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We are now accepting Primary Sector CoVE Tender registrations on the TEC website


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RFx ID : 22209625
Tender Name : We are now accepting Primary Sector CoVE Tender registrations on the TEC website
Reference # :
Open Date : Friday, 24 January 2020 9:00 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Close Date  : Friday, 6 March 2020 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : CEO Directorate
Tender Type : Registration of Interest (ROI)
Tender Coverage : Syndicated Opportunity  [?]
Categories :
  • 86000000 - Education and Training Services
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Elaine Hiroki
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Agency Address :

The Tertiary Education Commission has opened Registrations of Interest to deliver a Centre of Vocational Excellence, focused on the Primary sector.

In 2018 the Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, announced a review of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) System. This was followed by a proposal for system reform in February 2019, and consultation on the proposed changes as part of the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) programme. One of the fundamental changes in the new VET system is the introduction of Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs).
The first two pilot CoVEs will be a Primary Sector CoVE and a Construction CoVE. It is intended that each of these CoVEs will be made up of a consortium of interested parties, funded under a funding agreement with government for a specific period (up to five years). It is intended that CoVEs are an enduring part of the vocational education system.
Registrations of Interest are open for the Primary Sector CoVE.
The following information is available on TEC’s website at:
› How to apply for a Registration of Interest (including the timeline for the Primary Sector CoVE selection process)
› Download the Registration of Interest guidance
› Download the Registration of Interest form.

If you have questions relating to the RoI or the CoVE evaluation and selection process, please email your questions to All questions and answers will be published on TEC’s website to ensure that applicants have access to answers at the same time. This can be accessed via the Primary Sector RoI Q&As page.

Awarded Status

This tender has been completed.

Further information:
This contract has now been awarded - please refer to TEC website

Completion date: Tuesday, 22 September 2020 8:20 AM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)