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Queenstown Public Transport Business Case


Tender Closed
RFx ID : 25638150
Tender Name : Queenstown Public Transport Business Case
Reference # :
Open Date : Q1 2022
Indicative RFx Release Date  : Q2 2022  [?]
Tender Type : Future Procurement Opportunity (FPO)
Project Status : Awaiting approval  [?]
Indicative Total Value : $500K - $1M  [?]
Expected number of contracts offered : 1
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 78110000 - Passenger transport
  • Otago
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Garry Maloney
Agency Address : NEW ZEALAND
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In mid-April 2022, Otago Regional Council (ORC) intends to release an RFP for the purchase of technical consultancy services to develop a public transport business case for Queenstown.


In 2020, a Queenstown Transport Business Case (QTBC) was completed and outlined the case for investment in a suite of multi-modal transport interventions covering the Whakatipu Basin over the next 30 years.
The QTBC seeks a fundamental mode shift of people using modes other than the private motor vehicle. The bulk of the mode change is expected to be to public transport.
To achieve that outcome ORC will prepare a Queenstown Public Transport Business Case (PTBC).
The PTBC will deliver a detailed analysis on how bus routes and fleet will evolve over the next 15-years (2021-2036), in three-year increments, with a high-level view of public transport requirements over the following 15-years’ (2037-2051). It will also test when public transport infrastructure (e.g., transport hubs) will reach capacity based on service, frequency and vehicle size requirements.

There are six components of work required to address the key questions required of the of the QPTBC as follows:

1. Service of demand. The forecast patronage demand that needs to be moved by public transport.
2. Quality of service - the quantum and type of public transport fleet required.
3. Public transport infrastructure - the life of the public transport bus hubs and when changes in configuration and/or capacity and operation are required.
4. Asset ownership and system management:
• the future fleet and depot ownership and operating model required to deliver an upgraded service; and
• the supply of bus drivers, driver pay and accommodation, staff capability and IT systems required to plan and operate the public transport system at Council(s).
5. Funding - the costs and how the proposals should be funded over the 15-year period.
6. Business case reporting.

This future procurement opportunity will be for all six components.

We anticipate that the Contract will commence in Q2 2022, with the final reporting to be delivered in April 2023.

Council will run an online industry briefing on the PTBC and this procurement opportunity at 10:00 am on 13 April 2022.

To register for the briefing, and/or if you have any questions relating to this future opportunity, please contact us via email no later than 5:00 pm, 12 April 2022 (E -

RFx Outcome

This tender has been completed.

Date RFx was completed/updated: Wednesday, 10 August 2022 3:23 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)