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Forestry training and workplace pilot


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RFx ID : 20808184
Tender Name : Forestry training and workplace pilot
Reference # :
Open Date : Wednesday, 6 March 2019 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Friday, 22 March 2019 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 70150000 - Forestry
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Mark Lytollis
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

Te Uru Rakau and Corrections are jointly developing a pilot programme which will allow eligible prisoners from NRCF to train and work in forestry, on a RTW initiative for the 2019 planting season. The primary objective of the pilot is to allow participants to undertake high quality forestry related training and real-world work experience, which will support their pathway to reintegrate and improve the likelihood of employment on release from prison. On behalf of the Crown, Crown Forestry has entered into (or is the final stages of entering) joint venture forestry rights with various private landowners in the Northland Region. Crown Forestry requires planting operations to be completed during the 2019 planting season to develop these properties into production forests. Working together, Corrections staff from NRCF and Crown Forestry will implement the forestry pilot programme in the Northland Region.

Forestry labour represents a critical operational risk for the forest growing industry in New Zealand. Te Uru Rakau and Corrections have identified an opportunity which provides eligible prisoners with forestry training and work experience, whilst also contributing to afforestation operations under the One Billion Trees Programme. Crown Forestry requires a competent silviculture contractor who will employ 10-15 RTW prisoners as a standalone planting crew. Crown Forestry’s appointed Forest Manager(s) will subsequently negotiate and agree a contract rate for planting, as well as oversee the planting operation, at sites selected for inclusion in the pilot programme.