|RFx ID :||21520717|
|Tender Name :||Primary Industries Producer Research|
|Reference # :||O-20411|
|Open Date :||Monday, 2 September 2019 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Close Date :||Friday, 4 October 2019 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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Primary Industries Producer Research
MPI is expecting to invest $5 million over four years to enhance the Primary Industries Advisory Services (PIAS) system. As the users of the PIAS system, it is critical that producers’ (including farmers, growers, and foresters) behaviour towards, and their views of, the PIAS system are better understood. Especially if government is to support the system to more effectively meet producer and future sector needs in relation to productive and sustainable land use, and more effectively meet current and future food and fibre demands.
To identify barriers and opportunities to develop a more effective primary industry advisory services system to meet future producer needs and aspirations, we need a better understanding of:
• how a diverse range of producers (e.g. farmers, growers, and foresters; Māori and non-Māori landowners; across New Zealand; from top achievers to mid-low performing) currently use the services of the primary industries advisors for support on sustainable and productive practices, as well as for other matters;
• what works/doesn’t work in the current PIAS system from the primary producers’ point of view, and what would work better; and
• which factors (e.g. circumstantial , socio-demographic , psychological ,…) explain whether an advisor is successful in encouraging behavioural change in primary producers. We also need a review of research published over the last 10 years on producers’ views and use of PIAS, including research undertaken in New Zealand and internationally.
The Ministry is looking for providers to undertake mixed method social science research, have evidence of past high response surveying resulting in statistically sound samples and representative focus group participation.
This tender has been awarded.