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Open Standing Invitation for Waitangi Tribunal Specialist Services panel

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RFx ID : 19919766
Tender Name : Open Standing Invitation for Waitangi Tribunal Specialist Services panel
Reference # :
Open Date : Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Tuesday, 31 August 2021 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 72151600 - Specialized communication system services
  • 93141700 - Culture
  • 94101500 - Business associations
  • 94101600 - Professional associations
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : James Skinner
wt.librarian@justice.govt.nz
email
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESPONSES OR QUESTIONS THROUGH GETS FOR THIS OPEN STANDING INVITATION.

The Waitangi Tribunal was established under the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975 as a permanent Commission of Inquiry, charged with making recommendations on claims brought by Māori in relation to actions or omissions of the Crown that breach the promises made in the Treaty of Waitangi.

The Waitangi Tribunal Unit provides support to the Tribunal across all phases of inquiries from the initial assessment and registration of claims; through to the conduct of research; inquiry proceedings; and the final report writing phase.

As the Tribunal concludes the remaining historical inquiries and begins to consider contemporary kaupapa claims, the specialist support needs are changing and it is timely to review the panel. The support required by the Tribunal includes contracted specialised technical services for the following reasons:

• Inquiry research topics vary greatly and can often be particularly complex. The Tribunal Unit contracts specialists with expertise in particular fields such as environmental history, public works, Māori land law and land administration, Māori studies and demography;
• Demand for researchers and report writers fluctuates as inquiries move into and out of the research phase; and
• The Waitangi Tribunal holds around 80 days of hearings per year, the majority of which occur in the claimants’ tribal area and often on marae. Tribunal hearings usually require simultaneous interpreters and sound technicians.

We are issuing this open standing invitation to seek applications from prospective suppliers (either organisations or individuals), who are able to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and experience required in providing one or more of the services, in order to join the panel.

Questions and applications are welcomed at any time during the publication of this invitation. The initial round of responses will be evaluated on 14 August 2018 and thereafter conducted upon receipt of a proposal.

The open standing invitation will run until the 31st August 2021. Approval to extend this date may be sought if there is still a requirement for the panel after this date.

Please contact James Skinner via e-mail on wt.librarian@justice.govt.nz for evaluation documentation or for further information.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ANY QUESTIONS SUBMITTED THROUGH GETS WILL NOT BE ANSWERED.