In Te Āheinga Issue 2 we look at the different types of tenders and discuss some of
the evaluation criteria that may be used during the selection process. We also share tips
on how to navigate the GETS system and a snapshot of current procurement opportunities
listed on GETS.

Information and Networking Opportunity

Are you a Māori business looking to take on some of the construction and infrastructure
mahi coming out of large community projects in the Bay of Plenty? Check out this free
Procurement Awareness Event. The event hosted by Toi Kai Rawa is scheduled to be held
2 March 2022 in Tauranga. Come along to hear about upcoming opportunities, what
suppliers look for, and hear from a Māori Business Supplier about their journey through the
procurement process.
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The Tendering Process

What is tendering?

It is the process by which a Buyer who is in need for products and services invites
suppliers to submit a bid or proposal to provide the needed products or service. The most
formal type is a Request for Tender (RFT), however, there are a few different type of
tenders and each tender process is different depending on the contract in question and
how the buyer needs to evaluate the supplier.

What is a tender?

A tender is a formal document that a Supplier fills out in response to a Buyer’s request for
products and services. The document will essentially be a buyers evaluation to assess the
suppliers suitability for the contract. It may, for example, ask the Supplier a series of
questions to which they must respond.

What are other different tender types?

• RFP – Request for Proposal
• RFI – Request for Information
• RFQ – Request for Quote
• NOI – Notice of Advanced Information
• ROI – Registration of interest
• RFA – Request for Application
• FPO – Future Procurement Opportunity

What will I be evaluated on?
You will be evaluated on various criteria depending on the Tender. Usually there are a set
of pre-conditions that must be met for your proposal to be eligible for consideration.
Tenders will indicate the weighted criteria for each question. This gives an indication of
how much time and effort to put into each section.

Evaluation criteria may focus on:
• Your suggested solution or the outcomes you propose to deliver
• Your ability to deliver on said outcomes
• Capacity and capability of your business
• How you plan for and manage risk
• Compliance such as Health and Safety
• How you will measure and report on outcomes
• Quality of your outcomes
• Previous experience evidenced, often through case studies
• Pricing is important but is not always a weighted criteria

If you would like to begin preparing your business to be procurement ready, we encourage
you to get in touch with us at ARC to discuss how we can help you to get started on your
procurement journey.

Procurement Opportunities

Here is a snapshot selection of the current opportunities listed on GETS:

  1. Mental Health Contract Opportunities | ACC | Close Date: 30 November 2024
  2. Nursing Services | ACC | Close Date: 28 February 2023
  3. Healthy Homes Initiative – Rotorua Area | Lakes District Health Board | Close
    Date: 16 March 2022
  4. Salesforce Services and Support | Statistics NZ | Close Date: 15 March 2022
  5. Condition Assessment of Objects and Statues | Far North District Council | Close
    Date: 14 March 2022
  6. Video Services Panel | Ministry for the Environment | Close Date: 7 March 2022
  7. Trialing literacy & communication support packages for Year 2-8 learners in
    2022 | Ministry of Education | Close Date: 4 March 2022
  8. Supply and Application of Vehicle Decals and Wrapping | NZ Post | Close Date:
    3 March 2022
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