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Bitumen Strategic Supply Chain Solutions


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 23803952
Tender Name : Bitumen Strategic Supply Chain Solutions
Reference # : 8377
Open Date : Monday, 21 December 2020 4:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 26 February 2021 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : New Zealand Transport Agency
Tender Type : Request for Information (Market research) (RFI)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 23100000 - Raw materials processing machinery
  • 25110000 - Marine transport
  • 30121600 - Asphalts
  • 30121700 - Road and railroad construction materials
  • 31000000 - Manufacturing Components and Supplies
  • 80141700 - Distribution
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Tenders Secretary - Miriama Leota
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
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Waka Kotahi is the principal funder for at least 75% of all bitumen used in New Zealand (NZ) and sets the bitumen standard for NZ roads.

Waka Kotahi has identified potential risks in the future bitumen market. These risks relate to security of supply of quality bitumen in New Zealand, cost-reflective price of bitumen at points in the supply chain, and downstream competitive effects within our contracting markets.

The objective of this Request for Information (RFI) is to:

• Generate ideas to mitigate potential bitumen market risks of:
o Security of supply
o Quality bitumen
o Cost-reflective market price and equitable access for bitumen, and
• Identify bitumen market participants (potential strategic partner/s)

The inputs received from this RFI process will be used to help inform our understanding of supply chain solutions across all aspects (manufacture/ shipping/ storage/ distribution) of bitumen from source to roadside project, or aspects thereof as appropriate. The information may also be used to inform next steps and subsequent actions. We are open to exploring strategic partnership opportunities, and this may include co-investment options.

Who we want to hear from:
• Bitumen refineries
• Bitumen manufacturers
• Bitumen traders
• Bitumen importers
• Bitumen shippers
• Bitumen storage holders
• Bitumen distributors
• Bitumen technology companies
• Bitumen asset managers
• Port terminal operators and landowners
• Bitumen service providers
• Other parties interested in investing or participating in the bitumen supply chain