|RFx ID :||20921338|
|Tender Name :||National Refugee Driver Training Programme|
|Reference # :||RFQ 721|
|Open Date :||Monday, 8 April 2019 10:30 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Thursday, 9 May 2019 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Quotations (RFQ)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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The Government recognises the value of former refugees participating in driver training programmes and the benefits it provides in supporting successful refugee settlement.
Since June 2015 the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (through Immigration New Zealand) has funded a programme providing driving lessons and driver training for former refugees , enabling them to obtain their restricted drivers licence.
With long term funding now secured, it is the intention to procure a single national provider or a small number of regional providers of the programme, with a new national contract in place by 1 July 2019.
MBIE is looking to:
• procure the best national and/or best regional driver training provider(s) with the most effective service and cost model to provide driving lessons and training across all current and future refugee settlement locations; and
• the capability to develop, innovate and enhance the refugee driver training programme and deliver excellent programme pass rates.
The Ministry is looking for a credible national or group of regional driver training provider(s) who have the capacity, capability, experience and infrastructure to deliver a quality, cost effective Refugee Driver Training Programme across all refugee settlement locations.
The preferred provider/s will have a strong track record in the development, implementation and ongoing management of a driver training programme for students with learning requirements similar to refugee background people.
The preferred provider/s will also understand the importance of working with local refugee community networks and other settlement stakeholders to support student engagement and programmes outcomes.