|RFx ID :||22017004|
|Tender Name :||20957 Provision of Epidemiology Professional Training Programme|
|Reference # :||20957|
|Open Date :||Monday, 2 December 2019 10:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Monday, 3 February 2020 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
Anne-Marie van der Linden
04 819 4290
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New Zealand needs a skilled work force to manage animal health status which underpins our export trade. While it has the good fortune afforded by being a remote island, New Zealand must maintain status in the face of increased exposure through multiple pathways and by climate change. One of the core skills identified for increased capacity is that of epidemiology skills.
Providing ongoing, and formally recognised, professional development, and/or tertiary education in epidemiology and a career pathway for epidemiologists in New Zealand is a priority.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MP)I has been tasked with developing and enabling access to a formally recognised professional development programme at the operational level to increase the career pipeline intake and increase the available expertise necessary to manage responses to animal health and biosecurity issues. In providing access to this training, MPI aims to support other programmes including Government Industry Agreements and collaboration with offshore partners to develop technical expertise in the area of epidemiology.
The Ministry is looking for credible providers who have the capability, experience and infrastructure to deliver epidemiology training within New Zealand and overseas locations, if required.
MPI requires the training programme to be delivered within New Zealand and may also require the programme to be delivered internationally.