|RFx ID :||26543698|
|Tender Name :||MoD RFP Utility Procurement|
|Reference # :||RFP: 1-439-4|
|Open Date :||Thursday, 3 November 2022 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Thursday, 8 June 2023 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
|Alternate Physical Delivery Address :|
|Alternate Physical Fax Number :|
This RFP is an invitation to Respondents to submit a Proposal to the Crown for supply of Utility Vehicles - Medium and Utility Vehicles - Light (UV-M/L) and associated spares, contract data, services, training and other items. The UV-M/L project forms part of the Crown's Protected Mobility Capability Project (PMCP).
The UV-M/L capability will be required to support the NZDF's deployed and domestic operations in a sustainable manner, with appropriate consideration given to Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) and Through Life Support (TLS) that ensures that the UV-M/L capability is supported throughout its life of type.
For the UV-M/L, the vehicles procured will be operated largely by the NZ Army. The function of the Utility Vehicle is to move payload (crew, troops, equipment and cargo) over formed roads and cross-country. UV-M/L are operational vehicles that have a wide application in missions and deployments where armour protection is not required. The vehicles may be deployed to austere environments in New Zealand or overseas for extended durations and should be easy to operate and maintain and be highly reliable with a low support footprint. They need to be able to ford through salt water for beach landings and tolerate a range of climatic conditions.
The Utility Vehicles are separated into two weight categories for operational convenience. Having the UV-L at less than six tonnes GVM enables it to be operated on New Zealand roads by personnel with a Class 1 driver's licence. The UV-M variants have higher payload requirements and are likely to be heavier than six tonnes. Ideally, the UV-L and UV-M will be based on a single family of vehicles providing commonality of training, parts and support.
The Crown requires that the UV-M/L be delivered as complete vehicles by one or more prime contractors. The Crown is seeking an Off-The-Shelf (Military or Commercial) vehicle solution wherever possible.