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Capability Uplift Support Services to Māori Businesses


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RFx ID : 26265077
Tender Name : Capability Uplift Support Services to Māori Businesses
Reference # :
Open Date : Friday, 2 September 2022 3:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date  : Monday, 3 October 2022 11:30 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)
Department/Business Unit : Te Puni Kōkiri
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 77000000 - Environmental Services
  • 80000000 - Management and Business Professionals and Administrative Services
  • 83000000 - Public Utilities and Public Sector Related Services
  • 84000000 - Financial and Insurance Services
  • 85000000 - Healthcare Services
  • 86000000 - Education and Training Services
  • 94000000 - Organizations and Clubs
  • New Zealand
Exemption Reason : None
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Andre Fernandes
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :

In November 2020 the Government agreed to a Progressive Procurement Policy, to increase supplier diversity in government procurement, effect change in government procurement processes and behaviour and achieve equitable economic outcomes for Māori.
Progressive procurement policies focus on creating supplier diversity. Supplier diversity is defined as an organisation’s efforts to include different categories of suppliers in its sourcing process and active supply base.
The features of the Progressive Procurement Policy are:
• A Māori Business defined as a Māori Authority (as classified by the Inland Revenue Department) or has a minimum of 50% Māori ownership
• A target of 5 percent of the total number of buyer (mandated government agencies – which is 146 government entities) procurement contracts to be awarded to Māori Businesses.
• Intermediary organisations as a broker, matching and connecting buyers and suppliers to realise procurement opportunities. They also assist with verifying suppler businesses as meeting the definition of Māori Business
• The Policy supports sustainable, long term behavioural change of government agencies and businesses procurement practices.
The prototypes Te Kupenga Hao Pāuaua developed in the first year of the project identified an ongoing need to provide capability uplift to Māori businesses. The capability uplift needs to be an in-depth wrap around service, providing targeted support to Māori businesses that are ready to deliver procurement solutions but need to lift capability to navigate and engage effectively in government procurement processes.

We are looking for credible providers who have the demonstrated capability and experience to deliver support to Māori businesses in the capability areas listed below:
• Financial health
• Public value and procurement chain
• Sales and marketing
• Tendering and legal compliance

The key objective of this procurement is to identify service provider(s) that have a proven background in assisting Māori Businesses to become competitive in the government procurement space by delivering capability uplift services. Businesses will be referred to service provider(s) by Te Puni Kōkiri kaimahi following an initial assessment of the capability needs of the business. Service Provider(s) will then provide an estimated quote based on the pricing schedule.