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Side Scan Sonar System


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 22271813
Tender Name : Side Scan Sonar System
Reference # : RFX1950
Open Date : Wednesday, 5 February 2020 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Thursday, 5 March 2020 11:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : Procurement
Tender Type : Request for Tenders (RFT)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 25110000 - Marine transport
  • International
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Sam Morgan
021 965409
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Agency Address :

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has a requirement for HMNZS MATATAUA (MAT) to provide Military Hydrographic Capability in order to understand the underwater littoral environment. The capability will result in military or other vessels of strategic/operational importance being able to locate underwater objects of interest and to make use of sea areas that otherwise may be denied by lack of depth or underwater obstruction information.
The Royal New Zealand Navy equipment no longer meets operational requirements and NZDF is seeking a new side scan sonar system which has the ability to operate from any RNZN boat and other small vessels, as required.

Interested parties can view and respond to this opportunity on the NZDF SmartProcure website portal at:

Prospective Respondent’s must login to access the RFX and submit a response. Registration is simple and free, just click “register now”.

All enquiries regarding this RFX must be in writing through NZDF’s SmartProcure messaging system.

NZDF will aim to respond to enquiries within two working days.

RFx Outcome

No Winner New Zealand Defence Force entered into an a Agreement with New Zealand Ocean Technology Limited (Level 2, 116 Harris Road, East Tamaki, Auckland) for the supply of the Side Scan Sonar systems.  Commencement date 17 March 2021, completion date 30 June 2021.