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Options for 3 Waters Delivery in the Manawatu-Whanganui Region

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RFx ID : 20116709
Tender Name : Options for 3 Waters Delivery in the Manawatu-Whanganui Region
Reference # :
Open Date : Wednesday, 5 September 2018 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Wednesday, 26 September 2018 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 81101500 - Civil engineering
  • 81101600 - Mechanical engineering
  • 81101700 - Electrical and electronic engineering
  • 83000000 - Public Utilities and Public Sector Related Services
  • 93151500 - Public administration
Regions:
  • Manawatu-Wanganui
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Fiona Dredge
fiona.dredge@pncc.govt.nz
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

Options for 3 Waters delivery in the Manawatu-Whanganui region - RFP

The government is reviewing how to improve the management of drinking water, stormwater and wastewater to better support New Zealand’s prosperity, health, safety and environment. Stage one of the review, completed at the end of 2017, explored the issues and opportunities associated with 3 Waters services by gathering and analysing information. Stage Two, currently underway, is looking at options for improving the 3 Waters system, including the management, service delivery, funding, and regulatory arrangements.

3 Waters services are currently delivered by 70 plus local authorities across New Zealand, and within the Manawatu-Whanganui region each local authority is largely responsible for the delivery of its own 3 Waters services (either directly or through contracted third parties). It is anticipated that the government’s study will seek to address the issue of whether a smaller number of larger entities could deliver more reliable, efficient and cost effective 3 Waters services. The government review team has already proposed two alternatives: one with five providers and one with nine.

The councils in the Manawatū-Whanganui region do not have a formal position on the optimal scale and structure of 3 Waters delivery in the region. They seek proposals to undertake a study of the 3 Waters assets within the region, and the options available to them for the delivery of 3 Waters services. The councils will use this information to form an evidence-led internal view on the best delivery option(s) for the region, and to engage effectively with government on this important issue at the appropriate time.