services
  • 83000000 - Public Utilities and Public Sector Related Services
  • 90000000 - Travel and Food and Lodging and Entertainment Services
  • 92000000 - National Defense and Public Order and Security and Safety Services
  • 93000000 - Politics and Civic Affairs Services
  • 94000000 - Organizations and Clubs
  • 95000000 - Land and Buildings and Structures and Thoroughfares
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Canterbury
  • Chatham Islands
  • Gisborne
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Manawatu-Wanganui
  • Marlborough
  • Nelson
  • Northland
  • Otago
  • Southland
  • Taranaki
  • Tasman
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Julia Shanahan
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

Under the National Civil Defence Emergency Management Plan 2015, The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is the agency responsible for the coordination of the provision of temporary accommodation for people displaced after an emergency. The temporary need is usually weeks to months and so we require portable self-contained cabins rather than relocatable houses.

MBIE manages this responsibility through its TAS business unit. TAS currently supports residents displaced by the 2010/11 Canterbury Earthquakes, the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, the 2017 Edgecumbe flooding, the 2018 Buller and Tasman flooding, and the 2018 Rotorua flooding. Recent deployments, in particular the initial response to flooding events, have been constrained by a lack of availability of suitable temporary accommodation units from the private sector. MBIE currently owns 19 portacabins. To address the issues of supply challenges and achieve a timely and effective response to civil emergencies requiring temporary accommodation support, MBIE has developed a strategic reserve of portacabins owned by the Crown that can be used for rapid deployment in response to civil emergency. The majority of MBIE’s strategic reserve is currently in use and not ready to respond to future events, so MBIE is seeking to increase its strategic reserve by an additional 10 portacabins.

MBIE is aiming to purchase 10 prefabricated fully self-contained, one and two- bedroom relocatable cabins (5 x one bedroom and 5 x two bedroom) to be used by residents displaced from their homes as a result of civil emergencies. Our goal is to “park’ the units on residents’ sites so they need to be capable of being connected to potable water supply, power and sewer through a pumped system.

We wish to partner with a company that has a track record in manufacturing and providing high quality portable accommodation and that has the capacity to produce 10 units within our timeframes. Because cabins will be moved multiple times during events the cost of transport between sites and placement on site is important to us.

This is an opportunity to support the recovery of New Zealanders after a natural disaster or emergency.