|RFx ID :||23124696|
|Tender Name :||Engaging Priority Families|
|Reference # :||MOE07839|
|Open Date :||Monday, 17 August 2020 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Tuesday, 22 September 2020 10:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Department/Business Unit :||Sector Enablement and Support|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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The Ministry is looking for providers to deliver Engaging Priority Families (EPF) in identified priority areas across New Zealand, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific communities (referenced in Attachment 6 Priority Areas for EPF 2020).
The Engaging Priority Families initiative aims to ensure all children have equitable access to high quality early learning where children can develop a strong educational foundation in preparation for starting school or kura.
The initiative is for families with children aged 3 and 4 years old that are not currently attending an early learning service. By working with these families EPF providers will empower them to further engage with their children’s learning, and provide on-going support as their children transition to a high quality early learning service, and then on to school or kura.
The Ministry wishes to procure providers/community partners who are passionate about equitable educational outcomes for children, with proven ability to improve outcomes for Māori and Pacific communities. Successful provider(s) will need to have sound understanding of the barriers to participation (and mitigations for barriers) in early learning in their preferred community.