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NZ Emissions Trading Scheme Managed Auction Service

This tender is using the new split file responses feature on GETS. The agency has indicated that they would like to receive responses separated by price and non price components, please keep this mind when preparing your response for submission via GETS.


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 21965623
Tender Name : NZ Emissions Trading Scheme Managed Auction Service
Reference # : 1049-01-RFP
Open Date : Wednesday, 20 November 2019 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 24 January 2020 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : Procurement & Contracting
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 43230000 - Software
  • 77000000 - Environmental Services
  • 80100000 - Management advisory services
  • 80150000 - Trade policy and services
  • 80160000 - Business administration services
  • 80171500 - Situation and stakeholder analysis and communications planning services
  • 83120000 - Information services
  • 93120000 - International relations
  • International
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Erin Oldfield
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

All questions must be submitted electronically by 1:00pm, 12/12/2019 and all Proposals must be submitted electronically by 5:00pm 24/01/2020 via the GETS eTender box function. Please refer to the RFP document for information. If any issues arise with uploading your proposal please contact The Ministry for the Environment immediately.

The Ministry for the Environment (the Ministry) is seeking proposals for a secure Managed Auction Service that is intended to be fully operational and available to undertake regular auctions of New Zealand Emission Units (NZUs) in early 2021.
The Government is currently in the process of reforming the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS) to ensure that it remains an effective tool to assist New Zealand to meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets and support the transition to a low emissions, climate resilient New Zealand. The management of NZUs into the market through an auction type mechanism is central to the NZETS.

The Ministry seeks a comprehensive secure service to be operated on behalf of the Minister for the Environment that provides the end-to-end management of an efficient, equitable and secure transfer of NZUs to successful auction Participants.
The successful Respondent to this RFP will provide the complete service from confirming the Ministry’s business requirements to managing regular auctions and settlement of the proceeds of the auction, together with the provision of ongoing operational support through a secure subscription service.

The Ministry wants to provide an excellent experience for those seeking to participate in the auction process ensuring that the service is readily accessible, that interfacing with the system is straightforward and that Participants have confidence in the process and the outcome.

Although we anticipate an advanced and high level of quality in the proposed solution, the focus of this request is not on a technical solution, rather we require that the successful supplier provide a secure, complete and seamless professional service to the Ministry and to the market. We expect the service to be regularly reviewed, maintained and upgraded.