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APEC Protocol and Liaison Officer Training for the Government of Papua New Guinea


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RFx ID : 18651576
Tender Name : APEC Protocol and Liaison Officer Training for the Government of Papua New Guinea
Reference # :
Open Date : Thursday, 11 May 2017 4:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Wednesday, 7 June 2017 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
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Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 86000000 - Education and Training Services
  • 93120000 - International relations
  • International
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Caroline Donovan, Strategic Procurement Manager
04 439 8059
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The New Zealand Government has been asked to assist the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) with training for GoPNG employees as liaison and protocol officers leading up to PNG’s hosting of APEC during 2018. The goal of the training is to support PNG to organise and host a successful APEC meeting that reflects well on PNG and the wider Pacific region.

The training is targeted at government protocol and liaison officers, security officers and drivers from key GoPNG departments and agencies. It will cover liaison and protocol basics, managing protocol and logistics, interacting with delegations, interagency coordination and “train the trainer” components for selected agency employees.

Training will take place in Port Moresby, PNG.

MFAT has decided to separately contract a project manager to provide expertise in the key areas of APEC, protocol and liaison processes/training, and PNG culture and customs. Suppliers are NOT expected to independently source expertise in these key areas.


The primary outcome we are seeking from this procurement is:

• PNG officials and employees with frontline contact with visiting APEC delegations play an effective liaison role between their guests and APEC organisers, contributing to a successful APEC 2018.

To achieve these outcomes, MFAT seeks the following in this procurement:

• A high level of experience and expertise in the design and delivery of adult education and training to public sector officials and in international contexts.
• Proven success in delivering quality and efficient projects/programmes on time, to budget and which meet/exceed client expectations.
• Evidence of establishing strong and constructive relationships across a range of stakeholders.
• The ability to take cultural considerations into account, in particular identifying the unique characteristics and needs of the PNG public sector and designing training to meet these needs.
• The flexibility to react to changing circumstances “on the ground” and amend the approach accordingly.
• Value for money.

The proposed training is of high importance to MFAT as it is an opportunity to help enhance the international image of PNG and the Pacific region and further strengthen our relationship with the GoPNG. Consequently, and because APEC is a high profile event, it is critical that the training achieves its intended goal and outcome, reflecting well on both governments.

Awarded Status

This tender has been awarded to

  • Christine Newland

Further Award Information:

Contract awarded to Skills international Limited
Award date 28/07/2017

Award Date : Friday, 6 October 2017 4:14 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)