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Capability support for Māori organisations seeking research, science and innovation funding


RFx ID : 26734963
Tender Name : Capability support for Māori organisations seeking research, science and innovation funding
Reference # :
Open Date : Q4 2022
Indicative RFx Release Date  : Q1 2023  [?]
Tender Type : Future Procurement Opportunity (FPO)
Project Status : Awaiting approval  [?]
Indicative Total Value : $1M - $5M  [?]
Expected number of contracts offered : 1
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • 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 : Tracy Wood

This is a Future Procurement Opportunity (FPO) listing.

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment is responsible for administering the Expanding the Impact of Vision Mātauranga budget appropriation.

Support services are being procured to assist Māori organisations participating in future funding opportunities from July 2023. Examples of the kind of support we anticipate being provided include wānanga to support Kaitono with preparing proposals, a pool of consultant research mentors who funded organisations can contract with directly after they are funded, and/or an externally facing Programme Coordinator who will organise regional wananga to share learning or build connectedness across the RS&I ecosystem.

The provider will provide support services to Māori organisations including businesses, incorporations, rūnanga, trusts, iwi, hapū, and marae. The provider will support Kaitono to prepare their applications and navigate the relevant MBIE systems so they are well-placed to apply for funding. The successful provider will work closely with MBIE staff to ensure the services they deliver align closely to the requirements of the relevant funding processes.

Given the focus of the services, providers must show how they partner and/or will partner with Māori organisations to provide support services. Providers will strong connections with Māori organisations and communities are encouraged to engage in this tender. This tender is for a national service.

Go to market date: During February 2023