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Free and Healthy School Lunches – Otago/ Southland Region, Term 2 2020


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 21825013
Tender Name : Free and Healthy School Lunches – Otago/ Southland Region, Term 2 2020
Reference # : FHSL_NOI01
Open Date : Wednesday, 23 October 2019 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Friday, 29 November 2019 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : Sector Enablement and Support
Tender Type : Notice of Information (Advance Notice) (NOI)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 50000000 - Food Beverage and Tobacco Products
  • 90100000 - Restaurants and catering
  • 93131600 - Food and nutrition policy planning and programs
  • Otago
  • Southland
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : -
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

The purpose of this Advance Notice is to inform suppliers in the Otago/ Southland region of an upcoming tender relating to the Free and Healthy School Lunches Programme. It is important for potential suppliers to subscribe to notices relating to the delivery region of interest to receive updates or information prior to the release of the tender. Supplier briefings, if available, will also be communicated through GETS.

Suppliers can ask questions through the GETS portal. Unless the question contains commercially sensitive information, questions and answers will be made public to all subscribers. (The identity of the questioning supplier will be kept anonymous).

Programme Overview
The Prime Minister has announced that Year 1-8 students in up to 30 schools will be offered a free school lunch from Term 1, 2020 and up to 21,000 students in around 120 schools will eventually benefit from this programme by the beginning of 2021. A decision will be made after the 2 year pilot about whether to continue or extend the programme.

The scope of the free and healthy school lunches programme is limited at this stage. Government wants to trial different delivery models and approaches in a mix of school types and locations to understand what is involved in delivering a government-funded free and healthy school lunch programme. More information can be found on this link:

Please refer to the attachments regarding the upcoming tender process.