|RFx ID :||24300157|
|Tender Name :||Future Procurement Opportunity - Deepwater Panel Refresh|
|Reference # :||O - 23086|
|Open Date :||Q2 2021|
|Indicative RFx Release Date :||Q2 2021 [?]|
|Tender Type :||Future Procurement Opportunity (FPO)|
|Project Status :||Awaiting approval [?]|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
New Zealand’s deepwater fisheries are those which predominantly occur in offshore waters beyond the 12 nautical mile limit of the territorial sea. Deepwater fisheries produced over NZ$705 in export earnings in the 2018 calendar year. The management of deepwater fisheries is based on the best available scientific information provided by a comprehensive research plan. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking to form a panel of capable, independent research providers who can service deepwater research needs. This includes providers with capacity to design and complete abundance surveys and develop fisheries and environmental modelling.
This Request for Proposal (RFP) will be to complete a panel refresh to increase the capacity and capability of the Deepwater Research (Deepwater) panel for research providers who are capable of delivering research services in these areas through a sole agency open panel arrangement.
The research services required by these areas are:
Stock Assessments and Monitoring
Informing Management (e.g. Management Strategy Evaluation, Ageing, and survey design)
Aquatic Environment specific to deepwater fisheries
Vessel Platforms to be used for Deepwater Research
This is a Future Procurement Opportunity (FPO). A FPO has replaced the Annual Procurement Plan information previously available to suppliers on MBIE’s website. A FPO is an alert to suppliers of potential upcoming procurement activity. It does not represent a commitment by MPI to procure, but provides an indication to the market about the potential future activity.
Suppliers can subscribe to this FPO, and MPI may use this list to assist with market research. When the RFx is released, the FPO will be linked to the RFx so that those suppliers who have subscribed to the FPO will get automatically notified of the RFx being released