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ECI Main Contractor Services for the new Interim Post Entry Quarantine (IPEQ) Facility

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RFx ID : 24099115
Tender Name : ECI Main Contractor Services for the new Interim Post Entry Quarantine (IPEQ) Facility
Reference # : E 21904 - IPEQ
Open Date : Wednesday, 17 March 2021 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Tuesday, 13 April 2021 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Tenders (RFT)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 72120000 - Nonresidential building construction services
Regions:
  • Auckland
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Brendan McNeice
brendan.mcneice@mpi.govt.nz
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  : Charles Ferguson Bldg
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

Biosecurity New Zealand is a business unit of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and works to prevent harmful organisms crossing New Zealand’s borders. It manages border and compliance activities as well as preparing for, and responding to, any biosecurity incursions that may occur.
This new interim facility must meet the minimum standards defined for a IPEQ.STD Level 3B quarantine testing facility. Such a facility must be specified, constructed and maintained to ensure that plant material held within the facility and any biosecurity risks associated with them are always effectively managed to ensure containment.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in partnership with the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and the design team comprising of the Principal Consultant (Design group Stapleton Elliott ‘DGSE’) and our Greenhouse Contractor (for the greenhouse solution for the facility) to deliver an additional Post Entry Quarantine facility to support New Zealand’s horticultural industry.
The Interim Post Entry Quarantine facility (IPEQ) project is designed to be an interim measure only, with a limited lifespan of five to seven years, at which point the new Plant Health & Environmental Laboratory (PH&EL) facility will be operational. The new PH&EL is presently undergoing Interim Business Case (IBC) review by Cabinet and that project initiation decision is expected by mid to late March.
This tender is for the IPEQ project only and MPI invites Tenders from contractors to be engaged as MPI’s build consultant (under an Early Contractor Involvement Agreement ‘ECI’) sitting within the design team to inform the design process so as to provide a buildability review, interrogate the design to mitigate the risks for design variations during delivery, develop the programme and quantify the construction budget.
As “Preferred Contractor” under the ECI Agreement, the Contractor will be given the opportunity to bid for the delivery of a fixed price construction contract (under a 3910:2013 construction contract, as amended by MPI’s standard terms) to undertake the proposed construction works in accordance with the design as described in Section 2 of this document.