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Request for Proposals for Education to Employment Brokerage Service


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RFx ID : 21979845
Tender Name : Request for Proposals for Education to Employment Brokerage Service
Reference # :
Open Date : Friday, 22 November 2019 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 10 January 2020 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : Procurement Solutions
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 86000000 - Education and Training Services
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Stephen Moore
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Agency Address :

The requirement is for an Education-to-Employment Brokerage (EEB) service aimed at secondary school students to enable them to consider vocational education as a pathway into employment.
- Twenty (20) brokerage positions will be established across the eleven regions.
- Suppliers can tender for one or multiple regions and varying numbers of Vocational Coordinators in each location noting MSD when evaluating proposals will ensure there is coverage in all 11 regions.
- MSD will fund each provider $290,000 (ex GST) per 1 FTE position to provide Education-to-Employment Brokerage service for the period 2 March 2020 through 28 February 2022.
- The form of contract will be a MBIE outcome agreement noting a high evaluation weighting has been given to acceptance of proposed tender T&C to facilitate prompt contract establishment to meet deadlines.

To enable the Project Team to plan our evaluation resources and timetable, Suppliers considering responding to this tender are asked to complete and submit the provided “Notice of Intent to Respond” to by 12 December 2019.
- Note 1 - Submission of a “Notice of Intent to Respond” does not commit Suppliers to responding to this RFP.
- Note 2 – Suppliers who do not submit a “Notice of Intent to Respond” are still able to submit an RFP response prior to the closing date.

Awarded Status

This tender has been awarded. Total spend value $ 6,000,000.

  • Ag Challenge Ltd - No 3 Line, Wanganui, Taranaki / Manawatu, 4540, NEW ZEALAND
  • Aoraki Development & Promotions Ltd t/a Aoraki Development - 2, Sefton St East, Timaru, Canterbury, 7910, NEW ZEALAND
  • Elite Management School (EMS) - Levels 3,4&6 Grand Central Tower, 76-86 Manners Street, Wellington, 6011, NEW ZEALAND
  • Engaging Strategies - 442, Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago, 9016, NEW ZEALAND
  • Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce - 3, 15, Daly Street, Lower Hutt, Lower Hutt, 5010, NEW ZEALAND
  • Priority One Western Bay of Plenty Inc - Ground Fl, 29 Grey Street, Tauranga, 3110, NEW ZEALAND
  • Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust - 6, Te Ngae Road, Rotorua, 3010, NEW ZEALAND
  • SMART TRADE SOLUTIONS LIMITED - 10, Te Paka Crescent, Kamo, Whangarei, Northland, 0112, NEW ZEALAND

Further Award Information:
Awarded to
SMART TRADE SOLUTIONS Ltd - joint venture with Tai Tokerau Training Ltd Northland, Okaihau - Kawakawa – Kaikohe, Whangarei
2 Vocational Coordinators

Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Inc)
Auckland, North, Central and South Auckland
3 Vocational Coordinators

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Te Kuratini o Nga Waka
Waikato Hamilton
1 Vocational Coordinator

Rotorua Community Youth Centre Trust
Bay of Plenty Rotorua
1 Vocational Coordinator

Priority One Western Bay of Plenty Inc
Bay of Plenty Tauranga
1 Vocational Coordinator

Ag Challenge Ltd
Taranaki Taumarunui Ohakune Taihape, Whanganui
2 Vocational Coordinators

Eastern Institute of Technology (Te Aho a Māui) Ltd
East Coast Hawkes Bay
1 Vocational Coordinator
Eastern Institute of Technology (Te Aho a Māui) Limited East Coast
1 Vocational Coordinator

Talent Central
Central Palmerston North
1 Vocational Coordinator
Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce
Wellington Lower Hutt
1 Vocational Coordinator

Elite Management School (EMS)
Wellington City
1 Vocational Coordinator

Nelson Blenheim
1 Vocational Coordinator
Economic Development Association of New Zealand - Nelson Regional Development Agency
1 Vocational Coordinator

Canterbury Christchurch
1 Vocational Coordinator

Economic Development Association of New Zealand
- Aoraki Development & Promotions Ltd
Canterbury Timaru
1 Vocational Coordinator
The Otago Chamber of Commerce Incorporated
Southern Dunedin
1 Vocational Coordinator

= Total of 20 Vocational Coordinators

Award Date: Monday, 21 September 2020 4:42 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)