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Global Wide Area Network (GWAN) and Satellite Service


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 22826613
Tender Name : Global Wide Area Network (GWAN) and Satellite Service
Reference # : 2748
Open Date : Wednesday, 17 June 2020 4:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 24 July 2020 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Department/Business Unit : Departmental
Tender Type : Registration of Interest (ROI)
Tender Coverage : Syndicated Opportunity  [?]
Categories :
  • 43000000 - Information Technology Broadcasting and Telecommunications
  • International
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Louise James
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  : All submissions must be made via GETS - pursuant to Paragraph 1.6, Section 1 of the Registration of Interest Document attached.
Alternate Physical Fax Number  : Not available.
Agency Address :

A number of New Zealand government agencies with offices overseas (also known as NZ Inc) use a shared Global Wide Area Network (GWAN). GWAN partner offices are located in 60 sites across 53 countries.
MFAT is the lead agency for the provision of GWAN services under a Master Services Agreement (MSA). MFAT and other GWAN partner agencies work together under a Memorandum of Agreement called a “WAN Charter”.

We are looking for an experienced Supplier to provide a global telecommunication service that continues the current GWAN and satellite connection services from partner offices to their New Zealand based IT services.

The Ministry and its GWAN Partner agencies need an international telecommunications supplier to provide reliable digital connections to the overseas offices of New Zealand Government agencies. The primary use of the GWAN is to connect overseas branch office IT systems to the New Zealand head office systems of the respective GWAN Partners.
We also seek a preferred satellite services supplier to offices in countries that do not have terrestrial links. By establishing a strong partnership with a preferred supplier in each area, we expect to extend each agency’s information services to all their offices while also leveraging the benefits of operating on a common network.

The Ministry and its GWAN Partners are looking for credible Suppliers who have the capability, proven experience and capacity to deliver a reliable and sustainable global solution that meets our Requirements as outlined in Section 2.

A virtual supplier briefing has been scheduled for 11:30 NZ Standard Time on Tuesday 23 June 2020. Briefing details are included in the GETS attachments.

Awarded Status

This tender has been completed.

Completion date: Friday, 18 September 2020 2:21 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)