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School Bus Procurement Request For Proposal Tender 2


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 23721968
Tender Name : School Bus Procurement Request For Proposal Tender 2
Reference # :
Open Date : Monday, 7 December 2020 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 29 January 2021 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
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 : Katherine Littler
04 463 8771
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Agency Address : NEW ZEALAND

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 enrol 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. Tender 1 is now complete. This notice introduces the Tender 2 RFP. Please read the Request for Proposal (RFP) and related Appendices closely to ensure you understand the structure of this tender. If you or a related party has accepted the Ministry’s offer through Tender 1, you are not eligible to participate in Tender 2.

Key dates:

- RFP released: 7 December 2020
- Deadline for questions from suppliers: 5:00 pm 22 January 2021
- Deadline for Proposals: 5:00 pm 29 January 2021

See RFP Section 1.2 for other key dates including important information concerning Christmas closedowns of GETS and the Ministry.

Proposals will only be accepted via GETS.

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 GETS before the Deadline for Proposals. You will not be able to see or download the RFP document 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.

RFx Outcome

This tender has been awarded. Total spend value $ 1,297,000,000.

  • Clarks Coachline - 10, Gillies Street, Kawakawa, Northland, 0210, NEW ZEALAND
  • D L & F L A Harkerss Limited - 181, High Street, Southbridge, Canterbury, 7602, NEW ZEALAND
  • Go Bus Transport Ltd - L1, 678, Victoria Street, Hamilton, Hamilton, Waikato, 3204, NEW ZEALAND
  • Golden Bay Coachlines - 98, Commercial Street, Takaka, 7110, NEW ZEALAND
  • Greenline Motors 1992 Ltd - 69, Avenue Road, Morrinsville, Waikato, 3300, NEW ZEALAND
  • Howick & Eastern Buses Limited - 380, Ti Rakau Drive, East Tamaki, Auckland, 2163, NEW ZEALAND
  • Leabourn Passenger Service Ltd - 341, Rodney Street, Wellsford, 0900, NEW ZEALAND
  • Madge Coachlines Ltd - 57, Bennett Street, Palmerston North, 4440, NEW ZEALAND
  • Mana Coach Services Limited - 44, Newlands Road, Newlands, Wellington, 6037, NEW ZEALAND
  • Moffat Consulting - 4, Regina Lane, Oamaru, 9400, NEW ZEALAND
  • Murphy Buses Limted - 7, Kopu Road, Thames, 3500, NEW ZEALAND
  • SBL Group Ltd - 27, Bridge Street, Nelson, 7010, NEW ZEALAND
  • Salamander Ventures Limited - 572, Swanson Road, Ranui, Ranui, North Island, 0612, NEW ZEALAND
  • TORLESSE TRAVEL LIMITED - Level 1, Ainger Tomlin House, 136 Ilam Road, Ilam, Christchurch, Canterbury, 8041, NEW ZEALAND
  • Tauwhare Transport Ltd - 21, Wordsworth Street, Cambridge, Waikato, 3432, NEW ZEALAND
  • Tranzit Group Ltd - 310, Queen Street, Masterton, 5810, NEW ZEALAND
  • Weir Bros - 17, Turuturu Road, Hawera, Hawera, Taranaki, 4610, NEW ZEALAND
  • eastern buses - 21, Rata Street, Te Araroa, 4050, NEW ZEALAND

Further Award Information:
o Terms of Contract: (6+3+3)
o ‘School Bus Procurement Tender 2 was an open competitive process’

Note that the following responses were submitted by third parties and are clarified below:

o Salamander Ventures Limited has submitted a response on behalf of Ritchies Transport Holdings Limited
o Moffat Consulting has submitted a response on behalf of Pearson Coachlines

Award Date: Wednesday, 9 June 2021 (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Date RFx was completed/updated: Sunday, 30 May 2021 4:30 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)