|RFx ID :||5247006|
|Tender Name :||Wellington City Council Technology Hub|
|Reference # :||24001|
|Open Date :||Thursday, 9 October 2014 2:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Wednesday, 19 November 2014 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Registration of Interest (ROI)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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Wellington City Council is looking to kick-start the development of a tech precinct by supporting the establishment of a ‘tech hub’ – a shared space in the CBD for business accelerators and incubators, start-up businesses and small enterprise, university programmes, with collaboration spaces and event and function facilities.
In particular, the Council is looking for suggestions on how a tech hub in Wellington could work in terms of a specific physical space, the timeframe involved, the options for commercial arrangements including funding, and the potential costs.
The Council is hoping to initiate some of the benefits of a tech hub as soon as is reasonably possible. To this end, and where proposed solutions are phased over a long period of time, we would encourage you to consider an interim solution, i.e. partnering arrangements that offer a more immediate and interim option.
This EOI process will assess options for the provision of space, as well as the engagement of a Hub Operator. We note that it is considered unlikely that the Council would own the building in question. Consideration of the final characteristics and funding of the tech hub project will be subject to the Council’s Long Term Plan process.