|RFx ID :||21863684|
|Tender Name :||New Zealand Wood Fibres Future Project Phase One|
|Reference # :||O-20986|
|Open Date :||Thursday, 31 October 2019 2:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Thursday, 12 December 2019 10:00 AM (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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The New Zealand government is seeking a suitably qualified Provider to deliver a commercially-oriented report that will support New Zealand’s move to a net zero emissions economy by 2050. The report must identify internationally competitive potential investment opportunities using plantation forest biomass. The focus is on substituting this renewable biomass as the feedstock in products and markets that would otherwise use non-renewable or petroleum-based feedstocks.
This report will provide a base of information which will inform advice to Ministers on whether to proceed to Stage Two of the New Zealand Wood Fibres Futures Project. Stage Two, tendered separately, will be a significant piece of work focused on working with key stakeholders, potential investors and Government to develop a detailed implementation roadmap based on opportunities identified in Stage One [~NZ$750,000].
The New Zealand Government requires a robust and commercially orientated report that answers the following questions:
What’s possible in the short-term:
1. Looking at a 5 to 10 year time-frame, what are the internationally competitive investment opportunities for New Zealand to develop plantation forest biomass based products considering New Zealand’s existing forestry resources (including residues), feasible silviculture regime changes, processing infrastructure and the range of existing and emerging technologies?
What’s possible in the long-term:
2. Taking a 30 year time-frame, what are potential commercial investment opportunities and development paths available to New Zealand that:
· could adapt the current forestry industry (mainly focused on export logs and solid wood);
· leads to innovation in production systems to produce onshore a wider range of renewable products from tree-derived biomass;
· contributes to New Zealand’s future move to a net zero emission economy.
Alternative tree growing systems and, both large scale processing and small scale distributed options are in-scope.
For both questions above, we require the following:
3. A preliminary assessment of what might be required from commercial parties and the government to successfully execute these opportunities.
4. A ranked short-list of 3-6 potential opportunities that would warrant further investigation. We want to know why you have ranked them in this order, what you have included and excluded and why.
5. Recommendations for further work and next steps.