|RFx ID :||20865094|
|Tender Name :||Earthing Transformers and Local Services|
|Reference # :||SUP-14377|
|Open Date :||Thursday, 21 March 2019 4:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Friday, 24 May 2019 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Tenders (RFT)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses, the North and the South Islands which are separated by the Cook Strait. Besides the North and South Islands, the five largest inhabited islands are Stewart Island, Chatham Island, Great Barrier Island, d’Urville Island and Waiheke Island. There are many other smaller islands.
New Zealand is long and narrow with about 15,000km of coastline and a total land area of 268,000 square kilometres. Because of its far-flung outlying islands and extremely long coastline relative to its land area it has extensive salt exposure where corrosion is a significant issue. We also have higher levels of ultraviolet (UV) and are subject to significant earthquake activity. We manage this by having stringent quality requirements to withstand these issues. We follow an international best-practice approach, including robust pre-qualification, design reviews and manufacturing inspections to reduce impact to our network.
Transpower is the owner and operator of the National Grid – the high voltage transmission network made up of over 12,000 km of transmission lines and more than 170 substations connecting areas of electricity generation with towns and cities across New Zealand. Transpower is committed to developing and managing its assets in a way that have regard for the relevant environmental legislation, minimising adverse environmental effects through quality designs, products, materials and processes to reduce corrosion to improve environmental performance.
We have a fleet of approximately 360 power transformers. Further to this we also have a fleet of smaller transformers that provide local service and earthing functions.
Transpower has purchased generally between 6-10 (approx.) combined earthing / local services transformers per year. These will all be offered to the panel supplier/s. In addition, we have a hefty maintenance schedule that requires continual management.
We are looking for a partner to join us who supports our philosophy and strategy to provide quality products, to meet our country’s environmental issues, to enable us to provide the service to all New Zealanders.