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NZAGRC - Development of a national infrastructure investment plan to accelerate agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation solutions

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RFx ID : 26649787
Tender Name : NZAGRC - Development of a national infrastructure investment plan to accelerate agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation solutions
Reference # : RFP-NationalInfrastructurePlan
Open Date : Wednesday, 23 November 2022 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Monday, 19 December 2022 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : On behalf of procurement agent  [?]
Categories :
  • 81171800 - Agricultural science services
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Luke Cooney
fund@nzagrc.org.nz
(06) 351 8334
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

Background:
The NZ Government is legislatively bound to meet certain emission reduction targets through the Climate Change Act as laid out in the Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP). Accurate and cost-effective measurement of biological agricultural emissions is a non-negotiable requirement for the successful delivery of the ERP goals. https://environment.govt.nz/publications/aotearoa-new-zealands-first-emissions-reduction-plan/agriculture/

Budget 2022 allocated $338.7 million over four years to strengthen the role of research and development in getting new tools and technology to reduce on-farm emissions to farmers quicker. This included the provision for investment in infrastructure that would expand the capacity and support for industry and government research and development activities, particularly, financial support to purchase and install new specialist equipment and facilities, support ongoing operational costs, and recruit and train personnel to operate and maintain the equipment and services.

A National Infrastructure Plan is required to prioritise domestic infrastructure investments that will advance the search for the effective mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, including (but not limited to) methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide from soils.

Objective:
To procure the development of a National Infrastructure Plan to accelerate agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation solutions. The Plan will outline and assess the current infrastructure situation, assess future needs and provide options and recommendations for meeting anticipated needs. The Plan should outline realistic timeframes for deployment of new equipment, assess what additional personnel will be needed to run and maintain the infrastructure and provide recommendations on how to ensure that equipment is well maintained and serviced over its lifetime, while minimising costs to users and achieving high utilisation rates and broad accessibility.