|RFx ID :||21796843|
|Tender Name :||Nelson City Council - Review of Nelson Regional Development Agency (NRDA) Operations - RFP - 17Oct2019|
|Reference # :||A2281795|
|Open Date :||Thursday, 17 October 2019 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Monday, 4 November 2019 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Proposals (RFP)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Exemption Reason :||None|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
Mark Tregurtha (Manager Strategy, Nelson City Council)
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The Nelson Regional Development Agency (NRDA) is a Council Controlled Organisation, established 1 July 2016, and is 100% owned by the Nelson City Council. The NRDA core funding is provided by Nelson City Council. Tasman District Council also contributes funding to the NRDA through an agreement and funding. Services are delivered by the NRDA with a combined Nelson Tasman regional focus.
Nelson City Council funding to the NRDA for 2019 and 2020 is approximately $920,000 per year, including $72,000 for management of the Nelson Events Fund. A further $300,000 per year is provided by agreement with Tasman District Council. The NRDA also holds various separate service contracts with NCC and TDC.
Recent financial statements provided by the NRDA indicate that the business will record a loss, after accounting for depreciation, for each of the next two financial years despite the NRDA’s plans to raise additional funding from other sources of $80,000 in 2019/20 and $200,000 in 2020/21.
The objectives for the review of Nelson Regional Development Agency (NRDA) operations are:
(a) To better understand the services being provided to the two Councils by the NRDA and the costs of delivering those services, including:
• where resources are being applied with reference to those services and how efficiencies could be achieved
• how systems and processes could be amended to increase effectiveness
• how efficiencies could be achieved in regards to expenses
• whether the NRDA are investing in the right assets and whether the NRDA could be leveraging Council assets, services and expertise
(b) To provide recommendations on how the Statement of Intent (SOI) might be improved and whether separate contracts should be amalgamated into the SOI
This tender has been awarded.