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School Bus Procurement Request For Proposal Tender 1


RFx ID : 22943448
Tender Name : School Bus Procurement Request For Proposal Tender 1
Reference # :
Open Date : Thursday, 9 July 2020 2:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 28 August 2020 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Department/Business Unit : Ministry of Education - Approval from Ministry Employee - ie. Case Manager
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 78111800 - Passenger road transportation
  • 78140000 - Transport services
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Canterbury
  • Chatham Islands
  • Gisborne
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Manawatu-Wanganui
  • Marlborough
  • Nelson
  • Northland
  • Otago
  • Southland
  • Taranaki
  • Tasman
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Patrick Bodzak
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

The Ministry of Education (the Ministry) provides school transport assistance to help parents overcome barriers to education and meet their responsibility to get their children to school. The Ministry may provide transport assistance where distance and/or accessibility may be a barrier for students attending the closest school they can enroll at.

The current Daily and Technology Bus contracts expire on 31 December 2021. In accordance with the Government Procurement Rules, the Ministry is conducting an open, competitive procurement to establish new contracts for services from Term 1 of 2022.

This is a two tender approach. Please read the Request for Proposal (RFP) and related Appendices closely to ensure you understand the structure of this tender, particularly the significant differences between Tender 1 and Tender 2. You will need to decide whether you would like to respond to Tender 1 (this Notice) or Tender 2 (to be released later in 2020). You can participate in both Tender 1 and Tender 2, but only if you do not accept any Routes offered through Tender 1.

Key dates:

- RFP released: 9 July 2020
- Deadline for questions from suppliers: 5:00 pm 21 August 2020
- Deadline for Proposals: 5:00 pm 28 August 2020

Proposals will only be accepted via VendorPanel, a secure e-tender system, accessible at

If you are interested in responding to this RFP, please click on ‘Subscribe to this Notice for full access’ button below, then download the RFP and Appendices, and submit your Proposal through VendorPanel before the Deadline for Proposals. You will not be able to see or download the RFP and Appendices until you ‘subscribe’.

RFP briefings are planned. Please see Section 3.1.1 of the RFP for important briefing information.

If you have any questions, please use the ‘Raise Question Here’ function which will become available once you ‘subscribe’ to this Notice. Please do not use the VendorPanel Question function.

There is a further opportunity for you to email us with any suggested refinements to the Route maps. Please do so no later than Friday 24 July, and direct your emails to