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Primary Industries Advisory Services System and Workforce Research

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RFx ID : 21638659
Tender Name : Primary Industries Advisory Services System and Workforce Research
Reference # : O - 20410
Open Date : Monday, 23 September 2019 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Friday, 1 November 2019 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Michael Lim
04 830 5907
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

MPI is expecting to invest $5 million over four years to enhance the New Zealand Primary Industries Advisory Services (PIAS) system and an additional $127 million to support the primary sector to transition to be more productive and sustainable in its land use. It is critical we develop a better understanding of the current PIAS system, including current workforce and resource needs required by the system to engage effectively with New Zealand food and fibre producers including farmers, growers, fishers and foresters. This is key for the government to support the New Zealand primary sector to 1) keep transitioning to more productive and sustainable land and water use, and 2) more effectively meet current and future food and fibre consumer demands.
The key outcome that we want to achieve is a comprehensive view of the New Zealand PIAS system and recommendations for system-focused strategic interventions to enhance the capability and the capacity of the New Zealand PIAS system to strengthen primary sector sustainability and resilience.
Building the capability and capacity of the New Zealand Primary Industries Advisory Services (PIAS) system is a work stream within the Budget 2019 Productive and Sustainable Land Use (PSLU) programme. The New Zealand PIAS includes all people that provide advice to New Zealand food and fibre producers. One of the first steps of the PIAS work is to gain a better understanding of the current system, including current workforce, and identify gaps and resource needs to help identify potential interventions that could have the greatest impact in building capacity and capability.
This procurement relates to the Budget 2019 Productive and Sustainable Land Use programme, and is closely related to the Primary Industries Producer Research RFP 20411 procurement.