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Antarctica New Zealand - Geomagnetic Hut Buildings


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RFx ID : 24471397
Tender Name : Antarctica New Zealand - Geomagnetic Hut Buildings
Reference # :
Open Date : Friday, 25 June 2021 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 23 July 2021 12:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 23000000 - Industrial Manufacturing and Processing Machinery and Accessories
  • 30000000 - Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies
  • 31000000 - Manufacturing Components and Supplies
  • 72000000 - Building and Facility Construction and Maintenance Services
  • 73000000 - Industrial Production and Manufacturing Services
  • 81000000 - Engineering and Research and Technology Based Services
  • 95000000 - Land and Buildings and Structures and Thoroughfares
  • Auckland
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Canterbury
  • Chatham Islands
  • Gisborne
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Manawatu-Wanganui
  • Marlborough
  • Nelson
  • Northland
  • Otago
  • Southland
  • Taranaki
  • Tasman
  • Waikato
  • Wellington
  • West Coast
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Hemi Kanji
029 771 3254
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Agency Address :

This procurement will contribute to the delivery of Antarctica New Zealand’s Long-Term Science
(LTS) Relocation Project, which is a critical sub project of the Scott Base Redevelopment Project.

The site to the west of Scott Base currently hosts a number of Long-Term Science (LTS)
experiments which collect year-round data. Some experiments have continued uninterrupted since
1957, with data sets that are considered nationally and internationally significant.

Comprehensive stakeholder engagement with the Antarctic science community identified that
some experiments would be impacted by proposed SBR project activities. One of these
experiments is the Geomagnetic Observatory which is operated by Geological and Nuclear
Sciences (GNS). The experiment, which measures fluctuations in the earth’s magnetic field, is
contained within two separate wooden hut buildings. Data collection began in 1957 when the
experiment was established by Sir Edmund Hillary and his team.

These buildings have outlived their intended design life and are due for replacement. We wish to
install two new geomagnetic huts in a nearby location, unaffected by the construction, and allow
both observatories to run in parallel for a period of one year. This will ensure that we achieve a
successful overlap and correlation of the data before retiring the existing buildings.

Antarctica New Zealand is seeking a Respondent to manufacture these two new buildings in
accordance with our requirements.

RFx Outcome

This tender has been awarded.

    Value $ 346,000

Further Award Information:
Contract awarded on: 30/08/2021.
Term: 30/08/2021 to 10/12/2021.
Estimated contract value: $346,000.
Design and Build contract type.

Award Date: Thursday, 2 September 2021 (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Date RFx was completed/updated: Monday, 30 August 2021 5:17 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)