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RFx ID : 19454209
Reference # :
Open Date : Thursday, 15 February 2018 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date : Friday, 13 April 2018 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 25000000 - Commercial and Military and Private Vehicles and their Accessories and Components
  • International
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Contracts Administrator
64 4 474 9499
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  : New Zealand Police National Headquarters 180 Molesworth Street Wellington New Zealand
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

New Zealand Police invite responses to this RFP to provide helicopter services to the Air Support Unit (ASU) based in Auckland.

The solution sought will enable the ASU to fly a planned 3,300 hours per year that may be flown at any time on a 24/7 basis.

Services are to be provided by an Air Operator in possession of a general aviation air operator certificate issued under Part 119 of Civil Aviation Rules (CAR).

Aircraft maintenance is to be provided by a CAR Part 145 certified Maintenance Organisation.

Scope of the requirements includes supply and maintenance of:
• twin-engine, helicopters and are;
o dedicated to ASU and available 24/7/365;
o supported by processes that enable immediate deployment on request to fly and able to transverse Auckland air space within 20 minutes.
• pilots; and
• building facilities including heliport, hangar and staff working facilities.

The base is to be located within the Auckland region from a location in close proximity to main road networks, ideally within approximately 20 km of Auckland’s CBD.

Helicopters sought are to be of an age that are compatible with modern avionics, such that instrumentation upgrades should not require extensive type rating to and not be an aircraft type that has limited or declining access to prompt service for spares and maintenance. The aircraft shall be fitted to meet a prescribed police specification.

The current contract expires on June 30th 2019.

Any contract that might arise from this process is to be operational in all aspects, within the second half of 2019, ideally as close to July 1st as possible.

The initial term of contract, will be five years. Options to extend a further two periods each of five years will be included.

An on-site supplier briefing is scheduled to be held on 23rd February 2018 at 10.00am at Mechanics Bay in Auckland. This will allow interested parties to view the existing ASU set up. For parties unable to attend on-site a phone conference briefing is scheduled for 23rd February 2018 at 1.00 pm.

Details to register and attend either briefing are contained in the RFP documents.
The deadline to submit responses to the RFP is 12.00 Noon (NZ Time) Friday 23rd March, 2018.

Parties interested in considering this opportunity may request the RFP documentation from