|RFx ID :||23370592|
|Tender Name :||North Island and Haast Supported Playgroups 2020|
|Reference # :||MOE07879|
|Open Date :||Thursday, 1 October 2020 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Monday, 9 November 2020 10:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|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 of Education (“Ministry” or “Buyer”) is seeking proposals from suppliers with experience, capability and capacity to deliver a Supported Playgroup in an identified priority area. Supported Playgroups are certificated playgroups with additional requirements for delivery of curriculum, parent engagement and transition to school.
The aim of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to procure delivery of Supported Playgroups in identified priority areas. We have identified that Supported Playgroups are needed across the North Island. We have also identified that the Haast area also needs Supported Playgroups. Other areas of the South Island already have sufficient coverage and are outside this RFP.
The Ministry requires organisations with strong community knowledge to deliver Supported Playgroups in our identified priority areas. Playgroups are a varied and responsive early learning option that allows whānau to attend early learning alongside their tamariki.
Supported Playgroups identify, engage with, and prioritise enrolments for Māori, Pacific and low socio-economic whānau and children with learning support needs in areas where participation in early learning is low. Resourcing is provided for a coordinator with relevant early learning experience to ensure the additional requirements are met and to assist with management and administration.
Please note that it is anticipated that there may be a number of Successful Respondents who are awarded a contract as a result of this tender.
This is an opportunity to be a part of an initiative that will help tamariki in our identified priority areas participate in low-cost, high quality and responsive early learning. Supported Playgroups offer whānau an early learning option that supports whānau and tamariki education and well-being at the playgroup and in the home.